Part of a track from Jonathan Veira’s new album, Life and Soul. I was approached to produce Jonathan’s album, and initially I was unsure if I was the right man for the job.

Having never met Jonathan Veira before, I was a little apprehensive, especially having heard about his main area of singing and performing which was Opera! But as we met one day to have a preliminary chat about the album and songs, it was as though we had been chums for years, and the album almost became secondary to the silliness and laughing that followed.

The album turned out well, with a mix of traditional, gospel, orchestral, and jazz material. This is one we decided on, based on that great traditional hymn What a friend we have in Jesus, and it features the amazing Mark Williamson on additional vocals.

Nice one Jonathan, and here’s to the next one!