With love and gratitude: to Stella Clifford and Marianne Hiller-Brook: two founder members of The All Things Must Pass Orchestra.
Stella Clifford (Vocals)
Stella has had a long and eclectic career in music as a performer, vocal coach, choirmaster and promoter. Whilst studying Fine Art in Brighton in the late 70's, Stella joined punk band The Molestors. Her first gig was supporting Gong at Camden Palace and her first recording experience was doing a live session for John Peel radio show at Abbey Road studios. Moving to London to study at Goldsmiths College in the early 80's, she joined the rock band Another Fine Myth. She then formed a string of acappella groups, most notably The River Sisters, ran vocal workshops and a folk club in Deptford and booked musicians for The Eclectic Club at the White Swan Hotel in Greenwich, where she also played country blues guitar in several duos.
Marianne Hiller-Brook (Drums)
Trained as a classical pianist, Marianne then studied rock drumming at BIMM and jazz drumming at Chichester College. She has played with a wide range of bands and musicians including the legendary bass player Herbie Flowers, and the equally famous guitarist Chris Spedding. Marianne has taught at Herbie Flowers’ Rock Shops in Brighton, at the Dartington Summer School, and at Richard Stilgoe’s Orpheus Centre. She has recorded albums at Richard Durrant’s Longman Records studio, and played for numerous shows under the musical direction of Michael Hinton and Ian White.