Pushing The Senses
GRACE FROM FEEDER FANZINE CHATS TO GRANT NICHOLAS IN THIS EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW. WE NOW HAVE TWO INTERVIEWS ONE WITH MARK AND ONE WITH GRANT.
Grace, 12 December 2005
Grace chats via the wonderful world of the www. Internet thing. In my exclusive Interview with FEEDERS frontman, and I am so chuffed to ickle bits and so pleased the PR company got back to me. Special thanks to Gillian Porter Feeders Regional Press, and to Grant for his time. Just Chuffed.
From G (People call me G too is that a nickname or sheer laziness?) Grace. Also .. I was lucky enough to have a lengthy chat with Grant at Birmingham Carling Academy as Gillian kindly got me on the guestlist, (I was 3rd on the list out of about 300 people!! I suddenly hid when Grant came like when he came out really pathetic looking back so nice he was he followed me until I said Hello
He said You hiding from me Christ thats a first, Usually girls throw themselves at me I am just so in awe of his songwriting ability hes a real hero for my songs 9I write songs too),. I said I am because I am scared of saying something stupid and girly, but can I just say one thing? Sure (with a wink and a chuckle), I was too scared and shy to meet Bono so Im with you on that one, shaking my hand off then following the biggest bear hug out. Laughing we were about it. I think besides Bono youre the best British songwriter ever, If I ever get one thing to say to you thatll be it, Wow thats so nice thanks very much to be talked to like that means so much thank you. What do you want signing?. So I did it. I said what I wanted and Grant was really chatty!
1) Grace: Whats one of the coolest things you have done?
Grant: Took a private Jet home on a day off during a European tour
2) Whats your favourite guitar?
Grant: My 1966 fender Jazz Master
3) Who are your favourite bands?
Radiohead,U2, Arcade Fire, The pixies ,The Police, Smashing Pumkins,yeah,yeah yeahs,sigur ros, Neil Young ,The Beatles ,Led Zep, Black Sabbath, Nirvana, The Foos Etc, Etc
4) What inspires your songwriting?
Grant: Lifes experiences and people
5)What are your favourite bands at the moment and whats on your CD player?
Grant: 'Is it really that long," so many good bands around at the moment but I really like arcade fire, future heads, milo, kt tunstall and cherry Falls. Bloc party have some good songs also.
6)Whats the worst thing about being on tour the things you miss the most?
Grant: Being away from home, my daughter, and not having much time with friends and family.
7) What are your favourite bands/artists?
Grant: PJ Harvey, Billy corgan,U2 ,Air, The eels ,Neil young , Beck
, Radiohead ,Dave Grohl,Butch vig etc etc
8) Anymore bands?
Grant: Neil Young.-prairie wind
9)What would you be if you werent a Musician what profession would you be in?
Not really sure, probably clothes design or something in the arts world, maybe a chief, who knows............. cheers g
10)My friends and family are telling me to send my Lyrics to you, what do you think of them. (I sent in two songs, that have been compared with Feeder and U2 double Yay! And wah hey heres his answer)
Grant: Interesting lyrics, very story like optimistic, nice work.
(I think what Grant meant was Chef! Ha-ha mind you he is a star. I had to change this interview because he had all of it in capital letters aww so I had to change the letters. Not easy work this but its not work its escapism from reality? Thanks Grant youre the coolest and thanks for answering through Feeders PR person Gillian Porter. No sour grapes here but I think I ask pretty damned good questions. He liked my Lyrics OMG!!
Cheers G number 2 me! Lol) PS Grammar spell checking on word really sucks) x
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