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Q&A with Michael Perera of London band Florida Room

London Band Florida Room

Florida RoomWhat are you listening to right now?

Right now, Wild Beasts – Two Dancers

How did you get into music?
I learned the piano from the age of 5 (partly taught myself by reading sheet music of my brother’s organ music). From learning more I found myself interested in writing my own riffs whenever learning someone else’s music. Songs just took shape from there..

Who do you follow religiously on Twitter?

The Music Elevator

Earth Pics

Music Week


6th Form Poet

Very Short Story

London Band Florida RoomWhat have you been reading lately?

East Of Eden – John Steinbeck

Who is the most influential person in your life?

My brother

Which song do you wish you had written?

Oxygen – Willy Mason, or Your Song – Elton John

Does God exist?

How it’s painted in the bible? No.

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


Michael PereraWho would you dread getting stuck in a lift with?

Simon Cowell

What did you want to be when you grew up?

Initially a vet, then eventually ROCK STAR.

What song will you have played at your funeral?

That’s a toughie, how about Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World..

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

Our our videos at Elderfield Studios plus my pal Nick Mulvey with ‘Fever To The Form’.

How can we find out more about you?



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