It struck me the other day: three artists with whom I’ve worked recently, in three different countries, who are connected simply by name. Let me introduce you. Firstly, Mr Sukhwinder Singh is a well-known playback singer on the Bollywood circuit in Mumbai, India. The term ‘playback singer’ refers to the person that sings the soundtrack Read More →

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Throughout music history, there are huge swathes of music that don’t have a vocal, lyrical element. Most orchestral music is the first obvious example, and a hell of a lot of jazz is instrumental too. Even in (how may I define this broadly enough?) contemporary Western popular music, there are genres that have lent themselves Read More →

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Robyn Hitchcock is quite a phenomenon, and a bit of a cult figure. When I mention to people that I’ve been working with him, their response is either “Robyn who?” or “Oh my God, that’s fantastic! He’s amazing, I’m a massive fan!” For the uninitiated, I class him as an “eccentric English songwriter”, whose track Read More →

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