Six Questions With... Nottingham duo Shelter Point

Six Questions With... Nottingham duo Shelter Point

Welcome to the latest edition of Six Questions With..., a weekly short and sharp interview with a live music figure. Email jhanley@nbmedia.com if you would like to take part or recommend someone for inclusion. 

This week's Q&A is with Nottingham's Shelter Point, whose latest single Fuse is out now on Armada. The duo recently played a live session for Red Bull and completed a short UK tour. 

What was your first job in music?

Not a job as such, but our first step into the industry was back in 2012 when we released our first EP, Forever For Now, with Hotflush Recordings. It was a really exciting time for us as we were big fans of their roster! It opened up a lot of doors for us and I think it really helped shape our music into what it is today.

How long have you been in your current role?

We've been a duo for almost six years now. I'm confident with the thought that whatever happens, we'll always maintain the same roles when working together. When we first started out it was like a Jigsaw falling into place.

What is your favourite thing about working in the live music industry?

A mixture of things. Meeting people who love our music, seeing new cities and venues, the nerves before a show that turn into adrenaline which then leaves you with this huge sense of satisfaction when you're done. It's all great. 

What is the one thing you would like to change about the live business? 

I think something that is currently an issue is how little you see women in live music. Far too often you'll look at a festival line-up and it's dominated by male artists. Over the last couple of years, people are beginning to raise awareness of it and I think we're headed in the right direction finally!

What has been the highlight of your career so far?

We performed with an 18-piece orchestra in our hometown of Nottingham at the concert hall. That was pretty beautiful. Something that I'll never forget. 

What's the best gig you’ve ever been to?

That's a toughy! I think 2012 was a brilliant year at Bestival. Seeing Stevie Wonder on the main stage followed by the biggest firework display I'd ever seen was mind blowing. Definitely wish I could re-live that show.

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