DT had a brief chat with Tottenham-based singer-songwriter Greg Sanderson aka Cocoa Futures.
Can you tell us a bit about your latest EP – Recovery?
Sure, it’s got five songs on it including three bangers. It came out in December last year and we recorded it with a great producer, Brendan Williams, in a lovely studio in Manchester called Low Four. It’s pretty peppy.
When did you first get into music?
I got really into Nirvana, Hendrix and The Beatles as a kid. Then I got the bug for coming up with my own stuff.
How long have you been in Tottenham?
About seven years now – it’s great, isn’t it? It feels really nice to be part of this lovely community.
Highlights of Tottenham life include:
- Playing Saturday morning squash with friends at the leisure centre. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to challenge us.
- Jerk Chicken (with extra sauce) at Bernie Grant Arts Centre
- A Tottenham Special at The Garden House
- The High Cross – top pints, top spot
- The Post! Great new venue
What do you most enjoy about performing and making music?
The best bit is knocking a song together that you’re proud of.
Tell us about your songwriting process – how do you come up with ideas for a new track?
I usually mess around with ideas on the piano or Ableton on the computer and then take them to the band. Around 1% work out.
What can fans expect from a performance?
Quite a groovy time really. Some singing.
What have you got coming up?
As well as some more recording, we’ve got a couple of gigs lined up for the spring:
Amersham Arms on 12 April
Servant Jazz Quarters on 22 May 22