Search This Blog

Monday, 14 September 2020

An interview with Ronan Furlong

Ronan Furlong

What first got you into music ?

Who Inspired you to create music ?
Queen, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and Rainbow

What kind of music do you make?
Musically diverse, thought provoking music that has something to say

What is your creative process like?
Enjoyable, intuitive and exhilarating 

Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Brian May

If you could go to an open show by any artist who would it be?
Leonard Cohen

What is one message you would give to your fans ?
Comparison is the thief of joy. Try to enjoy what you have.

What is the most useless talent you have ?
There is no useless talent in my opinion 

Do you sing in the shower? which songs?
Since You’ve Been Gone or Norwegian Wood!

What would you be doing now if it wasn't music
Writing a screenplay 

Where have you performed ? Favourite? Worst? Do you have any gigs coming up?
I love playing this he Wexford Arts Centre, always a lovely respectful listening crowd

How do you feel the internet has changed music ?
Unfortunately I feel the internet has hallowed out the business model that once supported the music industry, as a result very few musicians can earn a living from it these days. On a more positive note, it has created opportunities for musicians to interact directly with people who are Interested in their music

What is your favourite song to perform? *
Mystic Mountain, as I enjoy the fast guitar work and the lyrics, this song well represents what I stand for in music

what famous musicians do you admire ?
Luke Kelly, Richie Blackmore, Ronnie Dio, Peter Green, Leonard Cohen, Rory Gallagher and Queen

whats the worst trouble you have been in?
I have been extremely fortunate to date

whats the best ever advice you have been given ?
Not what we have, but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance

If you could change anything about the music industry what would it be ?
Better streaming Revenues for artists, more diversity in music styles on mainstream outlets 

Whats next for you ?
My New Album, ‘The King Of Leaves’ this October

Here's his latest release 
It Came to My Attention.

1 comment: