This was my first radio interview to take place over Skype and I found out afterwards that Al couldn't see me during the chat from his end, which I must say I was a tad relieved about: all my nervous fidgeting, red face and obsessive tea-drinking went undetected! In any event, we had a very lively, wide-ranging discussion about my musical beginnings and influences, my songwriting process, my current goals as an artist, my hopes for the future as well as other issues such as my thoughts on artists who choose the medium of music and gigs to give a platform to their own political, social and other opinions, the latter of which was not a question I was expecting to be asked about but one I really enjoyed giving my two cents on, so to speak.
It was very easy talking to Al. I thought he asked some great, insightful questions, he was really passionate and inquisitive about my music and me as an artist and surprisingly for me, really brought me out of my shell (which is no easy task for this hermit, I tell thee!)
Doing this interview has definitely given me more confidence and has encouraged me to reach out to people and let them know who I am as an artist and share my music. It has also confirmed for me that the indie music community is a thriving and cracking place to be right now, where we can all support one another in our various endeavours, whether that be as musicians, broadcasters or bloggers etc.
I'd really recommend everyone take a listen to independent stations like KB radio as they embody exactly 'what radio used to be', i.e. they showcase excellent, authentic music and artists, as well as providing entertaining banter and a level of personality and professionalism which some might say is in short supply these days... listen here: KB Radio
It's particularly worth tuning in every Wednesday night from 1am GMT onwards as the show is live at this point and very interactive. Al and other artists who follow KB radio engage in fun, lively discussions on Twitter during the Wednesday night show. I can vouch for this as I regularly join in on the chat myself...and the occasional meme! The show also features its own brilliant top 10 indie chart as voted for by its devoted listeners.
Speaking of the top 10 indie chart, you can vote for yours truly by following this link and voting for my track, 'DNA': KB Indie Top 10 Chart I couldn't write a blog without plugging my own tune a little, could I?!
I will finish this post however by thanking Al and KB Radio. What a genuine, hardworking guy. He is passionate about what he does, about helping and supporting indie artists and I take my proverbial, woolly hat off to him! Cheers KB, it was a lot of fun, eh? ;)
Listen to the full interview here... Erin At Eleven interview with KB Radio