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Msaki comes to 2Seas

Msaki is almost here – Stay Tuned!

We are all really excited  with the news that Msaki will be with us in the next few days for a 2SeasSession! All of us at 2Seas can’t wait to welcome her and listen to some of that original Msaki sound. Msaki is a composer and singer-songwriter from East London, South Africa. She was born in East London and grew up between East London, Butterworth, Grahamstown, Peddie, Nqamakhwe and Cathcart. Born into a musically gifted family, her father who was a Dj while studying at the University of Fort Hare and also ran choirs throughout his life, was one of …

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Wizz Jones – 2ss #2

We had Wizz over at the studio for a fantastic acoustic session and even got time to sit down with him and have a little chat. This resulted in a very long interview that we captured on film.

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HBR – 2ss #1

So delighted to kick off our acoustic sessions with Hassan. He tipped up at the studio with a few legends as well.

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Phat Bollard come to 2Seas

Phat Bollard are coming over to take part in our 2Seas Session. The UK’s finest buskers Phat Bollard, social singers and all round right on people will be with us early March. More info to come as we get it. In the meantime take a look at them: As featured on BBC and other international News: Busker anthem is surprise UK election hit The group Phat Bollard makes a living travelling around the UK playing to passersby in city centres. A mobile phone recording of their song “Millionaires”, which criticises big business and peoples’ attitudes towards the homeless, has been …

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King Size Slim in the house

We have just finished our 2Seas Session number 3 with the fantastic King Size Slim. King Size or Toby as his mum calls him was simply a joy to be around and what a player. We got down business and recorded six tracks, including a few off his forthcoming album. Plenty of good vibes going on here that is for sure, the cups of tea were flowing and we had loads of laughs. King Size Slim, All those that don’t know must get to know. Pure passion coming your way soon. Why Not check out the gallery we have on …

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Neil Cowley Trio – Coming Soon

Should you not know the Neil Cowley Trio then you are are in for a big treat. Neil will be coming to the studio for a 2seas Session very soon. A little background on Neil reads like a who’s who of all things Funk & Jazz. Playing, recording and touring with the likes of The Brand New Heavies, Gabrielle, Zero 7, Adele & Stereophonics or his own amazing projects like Fragile State and now the Neil Cowley Trio, Neil is an ever morphing musician of huge talent. BBC Jazz Award winning, Jools Holland playing and all round nice man, this …

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The Leisure society - 2seas Sessions

The Leisure Society Come to 2Seas

This is going to be amazing. Nick Hemming and The Leisure Society band are coming over for a 2seas Session very soon, more info to follow. Hemming was formerly of early 1990s indie band She Talks to Angels, which included actor Paddy Considine, film director Shane Meadows and bassist Richard Eaton. Hemming wrote and performed music for the films A Room for Romeo Brass and Dead Man’s Shoes. He was also a member of The Telescopes. Nick has also worked with Ray Davies of The Kinks and recorded at their Konk studio in London. The Leisure Society will play a …

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Led Zeppelin Cover – Black Dog / HBR

Black Dog is the opening track of the 4th album by Led Zeppelin in 1971. Talk about a classic. HBR have done a truly beautiful acoustic cover of this. Hassan was joined by Melvin Duffy, Jamie Moses, Danny Cummings and Hamish Stuart. Check out the video of this track and the other songs that HBR performed for us at 2 Seas Sessions. Black Dog is actually written about a black dog that was hanging around the studio when the band recorded this now classic. The nameless, black Labrador Retriever wandered around the Headley Grange studios during recording. The retriever, despite …

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Muntu Valdo – London / Cameroon / Bahrain

We are over the moon to have Muntu Valdo coming to join us in the studio for a 2 Seas Session. Muntu Valdo, is a Jazz guitarist, harmonica player and singer from Doula, Cameroon. He has performed on-stage with Ali Farka Toure, Manu Dibango, Richard Bona, Lokua Kanza, Eko Roosevelt, Lionel & Stephane Belmondo, Keziah Jones, and Alpha Blondy, and has played at Womad music festivals. Muntu Valdo describes himself as a “Sawa Boy”, hailing from the Sawa people who live in Cameroon’s coastal region. With a guitar in hand, a harmonica at his lips and at his feet a …

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A New Toy in the Studio – Bechstein Grand Piano

This is on its way, delight to have a Bechstein grand piano in the studio, this is going to be great for our 2Seas Sessions. Our ever trusty Yamaha upright i think is going to feel the pinch. Feeling Super happy. In fact there is a certain Jazz artist who will make very good use of this. News coming up on that soon…

HBR: Interstate Love Song – Stone Temple Pilots Cover

With the untimely death of Stone Temple Pilots front man Scott Weiland in December 2015, the world has lost one of the true greats of our generation. In a fitting tribute, HBR have performed a cover of Interstate Love Song. The original was released in 1994 on the bands second studio album “Purple” Hassan Bin Rashid (HBR) showed up at our studio and done what we think is an amazing acoustic cover of this STP classic. Hassan was joined by Melvin Duffy, Jamie Moses, Danny Cummings and Hamish Stuart. Check out the video of this track and the other songs …

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King Size Slim aka Tony Barelli - 2seas sessions

King Size Slim is on his way – Heavy Weight Blues

If you do not know the name King Size Slim in musical terms at least, then you are in for an absolute treat. Heavy Weight Blues is how Toby describes his sound and he is not joking. We are thrilled to have KSS coming to the studio to record a 2Seas Session. One man HUGE sound, funky as you like and what a cool fella. Bring it on.

Wizz Jones - 2 Seas Sessions

Wizz Jones

Talk about a legend, we are so happy to have Mr Wizz in for a session. Bruce Springsteen has covered his songs and Eric Clapton, Rob Stewart and Keith Richards have all cited Wizz as a great influence. Wizz began his musical career at the age of 18 leading a Country and Skiffle band called “The Wranglers” in his home town of Croydon, Surrey in 1957. He had been inspired to take up the acoustic guitar a year or so before this after hearing such guitar luminaries as Big Bill Broonzy, Rambling Jack Elliot and Muddy Waters playing at a …

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