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NAS 10 Questions with Charles Connolly

[Interview Number 32]

This time, we get to know Charles Connolly whose brand new track "To See My Lover Again" is out now. His music is featured in the New Artist Spotlight Family of Playlists.

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Okay, letโ€™s get into the Ten questions for Charles Connolly!

๐Ÿญ. ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—ฏ๐˜†? Iโ€™m from London, a curious little big place in the land of Eng. A peculiar first question, but โ€˜hobbyโ€™ is far too small a word for my love and world of music. Therefore, I suppose that โ€˜hobbyโ€™ would have to be scooting around London on my little illegal electric scooter. I also enjoy endlessly streaming playlists Iโ€™m on, day-in, day-out. ๐Ÿฎ. ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ผ ๐— ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ/๐— ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป? It all started when I was a tiny blob (post womb) with a nose to signify the front. I heard, then I listened, then I liked, then I loved. I had to be a part of that, and so I picked up a small guitar and started. I wanted to hear songs that didnโ€™t exist. So I wrote and recorded them, and listened to my heartโ€™s content. ๐Ÿฏ. ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ผ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€?

It all started - predictably - with Hermanโ€™s Hermits. No, sorry - The Beatles. They and McCartney used to be my biggest influence. But nowadays itโ€™s extremely hard to say. Everyone and no one. I like to think I am quite original, but I know I am therefore a musical sponge, having absorbed so much over the years, that itโ€™s all amalgamated into what seems to be โ€œmy soundโ€. Although that sound may differ from song to songโ€ฆ!

๐Ÿฐ. ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—บ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ? Remember that tiny blob about which I spoke? Well I was by now maybe closer to a twig. I think I was about 9 or 10, so around 1908. I started on drums, then worked my way back to the guitar (having both started and stopped at the age of about 6 or 7). Then I truly started writing when I was about 19 or 20. I am older now. ๐Ÿฑ. ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜†? My ultimate goal is to have millions listening to and loving my music, whether as an artist in my own right or my songs. Everybody likes a bit of praise now and again (Hell yes)โ€ฆ But it is more the satisfaction of pleasing people and making them smile or tingle - no, not in that way, but in my writing and producing. People seem to like what I do, so it is just a simple case of getting to millions and millions of potential fansโ€™ earsโ€ฆ Easy!-(er said than done). Hopefully these wonderful playlists of ours will start the ball rolling into the pinball machine that is the music industry. Who knows?!! ๐Ÿฒ. ๐—œ๐—ณ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ? Ahem (I donโ€™t perform). Whatโ€™s thatโ€ฆ? Ahem, I donโ€™t perform. Yes yes, the virus, none of us is performing at the moment. No no, I donโ€™t perform. I have done, but it isnโ€™t what I do best - although have been told in the past I am good live. I just feel right coming from the speakers. Hence although I do all my music myself, I am happy for a massive singer to come along and sing my songs! When I say massive, I donโ€™t mean Mama Cass, but trรจs populaire. I quite like the idea of a live studio though. Nerve-racking nonetheless. Actually, really loud in the middle of a huge empty field might be just the thing. Not much in the way of bustle, but a mighty fine experience, I am sure. ๐Ÿณ. ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด? I donโ€™t know how ANYone can answer this question. Itโ€™s like being asked โ€œWhatโ€™s your favourite film?โ€ - I think one has to start with genre. Whatever it is, though, it would surely have to be something Beatles. Or maybe Queen. For argument's sake, Iโ€™ll start the argument off by saying Strawberry Fields Forever. But it almost certainly isnโ€™t my favourite. There are certain songs that do things to me, and they certainly wouldnโ€™t be what I would call โ€favouritesโ€. Take, for example, Strange and Beautiful by Aqualung, Knives Out by Radiohead or Sun by Caribou - these DO something to me. But I absolutely wouldnโ€™t say they are my absolute favourites. Maybe they are! Maybe thatโ€™s what favourite should mean! I donโ€™t know - ask me again some time soonโ€ฆ ๐Ÿด. ๐— ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜? Using the wrong cutlery. ๐Ÿต. ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—”๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ต๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜?

Using the correct cutlery. ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ. ๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฏ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ถ๐—ณ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ?ย  The all-time ideal would be Paul McCartney, just simply because I feel we would gel well and because it is just about the coolest thing ever to have done. Oh that feeling! I can but dream. For some reason I would also like to write for and sing with Mel C (aka Sporty Spice) because sheโ€™s really real and down-to-earth and I think our voices would work really well together. And thereโ€™s always Mark Ronson - Hell YES! Not to mention a couple of deadies - Fred Astaire and Sinatra. Anyway, there ya go, peeps - itโ€™s been nice chatting. Thatโ€™s my two cents! Brother, can you spare a dime?

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08 nov 2020

I think I had a smile on my face the entire time while reading this! :) Glad to see that you've sorted your cutlery woes. Knives out.

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Charles Connolly
Charles Connolly
06 nov 2020

Thank you so much, you wonderful artists and everyone on the team at New Artist Spotlight! What an incredible day this is for me!!! Hope you all like the new song. <3

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