UNIDENTIFIED FLYING PROJECT by SIMON WOOD HARRIS. The pursuit of dynamic energy, the hope of the edge of perfection and the promise of an insight into the minds of the great musicians.
Simon Wood Harris has been writing songs for way too long, having been brought up indulging, dissecting and absorbing the writings of the likes of Peter Gabriel, Sting, Steely Dan & Return to Forever and then onto wondering how the likes of John Martyn & Damien Rice dig into their souls to give us their creative interpretations. Having ingested every single nuance that these artists have given us, SWH started to consider the idea of bringing that style of writing, and then bespoke wrapping, the world’s most gifted musicians around each song to see what might happen.
Take a song, indulge in the fantasy of what musicians might work for each part, and then bring them together in one room and seeing what happens.
What would come out of having those absolute ‘edge of the precipice’ talents bonding at a level which most of us will never even start to understand? Then start from scratch with the next song — dig deeper into those fantasies and imagine the idea of what might happen the next time.
This is what UFP is about and Simon Wood Harris is doing everything and anything to make it come together. So far, four years work, 7 different drummers, 8 different bass players, 5 guitarists, keyboard players by the truck load – and ONE completed track only! But, much more in development now with the promise of delivering some of those fantasies (Keith Carlock, Omar Hakim, Nicolas Fiszman, Rhani Krija, Dave Weckl, Pino Palledino, Robbie McIntosh, Kipper Eldridge, Jeremy Stacey, Dominic Miller, Peter Cox, Spencer Cozens, Roberto Manzin, Enzo Zrilli, Chris Potter, Jon Kenzie, Robin Mullarkey, Wayne Krantz, Peter-John Vettese, Dan Weiss, Stuart McCallum, John Ellis, Alex Cornish, John Metcalfe………………and many more to come)[AdSEnse-A]