Meet The Artist: Nigel Irwin
Name: Nigel Irwin
A bit about myself:
Aaniin Nigel Irwin ndizinkaz, Addik doodem Caribou Clan, Cree-Irish, native to Toronto. I started playing rock n’ roll and found something else.
My musical Influences:
Sixties, vaporwave, funkadelic dance music, crooners, Daniel Johnston.
The first album I bought:
Graduation, Kanye West.
The first concert I went to:
The last concert I went to:
The last song I listened to:
My song, ROMP.
My favourite song of all time:
It’s Real, John Lennon.
The one song I wish I’d written:
Baby I Need Your Loving, The Four Tops.
My dream gig:
Massey Hall (I worked there for five years, and still do.)
Myself in three words:
Charming, tough, good-hearted.
The best piece of advice I’ve ever received:
“You learn to play music by listening to it.” I heard that exact phrase from both a high school music teacher and a fellow student who played wicked guitar. Since then I strive to hear my way through a song.
Beatles or Rolling Stones?
This question always make me think of how the Beatles wrote the Stones their first single, I Wanna Be Your Man. No contest. The fab four were something else.
When I’m not making music I’m …
Working on new music, or writing an article, or doing prep for a show.
What I do to pay the bills:
Freelance writer, actor, front of house gigs.
Something people would be surprised to learn about me …
I’ve never eaten sushi, and I have no plans to.
If my life was a song, the title would be …
Feast or Famine.