We got the chance to ask one of our favourite UK artist, Maurice Amour, some questions about his career, passions and upcoming Australia Tour.
Maurice Amour is a multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter who was part of the indie band Franklin before they parted ways in 2017. Amour released his debut single titled “9 17” in January 2017 which was awarded ‘Track of the week’ in BBC Music Introducing London. He has over 23,000 monthly listeners on Spotify and will be touring Australia in June and July, but I’ll let him tell you about it…
How would you describe your music? Is there a message you try to convey?
I would say my music is kinda Indie Pop with a splash of folk. I try and convey the message that life is for living so don't miss it! Life moves pretty fast. I write a lot about personal life experiences, I’ve had a really hard ride growing up, so I feel like I have learnt to appreciate things that I have a lot better! If you don't look around once in a while you will miss it.
When and why did you start singing?
I was 10 years old when I started playing guitar and singing. My grandad was in a blues band. Every-time I watched him play I was like “that’s what I want to do when I grow up” and since then that’s what I have put all my energy into. I learnt how to produce, song write, play drums, saxophone, guitar, piano.
Where do you find inspiration?
I’m really into my Astronomy so I often wonder how the other planets in the universe look at us and what we are doing to this planet. I write about the Ocean as that is the heart of where I live. I hate to see how climate change is affecting the planet and our oceans. I live my life plastic free and try to convey this message in my music, that we can all live a life in simplicity.
What can you tell us about your Australia Tour?
Australia Tour! I’m so stoked to be coming out for this! I will be playing 20 shows across the country in 35 days! Pretty full on with 4 inbound flights but I can’t wait to show everyone my album. I will be playing 6 Headline shows and 14 with Daniel Champagne as part of his world tour.
Would you like to play at our Ottway cabin sessions?
I would love to come and play at your cabin sessions when I'm in Australia. I’ve been a big fan from the very start and its epic to watch the brand grow! Stoked to be a part of the Ottway Family.
What’s your all-time favourite song?
Wow so many songs to pick from! I would have to say, “The Beach” By “The Neighbourhood”.
What is your favourite Ottway design?
My favourite would be the Rarebird jacket! Since I have been given this I have worn it most days! It’s epic.
Thanks mate for sharing with all us your story, see you soon at the OTTWAY Cabin!
Check out Maurice's Australian Tour and Spotify Account: