True Seven is our interview feature that provides a platform for you to tell us your music stories and become a vital part of the narrative of our Midlands Musique range of t-shirts.
We will be interviewing a wide cross section of True Reverie customers who inspire us, from musicians to promoters, record shop owners, gig goers and everything in between. Together we will shine a light on what makes music culture in the Midlands so great!
In this instalment we caught up with proud Wulfrunian Brodie Weatherill, a studio and fashion photographer now working in London.
1. What’s the best thing about being from the Midlands?
The best thing about being from the Midlands is the sense of community it has! I love popping to a pub in town and seeing familiar faces and having a chat with new people. One of the things I miss whilst living in London is how friendly people are in the Midlands.
2. What is your earliest music related memory?
Probably my mom listening to Adam and the Ants or Madness in car journeys!
3. What was the first piece of music you bought and where from?
Oh gosh, this is quite a hard one! I think it was probably Paramore’s first album ‘All We Know Is Falling’ at HMV back in 2005 and it’s still probably one of my favourite albums when I want to relive my 00’s emo phase!
4. What was the first gig you went to and where?
The first gig I went to without my parents was probably Pendulum at HMV Institute Birmingham when I was 14! Yeah I did have a very wide range of music taste!
5. What is your favourite Midlands venue and why?
Probably has to be the Civic Hall as I have so many amazing memories in that place! The amount of huge artists that have played there gives it such a unique atmosphere and makes you pretty proud of where you come from. And of course Blast Off nights are never the same if they’re not at the Civic Hall!
6. If you could pick 3 artists from any era to headline your dream festival who would you pick?
Okay well if we’re talking dead or alive it would have to be David Bowie, Fugazi and Nirvana.
7. Music and fashion are almost inseparable, what would you wear if you headlined Glastonbury?
Probably something very colourful and Bowie-esque and definitely Dr Martens!