Photo by Daniel Whiston
Truth & Lies are good friends and occasional collaborators with Nottingham’s homegrown musical pirates The Invisible Orchestra - a supercharged 24 piece funk (and more) orchestra that have been smashing it live around the country since the release of their excellent debut album ‘Champagne Taste Lemonade Money’. BBC6’s funk-Scouser Craig Charles has been a serious supporter including them in several of his live shows including his 2016 New Year’s Eve bash.
We asked bandleader James Waring about what music has influenced his writing and the sound of the band but he swerved that question and gave us this instead...take it away James...
"Here are 10 songs I've been listening to lately and keep coming back to over time... not necessarily heavy influences or inspirations and during heavy bouts of recording and songwriting, I tend to watch films and documentaries to give my ears and brain a rest! But here goes…
Just even looking at that list, it seems like I could add a thousand more but as I said, it's just the mood I'm in at the moment when I'm at home just listening to tunes in general. The time I probably listen to the most music is when I'm out and about and at friends so that could include anything from Jungle, Jazz, Afrobeat, Soul, Exotica, Dub, Punk, Classical and beyond... Hard question!
Much prefer talking bollocks about the band haha!" (see below for said band)
Photo and concept by Ralph Barklam & James Waring
Article by Ex-Friendly