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Dobs Vye fronts
Public Symphony:
the band received rave
reviews for their
debut album released
in 2006. Since that time
they have played various
showcase gigs and
supported Marillion at
their London shows
in June 2007.


Album review

Band website

Wednesday, January 30 2008 12:52:47

Things move slowly in the world of independence but PUBLIC SYMPHONY have been focusing on remixing our album, just because we thought we could improve it, especially the singles. Our studio neighbour Pete Glenister (produced Alison Moyet, Kirsty McColl, Terence Trent D'Arby etc) has been lending a hand.

We have a song in the movie trailer for David Schwimmer's comedy 'Run Fatboy Run' which comes out end of March in the US. 'Breakthrough' covers the last 45 seconds. An excuse to contact some US radio perhaps...

Speaking of which we are preparing to record the live band for a special at Abbey Road (the Floyd and Beatles room) for the US satellite radio XM who are fans.

Meanwhile my wife, Natasha Marsh, is touring the UK sharing the stage with Paul Potts who is a popular phenomenon after his TV breakthrough. She seems to be knocking the audiences dead with her new repertoire including arrangements of Queen's 'Who Wants To Live Forever', and 'You'll Never Walk Alone'. We hope her EMI fans stay in their jobs.

Thank God for Paul McGuinness, U2's manager, who has said the first sensible things about the endangered future of the recorded music business in a speech at Midem. It's time the ISP's cough up some of their riches for trading in music theft. And for the record companies to form alliances with ISP's and Mobile co's so that music access is paid for along with everyone's internet or mobile access like an inclusive subscription. Music creators need a future with possible reward and a better quality audio consumption than mp3!