MM’s 5-1 Interview No 1: SIMONE FELICE

Mad Mackerel 5:1 Simone Felice.

Five to One is a new mini interview series with some of MM’s favourite artists.

Simone Felice was the drummer as well as a vocalist and a guitarist in The Felice Brothers. Simone is also an author, having released books entitled Goodbye Amelia, Hail Mary, Full of Holes and Black Jesus. Simone Felice left the Felice Brothers in 2009. Simone Felice has released one of the year’s finest albums, and in Hey Bobby Ray, one of the year’s finest songs. His new EP New York Times is released today (buy it here).

Five words to describe your music?
Autumnal. Desperate. Lost. Found. Dusk.

One book you’d recommend to an alien?
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner.

Five bands (or albums) that have most influenced you?
Joni Mitchell. Bob Dylan. Sandy Denny. James Taylor. Nick Drake.

One moment in time you’d like to have witnessed?
Churchill’s speech, June 4, 1940.

Five people (living or dead) you’d love to share a stage-jam with?
Jimi Hendrix, Beethoven, John Bonham, Nina Simone, Ben Keith

One biggest regret in your career (to date)?
That I haven’t learned to really play the piano.

Five things on your perfect rider?
Single malt from shetland, a cure for loneliness, a cure for anger, a real knife, a true love.

One hour to live – who would you spend it with, and why?
My little daughter. because she’s life itself.

Five perfect songs:
Abraham, Martin and John || Lay Down Your Weary Tune  ||  For The Roses  ||  Many Rivers To Cross  ||  Creatures Of The Wind

One song of yours that you’d most like to be played in 50 years time:
Charade

Read other posts here. Visit his website here.

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