What inspired you to first start making music? And how did you come to be in your current incarnation? Or if you prefer, a brief bio about you.
If I really think about it, then I don’t know haha. I’ve fallen in love with music since I was a kid, I was playing with cassettes and writing shitty songs. Then I’ve started playing guitar, playing gigs with bands in my home town. I feel like everything has changed when I moved to London. The music scene here is so strong and it definitely had an impact on my ‘current incarnation’.
Provide us with some info about your latest release…
I co-wrote this song with a couple of songwriters that I really admire (you know who you are). The writing process was quick and fun. The atmosphere was magic. It was towards Christmas, in a beautiful flat in North London, the Christmas tree had the lights on colouring the room, then us three in a sort of circle, singing the song and throwing ideas to each other. It was magic.
Which ones would you consider your main influences both music-wise & non-music-wise?
Back in the days I would have said John Mayer, he played a big part in my life. Now, I don’t really have one, I am focusing on developing my own sound.
In what way does your sound differ from the rest genre-related artists/bands and why should we listen to your music? In other words, how would you describe your sound?
I do what I call ‘retro-tinged Indie-Pop’. I like using electric guitars and synths quite a lot! You should listen to my music because if you do, then you would help me grow a little and I’ll be forever grateful with you 🙂
Please name your 3 desert islands albums, movies & books…
albums: ‘Continuum’ (John Mayer); ‘Phase’ (Jack Garratt); ‘Cohere’ (Alex Vargas)
movies: I’m really into tv series now…so I’ll name Stranger Things, Bojack Horseman and…Glow!
books: The Lord Of The Rings, Harry Potter and…Murder On The Orient Express
Do you prefer studio or performing live and why?
A bit of both really. Studio is great because I can see my ideas coming to life. Live performances are incredible because is the human part of this job. Being able to perform your songs in a room, with people listening to you, singing back and talk to you. I wanna do this everyday.
Is there any funny-unique story you would like to share with us, always in relation to your music ‘career’?
When I was little, and took my first ever singing lesson in my home town, I’ve been asked by my tutor ‘What do you want to become?’, I said ‘A singer’. She then said ‘You could never become a singer’, the young me replied ‘We’ll see’. Always challenge yourself!
Which track of your own would you point out as the most unique and why?
My next one. Because we put so much effort in and it’s the perfect example of my sound and who I am as an artist. I can’t wait to put it out in the wild world!
Would you like to share with our readers your future plans?
Gonna release new music very soon and play my first London headline show on October 22nd, at the Waiting Room, it will be a special one, I am planning lots of surprises sooooo you can’t miss it! 😀
You can buy tickets here: bit.ly/2RIlC4h
Free question!!! (Ask yourself a question) you wish to answer and haven’t been given the opportunity…
mmmm… have you ever been to a live show of mine?
If not, then come along to the next one!:) x
Curated by: Christos Doukakis
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