We recently had the talented Laura Mason recording her track ‘Eight Letters’ with us down at Talent Pool Studios. Like all artists that record here, we asked Laura a few questions to get to know a little bit more about her.
Hi Laura, it was a pleasure having you record with us at the studio! Can you give our readers a little insight into when you first became interested in music?
I’ve always had an interest in music ever since I was 2-3 years old. I’m not entirely sure where it came from as none of my family have really ever had that interest. I first picked up a guitar when I was 9-10 and its been a passion ever since.
What genres of music do you like and who in particular has inspired you throughout the years?
I appreciate all types of music but my favourite type of music is acoustic sets. My biggest inspiration of all would have to be Boyce Avenue. They are a family based band, doing live acoustic sets and covers. To me it is all about having fun, doing what you love and hopefully one day being an inspiration to other people.
What do you think of talent shows like Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor? Does participating in those competitions interest you?
I think shows like that can be great for getting yourself heard but it may not always be the best way. I think it completely depends on the type of talent you have or the type of music you play or the equipment you have access to as to whether you should go on that type of show. It’s all about hard work and if, like me, you have access or are able to go and record your own stuff then give someone else a chance who may not have that facility to get noticed on that kind of show. If that makes sense!
How do you think you have developed as an artist since you first started and what’s your favourite thing about being a musician?
I think over the years my main development would have to be my song writing. Apart from when I was at school and having drum lessons, I’ve never had any music lessons but I’ve kind of picked up what’s good and what’s not over the years. My favourite thing about being a musician – everything to be honest! It’s just what I love to do and if I can share it with other people then that’s a bonus. I love being able to just pick up that guitar and then the rest of the world is blocked out and it’s just me, my guitar and my thoughts. That then turns into a song and the rest falls into place.
How did you enjoy the Talent Pool experience?
Recording with Talent Pool was amazing. It was so relaxed and I’m glad I could be apart of it!