Q&A with Pedestrian

Producer Pedestrian has been making a name for himself in the past couple of years, with popular songs and even award nominations. Ahead of his visit to York on Friday 27th, where you can watch him live at On & On, Tom Phillips managed to talk to him about his career so far and what to expect in the future.

1. Are you excited to perform in the York? Have you ever visited here before?

Yes very much looking forward to it, never really spent any real time in York but have heard good things.

2. Your music so far has been well praised, in particular 2013’s Hoyle Road. Can we expect more music this year, perhaps even an album?

Thanks. Lots in the pipeline, no full length album but a whole stack of other music will be surfacing over the course of the year, solo tracks and a few collaborations including with Maribou State on their forthcoming album.

3. How did your childhood affect the music that you make today?

Massively I guess, as my Dad is a music fanatic and was always playing different styles so that must’ve impacted my taste over the years.

4. How did it feel to be nominated for Best Breakthrough DJ of 2014?

It felt great, it’s nice to know some people have been enjoying hearing me play!

See Pedestrian live a week today https://www.facebook.com/events/338940382960080

See Pedestrian live in a week’s time at Fibbers –  https://www.facebook.com/events/338940382960080

5. Have you played at any festivals? If so, what was that experience like?

Yes I’ve been fortunate to play quite a lot of festivals now, in the UK and overseas. It’s definitely different to any other kind of gig, particularly if you’ve been there for a couple of days! There isn’t anything like a good British festival though, some of the most fun I’ve ever had playing at them for sure.

6. What has been the highlight of your musical career so far?

I’m not really sure… I’ve had a lot of them but the main highlight is being able to do what I love full time. I guess musically it has been being supported and played by some of the artists that have inspired me over the years. Gig-wise I think last year at Glastonbury was my favourite set I’ve ever played.

7. Who are your three main inspirations?

Friends, Music & Circumstance.

8. If you could dabble in any other genre, what would it be?

I would really like to go more into the live performance in a more ‘band’-like situation. I listen to a lot of that sort of music so it would be very exciting to get a project going like that. We’ll see what the future holds on that front I guess.

9. Where in the world would you most like to perform?

That’s a very tricky question! To be honest with you I’d like to go all over the place. A thorough tour of North & South America would be amazing.

10. What is your main piece of advice for an upcoming artist in the industry?

Try and find you’re own voice, know you’re inspirations but don’t just replicate and rip them off. Don’t give up!

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