We went to the Barbican last night for the British Councils 75th Anniversary. It was a night celebrating their work and some amazing musical collaborations. In the first half we heard some African blues, 2 beautiful Scottish and Arabic singers, and then the Guillemots vs the Penguin Cafe Orchestra. The second half was Matthew Herbert Big Band with Eska and the Goldsmith Vocal Ensemble. WOW! Loved every minute of it. Matthew is a genius, he mixes and samples live on stage and plays it back to create beats and sounds. He got the choir to rip newspapers, flick their teeth (!) and blow into water bottles. And Eska is without a doubt one of my favourite singers of all time. She has the voice of an angel. If you want to check out their album together it’s on spotify, search for Matthew Herbert There’s Me & There’s You. Enjoy.