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Fast Five: Starling



When did you begin making music, and did you ever ponder a different career?

Vanessa: We’re all people who never really chose music as something external, we just had it in us and we found a few tools called instruments along the way to get it out. Which is why we all love to do a mix of genres and play different instruments. It’s all just a way to get out the stuff that grows in us all so I’m not sure something like that can let you escape into another career for too long without it calling you back. I stepped my toe into architecture but music didn’t cut me lose to really go for it.

How would you describe your music?

Vanessa: Anthemic, passionate, uplifting, with some heart on the sleeve.

What have you been up to so far and what can we expect over the coming months?

Dan: We have been putting all our effort into finishing this record and now we’re planning on touring in autumn.

If you could duet with anybody who would it be and why?

Dan: Paul McCartney, I couldn’t think of anyone better to learn from.
Vanessa: I say this all the time. Jon Hopkins. Jon would you just please get in touch so we could hook up please? He’s on my wavelength but it’s a lane I’ve not mastered skills in yet quite like him.

What’s your desert island disc and why would you take this one album?

Dan: If I’m allowed a double disc set then Host: The Planet Suite as this has it all, otherwise Aretha Franklin as she speaks to your soul.
Vanessa: Any Thomas Newman soundtrack. It never gets old and puts me in an environment I like the feel of. Peaceful, deep, open.