Onny Parun

  • Onny Parun
  • 2017-03-09

Former tennis player Onny Parun OBE has swapped his racquet for a pen to write text-speak single ‘Y DNT U CM VST ME?????’ with band Silver Fern. We spoke to Onny about the experience.

Always look forward.

2016 - what will you look back on most fondly from the year?
Making this song in Rooster studio with Silver Fern in London and the accompanying video for it.

Did you make any new year’s resolutions?
To make Silver Fern a success.

What was the biggest lesson you learnt in 2016 so far?
Always look forward.

What was the musical highlight of 2016?
The explosion of and popularity of YouTube.

Who are you excited to hear from in 2017?
Silver Fern.

Tell us about the record you have just released.
It has been meticulously recorded by Silver Fern, but the subject matter of texting illustrated by the video is the strong point of this release. Also., note the moving musical notations showing the actual notes played - the first time this has been seen in a video.

If you had to pick three artists to be filed next to, who would they be and why?
Michael Jackson, Elvis and Whitney Houston for their artistry.

What inspired the record?
The phenomenon of texting.

If the record were an animal, what animal would it be?
A Kiwi even though it’s not an animal.

Define your sound in five words…
Melodic, rock, pop, catchy and memorable.

If you could jam with one artist alive or dead, who would it be?
Elvis.

If you could have written one song by another artist, what would it be?
‘Hallelujah’.

Someone is making a film of your life, who will play you?
Tom Hanks.

Lastly, tell us one thing you have never revealed in an interview.
I will reveal it in the next interview.

Watch ‘Y DNT U CM VST ME ?????’ on YouTube below.

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