Mark Barrett








What is your music dream?

I would love to have a dedicated following across a few countries, which doesn't have to be enormous, of fans that sing my songs back to me . It would be wonderful to make a living from music.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

I could be cool, but instead I'll be honest. The first song I ever remember hearing was Westlife's cover of Uptown Girl. I didn't know why but it made me feel something, it was the first song I ever fell in love with. So there is your honest answer!

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

How long have you got? Arctic Monkeys, Harry Styles, HAIM, Kacey Musgraves, León Benavente, Love of Lesbian, Courteeners, Maria Arnal i Marcel Bagés, The Beatles, Oasis, The Stone Roses, Kings of Leon, The Rolling Stones, Hinds, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Blossoms... the list goes on!

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

That it's okay to feel down. It's okay to ask for help when your mental health is poor. It's okay to want more from life than what you're currently getting.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Sometimes it feels like there is a glass ceiling and that you can only ever realistically get so far without the help of a contact. Of course, being in the right place at the right time are kind of linked, but I feel like there is an element of chance too.