Interview with Nicholas D. Ball

Interview with Nicholas D. Ball

Nicholas D.Ball is a professional drummer and percussionist specialising in early jazz.  He studied jazz at Trinity Laban College of Music in Greenwich and now enjoys performing with Vitality Five, an authentic early jazz band, and as a core member of Alex Mendham’s vintage orchestra.  His passion for early jazz drumming has led Nicholas to create a…

Interview with Chris Tye

Interview with Chris Tye

Chris Tye is a singer-songwriter, producer and music technology teacher based in Coventry and Birmingham.  Over the past 12 years he has supported a number of acts including Amy Winehouse, Fionn Regan and Ben Thomson.  Chris also took part in the BBC Music Live In Birmingham Event in 2015, hosted by Jo Whiley.  I caught up…

Interview with Angela Slater

Interview with Angela Slater

Angela Elizabeth Slater is a UK-based composer. She is also the founder of the Illuminate ​series which promotes women’s music. In her AHRC-funded PhD at Nottingham, Angela developed an interest in musically mapping different aspects of the natural world into the fabric of her music. Angela enjoys working with professional and amateur musicians with equal enthusiasm. Highlights include…