Young musician Chaz Thorogood, who attended primary school in Uckfield, played at Glastonbury this week and is launching an EP in London on Monday night.
Chaz has collaborated with another Uckfield musician, Cam Fyall, to produce the EP and both will be performing at the launch at The Finsbury pub.
The pair, both aged 20, have been close friends since starting in the reception class at St Philip’s School, where they benefited from the school’s encouraging approach of getting pupils up to perform music or act in productions.
They also played at charity fund-raising nights at St Philips with The Luv Nuggets and various other local artists.
After Year 6 at St Philip’s Chaz moved to Devon with his family but he and drummer Cam kept in touch through their shared interest in music and Chaz is often back in Uckfield, where his grandfather still lives.
The drumming for the EP was recorded at a studio shared by The Luv Nuggets and another local band Kintillo, which Cam and his brother Dan are members of.
Chaz and Cam both live in London now and have been working together on the EP ‘The Bridge’ for the past six months.
Kintillo write all their own songs and play mostly in London and Brighton. One of their songs, ‘These 4 Walls’ was used by Jamie Oliver recently on his TV Food Channel.
Cam works for Sony ATV’s Music Production Company, Extreme Music. This has helped him develop his skills in recording, mixing and producing music.
He has recorded and produced Kintillo’s latest release, ‘Stop Preaching’.
Chaz’s EP ‘The Bridge’ is Cam’s biggest project to date but he says he has thoroughly enjoyed the process of recording, producing, and playing drums on one of the tracks, for one of his oldest and best friends.
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