Tommy Weir [tommyweir]
What do you do? What is your musical specialty?
Do you work alone or in a group? If in a group, who are the others you work with?
Both, mainly write on my own though. In a band called Dirty/Clean with Brian Kerr, Don and Mushie
Is there a web address where one can listen, see, or read some of your work?
Please list any awards, competitions, or other acknowledgments you would like to mention.
Please list discography in which you have participated.
Mojo Risin - Strawberry Fields 2001(live)
Mojo Risin - Strawberry Fields 2002(live)
How did you begin making music? Who introduced you?
Began by picking up the guitar and learning basic chords, moving onto building my own song structures.
My mum and dad introduced me to it hugely.
What was your musical education?
Mrs Callander - Music teacher at my primary was an inspiration, won some Rabbie Burns recital certificates there too.
No real excitement at high school in music class, didn't take it as a chosen subject either
When did you realise that making music could be a way of life for you?
When I believed in myself enough that i could pick up a guitar and learn to play and write my own songs
What is your creative process?
When do you have your most lucid moments, in the morning or night?
Have you ever awoken with a melody created from your dreams?
How do you know when a song is finished or needs no more changes?
How did you discover your creative territory? How would you describe it?
A wilderness of loneliness and frustration
What part of your job is your least favourite?
Having to go to my p/t job as a caretaker
How often do you practice?
Not enough, never enough
How do you feel right before going out on stage?
A little nervous, though usually buzzing for it
Which musicians or groups have been inspiring to your career?
Oasis, Noel Gallagher, Nirvana, Kurt Cobain
List three songs that are key to your life.
Bigmouth strikes again by The Smiths
Slideaway by Oasis
Come as you Are by Nirvana
What should be done to stop piracy?
They should have their boats taken from them
What type of music do you detest?
Death, thrash metal, the shit that they scream and rant incoherently, its pish...
What time did you get up this morning?
How do you sell yourself? What has been your experience with record companies and representatives?
You tell me
What other things have you done to make a living?
P/t Civil Servant
Have you ever played on the street or in the subway? How much did you collect each day?
Busked once after a gig in Glasgow, at the Central Train station with a champagne ice bucket for ole ting coins, made £17 I think.
Who would you play with, without a doubt?
What advice would you give to someone starting out in the business?
Make sure it's what you want to do, you'll know if it is or isn't within a year or 2.