CNJ Podcast: Musician’s lockdown adventure

From being a key worker during the height of a pandemic to embarking on a European tour

Thursday, 18th March 2021 — By Bronwen Weatherby

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Will Fairhead (far right) with his band 

ON The Camden New Journal Podcast this week is the lead singer of Will Fairhead and The Gulls.

Will and his band formed after meeting in various pubs and canal boats around Camden in 2019.

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, their plans for a tour were scuppered, but they weren’t to be held down for long as The Gulls went on to complete two “Impossible Tours” last summer and autumn – one of the only bands in Britain to do so.

Will also talks with reporter Calum Fraser about being a frontline worker delivering meals on wheels to the elderly, honing his craft by night and putting on impromptu gigs for his neighbours every week during the clap for carers.

By the end of their second tour the band settled down in a “derelict chateau” in France with a Kentish Town antiques dealer to record their first album.

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