Various musicians are brought together by Phillip L. Holmes to create leBLEU.
Phillip L. Holmes - Concept and Production
Phillip has been creating music for over 10 years. His past projects include: two interactive musical installations 'lobe @ st.cecilias.hall' 1997 and 'don't go up to the crown' 1998; mixing the first three singles and album of Peel favorites Metrotone; and co-producing and mixing the soundtrack to the short film 'the launderette'.
At present he lives in New York and is working on a solo project Gilbert Gilbert. The first single 'All I Needed' released by Amberley Records is available now on 12".
Ed Beavan - Vocals
Ed seemed the perfect choice of vocalist for leBLEU. With an understated vocal style, a grasp of French and cute looks leBLEU couldn't exist without him.
Ed a Southend United Fan currently works in London.
Katy Lockwood-Holmes - Female Vocals
Becoming more involved with leBLEU as the album developed Katy co-wrote 5 of the tracks on the album. She also introduces and ends the album in a style which has been referred to as "sounding like the safety notice on a ferry".
Previously you may have heard Katy's lead vocals in synth-pop duo Howard 'n' Hilda.
Adam Archibald - Guitar
Anyone who has read lesCREDITS for the album will notice that Adam is one of 3 guitarists featured on the album. Adam can claim to be the first, his skills giving life to both tracks on the single.
Andy Neal - Guitar
Andy and Phillip have collaborated many times in the past. The most notable results will probably never be released but have seen the light of day in several of Andy's great multimedia pieces. Andy now teaches graphic design in Cornwall and continues to produce award winning work. For more see the nBuffalo website.
Ash Kimber - Guitar and Bass
Ash who normally plays bass in Edinburgh jazz-funk-rock combo Dr Jones added parts for 2 tracks on 'Out of... leBLEU'. The Guitar and Bass on 'Tu est en Haut' being one of Phillip's highlights of the album.
Ian Braithwaite - Double Bass
If you are in London, Leeds or Edinburgh and ever need a gospel choir, very young child saved from near death or anything to do with electricity, Ian is your man. Given this, Ian surprisingly only features on one track. Look out for future Phillip L. Holmes projects for he will surely turn up again.
Paul Harrison - Piano
Paul lends both his fine pianistic and writing skills to the track 'La Vie est comme un Fleuve'. Previous Scottish Young Jazz Musician of the Year Paul is currently doing a post-graduate course at The Guildhall School of Music. Paul and his Trio are definitely 'ones to watch'.
Mario Caribe - Double Bass
Mario was and possibly still is part of the Paul Harrison Trio and is a fantastic Double Bass player. You can hear his work on many Scottish jazz projects - go check your record collections.
Mark Inchley - Percussion
Another member of Edinburgh jazz-funk-rock combo Dr Jones, Mark hit and shook things the way only he can for 'Toi et Moi'.
Pete Harvey - Cello
Neil Whiteside - Mouth Organ
Laurent Bernert - Accordian
Matthew Birch - Marimba
To create this album Phillip called on people he knew and some he didn't. Most of these final group fit into the second group but their parts all lift the album and add to its acoustic feel.