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Family singer Roger Chapman’s first studio album in 12 years.Life In The Pond, Chappo’s first studio outing since 2009’s Hide Go Seek, reunites him with faces from his past – including Family’s Poli Palmer as co-writer/producer and guest guitar from Procol Harum’s Geoff Whitehorn, while connecting the dots between his early influences and taking the pulse of modern life.
“There’s nostalgia for the different musical styles that influenced my life,” says Chapman. “American rock from the ’50s to now. British R‘n’B from the ’60s, like Georgie Fame, the Stones, Zoot Money. Folk. Blues. Motown. Stax. Blue Note jazz. Classical. Americana. Country. A whole mess of influences. Mostly it’s anger at politicians that’s kept me fired up. But I’m also influenced by daily happenings, world news, people, acquaintances. It’s all in the lyrics.”