Category: Interview

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 […]

1 April 2019

Ife Ogunjobi Interview

How did you first get into playing music? From a very young age my mum just got me involved in a local music school and I started playing piano and recorder around the age of 6. I continued that and, at the age of ten, went to the Southbank Centre to watch Hugh Masekela and […]

1 April 2019

Bex Burch Interview

Percussionist Bex Burch specialises in performing on the gyil, the Ghanaian xylophone, in her band Vula Viel, along with bassist Ruth Goller and drummer Jim Hart. Her interest in percussion started from a young age. “I was always interested in percussion. I just enjoyed hitting things, for want of a better expression. As a child […]

1 April 2019

Gabriel Latchin Interview

Pianist Gabriel Latchin releases his second album The Moon and I on Friday 5th April. Here he answers questions from Charlie Anderson.   Tell us about your new album and the inspiration behind it. My trio’s new album is called The Moon and I, a line taken from the beautiful standard Poor Butterfly which we […]

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