I’ve played with the Soul Immigrants for about 12 years, they were the first band I joined when I moved to London! It’s always fun to play with the band because it is the perfect blend of open-ended improvisation and tightly arranged riffs, melodies and corners. Coming from a background of listening to soul and groove-based music, it’s always a pleasure to keep in touch with my roots and play in this band. The force is always strong with this one.

Guitar/vocals: Emrys Baird (bandleader)

Alto sax: me

Keys/bass: Alan Gibson

Drums: David Bouet