Please note that these pages are no longer maintained and have switched to some kind of "outdated archive" state, since spare time focus and priorities have shifted through the years. Rollo Armstrong full name according to BMI repertoire : "Rowland Constantine O'Malley Armstrong" has an honours degree in philosophy, he's a Untitled (Live) - Nature And Organisation - Third Terminal Position and has a habit of talking around subjects.
Made with 2 friends, Francis Wright a guy called Felix and Red Jerry in Rollo's bedroom studio, this record went to sell 2. Four years on and on Rollo's writing and production skills have brought him sales in excess of 5 million singles. He's avoiding cameras and public appearances, he is not performing live, and prefers to be the studio mastermind kept in the background. He's thoroughly enjoying the experience.
In JulyRollo's first solo album under the project name "Dusted" has been Time 2 Move On (Original Mix) - Inflatables - Time 2 Move On. He is still pleased by our melodies like a Punch after he listened to it a hundred times. In Ayalah Bentovim Sister Bliss discovered home music and healthy obsessional interest in the sound and lifestyle ensued.
A pianist since the age of 5 it was a natural progression that not only did she start spinning tunes on the dancefloor, she knew she could create her own. DJ residencies at the cream of London clubs and a fistful of demo tapes leads to a meeting with Rollo and the spark that was to fire up many club anthem began. It firmly established Sister Bliss as a force to be reckoned with.
Sister Bliss is the kind of person who built a shrine to Jim Morrison out of onion peel and stale bread, joined the Woodcraft Folk lefty version of the Brownies and hitch hiked to Turkey in the style of "Thelma and Louise". Sister Bliss on Faithless Faithless sits somewhere between trip-hop, dance and good old fashioned song writing, with more than a twist of London grit. Their first single "Salva Mea" was first released in Septemberbut after that "Insomnia" became a Top 10 worldwide, it was remixed and released again.
Their debut album "Reverence" has a mix of styles in it, due to the input from musically different individuals, followed by the 2nd album "Sunday 8PM"the 3rd "Outrospective"the 4th "No Roots" and as 5th "To All New Arrivals" Besides this, also 4 remix albums, a greatest hits compilation, a live performance One Love (Teddy C.
Edmonds Mix) - January* - One Love, many singles and other contributions have been released. They are on tour, and their live show is a unique mix of live instruments with loops and samples. Dido Florian Cloud de Bounevialle Armstrong was five when she stole her first recorder. This didn't lead to prison, but rather to her entrance one year later Damiron - Sigue Sabiendo A Merengue Vol.
3 the Guildhall School of Music in London. A bit of a child prodigy, by the time she was 10 she played piano, violin, and the aforementioned recorder. Her teenage years were an interesting mixture of stealing her brother's record collection from The Clash to Gregory Isaacs to Duran Duran and touring the UK with her classical music ensemble.
And then, at 16, she finally fell in love with Ella Fitzgerald. So began a passion that eventually led Dido from listener to participator: she started singing with various bands in Time 2 Move On (Original Mix) - Inflatables - Time 2 Move On around London, and despite the fact that her brother, Rollo, told her not to give up her day job, she eventually appeared on the debut album of a band that Rollo formed in Over the next two years, Dido toured with Faithless a very different experience from her classical days and, whenever she was back in London, also recorded demos of her own songs.
So began the recording of Dido's debut album, No Angel. The album was produced by Dido, her brother, Rollo obviously now deciding she should give up her day jobRick Nowels and Time 2 Move On (Original Mix) - Inflatables - Time 2 Move Onand what a beautiful album it is.
Unified by both Dido's stunning voice and lyrical acuteness, the album travels through various and diverse styles ranging from the impassioned magnificence of 'Here With Me', the gentle soulfulness of 'Thankyou' ASE-006 - Selektion - Elektronische Spiele (File) in the recent Gwyneth Paltrow movie 'Sliding Doors'the deep dubbiness of 'Honestly OK', to the lyrical perversity of 'Don't Think Of Me'.
Combining Dido's love for warm acoustic sounds and her brother's fascination for beats and all things electronic, the album is both new and classic at the same time. Above all, it is the quality of the songs that will make this album both durable and successful. Pauline Taylor has a love for songs and song- writing with a heavily traditional approach So where has this gift sprung from?
