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I am just a musician and I am out playing music, whether it is with The Guillemots or with this band. It is like asking someone what is the difference between a night out with one set of friends or another. You just have different relationships with different people. That is it really. The Guillemots are a bit like a family, we have a relationship like that. But I am having a great time on this tour though, we are good friends and it is fun.” Birmimgham born Fyfe Dangerfield has come a long way from teaching music at Cranbrook College. An acclaimed classical composer, Dangerfield came to public attention as a member of eclectic and experimental indie rockiers The Guillemots. However, it was a cover of Billy Joel’s classic “She’s Always A Woman” on this year’s John Lewis advert that has seen his debut solo album “Fly Yellow Moon” shoot back up the charts. Despite the tracks success and knockon effect, the seemingly shy Dangerfield seems unconvinced of the songs true artistic merit. “I was just asked to try it for a John Lewis ad, so I just gave it a shot. I liked the song and I thought why not, just like many of the things I have been asked to do before. It is not like something to be proud of, it is not a creative accolade. Though I am proud of bringing Billy Joel to a new audience.” So, if Fyfe is not about to shout from the rooftops about his commercial and critical acclaim, what is there that he is truly proud of? “I am very proud of the first The Guillemots record, but then again I am very excited about the new one.”

“I am just a musician and I am out playing music, whether it is with The Guillemots or with this band.” The quiet, composed Dangerfield may not be about to tell all about his solo project, but his band is clearly dear to his heart. There is little doubt that The Guillemots fans amongst us were slightly worried when Dangerfield first when solo. “Fly Yellow Moon”, whilst far removed from the work of The Guillemots is tender, moving and unforgettable. Solo success 24

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