SONGWRITERS No. 7. Phil Turner (obihobo). July 2012.
Number seven in a series where Songwriters on MT have been invited
to tell a little about why they write, and to pick a personal favourite of
their own. Phil joined MT in January 2012 and has steadily built up a collection of great original songs. T.F.K.
Phil hails from the U.K., Europe.
“I’ve never sat down and told myself I must write a song. Its doesn’t work like that for me, everything happens by accident.
I write them because I love music and its good to be yourself, people might say ‘hey, you’re no good that it’s crap’, maybe they’re right but it’s me, it’s what I do. I don’t get paid to write, but I still get the feeling of ‘fire in the belly’ when I write a good one!
Playing and writing music all came about when I found Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ on vinyl. I still remember the day like it was yesterday. Up until then I was listening to rubbish on the radio thinking this sucks….. although The Wall was about 20 years old at the time, that didn’t matter to me, it was very exciting. I’ve always loved Roger Water’s style of song writing and at first when I started out I always tried to copy that style, but I gave up and decided to do what came natural to me.”
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