Interview: Bobbing For Apples

Since we announced the festival line-up, Bobbing For Apples has been one of the most popular artists on our website. We spoke to the singer/songwriter to find out more about her.

Hi Bobbing for Apples. Tell us a bit about your music.

Hello Stow Festival. My music…well, I’m inspired by great songs and great songwriters. People like Elliott Smith, Paul Simon and Lennon and McCartney. I first learned piano, many, many moons ago, and wrote my first song when I was about 8 (I think I wanted to write something that Wham would sing). I got lured to the guitar in my teens. Many power chords, metal pedals and indie bands later, I now make acoustic folk music with a pop sensibility. I write songs about heartache, procrastination and unrequited love.

You’re playing with some great bands at Stow Festival, who are you looking forward to seeing?

I’m very much looking forward to seeing Moses. I’m a fan of Paul Mosley’s solo work, and it’s been a long time since I saw him perform with his previous band. Exciting!

What can people expect from your performance?

I perform solo, mostly with an acoustic guitar, although for one song I bring out my mandolin. I love it when I perform and can get immersed in the song, and I always enjoy interacting with the audience.

What else do you have lined up for the rest of the year?

For the rest of the year I plan to play some more shows, and start work on my album.

Bobbing for Apples plays at the Rose & Crown from 7.30pm on Friday 21 September with Blabbermouth, Candidate, From The Deep and Moses. Entry is £5 on the door.

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