This year’s Creative Sessions were held in the Foyer at the Brentwood Centre over the weekend of 13 and 14 April.
Our eighth band on day two were Abdoujaparov, who are no strangers to Phoenix FM – frontman Les Carter (formerly of 90s indie legends Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine) is a former presenter on the station and the band have taken part in a couple of Phoenix gigs in the past, including one in the White Hart in Brentwood High Street before becoming the Sugar Hut.
The band played three songs – Married To The Rock, Fingers and the Abdou Theme – two of which may be appearing on the band’s third album sometime soon (working title Dead Bodies Shopping Trolleys).
After the session the band went in to the studio to chat with Jed Shepherd live on air, and you can hear the interview again below:[audio:https://www.phoenixfm.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Phoenix-FM-interview-with-Abdoujaparov-Jed-14-04-2013.mp3|titles=Phoenix FM interview with Abdoujaparov 14.04.2013]
The sessions were played out on air for the first time on 27 June 2013. You can see the videos and photos below. Thanks to Dave Shalloe, Jamie Isherwood and William Chan at Creative Studios for producing the audio.