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Sounds of the underground: Victoria line inspires album

Posted at 8:00 am, July 9, 2013 in Fun London, Music & Nightlife
Victoria Line

As far as sources of musical inspiration go, Stockwell station isn’t exactly up there with political oppression and unrequited love. But for Enfield Primary School music teacher Vincent Sheehan, it’s the perfect muse – he’s currently recording songs about all 16 stations on the Victoria line.

Starting from the north-east in Walthamstow Central and finishing in Brixton, Sheehan’s album will take the listener on a journey through each station of the Victoria line and their corresponding areas. Playing every instrument, he covers not only each stop’s history, but his personal affiliation to it, be it a dark memory or a funny one.

With the full set of recordings set to be complete by August, it’s still uncertain if this will put the Victoria line alongside the likes of Baker Street and Camden Town on the tube’s music legends map, but we know one thing – singin’ the blues will never be the same again.

Vincent’s tracks aren’t quite in the UK top 40  just yet, but you can hear them on his SoundCloud profile.

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