Our interviewee is Maddox Jones who is promoting his new album Believe It
Which piece of music always sends a shiver down your spine?
Fix You, Coldplay
Which musician has most influenced you?
How did you get started in music?
When I was 7 years old I learnt to play guitar.
What are your Irish roots?
I have family from Belfast who emigrated to County Durham.
What’s your favourite film?
What is your favourite place in Ireland?
Have you a book that has been a major influence on you?
What’s on your smartphone playlist at the moment?
Sigrid by Bad Life
Which living person do you most admire?
Which person from the past do you most admire?
Which trait in others do you most admire?
The ability to listen, and being single-minded.
Have you a favourite quote from the movies?
“I’ll be back” — Terminator
. . . a favourite line from a song?
“Words like violence, break the silence. . . .” Depeche Mode
Have you a favourite quote from a book?
Andy Warhol: “Don't think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it's good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.”
What books are on your bedside table at the minute?
None. I use audible. I’m listening to unbound by Kasia Urbaniak. I need to get back into reading proper books though.
In terms of inanimate objects, what is your most precious possession?
What’s the best thing about where you live?
. . . . and the worst?
Probably the town centre, it’s awful and all the shops have closed. I live in Northampton.
What’s the greatest lesson life has taught you?
What feels like failure now is simply a lesson you’ve learnt for the future.
What do you believe in?
I believe in love, friendship, the universe and a higher power
What do you consider the greatest work of art?
Every single human being is a work of art, completely unique.
Who/what is the greatest love of your life?
Music is the greatest love of my life. Music never lets me down.