ORCA- taken from the term “Orcinus” described by the “father of modern taxonomy” Carl Linnaeus in 1758 to describe the sophisticated, mysterious, intelligent Killer Whale.
STRATUM- a group into which members of a population are categorised.
Heartfelt, cinematic oeuvre swayed by jazz, blues, classical, soul, african, UK left field musical traditions.
The birth of the project’s debut EP forges ORCASTRTUM’ lilt as a modern definitive, essential soundtrack for the avid listener of World music.
ORCASTRATUM’ debut EP was recorded and filmed live at Dean St. studios Soho London.
The EP was mixed in West London’s Kensal Town Studios and features guest appearances by Eric Bibb,Solo Cissokho, Binker Goulding and others.
The EP was mastered by Larry O'Malley at Audiobec Canada.
ORCASTRATUM comprises musical concepts formed by award winning Producer, Engineer, Songwriter, Multi-Instrumentalist session musician, artist Glen Scott.
“My stimulus transpired from a personal need to musically create and channel the universal forces and elements that sometimes evade us in mainstream music today.
The expression of music and its art plays an integral part of human beings day to day and ORCASTRATUM is an extension of my souls age old quest to inspire myself and others to be and feel better”.
As well as releasing several solo albums and singles of his own
Glen Scott’s credits include a large, yet impressive and diverse array of Artist such as, Mary.J.Blige, Craig David, Backstreet Boys, Eric Bibb, James Morrison, Buika, Beverley Knight, Ron Sexsmith, M-People, Dr.Robert, Jamie Culum, Mike Posner, Shawn Mendes to name a few.
The ORCASTRATUM dogma means the participants must rotate after every recording.
The debut EP however features some of the world's most revered artists and in demand musicians.-
Shanika Simon - Guest Vocalist (UK)
Having graduated from the Guildhall school of music and drama where he studied classical percussion, Ralph has gone on to win numerous awards and polls including Best Drummer in the British Jazz Awards.
His credits include: Oleta Adams, Nat Adderley Jnr, Tori Amos, Burt Bacharach, BBC Big Band, Bjork, Michael Buble, Mariah Carey, Alice Cooper, Elvis Costello, Sheryl Crow, Jamie Cullum, Bob Dylan amongst many others.
Eric Appapulay- Electric and Acoustic Guitarist: Is a highly skilled British singer, songwriter, composer, arranger, programmer, multi-instrumentalist guitarist. He has been the guitar player for Neneh Cherry, the musical director for Daniel Bedingfield, the bassist for both Plan B and Nitin Sawhney, and the performing artist on the debut album Faith is Trust. Appapoulay is also currently the guitarist with Yusuf Islam formerly known as Cat Stevens.
Neville Malcolm- Acoustic Bassist: is one of the UK’s most renown and noted bassist.
While attending workshops he took private lessons from Jazz Guitarist Alan Weekes and further studies with bassist Mario Castronari.
His feel, sensitivity coupled with his technical abilities and wide knowledge of music brings a wealth of experience and calm to any musical situation and he is affectionately known as the “budda of the bass” “level” Neville.
His credits included: Roy Ayers, Eric Bibb, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jocelyn Brown, Incognito, Tom Jones, The London Metropole Orchestra, China Moses, Ed Motta, Gregory Porter, Avery Sunshine, Jose James, Joss Stone and US3 to name a few.