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Debbie Curtis Big Band Aid
Talk To The Animals & All The Same
Over 30 Stars & Celebrities !
2 Songs for £1.58

2 Track Single In Aid of Animal Welfare Charity VIVA!
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Track 1: Talk To The Animals (With the Big Band)

Track 2 :  All The Same (Contemporary ft Jared Paul Rap)

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The Voices

In No Particular Order!

Jerome Flynn       

Actor & Singer : Robson & Jerome, Unchained Melody, Ripper Street, Game Of Thrones, Soldier Soldier, Aint Misbehavin, Badger, Best, Tommy Cooper in Jus’ Like That, Rude Tales, …………..

Hazel O’Connor

Singer, Songwriter, Actress : Breaking Glass, Eighth Day, D-Days, Will You, Jangles, Fighting Back………..

Dave Spikey

Comedian, Actor, Writer, Film Producer : Phoenix Nights, Dead Man Weds, 8 out of 10 Cats…………

Hayley Mills

Actress Bafta & Golden Globe : Tiger Bay, The Parent Trap, Wild at Heart……………….

Carol Royle

Actress : Life Without George, Heartbeat, Blake’s 7, Casualty, The Professionals……………..

Sophie Shaw Actress & Singer : Blue Harlem, Ronnie Scott’s, Doctors, Holby City, Piccadilly Cowboy, West End………...

Josef Brown

Actor & Dancer : Currently In Neighbours. An Officer & A Gentleman, Dirty Dancing………..

Cindy Jackson

Best Selling Author & TV Personality, Cosmetic Surgery Addict,  Guinness Book Of Records Holder

Jenny Seagrove

Actress : Jo Mills In Judge John Deed, A Woman Of Substance, Local Hero……………..

Jilly Johnson

Singer, Model, Novelist : Blonde On Blonde, Daily Mirror’s 1st Topless Model, Double Exposure……

Anneka Svenska

TV Presenter, Actress, Animal Expert : Eden in Out There, Brainiac, Eastenders…………….

Uri Geller

Mystical Spoon Bending Psychic, Magician & TV Personality

Dale Vince OBE

The New Age Traveller, now Green Energy Tycoon, who founded & runs Ecotricity!

Simon O’Brien

Actor, Radio Presenter : Damon Grant In Brookside, Fraggle Rock, Do I Know That, Grange Hill

David Hamilton

Radio & TV Presenter : Radio 1 (Diddy David Hamilton) …… 12,000 + Radio Shows, 1000+ TV

Janey Lee Grace

Radio/TV Presenter, Singer : Co Host BBC Radio 2 ‘ Steve Wright In The Afternoon’ Cola Boy, George Michael, Boy George, Kim Wilde……………….

Sonya Fitzpatrick

TV/Radio Personality, Pet Psychic : Animal Planet’s The Pet Psychic, Animal Intuition…………….

Macka B

Reggae Artist : Roots Ragga, Here Comes Trouble, Squeeze Me… The Wailers, Lee Perry, Burning Spear…

Jared Paul

USA Slam Poet, Spoken Word Artist, Legendary On & Off Stage

Virginia McKenna OBE

Olivia Award, BAFTA & Golden Globe Actress :  A Town Like Alice, Carve Her Name With Pride, Born Free, The King and I ……………………

CJ de Mooi

Actor, Quizzer, Model : BBC TV ‘Eggheads’ panellist and renowned knowledge challenger! First Movie Forthcoming…………………

David Van Day

Singer & Media Personality : Guys N Dolls, Dollar, Bucks Fizz, I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here ……

Sue Moxley

TV Presenter, Model, Beauty Editor, Singer. Sun Columnist, Sue Moxley Brand Makeup, So Would You Dump Me Now …………………

Alan Ford

Actor. Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, The Bill, Exorcist’ The Beginning, The Long Good Friday, Law & Order, Knowing Me Knowing You………………….

Owen Paul

Singer ‘My Favourite Waste Of Time’  Mike & The Mechanics, Ex Simple Minds

Vince Hill

Legendary Crooner, Song Writer, Drama Writer, Edelweiss, Tolpuddle, Parade Of The Pops, The Rivers Run Dry, Take Me To Your Heart Again, Roses Of Picardy…………..

Harry Stone

Musical Theatre, Actor. The Tempest, Cole Porter in ‘You’re the Top’ West Side Story, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, (Jeremy) Oklahoma, Eastenders………………..

