Interview with Hannah Jacobs



Interview with Hannah Jacobs


Entertainment and sport


1. How long have you played music?

I've been hitting piano keys for as long as I remember, jamming out to 70s bands with my dad and writing soundtracks and songs. I was lucky that my local state school happened to have an ace music department, so I managed to go on to study music at Oxford Uni.

2. What instruments do you play?

Piano, synths, accordion, oboe, a bit of guitar and I sing too.

3. What do you do for a living?

I run Upcycled Sounds recording studio, label and venue in East Oxford. So I spend most of my time arranging, producing, writing, playing and promoting music - pretty nice! I'm in a few bands too but my main project at the mo is Limpet Space Race, a duo mishmashing pop, jazz, prog and experimental electronics.

4. What was your favourite Oxford gig?

Too many to name! I'm involved with organising lots of gigs so there are always magic moments when they come together - some highlights would be Paddy Steer, Fofoulah and Hejira shows at Tap Social and all the Tandem Festivals! Also love the Divine Schism shows - their day fest If Not Now When is always banging, and Bossaphonik put on amazing gigs. An extra special gig we played was our Limpet Space Race residency, where we built a big audio-visual installation made of old TVs in the studio.

5. What’s the Oxford music scene like?

Great people doing exciting things. There's a big DIY culture, I think because Oxford is so expensive to survive in, so there are always creative projects and ideas popping up. Missing the constant barrage of events a lot in lockdown!




Graham West and Hannah Jacobs


Museum of Oxford

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