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?
Where did you grow up?
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?
Who would be in your top 10 musical influences, and why?
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?
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?