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The Equatorial Group – The Broadoak Sessions

 

All of you music supervisors working on your Independent film scores take note of The Equatorial Group.

Nothing impresses me more than a band that can actually play live in a studio environment, and these guys can play!

I hear all sorts of influences in their sound, the main ones that come straight to my mind are Pink Floyd, Fairport Convention, Gary Jules and even a bit of Chris Rea in places. For all you guitar heads out there, check 6.43 for a very tasteful slide solo by guitarist Dave Davies (Red SG, medicine bottle slide – I think we have a Derek Trucks fan!).

Lead singer Helen Weeks has a superbly unique, rich and distinctive voice which adds to the bands ethereal haunting feel.

I’ll be keeping my special eye on these guys!

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Searching For Sugar Man

 

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I watched this last night. Well worth a watch. A very interesting story that’s so obscure you wouldn’t ever really conceive of it. It just goes to show that the music biz is one of the weirdest places around. Just watch the film before your read anything about it.

https://www.netflix.com/title/70229213

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