Forest of Dean

Monday 7th October 2019

Name, where are you from?
Devon, I am from the FOD! aka Forest of Dean (Simon Pegg, Hot Fuzz land).

Describe your style in three words?
Your Favourite Grandad.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
Best gig I have ever been to was probably my first ever gig I went as well. It was to watch the Wombats headline O2 Academy Bristol in like 2013/14.

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
Guns and Roses and The Doors. Not going to lie I don't listen to much older music but these are the two I used to listen to most when I was a kid and it would be cool to just watch them let alone play on the same bill.

Which Subcultures have influenced you?
I would say Mods for sure. Then probably bits of skater, and lately some old grunge scene vibes are creeping back into the wardrobe. I just love the smart/old man style vibes that some of these subcultures have and I love blending them with modern streetwear as well.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
It would be John Lennon. I just think he’s so interesting and is probably the best songwriter to date. I would like to talk to him about life because he seems like he could give me some good advice.

Of all the venues you’ve been to, which is your favourite?
I haven't actually been to loads but would have to say that O2 Institute Birmingham is up there because it was just so big but looked so pretty with all the intricate details that are painted around it.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
My unsung hero is Tarek Musa because as well as Spring King he’s also worked with so many bands behind the scenes now and he is behind so many up and coming acts like Circa Waves, The Big Moon, Gengahr, Avalanche Party and Kagoule.

Devon considers his upbringing in the Forest of Dean to have had a big impact on his music, initially sparking inspiration through a lack of other distractions, and necessitating a DIY ethos which still runs through his approach to writing, recording and performing. Devon released his first single ‘Weirdo’ in late 2017 and his latest single 'I DON'T WANT 2 B UR FRIEND' is out now.

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