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Musician Kirk Spencer goes solo
Musician Kirk Spencer. Photo: We Love Photography
Kirk is working with singer Merita and rapper Karizma on two other projects

Nottingham artist Kirk Spencer is to release his first solo EP.

The musician, who also works as a producer at the Community Recording Studio in St Anns, is currently receiving national airplay.

BBC Radio 1 DJ Nihal has been championing his Bollywood-inspired track Flying Through India.

"It's been hard at the back. I've always wanted to be at the front," said Kirk. "It's always what I've wanted to do."

The artist said he looks up to Flying Lotus, Hudson Mohawk and the Prodigy but admits to having drawn influences from all over the place.

He said: "When I first started making music I was doing band work so I was listening to punk and then I moved straight on to hip hop and then grime."

But nowadays he said his tastes veer towards experimental music.

"I'm 100% on the sampling and the techno rock," Kirk said.

The musician is often seen playing acoustic guitar for other acts coming out of the Community Recording Studio in St Anns and has already played several sessions at The Beat studios at BBC Nottingham for 2-Tone and Tayla-Jayde.

In session: Kirk Spencer at the BBC Nottingham studios

Kirk said, although he is now pursuing a solo career he does not plan to give up his other interests.

He is currently working with Nottingham singer Merita on a band project entitled The Shanghai Underground and is also working on a six-track EP with rapper Karizma.

However he promises his solo EP will be available shortly.The musician was a guest of BBC Introducing in Nottinghamshire. You can listen to the show every Saturday from 9.00 - 10.00pm. BBC Radio Nottingham is broadcast on 103.8, 95.5FM, 1584AM, DAB and BBC iPlayer.




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