Neil March & The Music of Sound played an electrifying set to an enthusiastic crowd at the BBC Introducing stage at the Latitude Festival on Sunday 16th July 2017. The line-up was Neil March (Conductor/Composer) John Molloy (Technical Director/Assistant MD) James Saxon (Piano) Matthew Saxon (Flute & Keyboards) and Mark Saxon (Cello).
The band were introduced by BBC Radio 3 presenter Suzy Klein and played a 25 minute set consisting of three tracks from the Demerara Records released EP Music To Plan Towns By plus the epic Metrospectra III from Demerara Records compilation album This is Tomorrow Calling and the newly composed (especially for Latitude) The Whole Town Is Singing.
Neil was also interviewed for BBC Radio 3‘s Late Junction by broadcasting legend Max Reinhardt and for BBC Radio 1 & World Service by Jaguar Bingham. Tracks from the live set and the interview with Neil by Max will be played on Late Junction this week.
Reception to the performance was fantastic and it also emerged that the panel who were tasked with choosing the artists to play the BBC Introducing stage had all picked Neil on the basis of hearing Music To Plan Towns By I.
The Podcast of the Late Junction edition presented by Max Reinhardt is now available for 30 days on the BBC website and includes the live recording of Neil March & The Music of Sound performing Music To Plan Towns By – I at Latitude. Their performance appears at around 1 hour 2 minutes and is followed by some cool incisive comments from Max but of course we recommend the whole 90 minute show. You can listen to it here.