Robert Wyatt

Born 28 January 1945.
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Robert Wyatt on responding to an audience

Robert Wyatt talks about responding to an audience and the magic of live music.

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Robert Wyatt (born Robert Wyatt-Ellidge, 28 January 1945, in Bristol) is an English musician, and founding member of the influential Canterbury scene band Soft Machine, with a long and distinguished solo career. He is married to English painter and songwriter Alfreda Benge.

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  1. Review of The End of an Ear

    The End of an Ear 2012

    Reviewed by David Stubbs
    Wyatt’s sometimes overlooked solo debut shows off his multi-instrumentalist chops.
  2. Review of His Greatest Misses

    His Greatest Misses 2010

    Reviewed by Jude Rogers
    A reminder of the palpable greatness of this Great British Eccentric.
  3. Review of Comicopera

    Comicopera 2007

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    A national treasure makes another peerless album...
  4. Review of Cuckooland

    Cuckooland 2003

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    Listening to Cuckooland is akin to having a cup of tea with a very, very intelligent...
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