Category: Features – Archive

January 2, 2017 / Features - Archive

At the age of three Steve Gadd was given a pair of drum sticks. Not only did it stop him using the family’s cutlery for the purpose, it set in train a process that would result in Gadd becoming the only musician on any instrument ever to play at the…

December 4, 2016 / Features - Archive

Seconds after we crawled out of the primordial slime the first-ever singer had barely begun to sing when someone started banging on a tree-trunk with a pair of branches. Before long our proto-drummer discovered a hollow log made a more resonant sound than a solid one, and soon enough this…

November 24, 2016 / Features - Archive

As a girl Ingrid Jensen desperately wanted to be a singer, but she was too shy. Not wanting to give up on music altogether, her solution was to aim to be another kind of vocalist, via an instrument. Eventually she tried the trumpet. “Oh!” she recalls thinking. “You can combine…