We spoke to impecably dressed folk super talent Josh Weller on his plans for the future ...
1. How important has myspace been for you personally?
Until i get a website made, probably very important. I write stupid blogs most days about things i find funny and people can get in on it. its like a little club
2. What are you aims for 2008 and what can we expect musically?
my first single Pretty Girls came out last week, there's a weird music show thing called 'Tourist Guiding with Josh Weller'. I'll start the album at some point.......
3. Who are your main influences?
Richard Pryor, Chet Baker, Woody Allen, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Randy Newman, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin.
4. How would you describe your own music?
All of those moments when you wish you could spontaneously burst into song.
5. How important do you think style and appearance is for a performer?
It depends on the performer i think. Randy Newman never dressed up and he wrote far better songs than Adam and the Ants. For me, i like to look like i could either play a song or go clay pigeon shooting at any given moment.
6. If you could do a duet with anyone dead or alive who would it be?
Chet Baker or the B52's
7. What is like to have your first ever single released?
Never before have i had so many family members phone me up asking for a free copy.
8. Do you think being from and in London has influenced you msuic?
Definitely. London is one of my favourite places to get bored in, there's always something to make you 'un-bored'. and there's so many great bands and musicians all over the city.
9. Has being in a band lived up to its expectations so far?
I don't really know what the expectations are. i've never thought about it. i'm having a lot of fun though.
10. What are the best and wost apsects of playing live?
worst - the toilets, the food, the sleep, the roads, the sticky floors,the tinitus, the load in, the load out. soundchecking at 5 and playing at 11, the void afterwards.
best - playing live is the best thing in the world and nothing can beat it. it is actually better than i can put into words.