Interview: Nick Mulvey On Creating Onstage Magic

Fresh from playing to jubilant crowds at Byron Bay’s Splendour In The Grass the very talented Nick Mulvey stopped by Music Feeds Studio recently, treating us to a beautiful session of Music Feeds LIVE.

Crafting his intricate guitar skills in Cuba, Briton Nick Mulvey rose to prominence as a member of the Mercury Prize nominated jazz collective Portico Quartet and released his first solo album, First Mind, in May this year through Caroline/Fiction Records. Putting his masterful musicianship on show, Nick performed a stunning rendition of some of the album’s tracks.

Speaking to Music Feeds after his performance, Nick told us he was pleasantly surprised by his Splendour experience. “Splendour was amazing,” he said. “Basically I had no idea that Splendour is what it is. So the whole thing was a really enjoyable surprise.” He added, “I thought is was one of the most beautiful festivals I’ve ever been to. And the lineup was amazing.”

While Nick Mulvey said while he loves large-scale festival gigs, what matters most is the overall experience. “It’s not so much about size, it’s about what happens. And if you can do the thing you are supposed to do which is more than just go through the songs by rote but actually get that magic thing where you open up, they open up…when that happens, be it one person in the room, ten people or a thousand or more, that’s what matters.”

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