y Biggest Fear by Crisis Talks is one of the five songs in the final of the Newport City Radio Original Song Contest 2018. I’ve been chatting with band member Dave Merrick about random stuff and here are some of the things I found out about him.
Q.What was the first song you ever wrote?
A. I was 12. It was a blues song about missing my Nan.
Q. Are you from a musical family?
A. My Grandpa is related to the singing legend, Petula Clark and the other side of the family is related to big band leader, Wally Stott who composed and arranged music for many films and TV show and famously worked with sixties pop idol, Scott Walker.
Q. When you were a small child, what did you think you would be when you grew up?
A. A Spaceman.
Q. What was the first single or album you ever owned?
A. Bad by Michael Jackson.
Q. Where is the most interesting place you’ve been in the world?
A. Kyoto in Japan. So beautiful and spiritual.
Q. Describe the best birthday cake.
A. Made of cheese and shaped like a space rocket.
Q. Which artist would you like to write a song for?
A. Kate Bush.
Q. What was the last book you read?
A. The Cyberiad by Stanislaw Lem. A pretty surreal real! It’s a collection of short humorous sci-fi stories.
Q. Where in the world would you most like to visit?
Q. The best pizza topping is…..?
Q. What is your worst habit?
A. Buying huge amounts of CDs until I’m skint.
Q. The scariest movie is….?
A. The Wicker Man.
Q. What’s the best way to spend a Sunday afternoon?
A. Communing with my cat.
Q. Would you rather live in a gothic castle, a spaceship, a converted double-decker bus or a country cottage?
A. A spaceship.... made of cheese!
You can listen to and vote for My Biggest Fear by Crisis Talks or any of the other four finalists in the competition on the Newport City Radio website or the special mini-website: www.ncrsongcontest2018.weebly.com