Erica Clarke, Baritone sax, flute & swanee whistle

31 March 2012

Erica Clarke, Baritone sax, flute & swanee whistle

I started playing when I was 15. Think I needed to escape the shackles of the classical cello and singing I was doing. Oh dear, not much of a rebellious streak! I am also the proud owner of a flute, clarinet, bass clarinet and bass guitar. Not sure I can play them yet, but my swanee whistle solos are coming on a treat. I have been playing with the band since 2007. The first gig was in France and it was warm so I am guessing it was summer. We arrived at 11am and did not play until 11pm. The Champagne started flowing at 12pm and did not stop. Memories of the gig are a touch hazy, but I do remember thinking that this was my sort of band.