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AAA Music | 24 July 2019

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Robert Francis On Baloo & Bagheera and His Amazing 2010

| On 29, Nov 2010

AAAmusic: For our readers who don’t know much about you can you tell us a little about your musical journey up to now?

Robert Francis: I was reared in the jungle by a large bear called Baloo and a panther called Bagheera. They thought me everything they knew about fending for myself and learning to survive off the land and staying away from evil snakes.

On the side, I play rock music in a band and have found some relative success touring continental Europe. I’m now hoping to come to the UK and be accepted amongst British folk!

AAAmusic: What made you decide that you wanted to write and perform songs?

RB: It wasn’t a decision, it was something that just flowed out of me. I write for necessity, for the need of it, otherwise I go insane.

AAAmusic: Do you have a process for song writing and what do you think makes a good song?

RB: There is no process, it just flows out of me like I said. I don’t think there is any specific ingredient or rule to a good song… it’s all about the person writing it and whether they are up to it or not.

AAAmusic: Are there any artists that have really inspired you?

RB: TOWNES VAN ZANDT, BOB DYLAN, CAROL DAULTON, FLEETWOOD MAC, ROLLING STONES…many many artists.

AAAmusic: What are you listening to at the minute?

RB: Captain Beefheart — Bluejeans and Moonbeams

AAAmusic: How do you find touring and do you have any particular favourite places to play outside of your native US?

RB: Touring is an amazing experience that I am thankful to have so that I don’t have to work behind the counter at my local 7/11! I love playing anywhere in Europe, but especially Paris and on the few times I’ve made it to London I have always had a lot of fun!

AAAmusic: As we are at the end of the year, any highlights from the year?

RB: The entire year is a highlight for me… it’s been an amazing trip.

AAAmusic: And what can we expect from you in 2011?

RB: Hopefully to get recognised in the UK!

Author: Josie Payne