How would you describe yourself?
I am a bit like an easily distracted child, running around after different images and sounds, fronting a-three piece, who all share a similar idea about the music and pictures they are chasing. I've got a ginger beard.
How would you describe your music?
The music I make is usually a response to what I have been listening to, how I feel or something I've seen. Writing normally begins with an acoustic hook or lyrical phrase in my head, whether it be a euphoric melody or an epic, sad passage or pretty piano phrase. I take this and present it to my lovely band, The Rafters. Then, Dan, Luke and I will wrestle and groove it until it works. It sounds kind of pretty, almost epic and certainly thought out.
Which song would you dump in room 101?
I wouldn't like to discard any music because it's one thing that is free and we still have control of, but I take pleasure in the knowledge that I once threw a James Blunt CD into the road and a car drove over it.
Who is your inspiration?
Inspiration comes, mainly, from conversation and jamming. Artists that have previously influenced me include Tunng, Joan as Policewoman, Fairport Convention, Adem, Explosions in the Sky, Dianogah, Television, things like that.
What annoys you most?
I rarely get annoyed, but selfish people grate on me.
What's your favourite pudding?
Anything apple-based is generally acceptable as a dessert.
Are you in love?
Love comes from the people that surround you when you give it out. It's like a big, sexy mirror.
Do you have a reccurring dream? If so, what is it?
Too busy to sleep...
Where did you play at Worcester Music Festival?
Played at Rise Records and The Firefly.
What was the experience like?
Worcester Music festival is one of the best times of the year, and it keeps getting better!
Want to know more about Rich Clarke and the Rafters? Why not view the Rich Clarke and the Rafters band page.