Former Supergrass drummer Danny Goffey performed an ironic cover of ‘Walking in the Air’ on Aled Jones’ Sunday morning show on ITV.
The musician, who has recently released critically acclaimed debut album Take Your Jacket Off & Get Into It with his new band vangoffey, wasinterviewed by Aled Jones on ITV Weekend prior to performing, and Jones hinted: “I’ve been told that it’s a song dear to my heart, so I can’t wait to hear it…”
The band’s version of the song that sound-tracked The Snowman recalls Chris Isaak’s ‘Wicked Game’, fused with Goffey’s trademark wit – a definitive trait of the man who wrote classic comical Supergrass hits ‘Alright’, ‘Caught by the Fuzz’ and ‘Late in the Day’.
vangoffey’s debut album, which was released in October 2015 on Distiller Records, has been championed by the likes of NME, Q, Uncut, BBC 6 Music and Radio X, and Goffey’s mischievous wit on previously released tracks ‘Trials of a Modern Man’, ‘Sucker’ and ‘Race of Life’ continues to charm the nation.
The charismatic multi-instrumentalist currently resides in Somerset with his wife Pearl Lowe (singer of ‘90s post-punk band Powder and mother ofDaisy Lowe), along with their children, who have all starred in vangoffey’s videos. Goffey recently released a brand new video for single, ‘Sucker’ starring Daisy Lowe and her boyfriend Thomas Cohen.
It’s just over 20 years since Supergrass’ breakthrough hit album ‘I Should Coco’ was released, and Goffey has seen it all; from the highs and lows ofBritpop, partying and ‘90s Camden, experiencing Supergrass’ incredibly rapid rise to the top of the charts, to later briefly touring withBabyshambles in their heyday.
Goffey’s new line up with vangoffey consists of Drew McConnell from Babyshambles, Louis Eliot from Rialto, and the son of Florence & the Machine producer and Pulp bassist Steve Mackey – Marley Mackey. vangoffey are set to announce October tour dates very soon.