Oliver Beardmore

Sounds likeArctic Monkeys, David Bowie, Oasis, Peace, The Libertines, The Smiths

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Tell us a bit about yourself? I grew up in Birmingham and have always been involved in music, whether it was Violin, Saxophone or singing from an early age I always did lots of it. Then I got a guitar and 6 years later I haven't managed to put it down yet. I remember listening to Oasis when I was about 13 and thinking, maybe I could write songs. I've been massively inspired by the likes of David Bowie, The Arctic Monkeys and John Lennon, if for no reason other than the anthems that they write that bring people together for a moment in time, and I feel that's something that's so important to have in the world, especially given the current climate. If there's anything I believe in, its the emotional value of arts (particularly music in my case) I'm just trying really hard to do everything I can to make music people can relate to, escape to, cry to or dance to, or be inspired by. Just trying to take over the world to be honest.

There are a lot of emerging Artists in the UK right now. What sets you apart from the rest? Personally, I feel that the UK especially is crying out for a new wave of music, especially in the lyrical department. I try as hard as I can to write interesting lyrics about things important to people, whether that be me, society as a whole, or a particular group of people. Some of my previously mentioned favourite artists write lyrics that could by read as a poem just as well as they could be sung, and if that's possible, why not try and do it? There is also always a demand for big tunes that bring people together, so that's also high on the agenda.

What’s you back-story? I won''t say too much in this section, but I'll provide a little insight into the inspiration behind the two singles I've released so far. "Lullabies" is loosely about the slow realisation that the pinnacle of all you thought life is changes with you, and a particular turn of events transpired to inspire me and my friend to write "Sirens" about a drug overdoes. My upcoming third singe "Jumpers for Goalposts" is... well you'll have to wait and see.

What are you working on at the moment? My new Single "Sirens" is out for distribution now and the release is on the horizon. I'm really happy with the track and I hope people like it as much as me, because it sounds very very large, so hopefully it will make some waves! I will be gigging relentlessly wherever I can, so be sure to expect lots of appearances in London especially. Looking forward, my third single "Jumpers for Goalposts" and a potential EP is on the cards, so stay tuned!

What's the first song you remember hearing? Instant Karma - John Lennon

You're in a Karaoke Bar - What's your go to song? Mardy Bum is always the go to cover, if I'm feeling adventurous, maybe I'll whip out a cheeky Whistle for the Choir.

What was the first gig you went to? It should have been the Arctic Monkeys in 2013, but it was rescheduled and I'm still waiting to see them to this day! In the end, I think it was the Libertines, which was to date the most violent gig I've been to, absolutely incredible though.

Which song do you wish you'd written? So many, at the top of the pile would probably have to be Hallelujah just because it's simply the perfect song. Apparently it took 5 years to write, 5 years well spent. Slide Away would probably sneak in at second.

Which song changed your life? Live Forever, it got me into Oasis, who are the reason I initially started writing music. They have so many huge tunes that make you want to walk like Liam with your headphones in on the way to school.

Which song would you like played at your funeral? A Certain Romance, and probably Live Forever as well. The instrumental parts must be what heaven sounds like.

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Date Thursday 23 November 2017 at 19:00
Address Roadtrip & The Workshop, Old Street, London, United Kingdom, EC1V 9EY
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