X-Factor winner Matt Cardle has recorded new music for his latest album at St Mary’s Church, in Bury St Edmunds.
He teamed up with his former music teacher and St Mary’s organist Adrian Marple to record the church pipe organ.
Matt said: “The first time I went to St Mary’s and heard the organ I was blown away and genuinely moved by being so close to the console.
“There’s something brilliant about all those pipes making the air reverberate around and I wanted to capture exactly what I was hearing when I stood next to Adrian playing it.”
Mr Marple added: “We had so much fun putting these songs together - I know that a church pipe organ has not been used many times before in music like this but it really works.
“After spending many years at school telling him what to do, it was great him telling me what he wanted.”
Picture by Peter Hulley and Rebecca Callinan