Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Emma Swindells Q&A

Your name:
Emma Swindells.

Where are you from?

Wolverhampton, UK.

How would you describe yourself?

I would describe myself as an acoustic/country act. All of my songs are written about my own personal experiences which I hope other people can relate too! I try to incorporate Taylor Swift's honesty, Miranda Lambert's attitude and Ed Sheeran's looping technique into my music.

Who are your main influences musically?

Miranda Lambert, The Dixie Chicks, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves to be specific. But I love all styles of music especially acts who write their own music.

What do you hope to achieve in music?

Music is my life. My family refer to my guitar as my 'third arm' because I am always playing it! I absolutely love going to watch other bands play and playing as many gigs as possible myself. The biggest compliment anyone could ever say to me is that they love one of my songs. I would love to get to the stage where I could play venues and have the audience singing along to my songs. I love playing and practising at home, but when people can relate to what you are singing about share what you are feeling, that is really special.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?

Playing at the Country 2 Country festival at O2 in London. It was an honour to be part of such a great event and to meet so many people! Country music is really growing in the UK and I am so pleased to be part of it.

And what’s the moment you want to forget?

I can remember playing "I'm Yours" by Jason Marz in a pub a couple of years ago, I got to the third verse and my mind went blank! I couldn't remember the words. I actually said down the mic I have forgotten the words. I had a laugh with the audience and went back to the chorus. But to be honest I wouldn't want to forget any of the moments I have messed up. Everyone is human and we all make mistakes and some point. The most important thing is to learn from them, I have never forgotten that song since!

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?

That is a very hard question! I find a lot of my songs are very different.. If I had to pick one song right now it would probably be Flat Line. This is because this song is about living life to the full and not being afraid to fail. I am really into my inspirational quotes, I saw a post on Instagram that showed a heartbeat on a screen; it said without the highs and lows in life you would have a flat line! To live involves both the good and bad in life and I think this is something everyone can relate to. This song and it is really good fun to play live.

Where can we listen to it?

Where can we find out more about your music?

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