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Paolo & Claire are Young Romance, a London based band who write about love, doubt & dislocation. We recently caught up with Paolo and chatted about favourite songs, what inspires him and what is his proudest achievement to date!
At what age did you start to take an interest in the field you work in?
I began playing the guitar at 8 but have always enjoyed music from a very young age. When I was 14 I decided I wanted to become a musician.
What’s your proudest achievement?
There have been some great moments in Young Romance so far. Touring Europe earlier this year and hearing tracks you’ve made at home (Pale) on the radio are up there but my proudest would have to be selling out our first 7 inch within weeks.
What are your top three favourite songs?
Buzzcocks – Ever Fallen In Love
George Harrison – Isn’t It A Pity
Strokes – Someday
What is your favourite London venue and why?
KOKO. Its the biggest place Young Romance have played so far, and everything from the backstage to the showers (A UK venue with decent showers is rare) and more importantly the sound on the stage to the lights are extremely impressive.
Name three creatives who have inspired you over the past 10 years?
Stuart Murdoch, Blaine Harrison, Erol Alkan/Rory Atwell
If you weren’t a musician what career would you have chosen
A tricky one, maybe I’d go into teaching, or work for a Union.
What advice would you give to people working in the creative industry?
Try not to rush what you do just to make money. Make something you think is great and hopefully people will catch on.
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