"Music and singing have always been used by parents to sooth and calm their new borns and young children. In recent years the importance of music to develop the bond between a child and parent (as well as the benefits to their development) has been truly recognised.
On October 23rd 2015, Humphrey Berney, member of internationally acclaimed, Classical Brit Award winning harmony group BLAKE, will be releasing his first solo album Slumberland, which showcases his beautiful, calming voice over a selection of 13 brand new interpretations of lullabies and songs, including classics such as Hushabye Mountain, Moon River and Brahms Lullaby.
Each track has a unique arrangement, which will lull you and your little ones into a state of calm and rest, woven around the pure and beautiful vocals. The whole album was recorded as a live performance, creating a truly unique and one off recording.
Unique recordings of loved lullabies and songs are rarely recorded by male artists. Humphrey’s voice brings new life to these tracks, and will hopefully encourage some fathers to sing along too!
Slumberland has been released under Humphrey Berney's own record label, Thurba Records, named after Thurba Head in Wales, in memory his sister Rose who tragically died in 2005, and whose ashes are buried there. The beautifully hand illustrated album case was designed by Humphrey’s wife, fashion designer, Charlotte Taylor, making this a truly family enterprise.
As parents you will know the challenges of getting your little ones off to sleep and of course the effects of a lack of sleep on you! Music is a wonderful way to set a calm and relaxing atmosphere to help them rest and sleep.
Listen to a compilation sample of Humphrey Berney's lullabies and songs on the Slumberland website.
To celebrate the launch of Slumberland on 23 October 2015, we'd like to ask you to answer the following question on the thread below, or why not pop over to our FB page and comment there?
Do you have a favourite lullaby which your parents used to sing to you which you now sing to your children?
Hopefully some of your favourites will be on the album, so please do enter to see if you can win an exclusive copy. The closing date is 6 November 2015. The winner will be picked at random, announced and notified within 24 hours. (NB. The prize is non-transferable, cannot be redeemed for cash or refunded).
Thank you for entering the competition. There were lots and lots of entries via our FB page too.
I'm pleased to announce that the winners are Emma Jaydens Mum Tarry, Simon Maisley and Jen A Davies. Congratulations!
The CD is of course available to buy here from £7.99 for an MP3 digital download, £9.99 for a CD (or £14.99 for both!) - a great present for anyone with young children, or who finds it hard to relax into sleep themselves .