WHAT IS LEVANT ALL ABOUT?
Levant is the name given to this multi-artist studio based project which was masterminded by Nick Hutson when he began crafting the first album back in 2014. Over the years he has spent time honing his recording and production skills whilst recruiting various singers and artists to get involved with the project.
The result so far boasts an 11 track heavy metal album as well as a follow up single which rival many modern day metal recordings, however, this was all accomplished from the bedroom of one guy, with very little prior recording and production experience.
The idea is to keep releasing new music over the coming months, and having already captured the attention of many online bloggers and radio stations, including the world renowned BBC music introducing, Nick’s determination and drive for success is sure to leave it’s mark on the music industry.
In addition, five percent of everything earned from this project will go to War Child UK.
As the mastermind behind this project, I have put in countless hours of writing, recording, mixing and mastering all the songs which we present to you today.
Having sang in some amazing bands over the years it was an honour and a priviledge to be able to recruit my good friend JJ Jackson to sing on this project.
Johnny has contributed to many of the tracks you hear on this project. With amazing vocal range, melodies and lyrical ideas he has been a key benefactor to the finished product, for which I cannot thank him enough.
Having never sang in front of a studio microphone before I was amazed at what Joe managed to pull out the bag on one of the rawest tracks we have done so far. What a hero for getting involved.
A friend of many years, who currently resides in Finland, popped home for a few days and managed to find the time to come into the studio and lay some amazing vocals down on one of the tracks.
PHILLIP DAVID CARTWRIGHT-HUGHES
Getting this guys influence on the album was a big deal to me personally. He has a voice to rival that of any major label singer and the kindest of hearts to go with it.
Trumpet on a metal track? Yeah, that’s right! Joe crashed over at the studio one night and the next day we managed to lay down some magnificent trumpet playing on a super heavy track!
As man of many talents, Paul’s skills both vocally and musically rival that of most people I know in this industry. Having known this guy for more years than I care to remember, it was an honour to have him contribute towards this project by laying down a hard hitting guitar solo on one of the heavier tracks.
I met this guy when he moved into my house as a flatmate, two days later he was laying a smooth sax solo over one of the tracks. Coming all the way from Corsica, his personality is as smooth as his sweet sax skills.
Mark has been a longtime friend and band mate of mine who has helped out immensely behind the scenes of this project. Without his mystical skills this website would not exist.
Whilst staying in my house for a couple of months, Christine managed to find the time between busy work schedules to lay some extremely sweet vocals over one of the tracks. Her vocal skills and professional attitude made her a pleasure to work with.