Since 2003’s Call Off The Search, Spinetti has kept the breathy chanteuse on the straight and narrow, with 2007’s coffee table perennial Pictures showcasing the softer side to his style.
Henry Spinetti says:
“I find the challenge with Katie is to play quiet and gentle, and still make it groove. It was produced by Mike Batt and he was always asking me, ‘Can you play a bit quieter?’ With Pictures, we actually recorded at Mike’s home studio, and my Sonor kit was set up in the hall of this country mansion, so it was pretty loud.”
“I enjoyed drumming on all those tracks, especially In My Secret Life, which is a Leonard Cohen song. I’d never heard it, but I just picked up the brushes – which you use a lot with Katie – and tried to make it a bit funky.”
“Katie likes a good drumbeat.”