Spinning hot off the back of their debut success in 2014, The Scheme take 2015 up a gear with the release of their second double-A-side single, ‘Dust / Jordan’s Smile’ on 25 July. Plus, as the trio of singer/songwriters announce the new celebrity girl band, Alula, as their female protégés, and sign a deal to play their self-penned track, ‘Jordan’s Smile’, at the Amway Arena (Florida) in front of thousands in July, The Scheme are a band with a plan – a plan that may be booming to seemingly unprecedented success.
The first single from their debut album (which is set for release in the Autumn), ‘Dust’ is an upbeat, melodic tale of overfamiliar love. A lyrical masterpiece vocally depicting a crossroads in a relationship – one that might turn the relationship into a fairy-tale or fritter it away ‘to dust’. With dances mixes by Chris Simmonds (Concise Vocal Mix) and Chris Henry (UltraBeat) Floor Fillers Mix, the track was recorded at the famous Parr Street Studios in Liverpool (previously owned by Phil Collins) where names such as Drake, Rihanna, Coldplay have all famously recorded. The original piano that Chris Martin and Coldplay recorded and performed ‘A Rush Of Blood To The Head’ is reportedly the same piano that they used to record ‘Dust’ and features heavily on the The Scheme’s forthcoming debut album that is due in Autumn 2015.
The alternate track on this double-A side release is The Scheme’s track, ‘Jordan’s Smile’, which promotes awareness for The Jordan Smelski Foundation For Amoeba Awareness. This is in memory of 11-year-old, Jordan Smelski, who passed away suddenly from an amoeba which he contracted when he swam in a hot water spring when on holiday in Florida. The amoeba is common, however the symptoms are often taken for meningitis. The Scheme want to raise awareness to prevent this happening to others and aim to be performing the song, which they wrote specifically for this cause, to a crowd of over 15,000 at the Amway Arena, Florida, in July as part of this awareness raiser. 100% of the sales aim to go direct to the charity, The Jordan Smelski Foundation For Amoeba Awareness.
The Scheme is a talented combination of Kris, Kyle and Aleksey. Each are formidable vocalists in their own right, however the harmonies their voices create are truly well honed. Blending into a distinctive sound that’s somewhere betwixt The Script meets Lawson, these boys are aiming to create a vibe unparalleled to other musical fusion out there. Look beyond the hoards of dedicated fans and enviable jaw-dropping image and find a solid 3-piece whose melodies and lyrics may be compared to some of the best in the business.
Added to their own musical ventures, the boys are also close mentors to their new female protégé band, Alula. Blown away by the band’s sound, celebrity friend, Dawn Ward, star of reality TV show, Real Housewives of Cheshire, asked the boys to help her talented daughter, Darby Ward, create a female version of The Scheme’s magic. The 3-piece girl band, Alula, was born, and aiming to rapidly garnering huge media and public attention under the watchful guiding eye of The Scheme. The Scheme and Alula are working together to simultaneously take their new male and female trios onto the UK music scene.
The boys already have a list of celebrity fans including Pixie Lott, Coleen Nolan, Dee Cee Lee, Tinchy Stryder, Basement Jaxx, Michael Angelo (producer) Zane Lowe, Yeah Boy and Jessie J. Added to this, professional skater, Matt Ivers, has personally requested to skate to ‘Sick Of You’ in the ice-dance show in the US/UK called Dancing With The Professionals.
An loyal online following, a second single, their debut album on its way and girl-band mentors – it seems to be all stacking up to be an interesting year for The Scheme.
“Dust’ video link: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WzfLLJ6AL0s
For more information visit: http://www.thescheme.com
For more information on the Jordan Smelski Foundation For Amoeba Awareness: http://jordansmelskifoundation.org/