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  Jaymi Bandtock Boy Soprano Soloist 
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Jaymi Bandtock Soloist with the St. Philip's Boys' Choir.

Once we talk about the dawn of the Libera era,everyone would think of Jaymi Bandtock -the first ever soloist of St.Philip's Boys Choir to appear in the public who,with a high voice and truly faithful smile ,has brought the radiant light to all the world. Jaymi first showed his young face in 1984 when he sang San Damiano on Top of the Pops programme as an ordinary choir member.However,when the St.Philip's Boys Choir is taking its first step towards world-recognition during 1987-1988,Jaymi has already become the leader of the tide.In the album Sing Forever,Jaymi managed most of the solo parts on both classical and re-arranged pop songs and showed an amazing talent in high notes,thus created a world of angelic voices together with soloists Sam Harper,Matthew Arthey etc.
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Jaymi Bandtock - Sing For Ever
Sing For Ever (BBC Enterprises CD REB 692, CD) 1988
Featuring Jaymi Bandtock   Sam Harper   Libera / Angel Voices   Jonathan Arthey   Matthew Arthey   Gareth Lowman  
Also released on cassette and LP (BBC Enterprises REB 692 / 5011755069216).

The LP cover reads "In the course of one week recently, the boys of St. Philip's Choir appeared on "Top of the Pops", sang a Mozart at Chichester Cathedral and recorded backing vocals for a film soundtrack. It wasn't a typical week, but the span of a musical style and presentation was quite familiar. With the serenity of songs like "Sing For Ever" and "Deep Peace" the calm of hymns like "The Lord's My Shepherd", and the catchy rhythms and sheer joy of "San Damiano" and "Light the Candles", the choir has won a name for itself on a variety of TV programmes from "Wogan" to "Val Doonican Show", from "Blue Peter" to the "Rock Gospel Show". The Boys - who come from schools in Croydon - sing the regular services at St. Philip's church, Norbury. They range in age from 8 to 13 though many stay on when their voices change to sing with the men's section of the choir. With the choir's mix of traditional and popular, new boys in the choir have to show that they can cope with basic dance steps, as well as sit perfectly still for a 15 minute sermon!"
  1.   Morning Has Broken (L)   Soloist: Jaymi Bandtock
  2.   Sing the Story (L)   Soloist: Jonathan Arthey
  3.   Deep Peace (A Gaelic Blessing) (L)   Soloist: Jaymi Bandtock
  4.   San Damiano (L)   Soloist: Jaymi Bandtock
  5.   The Lord's My Shepherd (L)   Soloist: Ian Grimley
  6.   Footprints (L)   Soloist: Jaymi Bandtock
  7.   All Through the Night (L)   Soloist: Sam Harper
  8.   Sing For Ever (L)   Soloists: Jaymi Bandtock and Sam Harper
  9.   I Have a Dream (L)   Soloist: Jaymi Bandtock
10.   Pie Jesu (L)  
11.   For the Beauty of the Earth (L)  
12.   Panis Angelicus (L)   Soloists: Sam Harper and Jaymi Bandtock
13.   Light the Candles (L)   Soloists: Gareth Lowman and Matthew Arthey
14.   Be Still My Soul (L)  
Not commercially available now.
Singles Compact | Full
Jaymi Bandtock - Adoramus
Adoramus (BBC RESL 230, 45rpm Single) 1988
Featuring Jaymi Bandtock   Libera / Angel Voices  
Jaymi Bandtock solos again with the St. Philip's Choir, this time singing Adoramus (Side A) and San Damiano (Side B). Produced by Robert Prizeman.
  1.   Adoramus (Adoramus Te Domine)   This version of the TaizÚ chant arranged by Robert Prizeman, soloist Jaymi Bandtock.
  2.   San Damiano   The song by Sal Solo, arranged by Prizeman, taken from the album Sing For Ever. Soloist Jaymi Bandtock.
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Jaymi Bandtock - New Day
New Day (BMG Music UK 261280, CD) 1990
Featuring Libera / Angel Voices   Gareth Lowman   Jaymi Bandtock   Robert Chee-A-Tow  
  1.   You are the New Day (L)  
  2.   Orinoco Flow (Sail Away) (L)  
  3.   Pie Jesu (L)   Soloists: Robert Chee-A-Tow and Gareth Lowman
  4.   San Damiano (L)  
  5.   Always There (Howard's Way theme) (L)   Soloist: Gareth Lowman
  6.   One Voice (L)   Soloist: Gareth Lowman
  7.   Adoramus Te (L)   Soloist: Jaymi Bandtock
  8.   Bright Eyes (L)   Soloist: Gareth Lowman
  9.   Song of Joy (L)  
10.   Sailing (L)   Soloist: Gareth Lowman
11.   Amazing Grace (L)  
12.   One Day (L)   Soloist: Gareth Lowman
Not commercially available now.
Jaymi Bandtock - Sing For Ever
Sing For Ever (BBC Enterprises RESL 222, 45rpm Single) 1987
Featuring Libera / Angel Voices   Jaymi Bandtock  
  1.   Side A: Sing for Ever  
  2.   Side B: Light the Candles  
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