EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Brian Mackey

Brian Mackey is a NJ based singer/songwriter who has just released his new single ‘Underwater‘ and is about to embark on a tour with Ron Pope.

Here we speak exclusively to Brian exclusively about his new single, musical inspirations, new album, and much, much more;

Growing up who inspired your love of music?
The songs I heard on the radio.. Nirvana , Live and Pearl Jam Or anything that made me think like Jim Croce 

Apart from performing/writing music what else do you enjoy doing?
I like to I fix stuff and remodel houses .. Old ones.. it’s cool seeing something forgotten about become appreciated again. New life another chance to shine 

If you weren’t a singer what would you be?  
Well as a child I wanted to be Psychiatrist.. Until I needed one then the Polish dulled in that and I wanted to be a songwriter .. but I’d say a pilot. 

Where do you look to for inspiration when writing new songs?
Anywhere there is a human or human connection.. I can talk to someone after a show or at the supermarket and if a look about them or a story they tell me sparks something that’s all it takes..

If you could collaborate with anyone who would you choose? 
I’d like to work with Birdy..

Can fans expect an album from you soon?
Yes in January.

Do you plan on touring anytime soon?
I’m actually in Sweden writing you from the hotel lobby. 10 EU and UK cites in 10 days

Sat 28 Oct 2017 Sweden, Stockholm Fryshuset (Klubben)

Sun 29 Oct 2017 Norway, Oslo Parkteatret

Mon 30 Oct 2017 Denmark, Copenhagen DR Koncerthuset

Tue 31 Oct 2017 Germany, HamburgTerrace Hill

Wed 1 Nov 2017 Netherlands, AmsterdamBitterzoet

Thu 2 Nov 2017 Germany, KölnArtheater

Fri 3 Nov 2017 Germany, MunichAmpere

Sat 4 Nov 2017 Belgium, LeuvenHet Depot

Sun 5 Nov 2017 United Kingdom, LondonThe Garage

Mon 6 Nov 2017 United Kingdom, ManchesterAcademy 3

What do you hope to achieve over the next ten years?
I’m a take things as I go kinda person .. But In general I just want peace for the world. 

Make sure you follow Brian Mackey on Twitter @brianmackeynyc to keep up to date with all his latest music and tour news!

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