A Crossword War CD
Local singer/songwriter Kevin Adams’ latest album celebrates the history of Bletchley Park.
A Crossword War
A collection of songs picturing life at Bletchley Park during World War Two.
Attention has often been focussed on the breaking of Enigma ciphers by men such as Alan Turing – and both Enigma and Turing make an appearance here – but many people (nearly ten thousand by the end of the war) fulfilled a whole variety of roles in the interception and interpretation of enemy radio traffic. The songs celebrate their work too.
The songs range in musical style from simple piano / vocal to full orchestral, by way of lounge jazz , pub sing-along, Vera Lynn, Eric Coates and even ‘ a bit Pink Floyd’, as one listener said, along with spoken word accounts, radio and newsreel.
The album features contributions from a number of local musicians including Brad Bradstock and Marion Hill of the Living Archive Band.
Kevin Adams is a Milton Keynes based songwriter and musician. For the past twenty five years he has been involved in writing, performing and recording music with the Living Archive Band, based on life in North Buckinghamshire, alongside a busy career playing traditional music around the UK and abroad.
RRP £10.00 + £1.99 p&p