Interview By Linda Tatiene-Culture/Fashion Blogger
How would you describe your genre?
What was the first song (s) you have learned?
Do your parents / siblings play music? Describe any of their musical interests and abilities
My father was a ragtime pianist. He played around the bars in Copenhagen and Aarhus. My mother is a classical singer. My sister sings and plays piano. She sings and plays tambourine with me in the orchestra Homewrecker.
Which famous musicians do you admire? Why?
John Lee Hooker, Blind Willie McTell, Son House, Cisco Houston, Bob Dylan, Nas, Jack White mmfl. I like their sound. Their songs speak to me. I can recognize something of myself in their material, and the way they communicate it.
Are you influenced by old records and tapes? What?
I love the sound of old tape recordings. Music today tend to be over-produced. All the ugly details stored away so that finally no more back than emasculated background noise. I am a supporter of the old recordings rawness
Who are your favorite musicians? Groups? CDs?
Some of the groups that I love to listen to is The Beatles, The Dead Weather, and Tame Impala. It must be nice to be mentioned in the same breath as The Beatles …
What is your dream gig?
I love to play a concert where people listen to what’s going on. If I manage to get listeners to forget about what is really going on Facebook, I’m a happy musician. It’s probably a utopian idea. Where the concert takes place, I really do not care. And it’s great to get money to play…
How do you handle mistakes during a performance?
I love errors. As many as possible. There must be something at stake when music is played live. I can’t imagine anything more boring than if I was stuck in a well-oiled concert routine. As long as I keep making mistakes, there is a reason to keep playing.
Do you get nervous before a performance?
I am nervous because there is something at stake. It all relies on my own efforts. I play one man with the tools that I can physically dominate at once. Guitar, tramp, harmonica and vocals. Sometimes I play better than other times, and just before I go on stage, it remains to be seen how good my performance ends up being.
What advice would you give to beginners who are nervous?
As long as you are nervous, there is something at stake. The only expectations you have to live up to, is your own.
How do you balance your music with other obligations – girlfriend / education?
I do not have a girlfriend or education to worry about. So it’s not that hard.
The record industry has never had it worse, scare you?
It scares me when I can’t write down a proper text, although I feel inspired. It scares me when I get up one morning and do not want to either play or listen to music. It scares me when I look myself in the mirror. But the recording industry’s wellbeing, well I don’t pay much attention to it.
3 things you’d bring with you on a desert island?
I would need an English butler, my cat and a warm blanket.
JAKOB BRUNO is 23 years. He writes people and ‘desert’ blues songs. His dark, however satirical texts address issues such as sex, death and addiction. Jacob grow a raw, unpolished sound. He accompanies his intense vocals in a minimalist way with guitar, harmonica and a dust-swirling stomp boot. Jacob’s recent recordings are recorded live in a forstadsvillas basement in Jutland. A selection of these atmospheric footage was released on January 2, 2013 during EP titled “I Blow My Brains Out For You” on vinyl and digital download on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon.
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