2019 album (Robbie Williams songwriter).
Guy Chambers - award winning English songwriter, classically trained pianist and producer - is releasing his first solo album ‘Go Gentle Into The Light’. Guy is probably best known for his work with Robbie Williams though he has a long legacy of success writing songs for many artists including Rufus Wainwright, Miles Kane, Mark Ronson, Kylie Minogue, The Wanted, Katie Melua, Scissor Sisters, Tina Turner and James Blunt to name a few.
Guy Chambers has been writing songs for almost 50 years - the first he performed in London aged just 11 - and hit songs for almost half of those. Songs we know from the radio, from the movies, and from the dance floor. Songs we know from our parties and our weddings. Songs that half the world can sing along to note for note. Songs that take us back in time to where we used to be. Songs that carry us forward beyond the everyday to where we wish we were. It’s a gift for sure, and a rare one - but it’s also a craft. And although he’s obviously been amply blessed with the former, there’s certainly no denying his relentless pursuit of a mastery of the latter.
The 56 year old songwriter recorded all the music on ‘Go Gentle Into The Light’ on his 55th birthday last year in a single session at the world famous Abbey Road Studios in London. The album will feature Chambers re imagining many of his hits with Williams as solo piano recordings. Among the songs included are several of Williams’ biggest hits to date, including “Angels,” “Millennium” and “Supreme,” among others..Speaking about the record, Chambers said: "I chose the music that I thought would lend itself to solo piano, they were not chosen as part of a greatest hits exercise. I learnt a lot about the songs. I thought it would be nice for them to be heard in their pure melodic form. It was a little gift to myself…the quickest album I have ever made albeit with a “lifetime of preparation”.
He has hosted cabaret clubs, presented TV series and gives his time to charities, including the Teenage Cancer Trust. In 2012 he produced The Justice Collective’s cover of The Hollies hit “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” to raise funds for the Hillsborough families’ campaign for justice. He is currently working on a children’s folk opera based on Oscar Wilde’s short story “The Selfish Giant”, “among other things”, he adds, with the slight smile of a man fortunate enough to have found his life in his work and his work in his life.