TUNE Sugarcane - Midland Girls
This is the new EP from Robin French's new Caribbean samba band, featuring Antonia Thomas, one of the UK's biggest acting talents.
Sugarcane’s hybrid sound updates vintage bossa nova and calypso for twenty-first century Birmingham. With one British parent and one from the Caribbean, it's not surprising that Robin French's music is a post-Colonial jumble. Acoustic backyard sambas meet French chansons, Bahian drumming melds with Trinidadian steel pan, an old drum machine, and a toy melodica.
As the bassist of Mr. Hudson and the Library, Robin French toured with Amy Winehouse, The Police and Kanye West. Robin has since had huge success as a script writer - creating and writing the award winning BBC1/Netflix sitcom Cuckoo and writing plays for The Royal Court & The National.
Robin is delighted his friend Antonia Thomas is featuring on Sugarcane's debut EP. Antonia is one of the UK’s brightest acting talents. Antonia and Robin met in the green room of a London theatre, while working on a play together.