Hush a Bye Mountain

Our Musical

This is our musical projects page where we will be posting songs recorded by students and teachers of Twang Music Academy. 

This is a version of Hush a Bye Mountain from the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, created by students and teachers at Twang Music Academy. It is produced by Philip Tindley and features Miranda Gray Aragoneses on Violin and Ali Cameron on Trumpet. 

It must be love

This song, made famous by Madness, came about when one Sunday afternoon a young lad called Fred walked into our shop and started playing one of the keyboards we had up for sale. We were quite astonished how well he played. He is only 14 years old and had only been playing piano for 8 months. We asked him to come back and record the piano part for this song which he did about a week later. So several teachers at Twang Music Academy recorded some other parts over his piano track and here it is.

Ghost Riders in the Sky

Ghost Riders in the Sky is a cowboy-styled country/western song written in 1948 by American songwriter, film and television actor Stan Jones. The song tells a folk tale of a cowboy who has a vision of red-eyed, steel-hooved cattle thundering across the sky, being chased by the spirits of damned cowboys. One warns him that if he does not change his ways, he will be doomed to join them, forever "trying to catch the Devil's herd across these endless skies". On this track features Philip Tindley - Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Trumpet and Keyboards, Miranda Gray Aragoneses - Violin, Ali Cameron - Trumpet.

Mack the Knife

"Mack the Knife" or "The Ballad of Mack the Knife"  is a song composed by Kurt Weill with lyrics by Bertolt Brecht for their 1928 music drama The Threepenny Opera.  This song has become a popular standard recorded by many artists over the years. On this track features Philip Tindley - Vocals, Guitar, Bass & Trumpet, Miranda Gray Aragoneses - Violin, Ali Cameron - Trumpet, Danni Burns - Piano and Jose Requena - Clarinet and Saxophone.

The Monster Mash

This song was originally released back in 1962 by Bobby "Boris" Pickett and the Cryptkicker Five and we decided to update it a little. It still sounds much like the original but features musical references and sound effects from more recent horror films. The song is performed by Philip Tindley (Vocals, Guitar and Keyboards) and Alessandra Curle (Vocals) Miranda Gray- Aragoneses (Violin and backing Vocals) and Jose Requena (Saxophone).