MUSIC HIGH FIVE: Meet Paul Brett singer and songwriter

…where we hi-five local musical movers and shakers. We ask five questions to get to know the people who play regularly or contribute in other ways to Brixton’s live music scene. This month meet Paul Brett

What do you do and where do you do it?

I am a musician, songwriter and occasional DJ. I am a founder member of the band Yaaba Funk in which I play bass synthesizer. I also have my band Little Number in which I write all the songs, sing and play rhythm guitar. I also teach drum kit to kids at various schools in South London and to adults with mental health issues at Core Arts in Homerton.

Favourite memories of playing in Brixton?

So many good memories of playing in Brixton. Yaaba Funk’s first gig was at the Grosvenor pub (OK it’s in Stockwell but I reckon that counts, no?). Yaaba Funk also had many good nights playing at Mango Landin’. Sadly both these great pub venues are no longer with us.

What are you listening to at the moment?

Currently I am listening to Aldous Harding’s album Designer. Also enjoying Greentea Peng and Khruangbin who I saw recently at Brixton Academy. Great show!

Favourite album of all time and why?

Favourite all time album is a hard one. When I was a kid my mum had John Martyn albums and Bless the Weather was always a favourite. Exquisite sadness. The amazing voice, songwriting and guitar playing of John Martyn. But … I’ll go with ‘Talking Book’ by Stevie Wonder. Does that need to be explained? It’s a work of genius!

Where can we hear you next?

Little Number have their debut vinyl 10” EP coming out soon, which we are crowdfunding for. 100 copies only. The link is: