Beatboxing, Pies & Country Bumpkins
We all love music, right? It makes us happy when we’re sad, keeps us company on the bus and makes us do some stupid dance moves which some how always seem to end up on Facebook. Dooh!
Well, we don’t just want to hear the music, we want to hear about the musician. And we think you do too. So Yara caught up with Grace Savage & Tom Law to get the inside scoop on their music career and what it was like to perform at the famous Wilton Music Hall.
Q&A - with Grace Savage & Tom Law
Yara: So Grace, how did your journey into beatboxing begin?
Grace: I started off doing the whole stage school thing. I studied theatre at uni and wanted to go down the ‘drama school’ route.
Towards the end of uni I started beatboxing and gigging which took me down more of a musical path. Now, I’m beatboxing, singing and working with a producer, so I have many fingers in many pies!
Y: Tom, we’ve heard you’ve got an EP coming out this summer. Can you tell us more about it?
Tom: Yeah I’ve literally just finished it. It’s called ‘Build From Zero’. I really feel like it’s a whole step up from everything else I’ve done. It’s recorded with drums, guitars, bass, and vocals. There’s some choir stuff going on in there too. I’m really proud of it. All the songs are quite different so I really hope it raises my game.
Y: A collaboration between a beatboxer & a musician is not something you see often. How did this come about?
T&G: I came and did a gig with somewhereto_ and got approached afterwards by the somewhereto_ team and it just went from there really.
Y: So today you’ve been performing in Wilton Music Hall, which is one of the oldest music halls in London. What’s it been like?
G: Amazing – I literally live around the corner and didn’t know this existed. It’s beautiful. Acoustically for beatboxing it picked up the sounds amazingly.
T: Yeah I love it in here. I’ve absolutely fallen in love with the building. I want every single gig I play at to be here.
Y: How important do you think it is for young people to have access to space?
T: A lot of the videos I make on YouTube are in my bedroom but if I could do every one of my videos in spaces like this? Yeah, it would be amazing. It would be a real step up.
Y: I often think your surroundings can affect the genre of music you end up making. You grew up in Cornwall right?
T: Yeah I did. Right down in the sticks. Growing up surfing and getting out and about. Then I moved to London and now I’m in Bath because I don’t like London, I find it really claustrophobic and stressful for me. I’m just a country bumpkin at heart! I like my space and I like the open air!
We like our space too Tom!
If you need space to do the things you love then get in touch, we’re always happy to help!
And don’t forget to check out The Spotlight this Friday to see Tom & Grace’s performance. It’s epic!