The unofficial website for UK Singer-Songwriter Neil Thomas

Heaven Scent

The sky was burning bright when I took you by the hand, You said that you could see, All that was meant to be, The stage is darker now, but I still see your face, shining in every crowd, standing out so proud.

Bringing UK AOR to the masses

Following the demise of Keighley school rockers "Ethel and the Heroes", Darren, Derek and Phil recruited bass player Nick Hudson and local singer-songwriter Neil Thomas, to form Heaven Scent in 1992.

The five-piece power pop rock band went on to play numerous shows in and around West Yorkshire and attracted record company interest. A signing with Bradford's Pax Records gave the band an insight into the music business and this very negative experience led to the recording of the self-funded Head up in the clouds Album. Twelve songs which showcased their commercial potential, recorded at Bradford's In A City Studio.

The Photo Archives

Publicity Shots

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Live Shows

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Recording Studio

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Vocals & Mixing

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Head Up in the Clouds

Here are all twelve songs from the 1992 album, digitally remastered. Enjoy.

Meant To Be
Fast Living Girl
Calming of the Waves
Straight to the Top
The Price of Fame
Gimme Love
Baby Can Dance
Point of Order
One Day
Love is an Open Door
Taste Like Heaven

The line up

Neil Thomas - Vocals, Guitar
Derek Mountain - Guitar
Darren Midgley - Keyboards, Vocals
Nick Hudson - Bass, Vocals
Phil Storton - Drums

Production Credits

Recorded at In A City Studio, Canal Road, Bradford between 17th - 26th July 1992. Engineered by Carl Stipetic, Produced by Heaven Scent. Photography by Stewart Appleyard, Norman Sullivan (Lights). All songs ©1992. Written by Thomas / Mountain / Midgley / Hudson / Storton. All Rights Reserved.

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