INTERVIEW WITH CARINA ROUND

1 – When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?
Music was always a part of my life from as long as I can remember. I grew up in Wolverhampton with a single mother and listening to music and dancing was a big part of our household. Then at around 6 I moved in with my grandparents and it was a huge part of that household too. My grandfather had a terrific voice. He would be singing more often than not singing and I just adored him for it. It became a big part of my physical expression as a child to go about my day singing my face off. Both pre-existing songs and stuff I made up in the moment.
 
2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?
Musically, as a child Led Zeppelin, Roxy Music and David Bowie played a big part in inspiring me to express myself through music, as well as my grandfather. Japan and the voice of David Sylvian. I discovered Can very young somehow. Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Nick Cave are a constant. Kate Bush of course. The honesty and warmth with which Patti Smith writes poetry and the rawness with which she performs has been an ongoing inspiration. Nina Simone, Scott Walker, Bulgarian Womens choir excited me vocally. The recordings of Chess Records and Northern Soul was a big presence too. As well as what was on the radio at the time, Tears For Fears, Duran Duran etc.
Yes, I think maybe it has a very strong impact on what I do. It’s part of my musical DNA. Maybe more so than the transient influences and Inspirations that I pick up along the way.
 
3 – How long have you been playing/writing?
With a view to it going out into the world, almost 20 years. As a child I would write all the time too. Simple expressions of my feelings about some event in my home with abstract beats and sounds from a Bontempi organ that I didn’t know how to play.
 
4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?
August 03 – Cardiff – The Globe – www.globecardiffmusic.com
August 04 – Birmingham – Hare & Hounds – www.hareandhoundskingsheath.co.uk
August 05 – London – The Lexington – www.thelexington.co.uk
August 06 – Manchester – Factory – www.factorymanchester.com
August 07 – Glasgow – King Tuts – www.kingtuts.co.uk
August 09 – Bristol – The Louisiana – www.thelouisiana.net
August 10 – Milton Keynes – The Craufurd Arms – www.thecraufurdarms.com
August 11 – Brighton – Green Door Store – www.thegreendoorstore.com
 
[with Special Guest – She Makes War at all dates: www.shemakeswar.com]
 
Tour dates Carina New.jpg
 
5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?
When CD’s become obsolete.
 
6 – Where is the best place to find you online?
www.facebook.com/carinaround
www.carinaround.com
www.instagram.com/carinaround 
www.twitter.com/carinaround
www.soundcloud.com/carinaround 

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