Wow! What a fantastic evening. The band played great, Simon D'souza's compositions blew everyone away and Red's voice carried those lines so beautifully. Thanks to everyone for coming in such inclement weather - so sorry for those who had to be turned away! And many thanks to all the staff at The Old Market who did such a splendid job.
Hear some of the pieces on our audio page
"Only Breath", is a setting of poems by the 13th century Sufi poet Rumi. It explores themes of love, humanity and transcendence, setting eastern-influenced vocal lines against the rich sounds of a contemporary big band.
"There is a life in you, search that life.
Search the secret jewel in the mountain of your body.
Hey you, the passing away friend, look for with all your strength,
Whatever you are looking for, look in yourself, not around."
Go to Simon D'souza's blog on "Only Breath"