What are you listening to right now?
A whole range of artists. The artists who are inspiring me at the moment include Sam Smith, George Ezra, Ed Sheerin, Paloma Faith, John Legend & Damon Albarn. So quite a few.
How did you get into music?
I’ve always been writing music from when I was a kid at school, either by myself or with mates. Then a guy called Tony Mortimer from the band East 17 gave me the idea of forming a group with my mates. So me and a couple of mates formed the band ‘The Meds Collective’ and that’s where it all started properly.
Who do you follow religiously on Twitter?
Martin Kemp for the football banter. And he’s a fellow Arsenal fan…which is good!
What have you been reading lately?
Loads of music related biographies, the latest being Keith Richards’ biography. It’s very entertaining reading, but I am surprised that he’s still alive.
Who is the most influential person in your life?
Easily my mother. Very cliché but true. The reasons are probably a bit too deep for this article.
Which song do you wish you had written?
‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ by Queen. When it was written, it was seen as the song that would never work, as it was considered by the ‘industry’ to be way too long. Look at how huge the song became. I do a mean ‘Galileo’ on the karaoke machine as well……It’ll bring tears to your eyes.
Does God exist?
Yes…he was the frontman of Queen who actually wrote the song that I wish I’d written.
We’re at the bar. What are you drinking?
I’ll have a double JD and diet coke please. Many thanks.
Who would you dread getting stuck in a lift with?
Solange Knowles if she’s in a bad mood. Probably even more so now than Miley Cyrus or Kerry Katona. I’m getting emotional just thinking about it.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
A footballer for Arsenal. In my defence….I got to play quite a few matches on Highbury Fields with my mates as a kid……does that count?
What song will you have played at your funeral?
‘The Universal’ by Blur. No reason…… It’s just a great song.
What gigs, songs or albums are you promoting at the moment?
I’m currently promoting my first solo single entitled ‘Since I Met You’, which features a great singer called Sandra Cid, as well as my forthcoming EP entitled ‘Completely Unfinished’. Both were produced by a great producer from Italy called ‘AndreBeat’. Google him.
How can we find out more about you?
On my Official Website at www.markanthonymusic.net. I’m also on Twitter at @mark_aofficial.