Category: Interview

1 July 2019

Christian Sands Interview

Tell us a bit about the trio that you’re bringing to the UK for Love Supreme Festival. It’s actually a new configuration. Yasushi Nakamura on bass, I’ve played with him a number of times and people who have seen us in Europe know us. He’s not new but the drummer, for this tour, is Clarence […]

1 July 2019

Chiminyo Interview

Chiminyo, aka drummer Tim Doyle, spoke to Charlie Anderson about his solo drum project and how he got started in drumming.   How did you first get into playing the drums? I played in an indie band first, when I was 13. I was actually a guitarist and in the first rehearsal we worked out […]

1 July 2019

Julian Siegel Interview

Partisans saxophonist Julian Siegel talks about performing with his own quartet and performing music from the new album VISTA. How would you describe the music that you compose for your Quartet? The music I write for the Quartet is written with the members of the band in mind, pianist Liam Noble, Oli Hayhurst on double […]

1 July 2019

Tenderlonious Interview

Tell us about the band and the music that you’ll be bringing to the Love Supreme Festival in July. The band is comprised of a selection of musicians that are interchangeable. For this show we’ll be performing as a quartet, flute/sax, trumpet, drums and keys.   How is the 22archestra different to Ruby Rushton? The […]

1 July 2019

Theon Cross Interview

Tuba player Theon Cross has always had an interest in superheroes and the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). “I’m big into the MCU”. Interviewed the day before he goes on tour, if he had a superpower it would be to shrink his tuba. “If I could easily shrink the tuba and put it in my pocket […]

1 June 2019

Mark Cherrie Interview

Musician Mark Cherrie was born in London and moved to Brighton about 8 years ago. He spoke to Charlie Anderson about steel pan playing and his new album, Joining the Dots.   How did you get into music? My dad was a musician and he was originally from Trinidad. He came over about 1957 and […]

1 June 2019

Christian Brewer Interview

Saxophonist Christian Brewer spoke to Charlie Anderson about his musical development, his extensive teaching and his upcoming appearance at The Verdict in Brighton. Tell us about your background in music. I went to Leeds to do the degree course around 1985 and I dropped out so I really only had one year of college, and […]

1 May 2019

Steam Down: Interview with Ahnansé

What is Steam Down? The creator behind Steam Down, Ahnansé (aka Wayne Francis) describes it best. “It’s a sub-cultural movement, centred around a collective of musicians, writers and creators with a weekly event on Wednesday, and a touring band and orchestra in the process of making a record. It’s multiple things but definitely a space […]

1 May 2019

Dave Storey Interview

Drummer Dave Storey released his debut album, Bosco, in April. He spoke to Charlie Anderson at the beginning of his UK tour. How did you get into music? I started out just playing percussion, in orchestras, brass bands and things like that. It wasn’t until I went to study at college level that I had […]

1 May 2019

Tony Woods Interview

The Tony Woods Project are currently on tour. Charlie Anderson spoke to the saxophonist about his music and his work with The Lyric Ensemble. How would you describe the music of the Tony Woods Project? It’s jazz that has world music influences, so African and latin grooves, quite often twisted into odd time signatures. Within […]

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