How did you get your initial start in music?
I started when I was at school, about 14years old, everyone at the time was a guitarist so I guessed by learning the bass, not only did it have two less strings, I would in theory never be out of work.
What would be your ultimate aim in the industry?
My goals these days have changed, I am just humbled and so appreciative when someone comes up and says ‘I love that song’. I suppose if I had a goal it would be for my music to reach people and for it to be enjoyed.
How long have you been writing your own music?
Wow! Long Time lol. About 30years!!!! I know…I don’t look old enough!
Who are your top three influences and why?
Leland Sklar, when I was learning the bass I used to watch him with Phil Collins and think ‘Wow!’ that guy can play….oh and he looks so cool! Roger Waters as both a writer and a bass player, he lead me into bringing the old adage of less is more and also how to push and pull your writing to create emotion, finally I suppose currently from a writers point of view it would be Guy Garvey, his lyrics are incredible, painting pictures with words, beautiful.
Is there anything you would like people to know about your current release?
Sure, this is a cover of Blueberry hill, which was my adopted Fathers favourite tune. I just wanted to grab some old school muse’s and create something beautiful for Pops, I love the result as well, even though its not my normal genre.
Where are you based and what’s your local scene like? Any favourite venues?
I am based in Kent (S.E. UK) The local scene is unfortunately really hard work as I think it is everywhere in the UK right now. My fave locally would be The Forum in Tonbridge Wells. But I kinda miss the old London Venues.
Who else can you recommend from your local scene for people to have a listen to?
I would say you have to check out a guy called James Kirby, he’s amazing, or Salvation Jane….man they rock!
Give our readers a round up of where they can find you online and hear more of your music.
Ok so you can find me on FB or twitter, I am also on Soundcloud you can find links to all these via my website my website www.lennybunn.uk