September 2012 Stealing Sheep second single “Genevieve” is doing great.. The girls have travelled from one end of Europe to the other this summer, and the album has been really well received. Congrats xx
A favourite from the new Noisettes Album. Mix assistant to the great Mike Cave on this – Love his work. Love Shingai’s voice, and the amazing string arrangement by the man – Will Malone, of Massive Attack fame.
Stealing Sheep first single I recorded has started to receive airplay.. Radio 1 Radio 2, and this trippy excursion to early 80s cartoons of a video too.. fresh. nice one ladies
I first travelled to Cuba in 2005. I couldn’t have imagined 5 years later I could return and record an album with people I was yet to meet from both sides of the Atlantic.
I wasn’t there for Buena Vista, I wanted the sounds of Havana’s youth, travelling from Hackney in the UK, Central Havana felt on track. A musical melting pot of styles – Afro, Latin, Funk, Soul, Hip Hop, Jazz, Reggae, Salsa and everything in-between.
I rented an apartment in Central Havana and stayed for a month, there I met Roberto Santamaria, Nephew of the great Mongo Santamaria.
I spent a month with Roberto and made great friends with people who showed me the side of Havana Culture I had hoped for. In Roberto’s words, ‘You cannot escape the music’. Which is certainly true…until the Pope dies, and a staunchly Catholic country goes in to mourning. Three days of no music, and the strain of everyday life laid bare again. Time slowed down in Havana.
Interesting challenge recording a live album.. Two tracks to download here – Album soon!