Multi front-men, Multi-coloured A couple of rooms above a little pub in Borough are the MMO HQ. Something of an east-end Big Pink, The Gladstone is where the Moon Music Orchestra has gone from loose-knit collective to folk-rock force. Feet firmly on the ground, the band run the pub and practice above it. The walls upstairs are lined with banjos, guitars and mandolins while a well-worn tape-machine resides on the coffee-table, ready to roll.
Emma Pollock is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist from Scotland. She was a founding member of The Delgados. She signed a solo recording contract with the 4AD label in 2005 after the amicable split of the band. Her first solo album, Watch The Fireworks, was released on September 17, 2007. She continues to be involved in the influential Glasgow based label Chemikal Underground. www.emmapollock.com
A young musician & DJ Bishi was British born to a Bengali musical family. Her mother, an Indian Classical singer, warned her against the dangers of a musical life. Undeterred she took secret lessons in voice & piano. An outcast at school because of her dress sense. At the age of 13, she met club promoter & musician Matthew Glamorre at a Minty concert becoming friends, they have been collaborating ever since.