Artist name: Baron Goodlove & The Dreadful Noise
Release name: Debut single ‘Orpheus’
Release date: Single out now (free download), EP coming soon
Where and when did you first discover your interest in music?
At home before I can remember. My father was gigging in a pub band with my uncles and my mother is an excellent pianist. I was banging out tunes on the piano from the day I could reach the keys. I started drumming aged 9 and then picked up the guitar at 16.
- What are your main ambitions in the industry?
I would like to be able to record and perform my own music for as many people as possible. My ambition is to be a successful artist with longevity in the industry.
- When did you start writing your own songs/music?
The final year of my degree was when I started taking it seriously. That was 2014. I’ve written guitar parts for other bands before but as far as Baron Goodlove goes, it’s only a year old.
- What would you say is your music career highlight to date?
Having Dave Peacock from Chas & Dave actually seek out a gig I was playing because he liked the music so much.
- Who will we hear in your songs? What are your influences?
You will hear Jeff Buckley, Led Zeppelin, Nick Drake, Captain Beefheart, Donny Hathaway, people have said I sound similar to Gomez although I’ve not heard them, Soundgardenish maybe. I would describe my sound as grungy soul, so I have influences from D’Angelo, Donny Hathaway, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Aretha, BB King, T Bone Walker, Al Green, Marvin Sapp, Joni Mitchell etc
- What’s the most important thing you’d want to tell people about your current release?
I hope that my passion for the art is put across. I want it to mean something to everyone and I think that everyone can relate to it in some way. Also, I think it’s high time the guitar solo made a return to popular contemporary music!
- Who else can you recommend from your genre or local area for people to have a listen to?
The Twirling Canes are awesome.
- Any gigs coming up?
Sunday 30th August – The Greyhound, Bengeo
Thursday 24th September – Blessings Bar, Shoreditch
I’ll be heading into London for some open mics and support slots in September too.
- Where can we find/follow you online?