Paul Johnson and Darren Beech caught up with Peter Knight after Gigspanner Big Band closed the Friday night of New Forest Folk Festival 2019.
We talk to Peter about the early days of Gigspanner, how the idea came about, Peter’s ethos for music, what he looks for in his musical relationships and how he approaches his new projects since Steeleye Span.
There is a very funny interlude, when the one and only Hugh Crabtree makes an appearance with a bottle of wine. We also talk to Peter’s about John Spiers, how the partnership came together, Peter’s workshops and the Gigspanner Big Band.
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Artist’s website: https://www.peterknight.net/
Wednesday 27th November 2019
The Gigspanner Big Band The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
Thursday 28th November 2019
The Gigspanner Big Band Helmsley Arts Centre, Helmsley, N Yorks
Friday 29th November 2019
The Gigspanner Big Band Victoria Hall, Settle
Saturday 30th November 2019
The Gigspanner Big Band The Queen’s Hall, Hexham
Sunday 1st December 2019
The Gigspanner Big Band The Live Room, Saltaire