Chris Keaney

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I'm Guitarist, Vocalist and Songwriter with The Electric Lovehandles. We are based in Manchester, England. I would describe us as Powerpop!

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

It's where I'm me! It gives me creative purpose.

What is your music dream?

To be financially secure and to devote myself to creating and writing songs.

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

PEOPLE

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

The first song I ever remember hearing was 'All My Loving' by The Beatles. The Ice Cream Van 'song' was always a pleasant experience as well.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Beatles, Elvis Costello, The Freshies, Slyboots, New York Junk, Stop The Presses, The DeadBeat Poets.

What inspires you to make music?

My life, the people in it and the experiences.

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

Have fun, make love and don't hurt anyone or anything if you can help it.

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

Privileged and alive!

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

Same as always...get up, brush your teeth, do your hair and do your gig! A wig and make up perhaps? ?

What do you think of Drooble?

I like the concept of Drooble. I would LOVE Drooble if it can help me make some money!

What frustrates you most as a musician?

My limitations technically. I guess I could practice more?

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

Yes. I go to Open Mics and buy CDs etc from the artists I like. I also tell them that I like them x

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

It's always been the same! Unshakeable belief in oneself and the courage to go and do it! It will take you where it takes you!

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

I don't know who you know.....but Ed Thomas is a very talented songwriter as is Casey Ridley Birks. Joe Stephens., Liam Caly, Lucas Kane, Ade, Flicker Road, Papillion Matt...all great and there are many, many more They are also top blokes/gals ?.