Grasscut are Andrew Phillips (music, words, production, vocals, keyboards, guitar) and Marcus O’Dair (keyboards, double bass). Since opening the main stage at The Big Chill in 2009, the duo have gone on to perform at Tate Britain, Koko, Cecil Sharp House and the ICA. Overseas, they have played The Pompidou Centre as well as venues in Germany, Belgium, Holland, Czech Republic, Portugal, Poland and Slovakia. For this show, Grasscut come replete with live drums and strings.
Grasscut are Brighton based composer/producer Andrew Phillips and musician/writer Marcus O’Dair. Grasscut’s music has always been deeply rooted in a sense of place, expressed through Phillips’ vocals, and rich references including WG Sebald, Hilaire Belloc, Ezra Pound, Robert Wyatt, Basil Bunting, James Mason, TS Eliot, Gazelle Twin and Kathleen Ferrier. Grasscut have received wide praise for their audio-visual live shows since opening the main stage at the Big Chill, and Everyone Was A Bird their acclaimed recent album explored a cinematic and immersive mix of electronica, post-rock and song augmented by live strings, drums, piano and guitar.
As well as cutting grass, Andrew is a composer of music for film and television. Of his last three scores, one won the Grierson Award for Best Arts Documentary; one has been nominated for the BAFTA Craft Award 2012 for music; and the third has been nominated for an Emmy for music and sound. Marcus is a journalist, broadcaster and lecturer, who wrote the authorised biography of Robert Wyatt, Different Every Time, Different Every Time.