Updated: Sep 29, 2020
[Interview Number 13]
In an effort to get to know the artists on the New Artist Spotlight family of playlists, we’ll be posting these here on our Facebook page.
This time, we get to know Valentine Joyce whose track “I Want My Life To Be A Movie” is featured on the “NAS - New Artist Spotlight” playlist on Spotify.
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Okay, let’s get into the Ten questions for Valentine Joyce!
𝟭. 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗵𝗼𝗯𝗯𝘆?
I'm from Dublin, Ireland. My main hobby would be music but I guess that's kind of obvious really.
𝟮. 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰/𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻
My dad is very much into music (Irish Traditional) and has been playing all sorts of instruments for as long as I can remember. My first memory of trying to play anything was trying my dads Spanish guitar when I was about 4. I just kept hitting one string until I got a huge blister on my thumb. I played piano when I was a teenager and got a keyboard soon after. Eventually, I got a steel string guitar which soon became my most prized possession.
𝟯. 𝗪𝗵𝗼 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗶𝗴𝗴𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗹𝘂𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀?
That's hard to say as I really like nearly all kinds of music. My dad influenced me in a big way to start playing but in more of a monkey see, monkey do way rather than trying to force me to play. Since my early 20s I've been in a band called Pots and Pans which started out as me and my mate (Diarmuid) sitting down one night and starting to write songs out of the blue. We soon joined up with another lost soul (Andreas). Those 2 guys have influenced me a lot, especially Diarmuid as the co-writer of the songs we play.
𝟰. 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗯𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗻 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰?
Ever since I can remember I've been "making stuff up" but I only starting trying to record on and off since my early 20s.
𝟱. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗴𝗼𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗶𝗻𝗱𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘆?
I make music because I like to make music. It's an itch that needs to be scratched for me. There are many aspects to creating music from mucking about with an instrument and coming up with the seed for an idea all the way to recording a full track. Satisfaction can be drawn from music at all points and my most recent goal was just to see my song being available on Spotify. Insanely satisfying! For now, I'd like to get more songs released and watch the listenership increase.
𝟲. 𝗜𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗮 𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗶𝘁 𝗯𝗲?
I'd like to have been onstage at Live Aid '85 playing a tambourine (or anything!) during both the Queen and U2 slots. Standing right beside Freddie and Bono. Failing that, as long as people were having a good time, I'd be happy anywhere.
𝟳. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗳𝗮𝘃𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗻𝗴?
That's a hard one as it keeps changing. At Christmas time, it's definitely Fairytale Of New York by The Pogues.
𝟴. 𝗠𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁?
From a musical point of view, I did a gig once and my fellow singer/songwriter who was supposed to be performing with me got there early and started having a few pints to calm his nerves. By the time we were due to go on he wasn't in tip top condition. It didn't go well.
𝟵. 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗱𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗔𝗰𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁?
𝟭𝟬. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗶𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘀𝗲?
Good one! I'd like to work in a studio for a day with The Traveling Wilburys. It would be a bonus to have Damien Dempsey and John Lennon there. And, of course, if Elvis and Freddie showed up........ maybe they could bring Mark Knopfler with them. The PSB could produce.
That concludes today’s Ten Questions with Valentine Joyce, please make sure to check out her new Single "I Want My Life To Be A Movie" on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/track/5ObnVqOX59aIX98BFn16D1...) you will not be disappointed!
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