Duotone’s Barney Morse-Brown on his Musical Inspirations
In the latest ‘Waking the Muse’ artist blog from Propermusic.com, Duotone’s Barney Morse-Brown reflects on his inspirations and musical upbringing. Duotone are a contemporary acoustic duo comprising Barney Morse-Brown (cellist for The Imagined Village and Chris Wood’s Handmade Life) and James Garrett (London based singer-song writer and percussionist).
“I guess when I think about it, and I know it sounds strange, I can’t really remember a moment where I knew that I wanted to play the cello, or indeed that music was something that I wanted to do. Though what I do know is – being brought up in a family of seven kids who all, at some point in their childhood played an instrument, including my eldest brother Eric who played the cello and was initially taught by my mum – with so much music going on in our family, it was only natural that I learnt an instrument. I guess the cello stood out, and once I started, I progressed quite quickly, so my parents took that to mean I’d made my choice and that was that.
“I know it doesn’t sound that glamorous, but I can’t recall a gig I went to, or seeing an inspirational performance or anything like that which got me into playing the cello, I just seemed to be good at it and was encouraged by my parents to keep it up.”
To read the full blog entry, visit Propermusic.com: http://blog.propermusic.com/waking-the-muse-barney-morse-brown/