Who are you and where are you from?
My name is Rozi. I’m from Winchester. Lived there til’ I was 18. Then Bristol for quite a while. Now London..
Who are your favourite artists from home?
From Winchester do you mean? Well of course This Is The Kit and Rachael Dadd my musical compadres are my favourite from home..
What’s it really like touring?
My friend Sam said a great thing “you always think you’re going to get so much stuff done. Read loads of books. Write loads of songs. Learn a language. But actually you don’t get anything done you just come back with loads of catch phrases that no-one else understands.”
What’s your favourite city/town/venue to play?
One of my favourite ever shows was playing on the Isle of Eigg last summer… We also went to Iceland in November last year to play at Iceland Airwaves Festival. We did three shows, one in a concert hall, one at the top of a hotel and the other at a small bar in town and actually probably all three of them were also some of my favourite all time shows.
What’s your ideal festival line-up?
Small enough with a good spot to swim, a shady spot to sit in and all my favourite bands.
What has been your biggest achievement of the year?
Eek there hasn’t been much of this year yet but hmm…I did tidy my room EXCEPTIONALY well the other day and yesterday i just had this really big list of stuff to do and I did all the stuff on it! But I guess CV wise we played on BBC 6 Music a couple of days ago and that was quite a nice achievment. On the Marc Riley show, what a gent.
What has been the worst moment of the year?
Well worldwide disasters aside I’m doing okay really. Only three weeks in, feeling alllllright.
What was the worst piece of advice you were given?
Save doing you’re tax return till the 31st January…
What do you do to relax?
Breakfast for ages outside!
What are you reading?
I just read Devotion by Howard Norman. Now I’ve got a big pile backing up to choose from. I hope I pick In The Skin Of A Lion by Michael Ondatje..
How about TV, anything good on the box?
Well I’m sure there definitely is but I don’t have a tv and I don’t particularly watch any series which I probably should cuz I get the impression there’s some great ones about these days. But I can just never really handle the commitment of getting into something with like twenty million episodes!
Do you have a favourite YouTube video?
I do really like watching old videos of celebrities on Sesame street for example this great one of Stevie Wonder and Grover.
What website do you visit most?
What is your favourite:
At the moment it’s ‘Journey in Satchidananda’ by Alice Coltrane!
‘A Minor Life’ by Sir Was.
Lost classic song?
‘Fill Me In’ by C David.
Who is your favourite current artist?
A new artist that you are most excited about?
I predict 2016 is gonna be a BIG year for Bamboo, Le Colisee, Comet Is Coming, Sir Was.
What was the last great gig you have seen?
I play in an other band called This Is The Kit and we toured all of december with Jose Gonzales. Their show was so great and such a pleasure to watch every night.
I went to a night in London about a year ago that was a mixture of comedians, musicians, and spoken word stuff and it was so completely and utterly bizare and borderline incredibly worrying and dark I couldn’t possibly do it justice in trying to explain it..
What should we expect from your Irish shows?
Full pyrotechnics, rotating stages, ticker tape finales, celebrity cameo’s, costume changes after every song, 3D glasses, y’know, the absolute works.
(but hopefully just great shows and a couple of new songs!)
Rozi Plain plays the Workman’s, Dublin on February 9th and tickets can be found here.