Paradise Will Be – The Delerium Trees
The Delerium Trees are Drew Jarvie, founding member, songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, and Steve Barker, guitarist/producer. Their debut album, Paradise Will Be, explores the themes of hope, despair, loneliness, dreams, religion and politics.
Drew formed the Trees after Perfect Stranger split up in 2001. He has created a unique soundscape based on his brass band and classical training, combined with various rock styles from his musical travels. Through the years, he has appeared with Nazareth, Huw Lloyd-Langton (Hawkwind), Then Jerico, Man and most recently Gavin Sutherland, providing the brass on several albums. Steve has mainly played for local bands in the North East of Scotland.
Swimming With The Ghost Angels – The Delerium Trees
Swimming With The Ghost Angels continues some of the themes explored in the Paradise Will Be album. Six of the songs have vocals, whilst five tracks are instrumentals.
Joining Drew, on guitars for these tracks is Jack Fox, who adds his own style to proceedings, having mainly played with heavy metal bands. In a change of direction, this is his first album appearance.
The album was recorded at Crackerbox Palace, Turriff and ARC Studios, Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire in early 2019. Heitor Alves mixed and mastered the album. Drew has recorded many times at the ARC Studios, most notably with Gavin Sutherland, John Mackie, the Aden Park Brass Band and Sandy Bain.