After the last single "Up At Dawn" was released there were interviews all around the World. This is an interview with Mister Styx from "Musicarenagh".
If you haven't heard yet this song, play it here
He grew up around the forests and countryside of Europe and has a deep connection with nature and it inspires him all the time, all this is very obvious in each song produced by Fat Cat. Not only does each song have a unique feel, but it also carries soo many emotions, you could call it cathartic.
The beautiful Bedroom Pop tune "Up At Dawn" was inspired by Fat Cat’s journeys throughout Europe. It’s about rediscovering your purpose, letting someone inspire you, and falling in love with the present. The planned song lineup has no end in sight, and several fantastic partnerships and collaborations are in the works.
“This one is really close to my heart!” says Fat Cat,
UP AT DAWN WAS INSPIRED BY A CONCERT I ONCE PLAYED IN THE BLACK FOREST. I HAD RECENTLY LEFT HOME, FEELING SAD ABOUT EVERYTHING I LEFT BEHIND. I FOUND COMFORT IN TOURING EUROPE, PLAYING SECRET PARTIES.
“THERE I MET A GIRL WHO I HAD AN INSTANT CONNECTION WITH. AFTER MY GIG, WE SANG TOGETHER THROUGH THE NIGHT UNTIL THE SUN CAME UP. WE MADE SOME WONDERFUL MUSIC AND SHE RESTORED MY FAITH IN PEOPLE. “UP AT DAWN” IS MY TRIBUTE TO HER AND THE CHEMISTRY WE HAVE WITH CERTAIN PEOPLE.
What is your stage name?
They call me Fat Cat. Well, actually, my mum called me Fat Cat because I was the most adventurous of all her children. My full stage name is Fat Cat Affair.
Is there a story behind your stage name?
Well, you might have noticed that I am a cat. So at least one part of the answer is obvious. What is not so obvious is how much I love music. One might say that I have a love affair with it… an affair so big it can only be described as ‘fat’. I am a cat having a fat love affair with music. And… my name is Fat Cat. It all comes together nicely
Where do you find inspiration?
I grew up around the forests and countryside of Europe. I love nature and it inspires me all the time, bu,t most of all I love people and their stories. I love jamming with other musicians and working with songwriters. I get inspired by love stories, life and real drama.
What was the role of music in the early years of your life?
I grew up with that love of music and started developing my crazy cat-beats in college. You might say that from an early age, music was my life and remains so now. It has given me direction, friendship and love.
Are you from a musical or artistic family?
My mother used to sing sweet songs to us as kittens. I think it was this that inspired me to embrace music for the rest of my life.
Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?
It is not that I am inspired to be part of the industry, but inspired to, be a musician. The industry is just the machine that drives the flow of the music but saying that, I have always loved Paul McCatney and Cat Stevens and I when I first heard the music of B.B. Lion King, I knew I had to learn guitar.
How did you learn to sing/write/to play?
I am what you would call a natural. I feel the music in my bones. I was always a natural singer, and am very good at caterwauling. I started out meowling and teaching myself guitar.
I joined some bands at college and then went on a solo tour of Europe, playing secret parties in forests. you ever attended, long ness to play with anyone that has helped me understand music. Basically, everyone is a teacher.
What was the first concert that you ever went to and who did you see perform?
It was a summer festival with a bunch of my friends. There were hundreds of bands playing but the one hat stuck out the most was The Meowling Stones.
How could you describe your music?
My music is a fusion of styles. I love popular themes and styles so I always come back to RnB and Pop with funky undertones. That said, as I am working with a lot of guest artists, each one brings their own style to the table. I am not afraid of a little jazz and blues.
Describe your creative process.
First, I have a nap. Then I get up the for a stroll or a stretch. Maybe nap some more. And when I am ready, a song just flows out. We cats are in the moment and don’t worry too much about process.
What is your main inspiration?
People and stories, love and romance, and crazy cat-beats.
What musician do you admire most and why?
I have mentioned him before… Paul McCatney is a legend amongst cats and kittens everywhere. His iconic style and songwriting genius will love on forever.
Did your style evolve since the beginning of your career?
Of course! Because I love learning everything, I have movtraveling a lot of genres of music. As I said, I started with meowling and guitar. I was heavily into rock and blues at college. But once I started travelling Europe, hitting the forest parties, I met some cool funksters and loved to play songs to make people dance.
In Paris, I was playing neo-jazz and my, crazy cat-beats and learned to play the trashcan drum kit and the honky-tonk MusicWarsaw, I met my hero, B.B. Lion King, deepened my blues chops and started really appreciating Pop.
Who do you see as your main competitor?
For music is one big family. I don’t see any competition, only opportunities to make more music. Being open-minded is the key to a good life. (And regular naps).
What are your interests outside of music?
Well, you might have guessed, I love naps. I also have a strong passion for pushing things of shelves.
If it wasn’t a music career, what would you be doing?
Not that I can imagine a life without music, but probably I would be an expert in parkour.
What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?
Not having thumbs.
If you could change one thing in the music industry, what would it be?
I would get things back to the musician and the audience… simple, honest, raw… less businessmen and werewolves.
Why did you choose this as the title of this project?
Up At Dawn was inspired by and concert I once played in the Black Forest. I had recently left home, feeling sad about everything I left behind. I found comfort in touring Europe, playing secret parties.
There I met a girl who I had an instant connection with. After my gig, we sang together through the night until the sun came up. We made some wonderful music and she restored my faith in people. “Up At Dawn” is my tribute to her and the chemistry we have with certain people.
What are your plans for the coming months?
We have some new songs in the pipeline. New collaborations and releases are planned for the new year. But, for Christmas, I will be mostly snacking and sleeping.
Do you have any artistic collaboration plans?
I love working with artists. Every track features a guest artist and I am always on the lookout for cool cats to work with.
What message would you like to give to your fans?
Thank you for following my journey, listening, downloading, and streaming my songs, and helping support my Cat Fam. Keep your paws out for more! Have a very Happy New Year and look forward to meowling again with you soon.
Original interview you will find here https://www.musicarenagh.com/fat-cat-drags-clay-agnew-to-stay-up-a-dawn/