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Strange Currencies


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Quite simply, Strange Currencies is Rock music for the soul. Offering up something strange, something eloquent, refreshing, rhythmical and blissful.
An accomplished originals band, Strange Currencies present to you talented musicians from Derby/Nottingham, performing a hybrid of rock, funk, blues and beyond. In comparison, our music sounds like Red Hot Chili Peppers meets Pearl Jam meets progressive REM.

Initially formed in 2016 as an acoustic duo. The band quickly evolved and expanded. Producing an eclectic debut album. ‘Making Monsters.’
PP Johnson brings his words, production knowledge and masterful voice to a combined sound that can only be described as Strange Currencies. Claudine West is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist/composer and songwriter. Often performing with mandolin and drums on stage and keyboards and acoustic guitars in the studio.
The Derby/Nottingham hybrid formation and expansion of sound and styles in 2017 saw the addition of Derby guitarist, Andrew Death and Steve Canner on bass. Robert ‘Too Tall’ Batchelor regularly joins in on harmonica.


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