How did you get your initial start in music?
Music is one of those things you just “know”. Melodies start appearing in your head, alternative arrangements start popping up when you hear something. I think this started at a young age, for the musicians in M’GOO.
What would be your ultimate aim in the industry?
Stories matter. Playing matters. Our goal would be that we’d like to be known as a multi-media collective that told stories through music, poetry, podcasts, live performances, and visual art. True stories about love and loss that we hope get people to self reflect on their own life experiences for the better.
How long have you been writing your own music?
We have all been writing music since early teens.
Who are your top three influences and why?
Folks who can tell stories through their art, instrument etc., with heartfelt authenticity. Maya Angelou flowed words with meaning, Prince had so many tracks with emotions and wisdom from a deep place, and in hindsight some of George Michael’s song writing was so prophetic. Artists who “dig in” are the ones that influence us.
Is there anything you would like people to know about your current release?
This current release is a multi-media conversation based on a true story around what it means when we get abandoned by the person we love. The song is inspired from a moment in the story where the character is taking that confused walk in the park, asking himself what just happened and trying to look forward. The podcast, talks about the question “do we ever really know the person we love?”, and looks at what we learn from experiences when someone leaves us.
Where are you based and what’s your local scene like? Any favourite venues?
We are based in Montreal, and Manchester (UK). Both cities are like a twin of each other, and both are rich with venues, and great music scenes. Montreal has great venues, such as UPSTAIRS on the west side of downtown, La Sala Rossa and Casa Del Popolo. Manchester has equally great venues, like Matt and Phreds, Band on the Wall, and Gullivers.
Who else can you recommend from your local scene for people to have a listen to?
In Montreal – definitely check out Dear Denizen, and in Manchester anything from the folks at Bark Mcr (@BarkMcr).
Give our readers a round up of where they can find you online and hear more of your music.
Definitely check out our website, mgoomusic.com. On there you can check out the music, and other multimedia conversations around what love and loss teaches us. Each story has its own moodboard, and we will be releasing those as they are finished! Be sure to sign up for notifications!