Who, What, Why

Who What Why : Shane Nolan

24th October 2017

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Who are you listening to at the moment?

I’ve been listening to the new Queens of the Stone Age album a lot. Mark Ronson is such a good match for their sound on the production end, I was delighted to hear he had worked with them. I also love self-produced groovers like Tom Misch, HONNE, and FKJ. Also some awesome bands I like right now are I Know Leopard, Leisure, and Parcels. There are also some amazing Irish acts in my playlist at the moment such as Wyvern Lingo, Fangclub, Jafaris, David Keenan and Tim Chadwick. I also have this soft-spot for James Blunt, I’m going to see him in the 3 Arena in November and then Kasabian the day after!

What do you love about Dublin?

There’s always been an amazing buzz in Dublin that I’m very fond of – The Irish craic etc. Throughout my college years I began to become even more fond of it. Dublin has a very lovely, welcoming and supportive music scene. I think BIMM opening up has had a lot to do with that. I’d definitely not be where I am today without this beautiful city’s influence, that’s for sure.

Why Songwriting?

Honestly, coming out of school music was the only thing I could see myself doing. I only decided BIMM would be my number-one choice at a very late stage and I’m delighted I did. I was very new to the craft of songwriting when I did my audition and I guess the tutors saw something. Being able to dedicate myself academically to something as beautiful as songwriting was an absolute blessing. I really believe that BIMM shaped me not only as a writer, producer and an artist, but as a person overall.

Discover more about our Songwriting courses here at BIMM in Dublin here.

Author

Sarah-Louise Burns

Having been part of the BIMM Marketing Team since 2016, Sarah has been working in Social Media Marketing since 2013. She Graduated the University of Hertfordshire in BA(Hons) Photography and Media Business and has a keen interest in the power of social media.