The House & Garage Orchestra is the creation of old skool UK Garage (UKG) producer DJ Shy Cookie and long-term friend & co-producer Ishmael Hamilton and is the original live touring and recording House & Garage focused project.
The album features 18 of the biggest UKG hits of the late 90s and early 00s, all given a new live orchestrated reworking by The House & Garage Orchestra. It features a stellar line-up of guests including the vocalists who featured on the original songs alongside bright new UKG talent. Artists performing on the album include Sweet Female Attitude, Kele Le Roc, Denzee (Monsterboy), Shola Ama, MC Neat, Shelley Nelson, BB Diamond, Shy Cookie, Kayla Amor, Camden Cox, Oggie, Freejak & Safety First, Tough Love and Reigns.
Massive garage hits re-interpreted on the album include the likes of ‘Movin’ Too Fast’ (Artful Dodger), ‘Flowers’ (Sweet Female Attitude), ‘Sorry’ (Monsterboy), ‘My Love’ (Kele Le Roc), ‘Sincere’ (MJ Cole), ‘Little Bit Of Luck’ (DJ Luck & MC Neat), ‘Romeo’ (Basement Jaxx), ‘Closer Than Close’ (Rosie Gaines), ‘Crazy Love’ (MJ Cole), ‘Something In Your Eyes’ (Ed Case), ‘Imagine’ (Shola Ama), ‘Gypsy Woman’ (Crystal Waters) and ‘Hideaway’ (De’Lacy).
The album also features the brand new track ‘Let Me Show You How’ featuring Shy Cookie and Kayla Amor, as well as two huge UKG remix-covers with MC Neat and Oggie of Stevie Wonder’s ‘Masterblaster’ and ‘Poison’ from Bell Biv DeVoe.
Ahead of the album release The House & Garage Orchestra headed out on their first headline tour of the UK. They played eight-dates across the country starting on November 12th at Nottingham’s Rescue Rooms and finished with a sold-out show at London’s KOKO on November 25th.
Due to high demand The House & Garage Orchestra have announced they will headline Shepherds Bush Empire on June 1st 2019. Tickets are on-sale now via Eventbrite.