For the full playlist ‘Music for the soul’ played during the operation please see the links on Spotify and Youtube. Note – Some of the songs couldn’t be located on Spotify.

Here are some other sources I particularly like.

Bill Withers – If you ever need to be soothed listen to Bill.

Leftfield – I first came across Leftfield on an old cassette compilation of artists IMG_5882called Future Funk which had their track Inspection Check One . My uncle gave me the album as a present for christmas when I was 13 and I never looked back. This was a big moment as it introduced a whole new world of Dance music to me which ultimately lead to seeing them live at Homelands festival in 2000 for one of the best live music experiences I have witnessed.

Chemical Brothers – I discovered on the same tape pack above, along with many artists from that era, and heard the record Leave Home becoming an instant fan.

Janelle Monae – Great albums to listen through, worth noting the interludes between songs on Electric Lady give the album a great feel. One my favourite tracks is Give Em What They Love  feat Prince which always gets me grooving.

Debussy – there is so much magic in this compilation.

Ralph Vaughan Williams – beautiful music  I more recently discovered. 

Rage Against The Machine – Having been a fan since my early teens I finally managed to see the band live and was fortunate enough too at the Battle of Britain Gig in Finsbury Park, London. It was a free gig for the fans as a thank you for beating X-Factor to the 2009 christmas number 1 spot which made music history.

Metallica – Another group my uncle introduced me too via a tape recording he did of the Black/Self titled Album . At a young age I instantly knew big guitars were going to have a major influence on my music tastes. I have since seen this band many times and one of the highlights was the BIG 4 at Sonisphere Knebworth 2011.

Brian Culbertson – a friend of mine saw him live and gave such a glowing report I knew I would have to do the same. So I made sure when he was next playing at the Pizza Express Jazz Cafe in Soho, London I would go. I had such a good night. Every bit a true performer and entertainer. See video.