Hello people and thank you for taking the time to read July’s edition of The Music Connection.
This month, I had the great pleasure of interviewing the singer from the Electronica band ‘Dawn Hunger’, Claire Inglis.
‘Dawn Hunger’ is a project which was created by Andrew Hung, who is a musician who had the idea of composing songs for musicians, but not being involved in the live performance. Dawn Hunger’s music is interpreted and performed Live by singer Claire Inglis and Matthew de Pulford.
Q. Hi Claire, I hope you’re keeping well. So tell us, how did you first get into the music industry?
A. I first started off in the industry by working at two of the major recording studios here in London; Metropolis Studios and Angel Recording Studios
Q. What are your biggest achievements within the music industry so far?
A. I think for me, it was playing at the last ATP (All Tomorrow’s People) Festival last December, which had a brilliant line up of artists whom I have respected, including the Scottish rock band ‘Mogwai’. Also playing many venues around Europe has also been a great achievement.
Q. What projects are you up to at the moment?
A. At the moment, I am currently working with a recording artist who is signed to a record label called ‘Mute’ and also with another artist who’s signed to a record label called ‘Rock Action Records’. I am also in the process of starting another project.
As far as live performing goes, I won’t be back out until next year, which I am looking forward to.
Q. What do you think the future holds in store for Claire Inglis?
A. I tend to not overthink, but all I know is that I’m working towards a live solo electronic set, as well as working on collaborations with other music artists.
Q. What one piece of advice would you give to someone trying to make it within the music industry?
A. Believe in yourself and never give up, don’t be too hard on yourself and have fun….within reason of course.
Q. Who are your favourite music artists?
A. This is always a difficult question, as there are so many. I’d say Bjork, Kate Bush, Boards of Canada and Nick Cave; but the list could go on and on.
Q. What do you like getting up to on your days off from music?
A. On my days off, I like to go on 10 mile walks and enjoy watching weird movies. I also really enjoy my own company. I think it’s important for one to be able to shut down sometimes.
Q. What are your links with Crouch End?
A. I live in Crouch End and have many friends here, however, soon to be moving. I’ll soon be splitting my time between Scotland and London over the next few months.
Q. Final words to the people of North London?
A. Love & Respect.
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See you all again in next month’s edition…