UK Open Mic

Sam Dudley

Meet West Sussex-born UK Open Mic performer, Sam Dudley:

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

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

Group

What’s the name of the group?

Momo and the Minutes

How old are you?

33

Where were you born?

West Sussex

Where did you grow up?

Lancing

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

In a subversive let’s-write-songs-about-not-being-here kind of way

Where are you based now, and why?

SE London

What got you into making music in the first place?

Instruments were always around when I was growing up.

What instrument/s do you play?

Singing, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Percussion, Music Producer

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

Björk, John Mayer, Jhameel, Thom Yorke, visual arts, David Byrne, Michael Jackson,

Do you write your own songs?

Yes

How many years have you been writing songs for?

Since my teens.

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

I have ideas jump out at me a lot so I’m always recording phone memos humming a guitar line or a melody. I love working out harmonies so just looping a melody round and singing on top, underneath and seeing what sticks – nothing off limits!

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

I was writing songs and playing covers and wanted to get better playing to people

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

Book your slots or show up early for the signup! Don’t be too nervous, open mics are the perfect place to learn and get you moving in circles of like-minded people 🙂

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

Spur of the moment rendition of Get Lucky in a uni lift

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

Yes

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

My dream/alt pop band – Momo and the Minutes!

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?

instagram.com/momoandtheminutes/

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

No thanks!

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