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Sebastian Seb Rochford
Sebastian Seb Rochford
, known as Seb, is from Aberdeen and was educated at The Grammar School. He moved to Newcastle where he graduated from the College of Music. Seb Rochford later moved to London to pursue his musical career.
Polar Bear Drummer
Seb Rochford is the Drummer and Composer of the jazz group Polar Bear. He is also the drummer for several other jazz bands such as Fulborn Taveshim, Menlo Park and Oriele.
In 2004 Seb won the BBC Jazz award for Rising Star. In 2005 Polar Bear was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize.
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The Aberdeen skies are under attack from an enemy jet. It is spilling a strange yellow smoke. Minutes later, people start killing each other.
Former Royal Air Force Regiment Gunner Jason Harper witnesses this and then his wife, Pippa, telephones him, shouting that she needs him. They then get cut off. He sets straight out, unprepared for the nightmare that unfolds during his journey. Everyone seems to want to kill him.
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Albums Of Polar Bear
Albums produced by Polar Bear include Dim Lit and Held on the Tips of Fingers, which was nominated in 2005 for the Mercury Music Prize. Other groups and singers on the shortlist included KT Tunstall, Bloc Party, Coldplay, Kaiser Chiefs and Maximo Park.
Musicians And Groups Seb Rochford Has Worked With
Seb has also worked alongside other groups and musicians such as Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Menlo Park, Fulborn Teversham, Ingrid Laubrock, Paul the Girl, Tim Richards, Perico Sambeat, Antonio Ciacca, Acoustic Ladyland, Bruce Barth and Juliet Kelly.
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Have you seen my beautiful golden retriever Lynne out and about in Aberdeen? Ask her for a high-five! She's a Bravehound PTSD assistance dog, so we'll often be in shops, restaurants, and the cinema together.
We've written a book where I talk about growing up in Aberdeen and then joining the army to be a medic and nurse, and developing military Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
I also talk about losing my son to suicide and the therapy I have had at Royal Cornhill Hospital and grief support groups in Aberdeen.
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Sebastian Rochford returned to Aberdeen on Sunday 15 June 2008 where he headlined at The Tunnels, Carnegie Brae in Aberdeen City. Seb Rochford then performed on Saturday 21 June 08 at The Tunnels with Polar Bear.
2007 Mercury Music Prize Nominee
In July 2007 Seb Rochford was once more nominated for the Mercury Music Prize for his work with Basquiat Strings the jazz quintet. Other musicians in the Basquiat Strings include violinist Victoria Fifield and cellist Ben Davis.