Today, we sat down with Tony Benn to talk music inspiration, music listened to growing up, and advice for musicians! Be sure to check out his music after the interview below!
Here is the interview:
What is your inspiration to write your music ? Is it your surroundings ?
I like to write from personal experience and use whatever is happening at the time or whatever my subconscious is dwelling on , I pick up the guitar not thinking of anything in particular and I’ll start singing about something that happened to me or some one I know years ago .
What type of music did you listen to growing up ?
I know everyone probable says everything but I was into nearly everything Pearl jam, Roy Orbison, Bruce Springsteen, Faithless, Elvis and Roxette.
Is there someone you looked up as a hero ?
I would have looked up to lots of people ani DiFranco is my acoustic guitar hero,Elvis is my singing hero ,Mike mcgrady is my electric guitar hero and the main man Bruce Springsteen is my songwriting hero .
If you weren’t a musician, would you be doing today ?
A spy ! No I think I would be a baker,my parents used to own a bakery and I always liked the hours and the work even though I wasn’t that good at it.
What advice do you have for our fans out there that want to create music ?
I think the best advice is to make space and time for it in your life, just enjoy it when it’s working and when it’s not and to accept you can always improve.