Aaron Ishmael: Young Musician/Songwriter With Talent & Some
W e stumbled across Aaron on the same night as we met Sylv. His style is different, his music is too, he's young (19) and yet his talent is that of someone older. Thats our opinion and we wanted to share him with you.

How did you start?

By accident really. My mate Sam decided he was going to learn to play guitar to which I was quite indifferent to at the time, I liked music but the thought of doing it myself didn't really translate then. So he started learning some basic chords and stuff, then one day all of a sudden he could play Wonderwall and then I'm suddenly shanghaied into being the singer. This was when I was about 15/16. It kind of went from there after that, learned basic chords, started playing songs I liked and then overtime it just developed. It's hard to put my finger on it really, it just happened.

When did you start?

I started taking an interest at about 15/16. In terms of seriously writing songs and performing then really it's been the last 2 years.

What inspires your music?

Other music and other people. I love The Who and Johnny Cash and The Small Faces and the 50's/60's as an era. Everything just sounded great. My taste it quite varied, I like 80's bands and artists like The Jam and The Clash, Billy Bragg, of course Oasis and Noel Gallagher is probably my biggest inspiration. But that said I listen to Devlin and JME as well..

What do you want to achieve?

I'd love to just be able to play to loads of people, in a nice place and hearing them singing the words back to me. I don't think you can beat that. Recording material is definitely on the hitlist for this year but ultimately I don't really care about selling albums or being this or that or playing here or there. Just being able to convey something to an audience is worth much more I think.

Have you been compared Ed Sheeran?

I get it a lot when I'm busking, from a lot of teenage girls. I think it's because I avoided a haircut for about 6 months...Long hair, acoustic guitar, singing, yeah fair enough I guess

What makes you different from him?

Ed's very polished and he does it all on his own with a loop pedal. It's genius in it's own way but I think the size of the sound gets found out a little when he does the big gigs. For me you've got to have a big fat sound, something that's going to grab people. Not to take anything away from him though, I do listen to a couple of his tunes, 'You need me I don't need you' is a great song

Are you bothered by the comparison?

Not really. The guy's selling out the O2 arena so really if you think of it like that its a huge compliment. I think if I were to record an album properly then you'd see the contrast, Ed's music is very delicate? If that's the right word? I'd definitely want to rock things up a bit more.

To find out more click the following links:

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AaronIshmaelMusic

Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/aaronishmaelmusic


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