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Home & Away – Megan Farnfield

26th July 2017

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What’s your perfect scenario to write in?

I don’t really have a perfect scenario. I like writing by myself and with other people and with all my co-writers – we have different ways of working and I like that it’s never the same. In my room, my keyboard is propped up against my window so I can see out into the street which is really nice. I will say since moving to Hove I’ve loved going to the beach to write. It’s a very calming and atmospheric place to write in and it’s been nice writing there.

Any particular influences?

I would say Halsey, Amy Winehouse, Melanie Martinez, The 1975, Fickle Friends and Marina and The Diamonds are the biggest influences on my music. I believe listening to all genres is incredibly important in order to have a greater knowledge of music – so I always have my headphones in and I don’t limit the genres I listen to.

What’s your favourite venue in your hometown?

There aren’t any venues like Brighton in my hometown really, there are only two open mic nights that I know of and both of them are pubs. So moving to Brighton has really helped my live performance skills improve and has helped me to grow as an artist.

What’s your favourite venue in Brighton?

I’ve always loved The Green Door Store. I saw Slaves perform there after headlining at Reading and it was an amazing gig.  After that I really wanted to play there and I’ve now managed to play it twice which has been great. I do also like The Hope and Ruin; I haven’t played there yet but I’m hoping that’s something I’ll have the opportunity to do next year.

How do Brighton and your hometown compare when it comes to gigging?

There’s a lot more going on musically in Brighton than in Reigate, where I’m from. In Reigate there’s a few open mic nights and one small festival but it’s nothing compared to Brighton! That’s one of the things I love about Brighton; there’s always a gig on or a gig opportunity.

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After studying Ba(Hons) Photography, Sarah has worked in Social Media Marketing since 2013 - she's now part of the BIMM Social Media Team, and is photographer for the Who, What, Why series.