Bringing it all back home
Describe yourself in three words
Different. Similar. Comforting.
Where are you from?
I'm originally from Cambridge, but I currently live opposite The Maze.
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What genre would you call your music?
People describe me as alternative folk, but I don't think I'm folk at all. I'd say if anything I'm acoustic rock.
Who would you cite as your main musical inspiration?
It tends to be lyrics that inspire me. There's a guy called James in Deaf Havana, whose lyrics are so honest and out there. Musically it's Jamie Cullum. Even though you probably can't hear it in my music, he's a massive influence on me.
Who is your favourite Nottingham artist?
Last year it was Natalie Duncan. I listened to her album way too much. These days I'm not too sure as there are so many. At this very moment I'd say Leah Sinead.
Tell us about your Brittle Bones EP
It's 100 per cent for charity, for Framework and Emmanuel House. It's got five tracks, I recorded it in my bedroom and it's been hard work, but it sounds good.
Why did you choose Framework and Emmanuel House specifically to be the beneficiaries of the EP?
I was asked last year to play at Framework's event, the Big Sleep Out, and I was quite oblivious to homelessness. I had a lot of people asking me if I was sleeping out with them. I wasn't and I felt really bad about it. I wanted to do something that I was good at to help. I went along to Emmanuel House and was overwhelmed by the staff, who were all incredibly upbeat, even though the Government had taken their money away. I came out of there really touched. I'm raising awareness of homelessness, but also raising money for the staff. It's opened my eyes to homelessness and I want to do that for other people my age.
What's your favourite chill-out spot?
Jam Café. I would say the Maze, but they're open quite late, so I'm often home by then.
What gigs do you have coming up?
I'm at Jam Café on April 26 as part of a hip hop night. In July, I'm playing at the Waterfront festival and the Out The Box festival in August.
What does the future hold for you?
I've got another EP coming out soon called Things Have Changed Pt. 2. It's a follow up to the EP I released last year.