“That was the chair that Django sat in,” says Goode, as I make myself comfortable in the living room of his west London home. “We moved to London in 1941,” he continues. “And we’ve been here ever since.”
“The first thing that really got me was the Beatles' Sgt Pepper album when I was about seven years old and I still love it,” says Travis. Both his parents were keen listeners to music. “We always had music in the house and my parents had a good record collection. Mum was a big Chopin fan and dad had some Stan Getz and Dave Brubeck, so I heard a lot of music from a very early age.”
“I’m doing a bit of everything – and it’s what I love”, exclaims the effervescent Dickinson. “I played on the Strictly Come Dancing and Just the Two of Us TV shows and it was great fun and in complete contrast to my own band Most Wanted. Dickinson couldn’t perhaps have chosen a better name for his horn led outfit. As he says: “Work’s been flooding in ever since the day I left college – I’ve been really lucky.” But like every successful musician, it’s all been based on hard work and burning the proverbial midnight oil.
David Gallant talks to the guitarist about how he got started, the instruments he has played over the years and his all time favourite choice. He also reports on the latest instrument developments and launches...