Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Missing Focus Q&A

Your name:
Toby Erskine (lead guitar/backing vocals).

Where are you from?
Glasgow, Scotland. 

Name of band: 
Missing Focus.

Who else is in your band? 
Nick O'Hare (lead vocals/rhythm guitar).

How would you describe yourselves and your music?We are an acoustic duo act that write music about love, life and all things the heart can relate with. We write our songs full of feeling about personal experiences in the hope that those who turn to music for answers will find our songs and help them through whatever life throws at them. 

Who are your main influences musically?
Most things acoustic really. Artists such as City and Colour, Dashboard Confessional, Goo Goo Dolls, Charlie Simpson, Bon Ivor, Ben Howard, This Wild Life. 

What do you hope to achieve in music?
Mainly just that our music reaches the right people, those that can relate to it, and that it can help them get through the tough times in life, the same way that music helped me get through. 

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
Last winter we teamed up with a few other musicians we knew and wrote and recorded a brand new original Christmas song and released it for charity. It was a great experience for all of us and all for a good cause in the end. 

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
We played an outdoor local summerfest one year and in the middle of the first song the generator blew and we lost all power to the stage and were made to continue to keep entertaining the crowd, but was just a disaster instead, and to top it all off it was just non-stop raining all show. 

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
I would say Why I'm Not Where You Are. It is the title track of our first EP and I think it sums up the overall feel and sound of our music. Lyrically it was a turning point in our music, instead of writing mostly about missing someone, it was more of a getting over someone song, which has the feel for a lot of our newer material. 

Where can we listen to it?
Where can we find out more about your music?
Anything else you’d like to say about your music that I forgot to ask?
No matter how far our music takes us in this world, our fans will always be the most important thing to us. 

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