Sebastian "Seb" Rochford





      Sebastian "Seb" Rochford is a Scottish drummer and bandleader who spans many musical genres. Rochford leads British band Polar BearRochford has played drums for Polar BearAcoustic LadylandBasquiat StringsOrioleMenlo Park, Ingrid Laubrock Quintet, Bojan Zulfikarpasic's Tetraband, and Sons of Kemet. He worked extensively with Joanna MacGregor and Andy Sheppard and leads the band Fulborn Teversham and has an improvising duo with Leafcutter John. He also has a solo project called Room of Katinas. He has drummed for Pete Doherty, with his band Babyshambles, in the early days of the band, and has continued to make guest appearances with them. He drummed on the first Babyshambles release, a limited edition single "Babyshambles", released on the High Society label. In 2008, he drummed on the David Byrne and Brian Eno album Everything That Happens Will Happen Today. He has woorked with Corrine Bailey Rae and Herbie Hancock. He drummed on five songs on Carl Barat's solo album released in 2010. In 2011, he drummed on Brian Eno and Rick Holland's album Drums Between the Bells. Rochford produced and co-wrote a four-track EP with UK hip hop MC Mikill PaneThe Guinness & Blackcurrant EP, which was released independently on 24 October 2011. Rochford has collaborated with American theremin player Pamelia Kurstin. He played live with Brett Anderson on Later Live... With Jools Holland on 1 November 2011. In 2014, he played on Paolo Nutini's album Caustic Love. In 2016, he toured with Patti Smith. In 2006, he collaborated with Gwyneth Herbert in a production role for her album Between Me and the Wardrobe. Held on the Tips of Fingers and In Each and Every One were nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2005 and 2014 respectively. In 2012, Seb engaged in a 12-month digital 'singles club' under the project name Days and Nights at the Takeaway (a reference to his studio, located in an old takeaway in North London). Each single consisted of a collaboration with another musician or musicians, in a wide variety of styles, and was backed by a remix by a third party. Collaborators included Jehst, Spoek Mathambo, Jason Moran, Soumik Datta, Leo Abrahams, Drew McConnell, Brian Eno and Oliver Coates. Remixers included MicachuPete Wareham, Tom Skinner, Simon Bookish and Chris Sharkey. Seb won the BBC Jazz Award for best newcomer in 2004, and has been nominated as best musician in 2006. He was also nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2005, 2007 and 2014. Seb also plays drums on Adele's Mercury nominated album 19. Rochford received a Mercury nomination in 2007 for the self-titled debut album by Basquiat Strings With Seb Rochford.

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