Playlist: Music To Cut Hair To with Andrew James Singh
A trip to About This Place hair studios is rarely just purely functional.. Hairdressers can often end up being confidante’s. It’s all about the setting too, so is there more annoying than bad music? it’s unacceptable. Bad music is only an interruption of what we believe the salon atmosphere should be. This why ‘Music to cut hair to’ was created.
Here at the ATP Studios, headed by the Hair Mistress aka Victoria Saunders has perfected that blend. She cuts the hair of half the DJs in London and many of the people in the background of this wonderful industry. The reason they keep coming back, aside from a damn fine cut, is the fact the music is spot on – hence being asked by R$N to compile a feature for them.
Music To Cut Hair To, a selection of some great music played in the salon alongside some appearances from friends…
“Welcome again to another edition of ‘Music to Cut Hair to’ and today I welcome a friend who I have reconnected with through the might power of Amateurism Radio during Lockdown.
Andrew James Singh or Singha, as he is known to me, reminded me of his skills in digging and creating the best sounds for your ears.
I always road test playlists before I send them out to the public, not that I ever need to, but this one is superb. Singha you have done me proud. The Q&A opens up a little insight the this wonderful, kind man.
Anytime for this but it’s so fitting for a sunny day. Sweetheart I thank you and I salute you.”
1. When were you at your happiest?
2. What’s your greatest fear?
3. Who do you admire?
My friends for a multitude of reasons
4. What trait do you deplore in yourself/ other people?
Sloth (although I am partial to it occasionally)
5. What’s your worst habit?
6. Favourite word?
7. Who would you like to say sorry to?
Think I’ve covered this but if I have missed anyone sorry !!
8. Who do you despise?
Not really my vibe
9. Who or what is the love of your life?
Family & Friends
10. What would improve your life?
I’d love to have another go with the knowledge and experience I have now
11. Worst job you have ever done?
I was a bin man one summer but I actually quite enjoyed it, good hours home just after lunch.
12. What’s your greatest achievement?
Republic of Music
13. What keeps you awake at night?
Now I’m a certain age weeing.
14. How would you like to be remembered?
15. What lessons has life taught you?
Positivity goes a long way
16. What would your super power be?
17. Favourite smell?
18. Who would play you in a film?
Riz Ahmed (Rose tinted version) or Romesh Ranganathan (reality)
19. What song would you like played at your funeral?
Goodnight Tonight – Wings
20. Top tip?
If you fancy a unique view of London and a bite to eat check out the Portrait restaurant (at the National portrait museum when it opens again)
21. Tell us a secret…
That would be telling
Andrew is playing at Camp Bestival Friday & Saturday 30th & 31St July