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Cosmo Sheldrake

Cosmo is a UK-based multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer, live improviser, and field recordist. His music ranges widely from celebratory anthems to soulful elegies to riotous party numbers, to sparse electronic production, to haunting polyphonic songs that have grown out of field recordings of birds, whales, fish, frogs, and fungi, and more.

Since his first single ‘The Moss’ (2014), Cosmo has built a large audience of dedicated listeners. A series of successful EPs, ‘Pelicans We’ (2015), ‘Do’ (2021), and ‘Wild Wet World’ (2023) have fuelled viral social media successes. ‘Birthday Suit’ electrified TikTok in 2020, and reached millions, many of whom caught Cosmo performing to sell-out crowds in the UK, USA, Japan, and on tour across Europe. ‘Come Along’ was the soundtrack to a global Apple iPhone commercial in 2019 and has since been streamed more than 200 million times.

Cosmo’s first full length album, ‘The Much Much How How and I’ (2018) captivated listeners across the globe and his eagerly awaited follow up, ‘Eye To The Ear’ was released in 2024.

In addition to his independent releases, Cosmo has composed for the Cirque de Soleil (2020), a series of Samuel Beckett plays at the Young Vic (2014), created immersive audio installations at Kings Place (2023) and the Vienna Biennale (2021), made a radio program on making music with birdsong for BBC Radio Three, organised community choirs, and co-written and produced with a range of artists including Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters), Johnny Flynn and Robert Macfarlane, and Mr Jukes.


Photo credit: Jack Thompson-Roylance