Fraser Churchill

  • Fraser Churchill
  • 2016-05-14

Fraser Churchill is a 24-year-old singer/songwriter who combines classic songwriting with a modern edge. He divides his time between Nashville, London and Los Angeles with forthcoming gigs in London over the next three weeks following the release of his new EP “Live in Livingston”. We caught up with him to find out more.

Pace yourself, do something for your career every day and enjoy the journey!

2016 - what is your goal?
2016 is all about transformation. I’m making the move from primarily a live performer to a studio recording artist. My first E.P was 100% live, recorded the way they used to… In a single day! This being said, a second E.P is in the making, this time more produced, focused and accessible.

Did you make any new year’s resolutions?
Of course! I’ve decided this year is the year for cowriting in Nashville. It’s one of the best cities to explore song creation, and you always come away with a few great songs! I’ve been out once and I’m booked to go back in June :)

What was the biggest lesson you learnt in 2015?
Pace yourself, do something for your career every day and enjoy the journey!

What was the musical highlight of 2015?
It has to be either opening for Supertramp in Norway, or exploring LA for the first time. Both were unforgettable!

Who are you excited to hear from in 2016?
John Mayer is in the studio with Pino Paledino and Steve Jordan… That’s going to be off the chain!

On another note - buddy of mine, Time de Grauu has been at it for years and continues to put out great work. Can’t wait for him to drop an album.

Tell us about the record you have just released…
I’ve just released ‘Live in Livingston EP’. This was a really special release for me for a few reasons. 1, it took just 10 hours to record, so it was all about capturing a moment in the room. It was filmed and put up on Facebook and YouTube to add a visual. Second. the songs were played by my favourite london musicians. We had been playing the songs for over a year on the London circuit, so when it finally came down to recording together, it was effortless!

If you had to pick three artists to be filed next to, who would they be and why?
My current favourites are John Mayer, Allen Stone and Bill Withers (old school!).

What inspired the record?
The three artists listed above. They are live performers, which is exactly the route we took when recording.

If the record were an animal, what animal would it be?
Haha. Let’s say a cat. It’s fun and fierce.

Define your sound in five words…
Catchy, vibey, old school, groovy, electric!

If you could jam with one artist alive or dead, who would it be?
I’d have to go with either Bill Whithers, James Taylor or John Mayer. They all hold so much wisdom!

If you could have written one song by another artist, what would it be?
“Hold Back the River”… What a tune!

Someone is making a film of your life, who will play you?
Leo… It has to be!

Lastly, tell us one thing you have never revealed in an interview…
Hmm! I met John Mayer, my idol, a jam night in LA last month! I have to admit, I turned into a fan girl and couldn’t keep my cool.

Find out more at fraserchurchill.com.

*Watch Fraser Churchill sing “Day by Day” live at Livingston Studios:

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