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New London Artists: Interview with Rob Marr

New London ArtistWhat are you listening to right now?

Paul Simon’s Still Crazy After All These Years has become an obsession. I bought the Smoke Fairies’ Blood Speaks last week and really enjoyed it. They sang on the album and sang beautifully so it was a small quid pro quo.

How did you get into music?

My dad restored a piano with home-made furniture polish when I was a nipper which sat in our front room. When I was six years old my sister started piano lessons – I kept hassling my parents to let me play but my hands were tiny so I had to wait until I was seven.

Who do you follow religiously on Twitter?

Désolé, mais je ne tweet pas.

What have you been reading lately?

I succumbed to the Stieg Larsson trilogy and hoovered all three up, one after the other, in great big chunks. Train + Larsson + Coffee = Good Journey.

Who is the most influential person in your life?

My friends.

Which song do you wish you had written?

Too numerous to mention but I Do It For Your Love is a belter. Or maybe Hey Ya!, it’s infectious like bird flu.

Does God exist?

You’ll have to ask him.

We’re at the bar. What are you drinking?

Is the bar at home? In which case, a White Russian made by my mate Alice. If not, whiskey please, not fussy which one.

Who would you dread getting stuck in a lift with?

A flatulent individual.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A doctor. I went to medical school but didn’t like it.

What song will you have played at your funeral?

Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright

Rob MarrWhat gigs, songs or albums are you promoting at the moment?

The launch of my new album, anatomy, at The Roundhouse in Camden on Wednesday 17th October.

I’ll be playing with a full band for the first time and the players are killer – Andy Newmark, Jim Leverton and Chris Spedding – so please come down! Plus the lovely Fiona Bevan is supporting and that lady can really play and sing.

How can we find out more about you?

www.robmarr.net for news, videos and links to all the usual places.


Tony McDonagh
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