Michael Green Interviews... Adam Tobin
Originally posted on 13th July 2016 here is a Q & A with bassist and guitarist Adam Tobin. We talked about his experiences performing and playing in a band.
Where did it all start for you getting into music?
It actually started on one of my birthdays many years ago. My brother, Sean, randomly said to me, 'Adam, buy a bass guitar and let's play in a band together'. That's it! And that didn't even happen until three years ago!
Who are your influences/ what other musicians do you admire?
My biggest admiration in music is Jason Mraz. He's been my favourite artist/musician/singer/songwriter for years now. He writes songs that I think many people are afraid of writing, and he doesn't just write about love like a lot of people do these days. On top of that he really cares about the environment and the world. He's also owns a farm and grows so many fruits & vegetables.
How important is it do you feel it is to listen to current music as well as music from the past?
Current music is just as powerful as music from the past. It can really change your mind state, whether that's in terms of what you listen to, or even what type of music you want to play or write!
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Do you feel it is important to watch other acts/bands perform and to watch other live music?
Absolutely. Watching other acts perform I believe has made me perform how I do today. Everyone grows up watching someone, and that always reflects how that person will then perform themselves.
Finally what tips do you have for anyone starting out when it comes to performing & playing in a band?
Don't be shy! Being nervous is completely different. I remember the first time I played in front of people, I both did and didn't want to, I didn't know what to expect. After I played that first note, I didn't want to stop, and I haven't!
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