Autumn Interviews vol. III : Roo Panes
Roo Panes is a classical folk singer songwriter. His first album, ‘Little Giant‘ was released this month and in September he was billed as the ‘next hype’ on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio One show.
My inspiration for what I do is life. Life is very inspiring. There is always something happening, good or bad, which will lend a revelation to write about. I find that nature, reading and people are constant inspirations
The thing I love most about what I do is that music can reach people in a way that is different to other pursuits. It can meet people in a place of vulnerability, because often they listen to music in times of reflection.
If I didn’t live in London the city I would live in is Vancouver, or a small town in Norway.
The luxury I can’t live without is a bath.
The last thing I bought and loved is my walking boots. I wear them everywhere, even at gigs.
The books on my bedside table are Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy, a book about songwriters that was given to me by a friend, and I’m forever trying to finish reading War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy.
An unforgettable place I have travelled to is the Sinai desert. I did a camel trek a few years back. It had the most peaceful, humble yet expansive landscape you could imagine. The colour spectrum throughout the day is like nothing else, completely unforgettable.
The best restaurant I discovered recently is Spring in Somerset house. It’s just opened so I haven’t been there yet, but I can’t wait to go to. My friend is a chef there and it looks and sounds amazing.
The artist whose work I would collect is Van Gogh or Turner. Both make me look at what is in front of me with more curiosity.
The Augustus Hare product I would most like to find in my stocking is all of the knitted cashmere ties.
Roo wears the George knitted tie in navy and terracotta.
If you would like to purchase Roo’s new album, which we highly recommend, you can do so here.