London, U.K.

For some three’s a crowd, but not in the case of London-based trio, Some Velvet Morning. Drummer Rob Flanagan joined brothers Des and Gavin Lambert back in the autumn of 2000, following a brief spell with the 22-20s. Ever since, Some Velvet Morning have been a regular feature on the capital’s live music scene, chalking up over 200 shows to date.

It was in Soho’s musical Mecca, Denmark Street, that Rob and Des first met. Positioning himself daily in what is described by many as London’s Tin Pan Alley, Des could be found composing on the piano John Lennon had used to write Imagine – inspiration obviously embedded in the wooden frame.