FAY CLAASSEN - CLOSE TO YOU
New album Available Now

Known for her vocal prowess and wide repertoire choice, Dutch vocalist Fay Claassen's latest album “Close to You” (Wedgeview Music) features eleven spectacular arrangements of well known pop gems, largely from the late 1960’s and early 1970’s including among others compositions by Lennon & McCartney classic “The Fool on the Hill”, Blood, Sweat & Tears “Spinning Wheel” and of course the title track, Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s “Close to You”.

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