The second last Q and A of the series features the amazing Brooke McClymont from The McClymonts! Killer singer/ song writer and definitely another example of how family and music go hand in hand. Thanks so much for taking the time Brooke. Legend! x
In an industry where expression collides with business, how do you keep the passion to play/write music alive?
I’m really lucky in the sense that I’m in a band with my sisters, and we’ve been able to over the years find the balance with the business side and also the creative side as well as just being sisters.
Between the three of us, we’re never short of something to write about, and we love playing live, love the recording process as well as writing songs. All those things are exciting and keep the passion alive.
Have you ever come close to leaving music? If so, what prompted it and what inspired you to stay?
I’ve never once come close to leaving – there have been days on tour that are hard at times for whatever reasons, but it’s never close to not want to do it [anymore].
How do you stay true to your vision, in an industry that is filled with opinion?
It’s really nice to not have to make decisions on my own; it’s reassuring knowing we’ve all got each other’s back and be able to be ourselves creatively and to stay true to ourselves.
This industry is filled with opinion but I assume other industries are the same, and the key for me is knowing who you are and being confident in decisions you make. They won’t all be good ones, but I’d rather have a go than not.
What does the day of a gig right up until stepping on stage look like?
Not much really! Other than travelling to the gig, I like to just focus on the gig and rest my voice until sound check. Then once that’s done, we have dinner, then we get ready for the show. We don’t have any pre-show rituals – I still get nervous and excited before a gig, I love the rush right before I hit the stage.