George Moir answers 10 Questions | Interview

A quick check-in with George Moir and asking him 10 Questions!

What’s your name, and when did you start writing music?

My name is George Moir, I started writing music with words when I was about 13, but I’ve been jamming on keys since before I knew my alphabet.

Where is your hometown, and give us a reason/fact why we should visit it?

Bromsgrove, it didn’t have a whole lot going on last time I was there haha! There are some very lovely people there though, and a lot of green fields and open space – all very good reasons to visit.

What encouraged you to want to get into music?

To be honest I never thought it was ever going to be my career, Sarah Gosling over at BBC Introducing though really championed my stuff early on – her support ended up either directly or indirectly opening a lot of doors for me. Her, along with a few friends and strangers on the internet, just really got behind the project. Having that kind of support was huge for me, and really gave me the nudge into the industry I needed.

Best venue you’ve ever played and why?

In 2018 I played a tiny local festival on Blackpool Sands beach in Devon, there were like 30ish people there, the sun was out and I got a free burger from a BBQ afterwards. Really lovely day.

One band/artist you’d love to support?

Mac DeMarco

What’s the greatest love song ever written?

I spent ages thinking about this one, I honestly don’t think I could pick one. The closest I could get is Song of Song’s by good ol’ King Solomon but I think that’s just because it covers pretty much everything. The thing literally has chapters. I’d love to have heard the original music.

The best album that you’ve heard this year?

I haven’t listened to many this year, but Lianne La Havas’ self titled is a gem I’ve really enjoyed. Also hugely enjoyed Willie J Healy’s ‘Twin Heavy’ though!

Most underrated band/artist of all time?

Oof too many to choose from! Emily King though could always do with some more recognition.

Which three artists/bands should we be looking out for? (Musically, not for Criminal

Dan D’Lion is doing some mental things at the moment. Distance Learning are super early at the minute and are putting out some special stuff. And I’ve also gotta recommend the girl Blossom Caldarone, great person and brilliant songwriter.

What do you want to accomplish next as a band/artist?

I want to put on a really really good live show, I think having something that connects on a person to person level is hugely important at the moment for everyone – especially as that kind of connection is so hard to do right now. I think there are some exciting ways to make a live online show feel special, and I really want to start exploring that.

Bonus Question – Favourite vegetable and why!?

Love a good vegetable, courgette is great. Very versatile, can even put it in cake.

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