Dan Robinski [danrobinski]
What do you do? What is your musical specialty?
I'm the singer in the band YAOAY. We are an indie post punk electro funk band.
Do you work alone or in a group? If in a group, who are the others you work with?
The other members of YAOAY are:
Ed Ross and Layla Kim.
Is there a web address where one can listen, see, or read some of your work?
Please list discography in which you have participated.
YAOAY EP is our demo. It's available on bandcamp.com
How did you begin making music? Who introduced you?
I began by writing songs that weren't very good and then slowly started writing ones that were.
What was your musical education?
I had piano lessons when I was a kid and I've recently started having singing lessons with a voice coach.
When did you realise that making music could be a way of life for you?
When people started liking what I was making.
What is your creative process?
I like to have my heart broken and then write about that.
When do you have your most lucid moments, in the morning or night?
Have you ever awoken with a melody created from your dreams?
All the time.
How do you know when a song is finished or needs no more changes?
When we all agree that it is finished.
What part of your job is your least favourite?
Recording. I find it tedious.
How often do you practice?
How do you feel right before going out on stage?
Very very very calm.
Which musicians or groups have been inspiring to your career?
Talking Heads Talking Heads Talking Heads.
List three songs that are key to your life.
Songs aren't important enough to me to be key to my life.
What should be done to stop piracy?
Increase the Royal Navy's funding. Steal all of Somalia's boats? I don't know really.
What type of music do you detest?
Most of it.
What time did you get up this morning?
What other things have you done to make a living?
Nothing I'd care to mention.
Who would you play with, without a doubt?
Anyone who's good at chess or Risk. Those are my two favourite games.
What advice would you give to someone starting out in the business?
Make sure other people like your music. If they don't then change it until they do.