27-30 JULY 2017, Hertfordshire

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We recently sat down with Nick Cope to have a chat about his upcoming appearance at Standon Calling and his latest album The Pirate’s Breakfast.

I am extremely excited to be performing at Standon Calling  this year. I have played at many festivals all over the country but I hear there is something really special about Standon Calling – I can’t wait!

How did you get into writing and performing songs for children?

I used to be in a band in the 90’s called The Candyskins. We toured around the world and released 4 albums and it was amazing fun. As they say, all good things come to an end so I twiddled my thumbs for a bit then a friend asked me to run music sessions at their Montessori Nursery. I started writing some songs for the children and they loved them so I just carried on.

What is your favourite song from your latest album?

My favourite song from the last album would be Nana’s Noodles it is a rather moving song about a family recipe. It makes a lot of parents cry!! I had a tear in my eye when I wrote it.

Have you played at festivals before?

I perform up and down the country at theatres and festivals such as Wilderness, End Of The Road, Camp Bestival, Cornbury, Truck and Wood Festival to name a few. Plus art and book festivals such as Edinburgh Fringe and book festival, Hay Literary Festival and Kings Place Festival in London. I have even travelled to Hong Kong to perform at the amazing Clockenflap Festival.  

Are there any bands you’re hoping to watch at Standon?

Yes, I love the Hives but they are on Friday and I can’t make it boooo!!! I love Pins who are on Sunday so I will try and catch them and I do like dance anthems so Jess Glynne should be fun.

Enter our Facebook competition here for the chance to win a signed copy of The Pirates Breakfast!

Nick Cope will be playing on Sunday in the Children’s Area at Standon Calling.

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