'Still Life, Sweetheart' is a collaboration between poet Liz Lochhead and musician/producer Andrew Wasylyk. It marks their second collaboration with a collection of five voice and piano pieces. Recorded at An Tobar on the Isle of Mull.
Liz Lochhead is a Glasgow-based writer. The former Makar (the National Poet of Scotland) from 2011-2016, she was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry 2015. Since her debut best-selling (for poetry anyhow) publication way back in 1972 Liz has also been a pioneering performance-poet, refusing to be either/or about "page-or-stage". A prolific playwright, she's the author of more than a score of both original works and acclaimed adaptations for the theatre. Music's always played a big part, from her current two-hander intimate revue performances with saxophonist Steve Kettley to past collaborations with artists including the late, great Dundee singer-songwriter Michael Marra and Glasgow's experimental hip-hop group Hector Bizerk.
Liz and Andrew first worked together with producer Gordon Maclean at Mull's An Tobar on 'The Light Comes Back', the 2016 album by Liz Lochhead with The Hazey Janes and Steve Kettley.
Andrew Wasylyk is a Scottish musician and producer who has conceived and contributed to over twenty albums to date. These include seven albums as lead vocalist and guitarist with ongoing indie-pop group The Hazey Janes, and producing two lauded albums (including a French-thriller soundtrack) with electronic-experimental duo, Art Of The Memory Palace.