Sue Cook

TV & Radio Presenter. Capital Radio, BBC Nationwide, Breakfast Time, Children In Need, Out Of Court, Crimewatch, Pebble Mill At One………………………

Ziggie Sky Ward

Musical Theatre, Actress & Singer : Backing Vocalist for DCRBB, Touring Shows, TV Commercials, London Palladium, Her Majesty’s, ………………………

Bob Kingsley

Voiceover Artist : The recognizable voice of countless Radio & TV Commercials for over 30 years………..

Liza Goddard

Actress, TV Personality : Skippy The Bush Kangaroo, Take Three Girls, Take Three Women, Ooh..You Are Awful, The Brothers, Minder, Yes Honestly, Pig In The Middle, Doctor Who, Wild West…………….

Kerry Ellis

The First Lady Of West End Musicals! Musical Theatre Actress & Singer : My Fair Lady, We Will Rock You, Les Miserables, Wicked, Oliver, Miss Saigon, Chess, The War Of The Worlds, Rent, Wicked In Rock, The Born Free Tour…………………….

Polly Browne

Singer : Pickettywitch, That Same Old Feeling, Sweet Dreams………….

Anthony Haighway

Director of Wolf Watch UK. Famous for his home estate with rescued wolves.

Trevor Weeks

Wildlife Wefare & Rescue Specialist, ITV1 British Animal Honours Local Charity of the Year 2013…..

Artist & Campaigner

Actress : Coronation Street, Take Three Girls, New Tricks, Grandpa In My Pocket, Close and True, Doctor Who, All In Good Faith, To Serve Them All My Days ………………….

Alexandra Bastedo

Actress : Eastenders, The Champions, Batman Begins, Beyond Reasonable Doubt…………..

Victoria Eisermann

Model & TV Personality : Magazines & TV commercials etc. Perhaps now best known as the first person ever to be kicked off of Big Brother!

Pola Pospieszalska

Polish Pop Singer & Songwriter now based in London!

Sarah-Jane Honeywell

TV Presenter, Actress, Dancer, Acrobat/Aerialist, Singer : Cbeebies, Love & Magic, Believe In Magic…….

Terry Ackland-Snow

Film Set & Production Designer : Batman, Harry Potter, Aliens, Rocky Horror Picture Show……………..

Juliet Gellatley

Founder & Director of VIVA! The beneficiary charity of this production!

 The Musicians

Glenn Tilbrook (Guitar On Talk To The Animals)

Singer, Songwriter, Musician : Squeeze – Up The Junction, Black Coffee In Bed, Cool For Cats……………

Mark White (Solo’s on Talk To The Animals & All The Same

Trumpet : BBC Big Band, Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey, Robbie Williams, Rod Stewart, Jamie Cullum……

The Debbie Curtis Radio Big Band

One of the UK’s Top Big Band Orchestras

Trumpets: Martin Shaw, Bob Cutting, Mark White, Richard Freeman

Saxes: Loren Hignell, Mark Allaway, Ronnie Mackie, Horace Cardew, Eddie Mordue

Trombones : Andy Flaxman, Cliff Hardie, David Pearce, Robin Turner

Piano : Andy Rumble.  Bass: Paul Morgan.  Drums : Bob Howard : Percussion Colin Watson

All The Same : Debbie Curtis, Chris Baker, John Clements, Barry Everitt, Mark White

Production

Debbie Curtis

The Catalyst!

Debbie did her first gig with her father Eddie’s big band aged 7, by 18 she had turned professional and was working with the legendry Ten Years After guitarist Alvin lee on her first solo album with her then band Platinum Blonde! Debbie went on to release a jazz funk album with  backing band the Gangsters Of The Groove and had success with a number of singles released from the album. She studied Fine Art and Music, specializing in music from 1938 – 1950 and Cuban Rhythm’s, she later went on to study The Psychology of Criminal Profiling, which she says gave her some great food for thought when it came to writing lyrics.

Debbie is a Big Band MD, arranger, conductor and composer for film, theatre and television. She is a talented pianist, guitarist, arranger and score writer for Big Bands and small ensembles.

Debbie took over her father’s Big Band, now The Debbie Curtis Radio Big Band, when he passed away and performs and records in venues including The London Palladium, Pinewood Studios, Shepperton, BBC TV and Radio and also at international events.

Debbie has worked with many artists including Joan Rivers, Jools Holland, Jonathan Ross, Chris Evans, Glen Tilbrook, Corey Conradi to name but a few and has recently composed, produced and edited the TV Music and Theme for the television series History of The World with Warren Clarke.

