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Track 8 from David Leask's new CD Underneath. Written by David Leask & Debra Alexander. Video edit by Mary Ellen Beatty. For more information visit http://www.davidleask.com

David Leask performs the song "Ready To Buy" live at the Rose Theatre in Brampton, Ontario, Canada on November 3rd 2008 with Justin Abedin on electric guitar and Marc Rogers on acoustic bass. Ready To Buy was written by David Leask & Debra Alexander. Mixed live on location by Adam Ferri for Orchard Studios and mastered by Dave Vanderploeg at Naturally Digital.


ALISON STUART

DEBRA ALEXANDER / JAMES GRANT COLLABORATION

Alison Stuart is the nom de plume (using their middle names) for the composing team of Debra Alexander and James Grant, both award-winning artists and dedicated teachers who have joined forces to compose melodically lyrical and harmonically rich new music specifically geared to middle and high-school bands, string orchestras and recitalists. Their music is available exclusively through Potenza Music Publishers.

A hallmark of Alison Stuart's work is that Jim and Debra will Skype into the band rooms of all the middle school, high school, and college bands that are Official Commissioners of their Potenza Music sponsored commissioning consortia, to rehearse with the bands and receive the direct feedback from the musicians. It's great fun for everyone involved. 

To find out about the latest Alison Stuart commissioning project, find (and like) them on Facebook!

James and Debra also write songs. "Christmas Comes Tomorrow" had its world premier at The Glenridge Performing Arts Center, in Sarasota, Florida with soloist Maria Wirries. Maria also premiered "Cold Enough For Christmas" in concert with Gloria Musicae and members of the Sarasota Orchestra, conducted by Joe Holt.