In conversation with Andy Hood are Sabrina Mandulu and Erin Hephzibah aka Kodak Ghosts Friday 25th Sept 2020
Join Andy Hood along with Sabrina and Erin live from 9:20 and on catch up where Andy will be asking the girls about their single and their way going forward from this popular local duo
The girls -Sabrina Mandulu and Erin Hephzibah. met on their first day of high school, and the rest we say is history ! The girls love of music brought them together in the School choir as well as performing at school shows etc. Formally known as Mandulu & Hephzibah, they take their new name from a 1970s song by prog-folk musician Michael Chapman.
Erin said: “When coming up with a band name we knew we wanted something memorable. Our producer Derek Fleming is also a guitar teacher and came across the song when he was looking for fingerpicking songs.”
Sabrina added: “’Kodak Ghosts’ also refers to an effect that Kodak cameras used to leave on old photographs that people used to mistake for a ghost. I really like the idea that our band could also leave a lasting impression on someone the same way those effects did.”
Last year they released their debut single Truth Is A Beautiful Girl. The follow-up Till The Morning Comes has just come out.
As well as the music career they are juggling their academic achievements – Sabrina has been running performance workshops over Zoom with the sickle cell disease charity Hope Project Scotland.
Erin said“I love both music and art so I don’t struggle to balance it in my life, because it is my life. I wake up and can’t wait to get the clay out and play my guitar, called Martin.”It’s named after rootsy pop legend Martin Stephenson who gave it to her.
Their first performance at Celtic Connections on the Danny Kyle Open Stage left them with the prestigious ‘Highly Recommended’ in 2018 as well as a finalist on the DKOS at The Spree. Burns Aflame in Alloway and Burns n’aw That at Rozelle. The Paisley Spree to Launch the Paisley 2021 Album and their song The Ballad of Christian Shaw is included. The have gigged ever since.
Also their own passions for the arts -Sabrina has finished drama training at at the University in Edinburgh White Erin is in her final year at Glasgow School of Art studying Sculpture & Environmental Art.