Bobbie Watson is a singer and percussionist in Comus, a British progressive folk band whose first album, First Utterance has become a cult classic.
She appears on the Liles album COVER GIRLS.
1.) WHICH RECORD HAS HAD THE MOST PROFOUND INFLUENCE ON YOU?
Profound is a strong word but I find this an impossible question to answer!!!! These are mostly whole albums, but some: ‘Moilike’ by Jon Seagroatt with ‘B So glObal’, ‘Songs For Swingin’ Lovers’, by Frank Sinatra, Soft Machine ‘III’, Prince ‘Lovesexy’, Joni Mitchell, ‘Hissing of Summer Lawns’, Jan Jelinek ‘Loop Finding Jazz Records’, Beach Boys ‘Best of…’, Aretha Franklin, ‘Respect’…
2.) HOW MANY HOURS DO YOU SPEND A WEEK RECORDING/PLAYING/CREATING?
Nowhere near enough, due to having to earn a living….I’m very sad about this but trying my best to change things. Earning a living always gets in the way of creativity.
3.) WHICH OF YOUR OWN CREATIONS IS YOUR FAVOURITE?
‘History’ – a song written with my husband Jon Seagroatt and equal fave, ‘Compass’, by the both of us.
4.) WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST REGRET?
Not having met Jonny aeons ago…..
5.) WHAT DO YOU DO TO RELAX?
Drink red wine, talk, walk, watch films.
6.) OTHER THAN FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHAT IS YOUR MOST CHERISHED POSSESSION?
My wedding ring. It was designed and made by a friend….and certain items of clothing.
7.) TELL ME THREE OF YOUR HEROES/HEROINES?
Jon Seagroatt (!), Joni Mitchell, Rachel Jowsey (a friend of mine), my Nana (now deceased)
8.) WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE IN THE WORLD?
Next to Jonny, wherever that may be. But a geographical place would be Cornwall – several specific locations….but the coast – white sand & turquoise sea….
9.) IF YOU DIDN’T HAVE YOUR ART WHAT OCCUPATION DO YOU THINK YOU WOULD BE DOING?
10.) IF THERE IS ONE THING THAT YOU WOULD WANT THE WORLD TO KNOW ABOUT YOU THAT YOU HAVE NEVER CONVEYED IN AN INTERVIEW BEFORE WHAT WOULD THAT BE?
I would someday like to have an exhibition of my artwork and photography and there are LOADS of other things but too many to put here!