Adam Protz

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1 – When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?
I think it was around the age of fifteen. Music became more of a passion to me when I started listening to rock music. Tragically it was bands like Linkin Park and their angsty music which made a deeper connection with me! That might surprise people, considering how mellow the stuff I write now is.

2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now? According to my parents, I used to stick on Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony myself and make my toys play along dramatically when I was about five years old. I think that definitely stayed with me. Then like I said, I got massively in to rock music in my teens. This probably explains why I’m now so passionate about writing music for piano but with a modern edge.

3 – How long have you been playing/writing?
I think I’ve been playing one instrument or another since I was about eight!

4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?
I’m talking to a few people about arranging some special shows! Make sure you check my website and Facebook for news on that!

5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?
Probably finishing my EP recently to be honest! It was on a shoestring budget and as me and my producer were also working fulltime it was a real labour of love to get it out there!

6 – Where is the best place to find you online? That would definitely be my website: www.adamprotz.com and my Facebook: www.facebook.com/adamprotzmusic. There’s also almost too much awesome stuff on my Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/adamprotz. I’d also love to connect with you on Twitter! I’m @AdmProtz, don’t be shy!