Say hello to our new Songkick intern!
We have a new Songkick intern to introduce today – Sarah, who’s recently joined us here at the Songkick London office! If you’re interested in interning here at Songkick, just drop us an email at interns[at]songkick[dot]com.
Here’s her quick-fire get-to-know-you:
Tell us a little bit about yourself
I was born in Paris, France, and came to London a year and half ago, officially to study there, but in reality to live in a town which has fascinated me since I’m a kid, for a lot of reasons, but mainly for its music scene. And I don’t regret it!
I’m also a triphop producer and singer in a project called Atlas, and when I’m not composing I’m procrastinating too much by digging for new sounds.
What’s your role at Songkick?
What was the first concert you went to (that you’re not embarrassed to share..)
I was 13, it was a Johnny Hallyday concert, a huge and old french rockstar with white leather jeans and sunglasses. It was a gift, and my first concert ever, so I couldn’t refuse. And even though Johnny was not really of my generation, and even though I was surrounded by 60 year old bikers with bandanas and denim suits, it was my first mindblowing experience of what live music is.
Any particularly awesome/interesting concert memories/stories to tell?
It was in summer 2012, me and 2 friends went couchsurfing in Porto. We just arrived and met our host that, completely out of the blue, he took us in his car, with 5 other friends, and drove to Spain where we arrived at MTV Galicia. We saw Arcade Fire, The Temper Trap and Echo and the Bunnymen, and for me the biggest crowd I had ever seen.
What upcoming concerts/festivals are you looking forward to – any recommendations?
I went to my first festival ever last summer, where I realized it was one of the most brilliant thing ever invented. I’m particularly looking for Shambala 2012, which was in 2011 one truly of the most amazing place I’ve ever been to in my life. In terms of concert, I’m sure to go and see Tricky and Martina Topley Bird at IndigO2 and Mogwai at Alexandra Palace.