We recently caught up with Gabrielle Aplin for a quick interview. This young folky pop starlet from Bath is releasing a 5 track acoustic EP in September, as well as heading out on her debut headline UK tour.
Q1. Describe your music in three words?
"Calm, youthful and versatile."
Q2. Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
"Musically, Lisa Mitchell, Nick Drake and The Fray. Non-musical, my friends, family and personal experiences."
Q3. What's on your agenda for the next 12 months?
"I have my first headline UK tour in September. Starting in Manchester on the 11th and finishing in Bath on the 18th, with Plymouth, Birmingham, London and Bristol in between. My EP is being released also in September to coincide with my tour, and apart from that it’s lots of writing and recording!"
Q4. How do you feel about music bloggers and their influence on the Music Industry?
"I think they’re a great way for people to find out about new bands, and get to know bands they may already listen to. I also think it’s a great way to gain a little bit more exposure too."
Q5. Any new bands/artists you recommend us checking out?
"Leah Mason is amazing!
"Of course, Michael Jackson. Just because it would be an incredible experience to even be at one of his performances. And Joni Mitchell, I think the atmosphere of her performances would be calm and relaxed and would go well with mine. It would also be great to tour with someone I look up to."
Q7. You have unlimited funds, what 3 things do you have on your tour rider?
"That’s such a hard question! Definitely Reese’s peanut butter cups. But for the other two I can’t think! Haha, sorry!"
Q8. What's your perfect sandwich?
"Brie, grape and cranberry!"
Q9. If you could be an animal, what would you be and why?
"Probably some kind of bird, I’d love to be able to fly."
Q10. How can we find out more about you?
"You can find more about me, and music on these sites: Myspace / You Tube / Twitter / Facebook".
Gabrielle Aplin - The Liar and the Lighter by Gaberrz