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Originally performed by David Bowie. This is a unique treatment by Cleveland Watkiss, Larry Bartley and Jonathan Gee with Steve Williamson. Breathing a different life into a classic song to create a classic album.

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‘SPACE ODDITY’

Ground Control to Major Tom
Ground Control to Major Tom
Take your protein pills and put your helmet on

This is Ground Control to Major Tom
You've really made the grade
And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear
Now it's time to leave the capsule if you dare

"This is Major Tom to Ground Control
I'm stepping through the door
And I'm floating in the most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today

Here am I sitting in my tin can
Far above the world
Planet Earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do

Though I'm past one hundred thousand miles
I'm feeling very still
And I think my spaceship knows which way to go
Tell my wife I love her very much, she knows

Ground Control to Major Tom
Your circuit's dead, there's something wrong
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear And I'm floating around my tin can
Far above the Moon
Planet Earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do."

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from Song Diasporas, released October 21, 2016
Cleveland Watkiss Voice
Larry Bartley Acoustic Bass
Jonathan Gee Piano and additional Vocals
Steve Williamson Tenor Saxophone
Produced By Simon Lowry, Cleveland Watkiss, James Joseph
Mixed and Mastered by James Joseph at Joseph Studios
Cover Image by Sky Bleu
Stylist Shantel Willock
Cover Art Design by James Joseph

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Cleveland Watkiss London, UK

Born in the East End of London, virtuoso vocalist, actor and composer Watkiss studied the voice at the London School of Singing with opera coach Arnold Rose and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Cleveland was also one of the co-founders of the vastly influential Jazz Warriors big band. His vocals can be heard on their debut album, Out of Many People, which won a video award in Japan. ... more

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