The Claze are Gareth Dix (lead vocals acoustic guitar, harmonica and electric guitar), Dave Fowle (piano, rhodes, B3 & vocals), Tom McIntyre (bass guitar and vocals), James Penfold (drums, percussion and vocals).
The Claze met (and still meet) at a small church in North Cornwall, UK and we and this album exist because others have invested unconditionally in us. We are in deep gratitude to Wadebridge Christian Centre, Seedbed and Exhale CIC, whose work in aiming to help reduce local poverty and inequality helped inspire the album Breathing People.
We'd also like to thank some very special people; Niky, Emma, Hannah, Chris and Teresa, Sam, Lewi, Kate, Sarah, the amazing Neal family, Carol, David and Vivien, Tommy Williams, all our wider family & friends and especially... Jesus Christ.
Recorded Spring / Summer 2012 at Sawmills Studiio, Fowey, Cornwall, UK. Produced and engineered by Tommy Williams. Mastered by Tommy at Sawmills. All songs written by Gareth Dix/The Claze. Additional electric guitars & eBow; Andy Neal (all tracks except 3, 4, 7, 11, 12 &13). Violins; Ben Sutcliffe (tracks 12 & 13), Double Bass; Chris Jones (tracks 12 &13). Orchestration by Ben & Chris (tracks 12 & 13). Design and photography; www.nbuffalo.com. Made in the UK.
All material © 2012 The Claze.
To find out more: www.theclaze.com