All of the Above
‘All of the Above’ is a unique concept album based on the colour spectrum with ecological and spiritual overtones. Co-written with Alison Fleming, the soundtrack has been well received by critics and listeners alike, making the ballots for 8 Grammys.
All of the Above on and at Tony Lowe & Alison Fleming’s UK & US Amazon Store.
All of the Above – CDs or Digital Download through Tony Lowe & Alison Fleming’s Bandcamp Store
Imagine a place where a world of music, colour and scent combine, surrounding and engaging you, the audience, in a glorious tri-sensory experience. Each composition is influenced by the colours in the visible spectrum corresponding with a mood experienced when listening to the songs as they flow through different musical styles; including rock, pop, acoustic and orchestral. Most people are aware of the influence of colour on our moods and emotions, the subjective power of a particular image, and the manner in which music can move us deeply. Combining these with a sense of smell produces a powerful sensory experience. An experience of this unique event will positively change perception of our world.
The Use of Colour in the Live event – Colour is energy, in varying wavelengths of light, and can profoundly affect us physically, spiritually and emotionally. Every cell in the body needs light energy; colour can affect the well-being of our whole system. Aroma therapy interacting with the songs and colours. Our senses of hearing, sight and smell will react not only to the physical artistic experience, but also to the vibrational aspects of the music, colour and scent. Each aspect vibrates at a different frequency and can overlap, influencing us in a very deep and meaningful way. For the production, the oils used are certain blends of plant extracts correlated specifically to the aspects and moods of the songs and colours. The fragrances are not overpowering but will be used sparingly as a subtle compliment to the music and imagery.
All of the Above was created as a stand alone concept – involving a rock symphony, light, visuals and scent as well as a compliment for charity partnerships and fundraising. Part of the concept involves positive, inspirational acts for humanity and the environment which are often promoted through charities. A sold out showcase of the soundtrack took place on October 2008 in London. All the proceeds from this well received event were donated to Action Aid’s Bollocks to Poverty, resulting in the largest donation by any musical event up to that point in time.
Thank you to all the people helped with the event, to the band; Alison Fleming, Buj Stapley, Poppy Gonzalez, Steve Gee, and to those who attended and special thanks to String, Lee Harris, River Styx and Gareth Redfarn.
This event is intended for a large format, with digitally enhanced visuals and colour making creating a multi-dimensional, life enhancing sensory experience for all ages. Buj Stapley – Rebecca Ravenhill – Miklos Power and Hugh Gadsdon have all given their time and energy to the development of the live soundtrack showcase. Thank you.
<em>Credits</em> – <em>Played, arranged and produced by Tony Lowe at TLP London. Mastered by Gareth Redfarn. Cover design, photography and art direction by Chris Taesali. A Michelle and Al Gomes. Executive Production Cheryl Stringall. Partners <a title=”Alison Fleming” href=”http://tonylowe.com/reflector/alison-fleming/” target=”_blank”>Alison Fleming</a> – co-writer – All of the Above</em>
Review of All of the Above CD by Music Street Journal
“This is an amazing concept CD. Each track composed and produced by Tony Lowe and Allison Fleming is influenced by the colors in the visible spectrum corresponding with a mood that it is experienced when listening to the songs, which move through different musical styles; including rock, pop, acoustic and orchestral. Featuring the vocals and musicianship of both Lowe and Fleming this is a unique journey through the spectrum of moods in music.”
Continue for a track by track review!
ALL OF THE ABOVE – “A work that lies between pop and rock, seducing us with occasions of glorious epic classical and symphonic orchestrations, a magical conceptually cut album, in which each song can be conceived as a chapter from the complete story. -A sensational piece of work, enjoyable and truly interesting, impressive, emotive and evocative.” 2009, Nacho Valenciaga
ALL OF THE ABOVE – “Very cool, love those chord changes, very original very, very original, sounds awesome. Alison’s singing gives it something really other worldly. It’s all good, I’m very impressed, *listenable* *intelligent* music and the Production is 1st rate… 1st rate!” – Miklos Power – Sydney, Australia.
ALL OF THE ABOVE – “I have just heard the soundtrack for ‘All of the Above’. Fabulous!!! I hear lyrics that move the soul. Great lyrics in fact! And wonderfully uplifting music, rising to a new level of awareness for pop.” – Philip Petersen – San Francisco, USA.
ALL OF THE ABOVE – “Words can’t describe the beauty of this album. Every track is simply stunning and so powerful. Intelligent music that moves you. Music from the heart of a wizard.” – Ashling – Uxbridge, UK.
ALL OF THE ABOVE – “Wow – when is the world tour? The CD is beautiful. I love it. I am so glad that all those years of working on the project have finally come to fruition – it has definitely been worth the wait.” – Isobel Hunt – Notts
ALL OF THE ABOVE – “Thanks so much for the CD. I am enjoying it. The kind of music we like to listen to; easy listening and good driving music. I listened in the car a bit and now at home. It is very good, much talent put into it. We have really enjoyed it. Thanks.” – Pat Hooke – Missouri USA
ALL OF THE ABOVE – “Thank you so much for the CD – It is so cool. I have been listening to it all weekend, it is amazing. – Fiona Hunt – Wales
ALL OF THE ABOVE – “still knocks my socks off! What a work of art that is, will be great to experience it live!!!” ~ Alecia Jensen – Colorado
Review of the London Performance
All of the Above at the Inn on the Green
The successful and intensely well received ‘All of the Above’ show on the 25th of October 2008 at the Inn on the Green, proved that audiences thrive on unique – positive and engaging musical experiences.
Hats off to the amazing group of people who performed this last Saturday night to a packed house, filled with those who had traveled from the US, Wales, Scotland, Canada and Europe, in order to experience the special magic that is ‘All of the Above’.
The show opened with a masterful performance by Lee Harris and River Styx – chilling the crowd out with their lovely combo of trance hip-hop and beat poetry. When Tony Lowe and Alison Fleming came on, the audience was in the perfect mood for an inspiring and uplifting show. And was it ever, driven by the power machine of Buj Stapley and Steve Gee on drums and bass and accompanied by the upbeat keyboards, percussion, and backing vocals of Poppy Gonzalez, the band had everyone enthralled from the moment they started. Tony Lowe’s blistering and heartfelt guitar electrified the room and when accompanied by Alison’s ethereal vocals the result – a mesmerized and thoroughly fired up crowd! Thanks again to those who traveled from afar, to the wonderful group at the Inn on the Green, to Lee and River, Gareth Redfarn (sound), and to all those special people who helped out. Also our great thanks to all those who donated to this charity fundraiser, all in all a huge success and all for a great cause!
“Thanks to you, Alison and the rest of the band for creating a night of magic and great music! It surely was worth the trip all the way from Denmark!”
“What a brilliant night, you’re a truly gifted songwriter. There wasn’t a track that did not stir me.”
“I felt so uplifted.”
All ticket proceeds were donated to Action Aid’s – Bollocks to Poverty Tour! Bollocks to Poverty is part of Action Aid, an international charity that works in the world’s poorest countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. “Action Aid doesn’t just hand out aid; we give people the power and resources to end their own poverty for good by helping the world’s poorest people speak to the world’s most powerful and demand their right to food, education, and healthcare.”