PRICK AND DING #42: YOB

Each week Fresh On The Net invites an artist or band to answer a short series of questions in Prick & Ding: the two and a half minute interview. It's convenient and quick - like enjoying a tasty microwave meal!

THIS WEEK :YOB

yoB (with a capital B) is a Songer Singwriter from Hackney,London.

For the whole of 2013 at the end of every month he will releasing a free piece of music. Limited to 200 downloads with the overall project being called the Year of the yoB. With songs that cover heartbreak, paternity leave, make-up and immoral support. #YearoftheyoB.

YOB

I first heard the mystery man called yoB on Simon Raymonde‘s excellent show on Amazing Radio and was instantly floored by the gentle,manly honesty of his stunningly beautiful song ‘Legs Lips Eyes’.

This is songwriting of the highest order imho,very much from the understated ‘less is more’ variety.I really like his voice & his ways with words,oh and the trumpet=bliss,its no surprise that he plays trumpet for some great bands when he’s not being yoB.

Can I make a suggestion? – Switch off the TV/Radio/Games console/telephony devise and turn on to yOB,it’ll take but a few minutes of your time and you may well discover something that will outlast your favourite show/game/conservation by years.

Rather than put all his tunes on this page I want to encourage you to visit his page and discover his monthly songs for yourself:-
The Year of the yoB

I think he is rather special,I hope you do too.

Catch the man in the flesh-playing live  :-

2nd March @ The Jupiter Club Stepney,London
30 Apr @ The Monarch -(Headline slot) Camden,London
Official | Twitter | Bandcamp

1. What are you up to at the moment?
I Have just finished of the next release for the end of February. Its a song about paternity leave called ‘Geezer’. Its probably the loudest song I have ever written. It features Jem Finer of Pogues fame on the banjo. A sax solo from Peter Fraser and has been carefully mixed by Ben Standage in Chicago.
For those new to what I am doing this year. Please head over and take a look at www.yobmusic.com

2. Favourite childhood memory?
Finding out that you can have sandwiches in triangles.

3. Hero?
Tom Waits

4. Villain?
Skeletor

5. What/who makes you laugh?
Bad jokes

6. Describe what you do?
I am trying to write songs that make sense of things that maybe I cannot quite make sense of. Hoping that maybe it will help me make some sense of them.

7. Who’s hair would you like to have for just one day?
Dolly Parton

8. Best musical experience to date?
I  have been fortunate enough to play the trumpet for some very inspiring bands. In some very inspiring places. I recently did a session at Abbey Road playing for The Veils. Its a live session that I believe accompanies the release of there new album in April.

9. What artist inspires you?
Christian Marclay. He has two pieces of video art, one called ‘Video Quartet’ and one called ‘The Clock’ that I think are amazing.

10. What does Fresh On The Net mean to you?
Having only just discovered FOTN Its hard to say. But it seems like a valuable resource for new music.

Johnno Casson

Johnno Casson is a London-born/Colchester-based singer, musician, songwriter and show-off. He also compiles and releases compilations and is a serial supporter of new music. Johnno releases his own music as Snippet ,Old Tramp and also under his own name Johnno Casson.. As far as we know he was the most-played artist ever on Tom’s legendary late night Fresh On The Net radio shows on 6 Music – having been featured no less than 18 times and appearing as an interview guest. You can also find Johnno on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube

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