Spookyghostboy takes on the A-Z challenge

Our A-Z challenge is a fun way to get to know the many artists around. Here its the turn of Spookyghostboy to tell us all about himself!

A song that made you want to make music?

When I was a kid, I used to listen to Elvis Presley all the time. I remember listening to “Are You Lonesome Tonight” and wanting to make music like that.

Best rider you’ve had?

I never ask for anything too crazy on my rider, but I always ask for this coconut flavored Bai drink that I really like. On my last tour I would drink 3 every day haha.

Deepest lyric one of your songs features?

I wrote a song a long time ago called “Out of Sight” that was about a friend of mine passing away, that whole song probably has the deepest lyrics I’ve written.

Easiest song you wrote?

I wrote a song called “Orange Lens” that ended up being pretty easy. I remember I improvised most of the lyrics on a rough take & ended up really liking what I ended up with so they stayed as the final thing.

Favourite song in your set?

Right now my favorite song to play is “Two Door Car”. I think it’s generally exciting to play the stuff you’ve written more recently, but I also enjoy playing the guitar parts on that song a lot. It’s a little bit more complex than the typical open chord stuff I usually play when I’m solo.

Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?

I’d love for John Mayer to rip a fat solo on one of my tracks.

Hardest thing about being a musician?

I think that the hardest part of being a musician for me, is that the lifestyle with touring is completely atypical. It’s challenging to maintain friendships when you’re away from home for so long.

Interesting fact about yourself?

When I was a kid I lived in Japan for three years.

Jokes you love to tell?

I don’t tell many jokes, but I like doing character bits. My latest is an A&R guy named Skylar who is desperate to network with everyone.

Key to writing a song

I think the key to writing a good song, as cliche as it is, is just to make something that you’re proud of. I feel like it doesn’t work if you try to make songs for anyone else.

Longest distance you’ve traveled to play a show?

 I drove 7 hours to play a one off show once. That’s probably the longest I’ve ever gone.

Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?

I’m constantly inspired by different musicians. Jonny Greenwood is one of my latest inspirations. I really like the soundtrack work that he’s done.

New act you’d recommend?

She’s been around for a few years, but Jay Som’s new album is really great.

Place you’d most like to tour?

I really would love to do an Asia tour one day.

Reason for the title of your forthcoming/recent release?

The name of my newest song is called “Two Door Car”. I wrote it about when I used to live  in a small room with two other dudes & when it was feeling a bit cramped I’d go sleep in my car. Honestly, my car has four doors but that doesn’t sing quite as well.

See me live at?

I’ll be all over the UK during December!

The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?

 Nah, I love some old classic tunes, but everyone has access to music distribution nowadays. I would’ve never had a music career in the old days of music.

Unusual merchandise?

My merch is pretty standard. Just some tee’s & vinyl. Maybe I’ll switch it up with a hat soon.

What do your fans mean to you?

They’re so great, it’s still wild to me when someone tells me they’re into my stuff.

X-rays or any treatments needed for performance related injuries?

I’ve never had a performance related injury, but I did get a nosebleed on stage during my last tour. That was pretty cool.

You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?

 If I’m late for a show it’s almost certainly because I blew a tire on the highway.

Zoo animal that best describes your personality?

I’m probably most like a tortoise, those guys are just chilling.

Elizabeth Birt

November 22, 2019

Band management assistant. Goth princess and lover of all things music and sport.


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