Covid has helped ‘me put more time into my own music’

Covid has helped ‘me put more time into my own music’

INQUISITION

Tubber's up and coming singer/songwriter Adrian Hiney has been busy despite Covid-19 and recently released his self-penned fifth single of 2020 'Be Mine' recorded from his very own studio. A guitar-driven number that has hints of US rockers Matchbox Twenty, and country mega-star Thomas Rhett, 'Be Mine', nonetheless, remains perfectly true to a sound and style the talented musician has been perfecting throughout the strangest of years.

He plans to launch his debut album in April. You can stay up to date by following him on Facebook and Instagram.

*What's your first musical memory?

Learning the button accordion when I was 7.

*How has Covid-19 affected your musical direction?

It’s helped because I can put more time into my own music with writing and recording.

*What do you most miss about performing live?

The atmosphere and the social aspect to it.

*How did you continue to stay creative and motivated musicwise during the lockdowns?

I had a lot of music and songs wrote from a couple of years ago so I just started recording them and left myself loads to work with.

*Is music and the arts being supported enough by the government?

No. I think we have been left high and dry.

*What have your learnt about yourself since coronavirus has entered our everyday lives?

I’ve learnt that we just need to get on with things and this will eventually pass.

*What kind of music scene do you envisage in 2021?

Hopefully we might be back playing and going to gigs and festivals by Summer 2021.

*Three things that kept you amused throughout the pandemic?

My dog Bella, recording + golf.

*Where do you find musical inspiration?

Out walking the dog and it's nice and quiet in the woods.

*Name your three biggest musical influences?

Keith Urban, The Eagles, Prince.

*Best musical advice ever given?

Entertain, not educate.

*Best thing about the Midlands?

Turf.

*What's your hopes and ambitions for 2021?

I hope to be back playing a few gigs.

Compiled by Deirdre Verney.

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