Meet London-born UK Open Mic performer, Max Sarre:
Hi Max Sarre, 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!)
I’ve grown up in London all my life, so all the experiences I write about come from here. All the highs and lows. So much has happened here it would be impossible not to write with London at heart.
Where are you based now, and why?
I’m still based in London because I go to university here.
What got you into making music in the first place?
I always knew I wanted to be an artist, more so a pop artist so that’s why I do it. I always wanted to be able to make people feel emotion, happy or sad, and to entertain people to the best of my ability. I like to write about things that people don’t like to talk about and I like to create this nostalgic feel to my songs that make people long for the past in a nice – as those memories will never fade.
What instrument/s do you play?
Who would be in your top 10 musical influences, and why?
Definitely Charlie Puth and Justin Bieber. Although I have many other artists I admire and listen to a lot, these 2 incredible artists really show what it is like to be a male pop star artist and I really admire that and want to follow in their hesrd earned foot steps.
Do you write your own songs?
How many years have you been writing songs for?
What process, or processes, do you often find yourself using when you write songs?
I always write from real experiences. So I always go into the studio with a proper song idea and title, and I know exactly what it’s gonna sound like and the direction I’m going to go in. Then we do some production and put all the lyrics together in a day. After that it’s a case of weeks of fine tuning and re-doing things until it’s perfect in my eyes!
Why did you get into playing open mic nights in the first place?
A friend recommended them, and I tried them out and really liked it because it’s a chance to practice and meet like-minded artists.
What advice would you give new performers who are just starting out playing their first open mics?
Don’t be nervous, everyone’s really nice and you should just enjoy it.
What’s the hardest thing, for you, about playing open mics?
Picking which of my many songs to play haha. Sometimes I just can’t decide which 2 to pick.
What’s the most bizarre, or fun, open mic, or gig, you’ve ever played, and why?
It was this week, a lot of random things happened ranging from someone crying to someone playing the violin out of nowhere even though he wasn’t on stage.
If it’s not already, are you hoping to make music your full-time career?
What do you currently find the hardest and biggest obstacles to moving your music career forward?
It’s the marketing and getting your name out there even more. It’s hard because a lot of it comes down to if you can get a record deal or how much money you have.
What’s the one truth about you that people often find surprising?
I write all my own songs.
What’s the most exciting project you’re working on at the moment?
A new EP coming next year I’m really really excited about. It’s the best work I’ve done! I’m working super hard on not just the songs but also the whole concept and visuals…
Do you have your own music video, channel or playlist you’d like to share?
Do you have music on streaming? What’s you main streaming channel to send people to?
Where is the main place should people go to find out more about you?
What other sites/profiles should people go to to find out more about you?
We’re done! Anything else you want to share before we go?
Thank You very much for having me on this interview! I appreciate it.