Say hello to our new interns!

We have two new Songkick interns to introduce today – Maria and Beth, who have recently joined us here at the London office! If you’re interested in interning here at Songkick, just drop us an email at interns[at]songkick[dot]com and we’ll keep your details on file for future opportunities.

Here’s their quick-fire get-to-know-you:

Maria Spiridigliozzi

Tell us a little bit about yourself

I am an intern from the U.S. of A. I’m in London just for the summer, on a journalism program, and got the wonderful opportunity to work at SongKick. I want to write about music for the rest of my life, and be involved in as much of the industry as I can. I love live music, and the best thing for me is to go to a gig and be in front of the stage, feeling the music with everything I can.

What’s your role at Songkick?

Blogger, and data warrior!

What was the first concert you went to (that you’re not embarrassed to share…)

To be honest I’m a tad embarrassed, but…I was 13 and got tickets to see Good Charlotte and Simple Plan about an hour away from my home. My parents graciously drove me and my friends. We scored general admission tickets, so I was up close and personal with the band which ROCKED. It was an all around great first show for a dorky 13 year old.

Any particularly awesome/interesting concert memories/stories to tell?

On Warped tour 2008 my friends and I managed to get backstage to serve lunch for the bands and the crew. I got to meet everyone on the tour and even threw in a few witty remarks to them. Then the last performer was going onstage (Katy Perry) and my friends and I got to go on and stand in the back, watching her. I managed to stand next to 3OH!3 and talk to them. It was the best festival experience ever! Another awesome time was when I stood in line for around 14 hours to be front row center for My Chemical Romance. It all paid off and it was the experience of a lifetime.

What upcoming concerts/festivals are you looking forward to – any recommendations?

I’m looking forward to checking out smaller clubs and venues in London, and listening to music I’ve never heard before. I got the chance to see a few small bands so far, and it’s been a great eye-opening experience.

 Beth Georgiou

Tell us a little bit about yourself

I just graduated from Trinity College of Music studying Composition. This means I spend a lot of time recording unusual sounds or sat at my laptop with headphones in. I love rock, metal, post-rock and classical music. My big influences are John Cage, Phillip Glass, J.S.Bach, Mahler, Trent Reznor and Maynard James Keenan.

What’s your role at Songkick?

Data Warrior.

Any particularly awesome/interesting concert memories/stories to tell?

I remember seeing Deftones and A Perfect Circle in September 2003. It was nowhere near my first concert, but it was definitely a landmark moment for me in terms of discovering my love for live music. I went and saw Fightstar in Heaven, Charing Cross a couple of years ago and ended up right at the front, which was great as I got given Charlie Simpson’s named guitar pick.

What upcoming concerts/festivals are you looking forward to – any recommendations?

I am looking forward to the Vans Warped Tour 2012 in Alexandra Palace and Hell Is For Heroes at the HMV forum in November.

Thanks guys!

 

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