Kuhleborn did not exist until after a pint at a local pub in London. Adrian was filling me in on the news of the Philip Aziz Foundation’s trip around the Thames river, commemorating the original journey by William Lees Judson & Paul Peel. He also told me about the Story Book Tree that was being carved at Rona which was to show images of memories of the trip and it’s history.
Something clicked with me and I suggested we go and write the song to go along with the whole thing. We finished our pint and went to my piano and got down to business.
Once the first demo was recorded it was played for Barry Callow and Philip Aziz and they loved it. From there we decided to move forward and write an entire album of River Songs for the trip.
Everything that we have available to hear today are demos and they are constantly being updated and worked on in preparation for the recording session with a full band and full backing vocals, choir and string section.