Love Music Magazine - Issue 4

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upon by people who offer them exposure for cash. You can do a huge amount of things for free before you even need to think about paying. I could go on forever about this kind of thing. There are a lot of great blogs out there for unsigned artists to read. If your music was a sandwich, how would it be described? Halloumi, Portobello mushrooms and avocado in seeded Ciabatta. With Tabasco. I’d put rocket and balsamic vinegar in there too. It would be a feast. Tasty, well thought out, bit of spice and indulgent. You’d probably have to go somewhere and get it custom made J As its Halloween soon, what is the trickiest thing you have come across so far in music: I sometimes get to a point where I wonder why I do it. Then I remember that it’s what I do and very much a part of who I am. That’s enough. There’s a lot of competition out there and it’s important to take a breather and grow and then carry on. It’s always been worth it to me but it can get tough. what is the best thing (treat) about being a musician? Everything from writing songs to recording them and having geeky conversation about gear and playing instruments. I love seeing the places I do gigs in in a different way. I think visiting a country as a musician doing a gig is different to being a tourist. You get to see things from a different perspective. What is the best part of the recording process for you? Thinking about how I want my songs to be communicated to other people. Being in a studio. Working my fingers hard so everything sounds great in the end. Images courtesy of Hayley Blackledge

Jo is incredibly talented,. Have a listen to her music. You can hear the deep thought that goes in to everything she does By Emma Walker | 33