Alloa, Scotland

Friday 25th March 2016

Jamie Pollock

Where are you from?
Alloa, Central Scotland.

What do you do?
I’m the lead singer, rhythm guitarist and co-songwriter for the band Vida.

Describe your style in three words?

You can make a record with anyone from history – who would it be?
Alex Turner in his Humbug days with the Arctic Monkeys.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been too?
Got to be The Stone Roses at the Etihad stadium, hands down. The atmosphere was mind-blowing. Standing with your arms around two random forty-year-old skinheads singing ‘This Is The One’ is a moment I’ll never forget.

What British music icons inspire your sound today?
For me, it’s like a hybrid of The Verve and Oasis, Ashcroft’s melodic approach to songwriting mixed with the anthemic, raw and heartfelt sound from Oasis records. I want to write tunes that will have thousands of fans singing back at me.

You can spend an hour with anyone from history – who would it be and why?
I’d do anything to sit in the company of Keith Richards. After reading his autobiography ‘Life’, there are definitely some things I’d like to ask him.

Vida are a Britpop inspired 5-piece Rock n Roll band from Alloa, Scotland. Their debut EP 'Masquerade' was released in November 2016.


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