As well as his work with his groups the Bill Wells Octet, The National Jazz Trio of Scotland and the Bill Wells Trio, he has also collaborated with the likes of Belle & Sebastian and Isobel Campbell. His most recent album Everything's Getting Older, with former Arab Strap front man Aidan Moffat, was released to widespread critical acclaim and scooped the inaugral Scottish Album of the Year Award.
First of all, congratulations on your SAY Award win with Aidan Moffat. What’s next for Bill Wells?
An Xmas album by the National Jazz Trio of Scotland, hopefully to be released this year.
Where’s your creative place? Either your workspace, or another place that sparks your imagination.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
That 'you've got to have something to kick against' given by the late Lindsay L Cooper.
Who is your “one to watch” for the future or someone overlooked from the past that you feel should be better known?
You’re a prolific collaborator, what do you enjoy the most about working with other artists and do you find that being self-taught helps you to bring something different to the table?
That it takes you to places you wouldn't normally go, both artistically and occasionally, geographically. It's possible that being self taught makes it easier to imagine what it is like to come from a different place artistically.
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