UK Open Mic


Meet Up North-born UK Open Mic performer Lawes:

Hi Lawes, thanks for joining us! Let’s get into it:

Do you play solo only, or also in a group?


How old are you?


Where were you born?

Up north

Where did you grow up?

Down south

How did that place influence your music? (if at all!)

No, Amy McDonald, Haim and Paolo were my guys

Where are you based now, and why?

Top of the Piccadilly because that’s where life took me

What got you into making music in the first place?

I got bored of playing covers and love music as an escape and free therapy

What instrument/s do you play?

Singing, Guitar

Who would be in your top 10 musical influences, and why?

Paolo Nutini
Amy McDonald
Sam Fender
And more..

Do you write your own songs?


How many years have you been writing songs for?

Like 4 maybe

What process, or processes, do you often find yourself using when you write songs?

Chords and story. Improvise and voice record

Why did you get into playing open mics in the first place?

It’s fun and I like to share and listen to others crazy talent

What advice would you give new performers who are just starting out playing their first open mics?

Have fun, everyone’s on your team. That’s the great thing about the arts 99% of people want you to win and be great

What’s the hardest thing, for you, about playing open mics?

Finding them

What’s the most bizarre, or fun, open mic, or gig, you’ve ever played, and why?

Back up in Coventry, 8 friends joining me and playing a song that had the whole place rocking. Fun times

If it’s not already, are you hoping to make music your full-time career?


Where is the main place should people go to find out more about you?


We’re done! Anything else you want to share before we go?

No thanks!

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