Chance Carousel is a side project featuring Alys Ffion and Jackie Barnes which explores a musical style different to what they are both known for as individual songwriters and performers. A chance meeting at an airport baggage carousel in late 2015 led to talk of a writing together and a few days the following week were booked at Freight Train Studio in Sydney. What started as a 'blank canvas - lets see whats happens' session resulted in an immediate inspiring musical orb of ideas and the first song penned was "Unknown" on day one. All the songs featured Alys on acoustic guitar, Jackie on piano and the vocals duties shared. Over nine days, seven songs were written and the desire to record them grew into a necessity so that they didnt stay trapped as raw voice memos. The project needed a producer.... but it had to be the right one! Going out on a limb they approached the ever impressive and in demand Mark Lizotte . Mark loved the scratch recordings and was already hearing the places this music could go and thankfully put his hand up for the job. Due to the heavy schedules of Alys, Jackie and Mark only three days could be put aside to track and a short list of five was decided on.
The independent self titled debut EP from Chance Carousel launched on July 2015 and is available on Itunes, Apple Music and Spotify.