Adam Beresford-Browne

Mr Happy

Love music, hate egos. Love sessions, festivals, gigs, exploring music with new people. Also love beer, gin, prosecco and malt whisky/whiskey. Although maybe not in one sitting. Peace.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is a fundamental vibration of the universe. Playing and harmonising with others strips away all pretence and brings us as close to perfection as we might hope to get.

What is your music dream?

To keep playing, learning, growing, and discovering.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

To turn discord into harmony.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

So many answers because there was a lot of music in my childhood! It's a tight choice between 'Lovely Day' (Bill Withers) and 'September' (Earth Wind & Fire) as my step-father would play gorgeous music like this downstairs when I was upstairs falling asleep.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Lindsay Buckingham, Nick Drake, Nic Jones, Will Pound, Tim Cunningham, Ed Sheeran, Andy McLaughlin, David Gray, Damien Rice, Steve Miller, Dan Hands, Andrew Cairns, Sarah Jarosz, Chris Thile, Ross Grant.

What inspires you to make music?


What is the message you want to send with your music?

Love is the answer.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Elated, excited, full of beans.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

As with many cultural and artistic endeavours, music is both valued and undervalued at once. Valued by the audience, but not if they have to pay. Valued by promoters and venues, but rarely enough to pay good gig fees. Yet a world without music would be too awful to contemplate. The monetisation of internet music play has struck a devastating blow to general sales of CDs, albums, etc.

What do you think of Drooble?

I'm very new but it seems wonderful. Very happy to be trying it out!

What frustrates you most as a musician?

That despite playing around with a piano aged 4, I didn't start properly until I was 17.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Yes, I attend gigs and help promote where possible.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

The willingness to try new things.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Will Pound, Andy McLaughlin