Thanks to all of the musicians who agreed
to interviews. You can
find them all in the
magazine issues section.

Daniel Niles
Daniel Niles

Keith Mansfield and KPM inspired beats coming soon…


Welcome to the Beat Excavation – a project about Slough (UK) and its unique musical heritage…

John Rolls – The Bop

Film-maker: Abhi Arumbakkam
Interview: Welson Creep & Spencer Lowe
Thanks to: The Christopher Hotel

John had grown up with the sounds of traditional jazzmen such as Louis Armstrong, Mugsy Spanier as well as the Big Band Swing era sounds of Benny Goodman, Count Basie and Glenn Miller. During the mid 1940s a sound was starting to emerge which inspired a new generation of players in Slough. Known to John and his contemporaries as ‘the bop’, it introduced an exciting new approach to playing…