François Newbury

The Green Man

Been driving down the road of experience that is music (mainly vocals for me) for as far back as I can be bothered to remember. My current pitstop ... Drooble!





What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music (or singing to be more precise) is as important to me as my own legs. I can't move forwards without either of them.

What is your music dream?

Too abstract a question ; I'm forever changing and so are my dreams.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Dial back and somehow stop the human race from turning our planet into a rubbish dump.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Sultans of Swing by the Direstraits. My mum must have played it everytime we got into the car over a period of at least 5 years.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

System of a Down, Diabolo Swing Orchestra..........

What inspires you to make music?

Don't know how to answer ; it's just essential to me.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Something else that will change eternally with me.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

If all goes well, nervous at first until that nervousness turns into elevation.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?


What frustrates you most as a musician?

People who have no idea what they're talking about trying to talk technical.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I try to but there isn't much of a scene where I live to support.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

I would like to think the answer is talent!

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Azad Lab, Les Aventu-rieurs