Our Song of the Day is a lovely song called ‘Ups & Downs’ performed by Gareth Lee & Annie Baylis. Gareth is a singer/songwriter hailing from the small village of Lanner in Cornwall. His new EP Goodbye Yesterdays was released in July this year. Annie also hails from Cornwall and plays in a number of bands. She is studying music at university and is currently on a six week internship with the Royal Philharmonic.
Now I don’t want to mislead you all as the EP sounds very different to this session with a very strong percussion driven sound…which makes this session he recorded with just Annie Baylis shine all the more. Annie’s added vocal harmonies and violin really bring that extra touch of magic to the song which left me wondering why Gareth doesn’t favour a more acoustic driven sound on his EP with a lot less studio polish, his voice seems lost amongst those drums.
It also goes without saying that they compliment each other really well and have a great dynamic…and yes, I think they’d make a great duo! I’m sure they’d be up for some gigs together (a gentle nudge to any promoters out there!).