Urban Myth Club
Not many bands can claim Shrek as a major influence, but for Urban Myth Club, Mike
Myer’s green ogre changed the course of events which led to a Best Album nomination,
appearances at Glastonbury and The Big Chill as well as the debut single gate-crashing the
iTunes Top 30 purely on word-of-mouth.
The Club formed when electronica artist Dezz met Hollywood film composer Stephen
Barton, who had recently returned to the UK having worked on blockbusters such as
Gladiator. The duo created the downtempo tracks that plotted the future course of the
Club. When LA called with the offer to write the music for Shrek 2 and Narnia, Stephen
took a sabbatical from the Club and the idea of a collective was born.
Dezz hooked up with enigmatic producer Ian Sanderson (whose infamous Cuckooland
samples have been used on film, TV and by hundreds of artists including Massive Attack,
Lemon Jelly, the Prodigy and Beastie Boys) and Urban Myth Club’s rocket left orbit.
Additional members of the collective soon followed including renowned vocalists Clare
Szembek (Captain, The Funky Lowlives) and Rowan Godel. Other celebrity members