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Both Sides Now

Brudenell Social Club, Leeds.

Both Sides Now
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The story of this project begins with two lifelong obsessions with Joni Mitchell – on the part of keyboard player Aidan Goldstraw and singer Sarah Miller.

Aidan recalls: “During my teenage years, a friend gave me a taped copy of Court and Spark – it was unlike anything I’d heard before in my life.

“Joni’s music was the soundtrack to my time at uni and since that time, I’d often thought about putting together a band which would play these fantastic songs.”

He had to wait a little while – but the catalyst finally came in 2014 when Aidan walked into a jazz gig and heard the voice of Sarah Miller. “The moment I heard that voice, I knew it was the perfect fit.”

The deal was well and truly sealed when, speaking to Sarah after her gig, Aidan discovered that she too was a lifelong Joni obsessive.

Sarah said: “Joni has always been my absolute favourite of all the singer-songwriters of that period. Every song in her catalogue is wonderful, and the biggest challenge of putting this band together is that we have to choose just a few for each show!”

Right from the start, they decided this would not be your usual tribute act.

Aidan added: “Great as the original recordings are, they have a life outside of that. We wanted to honour Joni’s creative spirit by infusing this material with our own musical imagination.”