Jamie’s Q & A From V Festival

Jamie Cullum

Last night Jamie answered your questions on FB live from the 2013 V Festival, where he was headlining The Futures Stage.

Here is the Q&A for those that missed it.

Q: What is the best thing about playing festivals?

JC: Getting to see other bands. I’m really lucky because I get to play different types of festivals. There are some nights I get to see Herbie Hancock or John Legend or Vampire Weekend. I’ve been seeing some of my favourite bands this summer.

Q: Which festival did You enjoy the most so far?

JC: That’s really hard. There’s a festival I played in France this year called Musilac. It was in a beautiful beautiful place down by the water. We got to swim during the day and the landscape was beautiful. It’s like being on holiday.

Q: Do you get as much of a thrill out of playing as you did say 10 years ago? And does it ever seem boring?

JC: I get MORE of a thrill than I did 10 years ago. I feel I have more freedom on stage and I feel like I can be less safe. I can take more risks.

Q: How long does it take for you to write/compose one song?

JC: There’s no hard and fast rule. The quickest song I’ve written is I’m All Over It. It took me 45 minutes. Other songs can take 2 years. Not working every day over a year period but you keep coming back to them and it’s not quite right. There’s a song on my next album that I’ve been working on and off for 3 years.

Q: Would you like to learn how to play any other instrument? And will you come to Latin America soon? Cheers!

JC: Although I do play the drums. I’d like to really really really play the drums.

Q: If you could bring any musician back to life and get to do a performance together, who would it be?

JC: That’s an easy one. Jimi Hendrix.

Q: How are you? Do you enjoy V Festival? Are you going to listen to any other acts at the festival?

JC: I saw Lianne La Havas who is incredible. Great band as well. She’s a very elegant performer.

Q: What made you start writing songs?:)

JC: You don’t really start. You start before you know you started.

Q: Would you say it is important to be multitalented and get involved in the whole creative process in order to have a longer sustainable career in music?

JC: To me, you would. Everything I do comes from me. I think if it didn’t it would be odd. It would be a bit of a wrong fit. It’s more fun. You feel like you have a hand in everything. It’s a reflection of you.

Q: How do you find yourself as an artist now, compared to your first album?

JC:  I don’t think that different. I still feel really curious and very hungry. I’m 10% of where I want to be.

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