Quite a few people had suggested getting Lisa-Marie along to a Youth Anthems gig and I knew she’d done some work with previous guests Kelly Boyle and Sarah Stathem so I was delighted when Lisa-Marie got in touch and I think you will be too once you’ve seen her in October.
Lisa-Marie was kind enough to provide some charming answers to my often inane questions.
Morning! What’s your name and where do you come from?
Lisa Marie Glover, Stockport originally but Leeds these days
Top three Lisa Marie Glover facts?
I’ve jumped out of a plane 3 times
I can stand on my head
I can shake my eyeballs
If you had to describe your music in terms of the music, films and books that had influenced you, what would you list?
Music: No particular order: Belinda Carlisle, Nina Simone, Ben Folds Five, Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac, Eddi Reader, Joni Mitchell, Tom Waits and loads of other stuff. Films: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (original), Singing in the rain.
Books: Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Folk of the Faraway Tree.
Top three puddings?
Trifle, Cheesecake (any), sticky toffee with ice cream
Who else should we be checking out music wise at the moment?
Bloom from Brighton are a great band. check them out
What advice would you give to any young people thinking of giving the music thing a go?
If you want to give music a go my best advice is just do your very best and practice loads. Ignore anyone who tells you what they think you should be doing and be true to yourself. Also if you want to do it as a career, back yourself up with as many skills as possible and be flexible as you may find yourself having to do lots of day jobs.
What are the pro’s and con’s of playing solo compared to being in a band?
Being solo pros: I can practice whenever I choose and I don’t need to hire a rehearsal room. I only have to rely on myself without the band politics and worrying about whether people will let me down last minute. Solo cons: I sometimes wish I had singers to recreate my harmonies and it also gets lonely on my own sometimes.
Sorry for all the list questions! Any parting words?
If you play music you should always do it primarily for the love, passion and enjoyment. If you go into it to make money, you’re doing it for the wrong reasons. And if you are making loads of money from it, chances are the music isn’t very good