Harvey Bourne- Something Different

Exposed Vocals: So tell us your story. Where did you grow up? What made you decide to become an artist?
I grew up in a town called Eastbourne, on the south coast. It's quite a large place but where everyone knows each other. I'm still very lucky to live here with the beach at my doorstep. With beachy head just up the road it can be a very motivational and inspirational place to live, this had helped me become the singer songwriter I am now, Lots of things to write about, When I was 10 I was given my first guitar for my birthday and it's all stemmed from there, I'm 19 years old now and there's nothing else that I can see myself doing in the future. Growing up listening to Ed Sheeran mainly made me obsessed with the idea of a Loop pedal. It took me a while to be able to afford one but it's still the most used kit I have and I base my sound around it.
Exposed Vocals: Since everyone was a start-up once, can you give any smaller or local bands or artists looking to get gigs and airplay some tips?
Around Eastbourne there's a lot of artists that busk in the town centre 24/7. Artists such as Luch Stefano and Sam Tompkins who have done exceptionally well to get where they are, are doing very well and will definitely make it in the industry.
Exposed Vocals: Do you ever make mistakes during performances? How do you handle that?
Everyone makes mistakes in any performance but it's the difference between if you make it obvious and let it get to you or if you make it look good that will decide if you'll make it. In my eyes, if something goes wrong you have to deal with it and use to your advantage and get people to remember you!
Exposed Vocals: Do you tour? Anything interesting happen on tour that you think our readers would enjoy hearing about?
I've never been on tour, I haven't got much of a fan background to be able to do this. I'd love to be able to tour and show my voice and songs to everyone who would listen
Exposed Vocals: Any planned studio upgrades? What are you working with now?
I still just use my guitar, loop pedal and voice, all I need and all I'll ever need until I think the music industry has changed, I mean look at Ed sheeran, look how big he is right now and that's essentially all he used for years.
Exposed Vocals: How do you find ways to promote your music? What works best for you?
Any social media tends to do the trick, but in all honestly just being out there on the street and getting people to listen to you will get you the furthest, you never know who will be listening
Exposed Vocals: If you could perform anywhere and with any artists (Dead or Alive) where and who would it be with? Why?
I'd love to obviously perform with Ed Sheeran or John Mayer, to be fair I wouldn't say no to any artist if they offered, anyone is a friend in this industry. Where is a good question, it's always been a dream to be at a festival, Vfest or Glastonbury? I think the crowd offers a much better atmosphere at festivals!
Exposed Vocals: So, what’s next? Any new upcoming projects that you want to talk about?
During the summer I have a few gigs coming up that I'm excited to do! Eastbourne Gay Pride and Eastbourne Extreme! Very big opportunities for me! I hope more will come soon
Exposed Vocals: If you weren’t making music, what would you be doing?
Apart from my music I manage a bar, so it would probably be that! I love my job and it's an amazing opportunity to run it.
Exposed Vocals: What should fans look forward to in the next year or so?
A lot of new material is on its way, new songs and covers will be out soon, along side music videos for the songs I've already got out there including 'Through the storms' my first song and most well known.
Exposed Vocals: Any Shout-outs?
Obviously I can't thank my friends and family more, they've helped me beyond what can be explained, they told me never to give up! And to any artist that reads this! Never give up, work for it and it'll come for you!