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Welcome to The Crees Website

Greetings! We are Dizzi and Ralph Cree. A Husband and Wife Musical Duo who delight in creating magical melodies that speak directly to the heart. We play a selection of unusual acoustic instruments including, Hammered Dulcimer, Hang, Halo, Thumb Piano,Tank Drum, Metallophone, Piano, and a variety of World Percussion.

Our intimate performances are perfect for making your event beautiful and unique. We can tailor to your individual requirements, offering talks on the cultural background of the instruments, as well as 'have a go' audience participation.

We are both available for studio recording sessions, and are able to write bespoke compostions for film TV or stage performances

We are members of the Musicians Union, PRS, PPL and MCPS

Ralph & Dizzi Cree

We have both been professional musicians since the mid 1990's.

Ralph is a multi-instrumentalist, focusing on Drums and Percussion from around the world, performing with bands such as The Ben Waters Band, and Lightning Head. In 2004 he co-created the company Magic Drum (www.magicdrum.org.uk) who currently deliver drumming workshops across the UK. Together with Glyn Bush, he runs a 20 piece Samba band called The Magic Drum Orchestra.

Dizzi started her musical life as Dizzi Drummer performing in the Westend of London and Ibiza with various Dance DJs and recording studio sessions for film and TV. She began teaching herself to play the Hammered Dulcimer in 2000, and is now an internationally renowned Hammered Dulcimer Performer, Teacher and Retailer. In 2005 she started the UKs No1 Hammered Dulcimer information site www.dizzi.co.uk. She currently facilitates Dulcimer workshops around the UK, and offers private lessons from her home in Dorset.

We met in July 2011, while performing together, and it was Love at first sight. Since that time, we've had lots of fun composing, recording and playing at Festivals. We got married in December 2012, officially becoming The Crees, and have recently finished our first joint Album called Kenosis.

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 Kenosis

This album is a very chilled-out sonic and melodic journey, perfect for contemplation and deep relaxation. In addition to being enjoyed at home, Kenosis creates a soothing environment for Yoga and Meditation classes, and Natural Therapies such as Massage. As well as playing our instruments, we recorded every sound ourselves, including all the nature sounds, which were recorded on location in the wild places of the West Country.

A delightful weekend was spent recording Jim Fox and Keira Jones playing their rich and varied collection of gongs, crystal bowls and chimes. All the photography is by James Peat.

This album is available on CD direct from our shop by clicking here or for download on the player below.