Interview: Roo Panes
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After a broken phone and a flat battery, things finally sort themselves out and I find myself talking to Roo Panes ahead of his UK tour. The Dorset-originating singer/songwriter made his name after a campaign with Burberry and is ready to take the UK by storm with his uplifting debut album Little Giants; an album that so easily manipulates simplicity into something memorable. It’s nice to talk to someone who lives in Dorset too and the two of us find instant common ground. "Yeah I just love the countryside around Dorset", Roo explains. "It’s not always specific to Dorset though. I find that any kind of countryside gives me space to think and feel," he continues before telling me how he visited my turf the other day. After swooning over obviously the best part of the UK, conversation turns to Roo’s Burberry campaign. "It was at a time where I was just starting out with my music, about a year in, and it was a valuable and receptive way to get some listeners. I try not to think about the amount of people who listen to my music, I think about the music and the writing and how much I enjoy it. I don’t pay much attention to figures." Obviously, Roo’s (as seen as Andrew on the gas bill) nicknames origin was to come up in chat with a pinch of curiosity. "It was an old nickname given to me in my childhood," he reminisces…
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