THE STACEY MILLS PROJECT

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Welcome to Stacey’s Special PBGB Project.

This project has been a long time coming. It all started back in 2011 when Ken and Pete heard Stacey singing at PBGB’s favourite haunt ‘The Cheeky Mango’.

We thought Stacey sounded pretty special and displayed enormous potential.

Ken is a founding member of The Steve Clark Trio, and sure enough, before too long, Stacey started to appear on stage as special guest for the Trio at their gigs at The Wharf, the Supper Club at Club Sapphire, and the Merimbula Jazz Festival.

Stacey was honoured to be playing in such esteemed company. Ken was mentoring and coaching Stacey onwards and upwards.

One of the founding PBGB Principles is that “Each of us has more to learn. We encourage learning, stretching”.

So it was that Ken and Pete decided that one great way to ‘stretch’ Stacey would be to give her an opportunity to record. One of the benefits of recording is the opportunity to listen back and reflect......to consider.........to fine tune all the little ‘oops’ moments that invariably show up....like the camera, the recorder doesn’t lie !!

So we thought about getting Stacey into The Shed and letting her rip.

Ken sets very high standards, and before too long had arranged for a day (early July 2013) on which none other than Steve Clark and Mark Bolsius would groove with Ken to support Stacey on a few songs.

Talk about Top Shelf musicians !! Lucky Stacey !!

With Neil at the controls we recorded three songs with Stacey.

Two are ready, done and dusted.

Have a listen to Stacey’s beautiful rendition of Melody Gardot’s delightful ‘Good Night' on the JukeBox.

And to Stacey’s soulful interpretation of the Jesse Davis hit ( most famously sung by Norah Jones ), ‘Don’t Know Why’ ( link to play the song please Neil )

These two songs take the playing and recording of jazz in The Shed to a new benchmark. No doubt about it.

So thank you very much to all involved................

To Stacey for participating throughout the whole Project with your typical enthusiasm and sense of fun.

To Steve and Mark for appreciating what this was all about, for giving up your time, and for playing so very well

To Neil, for working to achieve such great sounds – well done Mr Producer !

And to Ken, who has once again put his values out front and worked tirelessly to see this through from start to finish. A fantastic display of support for fellow musicians Ken. Oh yea, and your drumming ain’t half bad either !!

Super results thank you team.

But wait...................there will be more

We know Stacey will be back in The Shed ‘fore too long. That is why we have created this Special PBGB Project. We intend to post more of Stacey right here, so stay tuned.

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released July 20, 2013

Stacey Mills: Vocals
Ken Vatcher: Drums
Mark Bolsius: Piano
Steve Clark: Bass
Produced by Neil Porter

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