Heather Findlay Hires Troy Donockley
Former Mostly Autumn vocalist Heather Findlay has recruited past collaborator Troy Donockley to produce her upcoming solo album.
She’s delighted to have secured the services of the recently-confirmed permanent Nightwish member, and she’s looking forward to their recording sessions, which will take place during the summer.
Findlay says: “Troy and I have worked together on many an occasion, both in Mostly Autumn and when I sang for him on his gorgeous album Madness of Crowds in 2009.
“As an official member of Nightwish his rigorous schedule is now set in stone: New album; two and a half years of touring; year off. How lucky that my being ready to scoop up these new songs and pour them into an album coincides with Troy’s year off? To say I am excited is an understatement – I honestly cannot think of a better way to kick off 2014.”
While it’s too early to say how the album will sound, she reports: “what we are are both aiming for conjures words such as ‘earthy,’ ‘widescreen,’ ‘beautiful,’ ‘bohemian,’ ‘magical’ and mysterious. We meet in two weeks to plan preliminary sessions, with a view to begin recording proper somewhere between May and August.”
FIndlay plans to spend the next few months recording demos.