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'A welcome venture into the world of swing. ?Angel Don't Cry? in particular is a charming
and moving ballad.' Sir Michael Parkinson
Produced by David Pick
MUSICIANS: Mark Moraghan - vocals; Paul Buck - keyboards and piano; Mark Howell - bass; Sam
Brown - drums; Kevin Harcourt & Ben Thomas - flugels and trumpets; Peter Tantrum - saxophones
and clarinet; Peter Attwood - trombone and fiddle; Maurice Hipkiss - pedal steel; Steven Sproat -
banjo uke and ukulele; Margo Buchanan - guest vocals
Signed to Linn Records via an anonymous demo, the quality of which immediately drew the attention
of the A&R team, Mark Moraghan and Nicky Campbell have created a first-class album of original
The songs speak for themselves; 'Moonlight's Back in Style (songs by Nicky Campbell)' is
an instant modern classic.
? A modern take on the swing style, the album features original material written by Sony Awardwinning
composer Nicky Campbell whose perceptive songwriting with subtle contemporary references complement Mark Moraghan?s vocals remarkably.
? Mark Moraghan, best known for his acting roles on UK television, first showcased his singing
talents on the BBC TV series Just the Two of Us, where his rich tone and extraordinary vocal
skills did not go un-noticed.
? Mark is joined by exceptional musicians including the pianist, big band arranger and musical
director, Paul Buck. The outstanding band also includes bassist Mark Howell and drummer Sam
Brown with guest vocals by Margo Buchanan.
? The songs on ?Moonlight?s Back in Style? are in a classic swing style but with a modern twist. The
lyrics are witty, clever and have an ease of rhyme to rival Cole Porter.
'He is relaxed, easy and cool.' Stuart Copeland (The Police)
1. Come for the Ride
2. A Blast from the Past
3. Moonlight's Back in Style
4. Angel Don't Cry
5. We'll Never have Manhattan
6. Many's the Time
7. I'll Make an Exception for You
8. Through it all
9. I got my Hat, I got my Shoes
10. Love Ran Out of Time
11. The Birds are Singing Your Name Again
12. The Universe of Blue
13. Wonderfully Wonderful You
14. You make this Whole Crazy Story Worthwhile
03 September 2009
Mark Moraghan sings with the gusto of Sinatra, a Harry Connick Jr swing and a nod to Tony Bennett's heartstring tugs.
Moonlight's Back In Style [is] about love and how it makes the world shine.
The album is emblematic of many things most adults will have gone through. Of love lost but suddenly remembered, of tiptoeing away from a broken romance, of becoming happy again.
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