Q&A Greg Pearson
What are you listening to right now?
I’m listening to a lot of Coldplay, early and new – I’m really in to their new stuff, and I love how they totally re create themselves for every album.
How did you get into music?
I started playing guitar when I was about 11. I’d always had a really keen interest in music from a really young age, and I think my parents recognised that, and pushed me to pursue it as a career. I played drums and piano in high school, and that’s when I started songwriting.
Who do you follow religiously on Twitter?
I’m more of a Facebook man, I keep up with Lewis Hamiltons page and Paolo Nutini – and of course the FHM page.
What have you been reading lately?
I don’t do a lot of reading, it’s something I wish I had more time for, I’d love to be able to get right in to a book, but I don’t have the attention span, I think the most I’ve ever read was half of one of the small Harry Potter books – but I couldn’t tell you what it was about.
Who is the most influential person in your life?
Musically – at the start it was Paolo Nutini, I struggled to turn his music off when I first and across him, and I watched live video after live video, that I knew most of the words to his 2nd album, before it was released. Right now – my girlfriend, she’s touring the world doing what she does, and she’s having the time of her life!
Which song do you wish you had written?
It’s hard question – I’ll go for Wonderful world, Louis Armstrong.
We’re at the bar. What are you drinking?
Weekdays – A good craft beer, something blonde.
Weekends – Havana 7 and Coke.
Who would you dread getting stuck in a lift with?
That Perez Hilton guy that was on Celebrity Big Brother. My girlfriend made me watch that when it was on, and it’s the angriest I’ve ever been towards a person I’ve never met.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I loved cars and motorbikes. So I thought I’d be a mechanic, but I’m colourblind. But I think deep down I knew all I ever really wanted to do was make music.
If you could change on thing about London, what would it be?
I’d put it in Barbados or somewhere really hot, or bring Barbados weather to LDN.
What gigs, songs or albums are you promoting at the moment?
My debut single These Walls is out now on ITunes, Spotify and Amazon!
How can we find out more about you?
Or hopefully appearing in a venue near you soon!