💕 OUR SECOND EPONINE GUEST PLAYLIST IS BY THE BRILLIANT HENRY PERRYMENT - ACTOR, WRITER AND COMEDIAN 💕
HENRY IS ONE HALF OF CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED AND EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD NOMINATED COMEDY DUO GOODBEAR. CLEVER, FUNNY AND EVER SO SILLY, GOODBEAR SHOWS ARE SOME OF OUR VERY FAVOURITES. THEY ARE KNOWN FOR THEIR ORIGINAL USE OF MUSIC IN THEIR SHOWS, WHERE SCORES ARE COMPOSED AND PLAYED SEAMLESSLEY THROUGHOUT, TAKING ON A ROLE OF THEIR OWN. SEE OUR INTERVIEW WITH HENRY BELOW, WHERE HE TALKS US THROUGH HIS PLAYLIST AND HIS LOVE FOR MUSIC.
TALK US THROUGH YOUR PLAYLIST . . .
Well, you asked for 24 songs, so I decided to use that as the basis of the playlist. Started at midnight and worked my way through the hours of the night / day. Starting with a night out, early morning, following day, evening, then to going to bed. I tried to get a good mix of stuff in there. Hopefully it’s good listening.
FAVOURITE MUSIC GENRE?
Ah that’s a toughy! Almost an impossible question. It’s clichéd but I genuinely listen to a variety of stuff and there’s no one genre that I dip into more than another. It depends what mood I’m in. What I’m doing that day or what’s happened. It’s not a genre but 6 music is consistent with me! Always in the background on my kitchen speakers.
IS THERE A GENRE YOU MOST LIKE TO WRITE YOUR COMEDY TO?
Well, Goodbear use loads of music within sketches. 99 percent of it is originally scored by my brother Max. However, there’s usually a starting point that comes from a piece of music. Maybe another film score or composer. It can help with the genre that we’re parodying. Listening to score’s and composers new stuff works great for me when generating ideas. You can set the tone of something before you’ve written any words. Music and sound design of any film or live show is so important for me but I guess I’m bias in that sense.
MOST MEMORABLE LIVE MUSIC EXPERIENCE?
Again, hard one and there’s lots. Hard to think about now as we’re all craving it so much! I had to find a photo for a friend’s 30th birthday book the other day and was flicking through old photos and videos on my phone. I found a few videos of live gigs. Scrolling through Primavera festival (2018?) I think with Radiohead and LCD. Floating Points also did a magical live show late on too. I messaged a few of those videos out to friends I was there with and made some people very depressed. Bad move but that weekend I saw some incredible gigs. I also sent a video of Arcade Fire at Wembley performing the start of Wake Up to my brother.
BEST COMEDIAN WHO USES LIVE MUSIC?
One of the last shows I can remember seeing before the world ended was Trygve Wakenshaws show. Incredible mime artist from New Zealand. He was developing his latest show at Soho Theatre and I can’t imagine how many sound cues there were. Even more than us! The sound design was great and so was he. We were lucky enough to work with him on our last show ‘Dougal’. Contacted him out of the blue and he flew over from Prague where he lives and spent the weekend in a school hall messing about. Was super fun and the show benefited from it massively.
FAVOURITE SONG IN THE WORLD?
What?! Okay. When creating this playlist I listened to Can’t You See by The Marshall Tucker Band and realised it has got it all. However, I still can’t say that’s my favourite. It changes week to week. I also am one of those people who listens to a song until I’m sick of it. I have no control over it. I play it until I’m done. I want more!
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