Music: Bands - Shaw / Mwamba duo

In the band:


Corey Mwamba
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I first started playing with Corey Mwamba in 1999.

Shortly afterwards we played some gigs as a duo.

This subsequently led to 2 CDs, BioChem and Biologue.

These can be found and listened to on Corey's website (see above). Our music together is totally improvised.

I also played with Corey in 'Symbiosis Ensemble' on his giant project 'Nature's Glory, Fancy's Child' in 2005.

We worked together on the A.C.E. project 'Dialectic' and now enjoy playing together in Martin Archer's 10 piece band, 'Engine Room Favourites'.

From the off I've always enjoyed working with Corey who is a constant inspiration.

Photograph by George Harris.


'Biochem' was so called because of Corey's background, his studies as a Chemist and similarly Walt's studies as a Biologist.

It was recorded at Derby University recording studios in 2001, at what was the Green Lane annex. Thanks are due to the staff and students from the music technology course who made the recording possible.

Corey played vibraphone and Walt drums, cymbals and gongs. No electronics or overdubs were used and everything was recorded in one take.

Around this time Walt and Corey did several gigs both as the Shaw / Mwamba duo, but also as a trio with Ben Shaw in the A.C.E. funded 'Dialectic' project.

Sample Track:

Duo (8:43)

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