Her other interests include the spiritual side of life, which she says is all about leading a good ethical and moral life. Debbie is an avid supporter of animal charities and animal welfare, often speaking out against the unethical treatment of animals – she has a small menagerie and is a vegetarian, she has also written for The National History Press on Big Band and Dance Band history, and at present has just begun to study for a Private Pilot’s License.

Chris Baker

Co Producer & Co Writer with Debbie Curtis on All The Same

Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Manager

After five years on the road as a musician, Chris diversified into the business side of music. Once described by Melody Maker as a studio guru, Chris has worked with many famous names, in one capacity or another, including The Enid, Bert Weedon, Kim Wilde, Marty Wilde and the Wildcats (a band he was a mainstay of for many years), Robert Plant, Squeeze, Odyssey, Lee Scratch Perry, Robbie Coltrane, The Beautiful South, All About Eve, Paul Young, the Communards…………………….

He has lectured at London’s MBS (Music Business School) and wrote for various magazines including Billboard’s ‘Studio‘, before moving to Athens to produce music for Greece’s biggest TV show. One show led to another and he stayed on, working with the biggest names in Greek music.

In the new millennium he returned to the UK and took a sabbatical from music to concentrate on writing a book. His first novel To Bathe In Eden’s Glory has just been published. Chris currently resides in the depths of Devon where he has built a new studio where ‘All The Same’ was recorded.

Nigel Ward

Co Producer/Engineer with Debbie Curtis on Talk To The Animals

Nigel entered the music industry at 17, initially touring on crews for artists and hire companies. Intent on management, he made a point of learning from any manager he crossed paths with. Credits include Brian Connolly of The Sweet, Fisher-Z, John Otway & Wild Willy Barrett & Vanity Fayre! Nigel now concentrates solely on Debbie Curtis and the DCRBB Music Organization

Peter Davies

Video Editor & Producer : Pinewood Studios

From ‘Wham In China’ To ‘James Bond 007’. Peter has created the supporting videos for the songs. His film & TV credits are immense and the list could go on and on and on ……………….

Talk to The Animals

Original Lyrics & Music : Leslie Bricusse.  Arrangement : Eddie Curtis & Debbie Curtis. Lyrics Adapted By Debbie Curtis

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If I could talk to the animals, just imagine it,

Jerome Flynn
Chattin' with a chimp in chimpanzee,

Susan Jameson
Imagine talking to a tiger, chatting with a cheetah,

Owen Paul                                                                    Carol Royle
What a neat achievement it would be,

Hazel O’Connor
If we could talk to the animals, learn their languages,

Hayley Mills                                                                                 Sue Cook & Debbie Curtis
Maybe Take an animal degree,

Harry Stone
I'd study elephant and eagle, buffalo and beagle,

Liza Goddard                                                                        David Van Day
Alligator, guinea pig, and flea,

Dave Spikey & CJ de Mooi
I would converse in polar bear and python,

Jerome Flynn                                    Alan Ford

And I would curse in fluent kangaroo,

Hazel O’Connor
If people ask me "can you speak rhinoceros?"

Sophie Shaw
I'd say "of courserous, Why can't you?"

Trevor Weeks                                                    Bob Kingsley
If I conferred with our furry friends, man to animal,

Jerome Flynn                                                Jerome Flynn & Debbie Curtis
Think of the amazing repartee

Ziggie Sky Ward
If I could walk with the animals, talk with the animals,

Uri Geller                                             David Van Day
Grunt and squeak and squawk with the animals,

Jerome Flynn, Carol Royle, Sophie Shaw & Debbie Curtis
And they could sing and speak to me

Kerry Ellis
If I consult with the quadrupeds

Bob Kingsley
Think what fun we’d have, Asking for the crocodiles for tea!

Simon O’Brien                                                                 David Hamilton
Or maybe lunch with three lions, walrus and sea lions

Virginia McKenna                                                                               Dave Spikey & Debbie Curtis
What a lovely place the world would be!

Hayley Mills                       Sue Moxley

If I spoke slang to orang-utans, the advantages

Macka B

Any fool on earth could plainly see!

Janey Lee Grace & Debbie Curtis
Discussing Eastern art and dramas

Uri Geller
With intellectual llamas

Susan Jameson
That’s a big step forward you’ll agree!

Virginia McKenna
I’d learn to speak, in antelope and turtle

Hazel O’Connor
And Pekinese would be extremely good

Juliet Gellatley
If I were asked to sing in hippopotamus

Owen Paul
I’d say “whynotamous?” and I would!

