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Bright young things: Adam Moss

PUBLISHED: 12:51 20 October 2011 | UPDATED: 20:10 20 February 2013

Bright young things: Adam Moss

Bright young things: Adam Moss

In just two years, Ipswich singer songwriter Adam Moss has gone from guitar novice to star in the making with his own record contract. He tells us more about his rise to fame

In just two years, Ipswich singer songwriterAdam Moss has gone from guitar novice to star in the making with his own record contract. He tells us more about his rise to fame

When did you start playing the guitar and singing?

I was around 14 when I first started playing guitar: my brother (who is 20) had been playing since a similar age, and always left his guitars laying around. I could never resist. He taught me a few chords and off I went; teaching myself along the way. I began writing my own music pretty much as soon as I could string four chords together.

What have been your biggest gigs and concerts so far?

Ive played a lot of local festivals this year, including The Greene King Beer Festival, Stowfest and many more! And certainly my album release show back in June in Ipswich was great! But my biggest show so far is yet to come, as I will be showcasing at HighBarn (Great Bardfield) in Essex as part of an Unplugged Night on November 25. Tickets are available from HighBarn ticket office at 6.50! If anyone wants to hear me play live.

Youve signed a record deal. How did that come about? And where can people buy your music?

Id been in contact with BBC Radio presenter Sue Marchant about doing a slot on her show Sue Marchants Big Night In and was lucky enough to be offered a slot alongside John Verity (ex Argent lead singer and guitarist) featuring on BBC OpenMic. I was warming up my voice for the show when John asked me to play him some of my own material, which resulted in a deal with vavoom records! The album was released in June of this year and is available on iTunes, CD Baby,and of course from me at shows! Hopefully it will be available from coming soon! I have also been doing music for a publishing company Added Music that specialises in music for film, tv etc!

People are saying youre the next Ed Sheeran. How do you feel about the comparison?

Thats quite a compliment! Im a huge fan of Eds. Ive followed his music more or less from the beginning! In fact we met last year at Ipswichs Music In The Park. We spoke about how he and I were doing and later we spoke online and he sent me information on good places to play and advice on how to build a good fan base. I guess we are both similar in the fact that I am young, up and coming, and trying to get my music out to as many people as possible!

Who are your musical influences?

I listen to a lot of Newton Faulkner, Jason Mraz and Jack Johnson, that sort of thing, but I also have a great passion for local unsigned music, such as: Ady Johnson, Jake Morley and Reb Capper!

Youre just going into sixth form. Obviously you enjoy music but which other subjects will you be studying?

Yeah, next year I will be studying my A-levels at Copleston Sixth Form in Ipswich. I am looking to study; Law, Business Studies, Psychology and Drama! Which I think will be good for me.

Do you have any other hobbies or interests?

Aside from music I am a great fan of football! In fact I played for years and had a spell at Woodbridge Town Football Club but had to give it up to make time for my music. I also enjoy going to the gym and swimming! I am a member of The New Wolsey Young Company too!

What do you see yourself doing 10 years from now?

I would love to be playing my music to thousands of people! Its a big dream but I am willing to work for it! I have also written for Norwich Boy Band EpicEast for their debut release Nothings Changed so, if I can continue to write for other musicians thatd be great too!

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