Archie the Goldfish - Heart Wide Open


Archie the Goldfish is a project co-led by trumpet player Graeme Flowers and guitarist Chris Bestwick.

As one of the UK’s most in-demand trumpet players, Graeme has performed with jazz stars such as Quincy Jones, Gregory Porter, Manu Katché, Michael Bublé, Kyle Eastwood, Tom Scott, Charlie Hunter and Deodato. On the pop/commercial side he’s worked with Taylor Swift, Cee Lo Green, Tom Jones, Simply Red, Paul Weller, Duran Duran, and many others. He has also performed on, and written music for, three Clint Eastwood movie soundtracks.

After playing on the London jazz scene for many years, getting drunk on JTQ tours with Graeme, backing pop singers, and performing at Womad and similar festivals in the UK and abroad with Algerian, Moroccan and Turkish musicians, Chris has spent the last few years writing for and leading projects in Helsinki, Prishtina and The Hague.

On their new single, ‘Heart Wide Open’, they are are joined by:

Nadia Basurto - vocals

Kishon Khan - keys

Simon Lea - drums

'Heart Wide Open' has no societal message; it's simply a love song.

‘Heart Wide Open’ releases on Friday June 3rd on Funkiwala Records via Kudos.