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.
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.
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 :-
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 http://www.yobmusic.com
2. Favourite childhood memory?
Finding out that you can have sandwiches in triangles.
5. What/who makes you laugh?
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?
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.