When did you start performing?
The first time I performed was probably with my first ever band. I was either 11 or 12 years old. I loved everything about performing, having people's attention, the onstage chemistry, and just expressing myself in a way that can't be done otherwise. The latter is probably my favourite thing about playing shows.
When did As It Is form?
The band formed in 2012 while we were all studying at university in Brighton. The majority of us met through www.joinmyband.co.uk and didn't know each other prior to As It Is.
Have you always wanted to be a performer?
I've watched old home movies of myself with a toy guitar, jumping off the couch and attempting to shred a guitar solo on my knees. I think it's something I've always felt passionate about doing, before it was ever even a conscious decision.
If you could sing with anyone dead or alive, who would that be?
Adam Young; he's a monumental inspiration for me. I aspire to be anywhere near as effortlessly creative and innovative as him.
How important is social media to you and the band?
It's a massively important and valuable tool for us. In the past, we've gone as far as using social media analytics to decide which cities to play, but we've used it as well to strengthen our relationship between us and our fans.
How do you find inspiration for your songwriting?
Inspiration for songwriting can honestly come from anywhere at any time. Ideas come both when I'm deep in thought and texting my girlfriend, both when we're jamming together or listening to the radio; it varies so drastically.
What would your 3 desert island discs be?
The Starting Line: Direction The Weepies: Say I Am You The Postal Service: Give Up
What’s next for As It Is?
We're touring until mid-December and then start building the foundation of our second album.
Where would you like to see yourself in 10 years time?
It won't surprise me if As It Is is still going ten years from now, we love each other and what we do pretty passionately.
How have you found using Editors Keys equipment?
The quality and affordability of EditorsKeys' recording equipment is astonishing. My laptop and SL600 are never very far from me, making it possible and so easy to always be creating and recording.
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