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5 Minutes with Wez Thompson

What inspired you to become a musician? My Dad is a big fan of British invasion, The Beatles and the Stones especially; he is probably my biggest influence. When I started playing guitar I absolutely wanted to be Paul McCartney. Who is your favourite/inspiring artist and why? As a guitar player first and foremost, my all-time fav is Steve Vai.  …

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5 Minutes with Sue and Mikey

What inspired you to become a musician? Mikey: A combination: 1 – My Dad, who was very musical and introduced me at a young age to the classical giants, the jazz giants and the Beatles – a good start, I think. 2 – Deep Purple. The opening track of “In Rock” – Speed King – was like a nuclear device …

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5 Minutes with Nick Rage

What inspired you to become a musician? When I was a kid, I wanted to be cool, so I started with the trombone, thinking it was the right move. But full credit goes to my parents. My Mum and Dad used to listen to awesome bands from the 60’s and 70’s and therefore, I had to as well. One day …

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5 Minutes With Cass Eleven

What inspired you to become a musician?  It’s my joy, my play, my meditation and my therapy. Also in my household there was a policy: you had to learn an instrument (of your choice) for a year. I was 5 years old and I chose flute but honestly I was thinking recorder…. Who is your favourite/inspiring artist and why?  The …

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5 Minutes with Birds of A Feather

What inspired you to become a musician? Mike: Music was always on at home while I was growing up and my dad was a huge music lover. He had a big record & CD collection of stuff like Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Hendrix, Silverchair, The Chili Peppers etc. So I was exposed to great music from really early on and …

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5 Minutes With Kazzie

What inspired you to become a musician? My love for music was always nurtured by my Dad but I wasn’t inspired to become a musician until after I started performing. I had little to no knowledge of the music industry or how it worked and just gravitated to it because it felt right. It wasn’t until I was fully immersed …

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5 Minutes with Daniel Arvidson

What inspired you to become a musician? The Love of Singing & Performing Who is your favourite/inspiring artist and why? Paul Mc Cartney – Limitless Creativity  First concert that made the biggest impression? Crowded House  Most amazing gig moment you’ve had? Singing my own music in front of 80,000 people in my hometown of Newy Most embarrassing gig moment you’ve …

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5 Minutes with Cascadence

What inspired you to become a musician? Sam: Gorillaz on Rage when I was about 10, seeing a cartoon character playing a flying V bass kinda decided the rest of my life Grace: There was no defining moment for me, it was always the only thing I ever saw myself doing. Who is your favourite/inspiring artist and why? Sam: Thundercat, …

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5 Minutes with Bindi Duo

What inspired you to become a musician? Bree: I have always loved singing and dancing ever since I was 4 years old. I would have to say my singing/dance teachers. But I always loved Missy Higgins! India: Growing up in a household of musicians opened my eyes to the joy of listening, performing and creating music. My Mum (opera singer) …

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5 Minutes with Komiti of Tre Soul

What inspired you to become a musician? I grew up surrounded by music – it was a huge thing in my family – with Church – especially in my culture – Music really brings us all together.  Who is your favourite/inspiring artist and why? Michael Jackson was a huge influence in my life growing up – when I was a …