Our Musical
Projects

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

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.

Puttin' on the Ritz

Puttin' On the Ritz" is a song written by Irving Berlin first published in 1929. It was introduced in the musical film Puttin' On the Ritz (1930). The title derives from the slang expression "to put on the Ritz", meaning to dress very fashionably. This expression was inspired by the opulent Ritz Hotel in London. On this track features Philip Tindley - Vocals, Guitar, Bass & Trumpet, Miranda Gray Aragoneses - Violin, Ali Cameron - Trumpet, Francesca Curle - Piano and Vocals and Danni Burns - Piano.

Eat Fruit

This is a parody of Hey Jude written by Paul McCartney in 1968. On this track features Philip Tindley - Vocals, Guitar, Bass & Trumpet, Dino Hammond (age 7) on Guitar and Vocals. Miranda Gray Aragoneses - Violin, Ali Cameron - Trumpet, Francesca Curle - Vocals and Ian "Bootsy" Collins - Piano.