Sydney Band Dog Trumpet recently visited the Live from Happy studios with their single Nina Simone. It’s the 3rd single from their latest album Shadowland which was released on the 4th of November. Reg and Pete came in as a duo to give us a sentimental version of the song.
It’s a beautifully written song about Pete meeting his wife in London in 1987 where a couple of days of hanging out turned into 25 years. Pete bought a Nina Simone record for her and then went back to her accommodation and that’s etched a memory in their relationship.
Nina Simone was Mixed and Recorded by Tim McArtney, Owen Penglis and Radi Safi.
This Live from Happy session was made possible by the generous support of ATEN and Mojave. ATEN provide innovative solutions for making better connections and Mojave make world class microphones that are affordable without compromise . In this session Happy utilised the indispensable ATEN UH3237 USB-C Docking Station and the Mojave MA-D Dynamic Handheld Microphone.
Born from the ashes of Mental as Anything, Dog Trumpet are that quintessential Australian act that blends psychedelia, folk and blues — all wrapped up in great songwriting.
Reg and Pete are taking their album and three singles on tour early next year heading almost everywhere for a 12 show run up to Queensland and all the way down to Tasmania.
In case you missed it, we had a chat with Reg about his artwork and how much it’s ingrained in the Australian psyche. You can watch that here — Happy Interviews: Reg Mombassa
Here’s what Dog Trumpet had to say about Nina Simone before taking the stage:
“It’s about meeting my wife in 1987 in London. She was living and working in London for a year. We were touring over their with Mental As Anything for a year.
We went to the second markets and we bought a Nina Simone record, that we took back to her bed sit and listened to.”
Check out the performance below:
To find out more about Dog Trumpet and their upcoming tour, head over to their website.