Magic Strings

written by Steve for Danny

Recorded in Black Barn Studios
April 2019

Steve Pilgrim and Danny Thompson met up in early April 2019, before their ‘Magic Strings’ tour dates, and recorded this song for Bert at Paul Weller’s famous Black Barn studio in Surrey. Danny said ‘I’m very happy to do something for the Foundation, Bertie was my mate’. Steve said that the song he wrote, ‘Magic Strings” inspired by collaborating with Danny seemed very apt to play for Bert.

With years of international touring, Steve Pilgrim (born 1979), has performed and shared the stage as drummer, guitarist and singer-songwriter, with Noel Gallagher, Roger Daltrey, Kelly Jones, Emeli Sande, Villagers, Lucy Rose, Graham Coxon, Robert Wyatt and Corinne Bailey Rae, to name a few. To be able to duet with Danny Thompson (born 40 years before) had been a real pleasure for Steve. Danny’s playing is never obvious and always innovative, which fits perfectly with Steve’s acoustic agility. Danny says: “As long as I have my hands on my upright bass, I am the luckiest bloke in the world.”

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“I love Pilgrim’s voice, his lyrics, his sense of melody. I hope people get to hear his music, it’s really something special” Paul Weller.