When did you first know that you wanted to be a musician?
Kelly: Around 5 years old as I loved dancing and singing along to Kylie Minogue’s music videos with a lollipop as a microphone!
Jimmy: It was also around that age as that’s when I began playing piano!
Can you remember the first song you ever wrote?
Jimmy: The first song I remember was written with Matt Gilmour as I went to school with him. It was great because that’s how I also discovered what a genius his dad was! I didn’t realise just how well respected his dad was until I learnt more about Pink Floyd and absolutely loved their music when I first heard it.
Kelly: The first song I wrote was probably in my late teens with a band. It was called ‘Somewhere I Belong’
Can you tell me a little bit about the writing and recording process of the songs on your new album ‘How Do You See Yourself?’
On this album most of the songs were written in lockdown in Ireland and are quite reflective of what was happening at the time, both for me personally and in general.
There are a few songs in the album that were written years before and were fleshed out for the album too. The main process was communicating with each other and the band over a virtual band platform called Soundtrap as we couldn’t get together in person due to lockdown.
This was a great way to add in our parts and ‘create’ and collab via a virtual music platform that allowed us to produce rough demos for the studio! When there’s a will, there’s a way!
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Zoe Hodges, Editor