Yorkshire born Heath Common has released a new poetry pieces, ‘2 Covid Verses’ which is available to listen to now.

Here’s what Heath had to say when we got a chance to ask some questions.

How did you meet?

“I tend to have different bands for different projects. The band who feature on these tracks are musicians associated with Richard Hawley’s ‘Yellow Arch’ recording studios in Sheffield”.

Who were your musical influences growing up?

“Growing up my biggest influences were the great Blues artists of the early part of the last century (Robert Johnson, Johnny Shines, etc etc)”.

What made you want to be in a band?

“I never set out to join or form a band. I was invited to join a band when I was 14 and since then my music and my songs have made me a decent living so I’ve never felt the need to leave whichever band I’ve been working with. I’ve just let things happen”.

What has been your best gig?

“My best gig was performing at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark. 100,000+ people on a purpose-built site. An outstanding experience. Ronnie Scott’s Club in London has always been a good one too”.

Can you tell us a bit about your music?

“I’ve got a new digital single out on Hi 4 Head records entitled ‘2 Covid Songs’ which is available to download from iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify and all the usual sites”.

Can you describe your music in 3 words?

“Earthy life reflections”.

What makes your band stand out from others?

“The performances feature predominantly spoken word set against a Captain Beefheart-like accompaniment”.

By Siân Parker