Sat, 17 September 2011
Sharon is the singer with the UK band The Amplifires. We recently had a very cool Sunday morning phone conversation, and I am eager to share it with you. Sharon and I are the same age and have a lot in common. We talked through the similarities of our home towns, and some of the bands that we admire. She told me how The Amplifires formed, and talked about her local music scene. She comes from an area that has given us a lot great music through the years. Bands like ABC, Human League, Def Leppard, Arctic Monkeys and Pulp are all local to Sharon. It is nice to see how her band fits into this musical tradition. She told me about their whirlwind tour of the US back in 2009, and how great it felt to have audiences singing her lyrics back to her. We talked about their first album "Fire on the Moon" which came out in 2008, as well as their new single "Fantasy Bride". You can find the new song and much of their earlier work on iTunes. Please check it out. I downloaded it, and have been playing it a lot over the past week. You can learn more about Sharon and the band at http://amplifires.co.uk/ and http://www.myspace.com/theamplifiresuk . Send a message, and tell her what you thought of the interview!