To mark the festive season, and highlight some of the excellent musicians in our little community at Brixton Hill Studios, we asked a select few artists who rehearse here to be a bauble on our musical Xmas tree by telling us a bit about themselves and answering some Christmassy questions…
As the singer with Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine, Jim Bob had 14 top 40 singles, a number one album and headlined Glastonbury. He has made about a million solo records and published five books. He likes crisps and animals with long noses.
Brixton Hill Studios: What’s your Xmas tipple?
Jim Bob: Prosecco/Coca Cola in a glass bottle
BH: What exciting things are in store for you in 2020?
JB: A new novel, ‘A Godawful Small Affair’ published in March, then recording an album and planning some big live shows.
BH: Fave album of 2019?
JB: ‘Dogrel’ by Fontaines D.C.
BH: Best gig you went to this year?
JB: Better Oblivion Community Center at Shepherd’s Bush Empire
BH: Best gig you played this year?
JB: Glasgow Art School in October
BH: Who should we go and see in 2020?
BH: Best piece of musical advice you’ve ever had?
JB: ‘Whatever a group is, it was the chemical mixture of those four people that makes a group work. That’s a lesson everyone should learn, Don’t mess with it. If it works just let it. Do whatever you have to do to bring it forward but don’t mess with it’ – Joe Strummer
BH: Any tips for fellow music makers?
JB: Be nice to everyone but trust no one.
BH: Fave thing about Brixton Hill Studios?
JB: In a lot of rehearsal studios I’ve felt as though I’m inconveniencing the staff by booking a room and turning up and paying for it. I feel more welcome at Brixton Hill Studios. I don’t feel guilty about spoiling everyone’s day by rehearsing there or asking for another microphone lead.
Also: parking and no stairs.
BH: What’s on the front of your Christmas jumper?
JB: It’s either a plain green jumper or the picture has fallen off.
BH: Who would you play in the Nativity?
JB: I’ve always fancied myself as a shepherd. Or Mary.
BH: Best Christmas song?
JB: ‘Goodbye England (Covered In Snow)’ by Laura Marling
Festive greetings from all of us at BXHS x
Are you aware Brixton Hill Studios alumni such as Black Midi, Hot Sauce Pony, Scud FM, Ham Legion and more have made a Christmas Album? You can check it out/buy it online, or ask at reception and we’ll sell you a copy. Profits go to Brixton Soup Kitchen.
We hope to see you again soon in the New Year…
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