Bilk

Musician — Essex

Photograph by Taylor Cassar

Name, where are you from?
My name is Sol and I’m from Chelmsford, Essex.

Describe your style in three words?
Relaxed, Street and Me.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
The best gig I’ve been to was to see some Smiths tribute band. It was good cos I got really pissed and the bloke playing Morrissey got on the piano to sing 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out' which was quite amusing but also good.

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
I’d like to be on the same line up as The Chats cos I think they’ve got a good energy about them and I’d like to be on the same line up as Joy Division cos I’d like to see them live.

Which subcultures have influenced you?
Punk, Grime and Skinhead.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
I’d spend an hour with Dizzee Rascal to chat about music and the early grime days.

Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
My favourite venue I’ve played is probably The Three Wise Monkeys in Colchester because the vibe was great and it was a very intimate show because the stage is low and close to the audience.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
Kurt Cobain because Nirvana is the band that got me to pick up the guitar and start playing, leading me to start writing my own tunes eventually.

The first track you played on repeat?
'My Name Is' by Eminem.

A song that defines the teenage you?
'Longview' by Green Day.

One record you would keep forever?
My Dad's original pressing of the first Smiths album.

A song lyric that has inspired you?
“Flying saucers turn cocaine” in 'Drug Dealer' by Slowthai.

The song that would get you straight on the dance floor?
'Bassline Junkie' by Dizzee Rascal.

A song you wished you had written?
'Dry Your Eyes' by The Streets

Best song to turn up loud?
'Supersonic' by Oasis.

A song people wouldn’t expect you to like?
'Give Yourself A Try' by The 1975.

Best song to end an all-nighter on?
'Has It Come To This' by The Streets.

Any new artists you are listening to right now?
Bakar is cool.

Photograph by Taylor Cassar

Name, where are you from?
My name is Sol and I’m from Chelmsford, Essex.

Describe your style in three words?
Relaxed, Street and Me.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
The best gig I’ve been to was to see some Smiths tribute band. It was good cos I got really pissed and the bloke playing Morrissey got on the piano to sing 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out' which was quite amusing but also good.

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
I’d like to be on the same line up as The Chats cos I think they’ve got a good energy about them and I’d like to be on the same line up as Joy Division cos I’d like to see them live.

Which subcultures have influenced you?
Punk, Grime and Skinhead.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
I’d spend an hour with Dizzee Rascal to chat about music and the early grime days.

Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
My favourite venue I’ve played is probably The Three Wise Monkeys in Colchester because the vibe was great and it was a very intimate show because the stage is low and close to the audience.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
Kurt Cobain because Nirvana is the band that got me to pick up the guitar and start playing, leading me to start writing my own tunes eventually.

The first track you played on repeat?
'My Name Is' by Eminem.

A song that defines the teenage you?
'Longview' by Green Day.

One record you would keep forever?
My Dad's original pressing of the first Smiths album.

A song lyric that has inspired you?
“Flying saucers turn cocaine” in 'Drug Dealer' by Slowthai.

The song that would get you straight on the dance floor?
'Bassline Junkie' by Dizzee Rascal.

A song you wished you had written?
'Dry Your Eyes' by The Streets

Best song to turn up loud?
'Supersonic' by Oasis.

A song people wouldn’t expect you to like?
'Give Yourself A Try' by The 1975.

Best song to end an all-nighter on?
'Has It Come To This' by The Streets.

Any new artists you are listening to right now?
Bakar is cool.

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