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Electric Proms

Africa Express...maybe doing something on their night too

  • Nitin Sawhney
  • 7 Oct 08, 12:35 PM

Mad. Since my last blog, expressing my confusion over Ian Blair not resigning after Jean Charles' killing in 2005, he actually resigned last week...

Really impressed to hear that Oasis are going to play the Proms with the Crouch End Festival Chorus. Ennio Morricone, who's always been a massive hero of mine - true genius - , used them in his soundtrack work. Coincidentally, I just did an interview about his life and work last week for BBC Radio 4. Been listening to and inspired by his brilliance since I was a kid. Amazing how much of an influence he still is.

I'm also pleased to hear Africa Express is going to get it's own night on the 22 October. I played with them earlier this year and thought it was a fantastic way to support a great cause. Been talking about maybe doing something on their night too ..... Rehearsal schedules willing.

As for our gig, I'm just coming to grips with the tempo of the set. Problem is if you come in too slow you can lose a live audience with a big venue like the Roundhouse. Come in too upbeat and you lose some of the emotional, intimate aspects of performance. Going to come in solid and build, I reckon.

Had a great meeting over the show visuals last week... Looking really strong. Some excellent coverage of the album too - ie. The Guardian and The Independent and you can check the youtube vibe on a rough and ready upload of Days of Fire. If you can deal with the insanely bad sound quality!


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