Olivia Arigho Stiles talks to local funkster Zander Sharp
Hi Zander! Who are you and what do you study?
I’m a first year English student with a passion for grammar.
What genre is your music?
Half folk, half ska, but looking to add a third half to that. Sidenote – third half would be a really alternative bandname
What have you been up to on the Oxford music scene?
I’ve split my time between gigging as me and then playing in the funk/jazz band Cross Keys.
If your music were a vegetable (legumes included) what would it be?
A radish. Everything else is too darn mainstream.
What does the typical Zander Sharp groupie resemble?
Nothing specific. Maybe a 5’8 green-eyed brunette with a secret ambition to be a goatherd but her father just won’t let her.
Reform or Revolution: Discuss.
Revolution. It’s way sexier.
Has anything especially embarassing happened to you while performing?
Yes, My larger-than-average nose keeps hitting the microphone and whenever it does i’m terrified it will fall.
Who would be your dream duet?
I think Pocahontas has a great voice, but probably not much stage presence.
Jagger. Bowie. Naked mud wrestling. Who is victorious?
Bowie, he definitely fights dirty. Though Jagger has experience on his side. That’s a toughie.
What’s coming up in the near future for Zander Sharp?
I’ve got an EP in the works which Stornoway are helping me record and then I’m going on a mini-tour in July that I’m really excited for.