BN1 Chats with CANNED PINEAPPLE ahead of The Great Escap

What inspired you to pursue a career in music and how did you get started?

 Music has been our strongest passion so the idea of being able to make a living out of writing songs and having fun was very appealing. We started booking gigs and performing as much as we could as soon as we knew how to do so.

Can you share a memorable experience from a previous live performance that has stayed with you?

 First time playing in Ireland at Cyprus Avenue in Cork, seeing so many people dancing and singing along to our songs when we weren’t even in our own country was pretty nuts.

How does the music scene in Brighton influence your creativity and style?

Everyone feeds off and influences each other, and within our scene everyones so lovely and helps each other do the best they can. Nobody is only looking out for themselves.

What message or emotions do you aim to convey through your music to your audience?

There’s a lot of sad, miserable music out there these days so we try to make our music as fun and positive as we can.

Who are some of your musical influences and how have they shaped your sound?

Individually, we all listen to very different music, which I guess contributes to our sound, but at the moment we take a lot from more recent bands such as Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard, Lime Garden, and The Last Dinner Party.

How has your music evolved since you first started creating and performing?

I think our music has become much tighter and more mature in ways. If you’ve listened to us, you’ll know that that still isn’t very mature.

What do you hope the audience takes away from your performance?

A big smile. 

How do you stay motivated and inspired to create music, especially during challenging times?

We’re a very close band and are best buds so whenever we play music together, whether it’s just jamming or writing new material, that within itself motivates us. 

If you could collaborate with any musician, living or deceased, who would it be and why?

Chas and Dave.

Lastly, what advice would you give to aspiring artists looking to break into the music industry?

Keep at it and work hard but always try to have as much fun as you can as that’s what it’s all about.


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