When you send off a Q&A, you never know what response you’re going to get from an artist, and I certainly got some interesting answers when Marc Caroll tackled our 15 questions.
How would you describe your act, in the style of an advert?
If you could read one newspaper headline about yourselves in 2010, what would it be?
“Defaced Tombstone, Empty Casket; Nothing is Sacred”.
If a radio station gave you control of their shows and playlists for a day, what would you do?
Shut them down. Occupy the building. Start again and ask Bob Dylan to be the resident DJ.
You decide to plan a launch for your new album/single release, what would your ideal event be?
A gathering in Big Sur with my friend, Claude and his Wolves. I’d like Joe Bussard to play the Music.
What’s the most valuable lesson you’ve learnt about the music industry?
To remove myself from it and avoid it all costs.
Are there any instruments or other music related skills you’d like to pick up or improve on?
My Banjo playing needs work.
You’re asked to design/come up with something to giveaway to fans at your gigs, what would it be?
Nothing is free. Even freedom has a price.
What’s your favourite part of music history? (acts/genres etc)
When Music was recorded in fields, chapels and churches.
What was the last thing you googled online?
Hotel costs in Las Vegas
Have you any funny ‘You’ve Been Framed’ style stories you can share with us?
Who would you most like to interview and what would you ask them?
Bob Dylan. I would ask him about the Winter Dance Part of January 31st 1959.
Do you still buy CD singles/albums, or is it all about downloads?
Who do you think we should watch out for music wise this year?
A great new band called JWO (Just Watch Out). They’re going places for sure.
How would you promote the British music scene abroad?
I wouldn’t know how, being Irish takes up most of my time!
And finally what else should we know about your act?
Time changes everything.
To find out more about Marc Carroll, please visit www.myspace.com/marccarroll or listen out for his new single, ‘What’s Left Of My Heart’ released February 22nd.