UK Open Mic


Meet a UK Open Mic performer, Melvin:


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

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


How old are you?


Where did you grow up?

Notting Hill gate

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

Sith insight and love

Where are you based now, and why?

Muswell hill

What got you into making music in the first place?

My mum

What instrument/s do you play?

Guitar, Bass, Singing, Music Producer

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

John Lennon and Marvin Gaye, because they kept it real

Do you write your own songs?


How many years have you been writing songs for?

9 Seconds

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

Pen and paper

Why did you get into playing them in the first place?

The lack of venues to showcase your talent in

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


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

Getting paid

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

Still waiting

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 a very competitive market but not like it used to be.

What’s the one truth about you that people often find surprising?

Political views

What’s the most exciting project you’re working on at the moment?

Saving the world

Do you have your own music video, channel or playlist you’d like to share?

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

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

The future’s good

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