Rollo was on the search for that elusive fantastic voice that would bleed soul, depth and guts all over his own stunning music; and what does the bugger do? Well he goes and finds it, in the diminutive form of Pauline Taylor. She enters into the Cheeky dance-fold where she gives it up on a huge range Time 2 Move On (Original Mix) - Inflatables - Time 2 Move On material, entering the foray of artists challenging your preconceptions of genere and capability, through her powerfull and ground breaking musical style and lyrical observation.
Many Rollo productions from took place at the Swanyard Recording Studios www. Independant and privately owned it was opened in and closed in February It is always difficult to say goodbye but sadly at the end of February the studios will be closing their glass doors for the final time.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our clients for their business and support over the last few years. It's been great. With studios like ourselves shutting down all over the place it should make the studio bookings situation a little easier and hopefully more profitable for the studios out there that are left! Its all been such a squeeze over the last few years hasn't it? I wish the remaining studios the best of luck over the next year. Kick some ass! I would like to say a thank you to a few special people who have worked so hard to make Swanyard such a great studio to work in.
John Harrison Top Engineer, warmest person I know Wol Ariec We appreciate all those sleepless nights, but what a So Deep Within You - Four Tops - 50th Anniversary to catch up with your studies Gavin Callaghan unflappable Engineer and crap footie player, fancy breaking your arm Gavin? I know who you are, I know where you live!
Finally I would like to thank myself Michelle Ward for looking after the above with no concern for my own sanity! It really has been a blast and from the Swanyard team we bid you, in the words of Anne Robinson "Goodbye!
Cheeky Records was founded in by Rollo Armstrong - originally set up as an independent label to release Mean Dirty Joe - Kingdom Come - In Your Face dance singles as a solo artist and by other artists, and re-formed in together with Mel Medalie, who also owned Cheeky's former sister label, Champion. Rollo soon turned to nurturing serious album acts beginning with the ground breaking Faithlesss.
Produced by Rollo. Engineered with love by Goetz. Note: Originally the title of the song was "Scream", because of the line 'just below my skin I'm screaming'. After this whitelabel they renamed it to "Salva Mea". This 12" whitelabel at least the copies Richard Rackham, Jordy and me have found has no track details or press-sheets with the record.
Each track has a Time 2 Move On (Original Mix) - Inflatables - Time 2 Move On vocal hook singing "Scream" throughout it. The track on the 'A' side is an extended version of the early fade-outed "Slow Version" that can't be found anywhere else, as far as we know. The 2 tracks on the 'B' side are instrumentals, with the exception of the vocal hook 'Scream', that can't be compared to any other mix we know about.
Engineered by Goetz. Vocals by Jamie Catto. Produced by Rollo and Sister Bliss. Vocals: Maxi Jazz. Backing vocals: Pauline Taylor. Live drums on 1 and 2: Matt Benbrook. Mixed by Rollo, Sister Bliss and Goetz. Cover picture from "The Innocents", directed by Lindy Heymann. Director of photography: Simon Chaudoir. Design: Stylus. Guitar by Paulie, Bass by Aubrey Nunn. Percussion by Mal Hyde-Smith. Keyboards by Sister Bliss.
Rap written and performed by Maxi Jazz. Produced and mixed by Rollo and Sister Bliss. Words: Maxi. Keyboards: Sister Bliss. Engineered and mixed by Goetz for Z Management. Strings arranged by Will Malone.
Engineered by Goetz courtesy of Z Managements. Engineered by Phil Brown. Percussion by Sudha. Strings arranded by Will Malone. String Leader: Gavin Wright.
Vocals: Boy George. Backing vocals: Rachael Brown. Engineered by Grippa. Keyboards Sister Bliss. Keyboards by Sister Bliss: Keyboards. Andy Treacey: Live drums. Programming by Rollo. Rap written, performed and chorus vocals by Maxi Jazz. Engineered by Grippa, assisted by Peanut.
Sister Bliss: Keyboards. Programming: Rollo. Initial programming: Ibi Tijani. Aubrey Nunn: Bass guitar. Pauline Taylor: Background vocals. DJ Pete Miser: Scratching.