Hetty Kate: ‘I came to Paris to push myself out of my comfort zone’

“Under Paris Skies is a little different from traditional voice / guitar / bass trio albums. For some of the songs James Sherlock plays both rhythm and lead guitar, and for others Ben Hanlon overdubbed multiple bass parts. For the rest we play as a trio. I love hearing a jazz musician improvise and create with themselves. I find it really beautiful to discover their voices in this setting, and that curiosity inspired me.”

Megan Burslem – my songlines

” I was having a lesson with the great Caroline Henbest, preparing Rebecca Clarke’s ‘Sonata for Viola and Piano’. It was the first time I had ever played a solo viola work by a woman composer, and I felt so connected with her composition. Everything about this work spoke to me. I just had this crazy epiphany, that I didn’t want to play the music anymore, I wanted to speak about it!”

Luisa Sobral: ‘I’m obsessed with language’

“Portuguese music is there not because I put it there intentionally, but because I’m from Portugal; then I have a little of American folk, because my dad used to listen to a lot of Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell; then I went on my own and I started listening to my own music and I started finding other things, getting more into the jazz world, and I mean instrumental jazz. Now I’m a bit far away from jazz, but still all the things that I listen to during my life are there.”