60 Seconds With…Paul Sartin

Today we have the next installation of our feature ’60 Seconds with…’! Over  the coming weeks we will be posting quick and quirky interviews with the people behind the music at the Winter Festival. There’s no hard and fast rule with what we ask – most questions come from members of the team – though if you’d like to contribute, leave your questions in the comments section. Enjoy!

This week, we spoke to Fables – a Film Opera composer and Bellowhead member, Paul Sartin.

Lute or electric guitar?
Neither – the only decent string instruments don’t need frets.

Beer or Cider? Whiskey or Rum?
Definitely ale, or proper cider – the stuff with rats in.

What’s the naughtiest thing you did at school?
Spread a rumour that someone was pregnant, except that due to Chinese whispers it came back to haunt me when I was cited as the father.

Who’s your favourite fictional hero?
Peter Rabbit.

Where’s your favourite venue in London?
Waterloo Station – the quickest way out and back home to Hampshire.

What’s your most memorable performance as a performer?
Being an extra on Dick and Dom In Da Bungalow (kids’ TV programme), as a guest at the wedding between Timmy Mallett and Mr Blobby.

What one thing would you most like to tell your audiences?
To buy more of my CDs.

What’s the best thing about being involved in Fables?
I love the whole thing – the singers, the staff, the enthusiasm and creativity! It’s such an exciting project, and I feel honoured to be part of it.

Fables – A Film Opera is being premiered on Friday 17 December at Shoreditch Church (St Leonard’s) . For more information please visit www.spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk

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