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Signed to Innovation Music last year after an impromptu performance at a party, you may not have heard of Aaron Fyfe but it’s only a matter of time. With a distinct, honest quality to both his voice and music, Fyfe has managed to impress producers, critics and music-listeners alike. Having recently released his Double A-side ‘Freedom Fighters/Angels’, we put the spotlight on Aaron to ask about his musical influences and aspirations. 

CF: Tell us a bit about your debut Closer To You...

Aaron: ‘Closer To You’ is an EP that was inspired by life. The recording process was good, I loved working with all the folks in the studio.

CF: Describe your music in one word.

Aaron: Acid-jazz

CF: Who are your musical influences?

Aaron: Loads of folk really! Loving a bit of Darrel Scott just now.

CF: What do you think is the best album ever written?

Aaron: It depends on my mood…love The Beatles ‘Revolver’ though.

CF: What’s been your best gig so far? 

Aaron: Best gig so far was recently supporting Jake Bugg in Edinburgh – bloody amazing crowd. 

CF: If you could duet with anyone, who would it be? 

Aaron: I think Tracy Chapman or Cheryl Cole. Tracy because she’s mega and I love everything she’s ever written. Cheryl because she’s fit haha!

CF: What TV show would you like to hear your music featured on?

Aaron: I don’t watch much telly but I used to love ‘The O.C’.

CF: Where do you most want to perform?

Aaron: I would love to play at Glastonbury at some point.

What’s your fondest musical memory?

Aaron: Hearing ‘Pet Sounds’ by The Beach Boys – that was a game changer.

What are you listening to right now?

Aaron: As I said before, Darrel Scott – he’s mint. Loving a bit of The Velveteen Saints too – they’re good mates of mine and their tunes are banging.

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