His father, Rupert Sheldrake, is a biologist and comes from a long line of church organists. His mother, Jill Purce, an inspirational figure whose mother was a concert pianist, was instrumental in the revival of group singing, taught Mongolian overtone singing, and worked for four years with the German avant-garde composer Karlheinz Stockhausen.
Therefore, from an early age, Sheldrake grew up in a world of unconventional music that included electronic and analogue sounds, whale songs and bird songs. All of these influences are reflected in his music.
Additionally, it is helpful to know that Cosmo Sheldrake collects a wide range of instruments such as guitar, banjo, keyboards, bass, double bass, drums, tin whistle, sousaphone and accordion and is also proficient in many of them. This diversity allows him to use field recordings, natural soundscapes, his vocals and flexible instrumentation to create highly original music. Sheldrake has already been described as a "truly great British eccentric", which is pleasantly and brilliantly true. His music is truly unique, seems extremely organic and never constructed, despite his unusual approach.
The best thing about it is that his tracks also work brilliantly live. His fans can experience this for themselves when Cosmo Sheldrake finally goes on tour again in May to present his new album, which will be released before the concert in Berlin.