In my last post, I mentioned Sofi Nieto, Si Blades and Mark Adams, my last three long term musical partners (if we don’t count any of the present or previous members of Liquorice Allstars).
I often say that being in a band is very much like being in a relationship with someone. You know, like girlfriend and boyfriend, but with more guitars and less shagging. There’s got to be a lot of give and take and a lot of compromise to make things work. You know, I’ll wash up if you dry and who’s turn is it to walk the dog. Mark and I have been together (musically only, I hasten to add) for years because we do our fair share of the chores. I’m not sure if Sofi understood what I was getting at: she’d say “but Gaz, you don’t even have a dog!”
So anyway, all this got me thinking, if Sofi, Si and Mark have been my last three long-term musical lovers (which would make Giorgio di Bella and Jamie Clague a couple of one night stands and Liquorice Allstars some kind of communal hippy love-in), who have been the significant others in my rich and varied musical life? For there have been many. Oh yes! I put it around a bit when I was young!
Musically, that is.
Over the next few posts, I’ll see if I can remember them all – this’ll be of great help when I come to write my memoirs in a few years time. You know, when I’m a world renowned, award winning songwriter and stuff…