DENIS COLEMAN - Ask 6


HOW DID YOUR NAME ORIGINATE?

I have quite an Irish name, and that’s because my great grandfather was Irish and actually had the same name as I do! It’s been passed down to me from him!

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WHERE WAS YOUR FIRST GIG AND HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE THERE?

My first time performing as a singer was in an open mic competition for songwriting and the first show of that was in a little room in a community center with about 11 people, 4 judges and a dog, if I remember correctly. Somehow I went on to win that competition and after that my first proper (non-competition) gig was supporting one of my good friends Jason Allan, at a venue in Liverpool in front of about 120 people.

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WHEN WAS YOUR LAST DAY OFF AND WHAT DID YOU DO WITH IT?

My last day off was when I was on holiday a few weeks ago, and I spent it swimming and chilling out. It was great. To be fair though it wasn’t fully a day off, as I was still doing a few calls and emails here and there but it was mostly off.

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WHAT IS SOMETHING - APART FROM YOUR PHONE OR WALLET - THAT HAS TO BE IN YOUR VICINITY AT ALL TIMES?

A hoodie!!! I always need a hoodie wherever I go, even if it’s 20 degrees. Also, I’m allergic to nuts, so I always keep an Epipen with me in case I have a reaction.

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WHICH SONG BY ANOTHER ARTIST DO YOU WISH YOU'D WRITTEN?

Any Bob Dylan song. I think he’s one of the greatest songwriters and storytellers of all time. Either that or Stop Trying To Be God by Travis Scott which I think is an incredible piece of music as well as song.

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WHAT'S BEEN THE MOST SURREAL FAN MOMENT?

Being recognised in Amsterdam. I never would have imagined people knowing who I am in the city I live in, let alone a different country entirely. Another crazy experience was when a fan came to one of the vamps shows I was supporting at, found my sister in the audience and gave her a note and gift to give to me. That was pretty surreal.

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