Meet Peru-born UK Open Mic performer, Wilson:
Hi Wilson, 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 used to listen a lot of music on road trips with my father and the music we used to listen influenced me.
Where are you based now, and why?
What got you into making music in the first place?
My family, the need to play like my favorite idols did.
What instrument/s do you play?
Who would be in your top 10 musical influences, and why?
Muse, Arctic Monkeys, Radiohead, IAMX, Interpol, Placebo, Jeff Buckley, Queens of the Stone Age, Franz Ferdinand, Kavinsky.. bands that I grew up listening since I was on high school.
Do you write your own songs?
How many years have you been writing songs for?
Since I was 16 years old, so 10 years.
What process, or processes, do you often find yourself using when you write songs?
Trying to fit the voice melody with the chord progression.
Why did you get into playing them in the first place?
Because I wanted to see how it was playing.
What advice would you give new performers who are just starting out playing their first open mics?
Play and sind a lot, at your place, on studio rehearsals, parks… Practice a lot.
What’s the hardest thing, for you, about playing open mics?
Maybe bringing the whole equipment and hoping that everything will flow naturally and that people would have a nice moment and like the performance.
What’s the most bizarre, or fun, open mic, or gig, you’ve ever played, and why?
The first time I did an open mic, I was tipsy with my mates of one of my past bands and we played one song. Never again, it was impossible synchronising hands on the guitar while singing.
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?
Trying to be constant while living alone and making ends meet.
What’s the one truth about you that people often find surprising?
I think I can do a good performance of Arctic Monkeys songs.
What’s the most exciting project you’re working on at the moment?
My own music, with the support of a good friend.
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?
We’re done! Anything else you want to share before we go?