Vince Hill
If I could parlay with pachyderms

CJ de Mooi
It’s a fairy tale worthy of Hans Anderson and Grimm

Jerome Flynn & Hazel O’Connor & Debbie Curtis
And one who walks with the animals, talks with the animals

Kerry Ellis
Grunts and squeaks and squawks with the animals, Ha Ha

Jerome Flynn, Liza Goddard, Dale Vince, Terry Ackland-Snow   & Debbie Curtis                                   Vince Hill  
And they would sing with me

Owen Paul & Ziggie Sky Ward & Debbie Curtis
And if you just stop to think of it, there's no doubt of it

Bob Kingsley                                                                                         Alexandra Bastedo

Our attitudes are so last century

David Hamilton
If I could walk with the animals

Sophie Shaw
Talk with the animals

Janey Lee Grace
Grunt and squeak and squawk with the animals

Jerome Flynn, Hazel O’Connor, Harry Stone, Liza Goddard, CJ de Mooi, Anthony Haighway & Debbie Curtis
And they would say ‘Set me Free’

Jerome Flynn, Hazel O’Connor, Ellie Harrison & Debbie Curtis

All The Same

Words & Music By Debbie Curtis & Chris Baker : Slam Poetry By Jared Paul

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It’s all the same birds

Harry Stone

All the same bees

Paulina Pospieszalska

It’s all the same fruit

Cindy Jackson

From the same tree

Sue Moxley

It’s all the same heart, beating within

Harry Stone

It’s all the same skin

Sarah-Jane Honeywell

It’s all the same footprint, Left in the sand

Josef Brown

It’s all the same mammal, All the same man

Juliet Gellatley                                                                    Jilly Johnson

It’s all the same pathway, All the same bends

Jenny Seagrove                                                                  Annika Svenska

All the same ends

Victoria Eisermann & Ziggie Sky Ward

So what’s the difference between us all

All

It’s nothing much and it’s very small

Polly Browne

They have a right to be, as much as we

All

It’s all the same life

David Van Day & Debbie Curtis

It’s all the same eyes, all the same glow

Polly Browne & Ziggie Sky Ward

Seeing the sun, watching the snow

Jenny Seagrove

It’s all the same rainbow for them to follow

David Van Day

Its all the same world, for their tomorrow

Josef Brown & Sarah Jane Honeywell

Imagine Your Dog, Imagine Your Cat

Butchered Like Cattle, Then Hung From A Rack

Imagine Your Cat, Imagine Your Dog

Living Hell On Earth, In A Factory Farm

Debeaked like a chicken, alive and awake

With no anaesthetic but a searing hot blade.

It’s all the same life, so why don’t we care?

Why’s torture wrong for our pets but for livestock it’s fair?

Its a factory farm,

Jared Paul

Where ever you run, you can’t hide

All

Let your conscience be your guide

Polly Browne

Love is the message so get on board

All

It’s all the same life

Harry Stone, Chris Baker

It’s all the same earth

Paulina Pospieszalska

All the same sky

Anneka Svenska

All the same clouds

David Van Day & Harry Stone

That go drifting, drifting by, In the blink of an eye, So why let them die?

Chris Baker, Debbie Curtis, Polly Brown, Harry Stone

It’s all the same birds, It’s All the same bees

Josef Brown,

We’re from the same tree

Josef Brown, Chris Baker, Debbie Curtis

It’s all the same birds, All the same bees, We’re from the same tree

It’s all the same birds, All the same bees, We’re from the same tree

It’s all the same birds, All the same bees, We’re from the same tree

All

Endorsements

Abi Titmuss, Aled Jones, Ann Widdecombe, Ben Zephaniah, Bonnie Langford, Boris Johnson, Carla Lane, Craig Revel Horwood, Dame Ellen MacArthur, David Essex, Denise Welch, Des O’Connor, Doris Day, Elkie Brookes, Ellie Harrison, Harry Connick Jr, Hugh Laurie, James Taylor, Jane Asher, JK Rowling, Joanna Lumley, Lynda Bellingdon, Martin Clunes, Mary McCartney, Michael Crawford, Michaela Strachan, Mika, Nick Rhodes, Nick Heyward, Sir David Jason, Sir Richard Branson, Sir Roger Moore, Steven Berkoff, Twiggy, Yazz, Zoe Tyler.

The aim of these recordings is to raise awareness of the ethical treatment of animals. All those involved have given their services and trust!

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