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Biography


‘Most people don’t realise the things you hear adlib or harmony; they’re just experiences the way you see them’ - Charlie Parker.

Four musicians met in a youth club off Tottenham Lane and formed Black and Fantasy Tan.


They gigged the circuit, we're regulars at The Rock Garden, Jazz Cafe, Ronnie Scotts and opened  for Jamiroquai at Battersea Power Station before they spilt.

 

The soldiers dispersed; some went on to work with the likes of Moby, Ziggy Marley and BFT originator, George Wong, formed Sunstone, collaborating with     2x nominated Grammy artist K.O. and  JR Long II, accomplished musician and 5 x hit  single Producer.


Within  the first few months  after release George  became a Winner of the 2018 International Indie Songwriters Contest .

 


WHAT WE ARE LISTENING TO


Now


Thundercat

Noname

Anderson.Paak

Childish Gambino

Crossrhodes

D’Angelo


Back Then


Musicians


Miles Davis – Under Arrest

John Scofield – Still Warm

Level 42 – Early Tapes

George Benson – Its Uptown

Sarah Vaughan

Minnie Ripperton


Composers


Stevie Wonder

James brown

Lauren Hill

Angie Stone

Funkadelic

Beatles 

Jimmy Hendrix

Cameo

Bowie

John Legend



We'd love to know what you are listening to and why.

What's your connection to music?

 
 
 

My Journey


Miles Davis was asked  in an interview with 60 Minutes 'Would you still be a musician if nobody heard you?' He answered 'Yes of course it's in me, I love music, I can't get it out.'

I didn't buy it at the time. Why play if no-one listens? It did not make sense. It gnawed away at my psyche but I learned to live with it, thought it was  just the enigma that is Miles.

I made Hope, my first album oblivious.  I was on a mission to pay homage to the Band I led for ten years. The band was  dear to me and I wanted to finish what I  started ever since we split.   I put myself out  to get the best possible  sound;  then wrote new tracks, to get the best possible songs and in the course of things  the album became less about the Band and more about me.

When the album was complete I looked toward the future, but unlike before, it was no longer about chasing the deal it was  about the music.

Underneath it all, my music was the best it had ever been.   I was writing the songs I always dreamed of but never thought  capable and all I did to get there  was let go.


I suddenly knew  what Miles meant. I do not do music for others I do it for me because its in me, I can't get it out. My only dream, my only concern is to get it right; that is the dream, that's enough.   


George

 


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