As Midge Ure from Ultravox once famously sang “ohhhhh Vienna”… well, what a beautiful city. We hadn’t been for quite a few years, but last week we were in Vienna, performing Orchestra of Samples at the Playground Festival there, where we were joined on stage by percussionist Simon Neuwirth, who really knew how to get rhythms out of his djembe!
A musician, a restaurateur, a once Tom-Cruise-style-cocktail barman and even former army soldier as he explained to us, Simon was an all round go-getter and very up for improvising some percussive beats for us to record. He took us to Vienna’s famous Stadtpark, where we set and recorded in the sunshine!
Big thanks to Gery and Eva.