Artist: English Eccentrics
Track: One Cup Of Tea
Album: How To Dress Sensibly
Brought together by leading fashion designer and artist Helen David, who wanted to record an album of lounge music that would be quintessentially English, How To Dress Sensibly has been recorded by an oddball collection of individuals who include Toyah Willcox and Suggs. The album is a mixture of words from great English eccentrics past and present and original lounge music. Toyah’s vocals can be heard on One Cup Of Tea.
At a meeting with producer Ray Singer she mentioned her fondness for layering many tracks of voices together to make a special effect. For the trackOne Cup of Tea, Toyah uses this technique to sound like an Indian siren, then using the word “chai”, a typical Birmingham expression for tea, she goes back to her roots.