Elbow singer writes tracks for King Kong
12:00pm Saturday 19th January 2013 in News
SINGER Guy Garvey, pictured, has been writing music for a new King Kong production.
The Elbow star has been putting together music for the musical, which premieres in Melbourne, Australia, in May, alongside Massive Attack, Justice and The Avalanches.
Speaking on radio, the singer with the Bury-based band, said : “It couldn’t be more different than what I do with Elbow. The director, Daniel Kramer, gave me tons and tons of background on what was going to happen in the scene and how it was important to the flow of the show.
“It’s actually more like doing a very difficult word search, which I quite like doing.”
King Kong: The Eighth Wonder of the World will feature a one-tonne, 6mhigh animatronic gorilla, and a cast of 49 actors, circus performers, singers, dancers, and puppeteers. The director says the soundtrack will encompass “the classical strings of the ocean waves to electronica” and “the drum 'n' bass of King Kong running as his fist pounds the earth”.