Ade Fabola, a folk singer-songwriter that hails from Manchester, answered some quick questions for us! His music draws inspiration from blues and roots music, and is distinguished by Fabola’s upbeat style of fingerpicking.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY PLAYING SHOWS?
Every time someone comes up to me at the end of a show to tell me they enjoyed a song, it’s always a nice feeling. It happens from time to time and I try to hang on to it
WHAT ARTIST WOULD BE YOUR DREAM COLLABORATION?
Tallest man on Earth, Nneka, Passenger, Madeleine Peyroux
WHAT SONG ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF AND WHY?
“Sweetest Thing I Know,” from my 2019 EP, always seems to go down well during shows on my local scene. It’s about nice, often overlooked things, like the smile of a baby, sunrises and sunsets, double rainbows, peanut butter and jam sandwiches, you get the idea. It’s one of the happiest songs I’ve ever written. I also enjoy playing it so much because it’s almost impossible for me to not smile while playing it. I’m quite proud of some of the songs I’ve written recently, though, and some of them haven’t even been released yet.
WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO GAS STATION ORDER?
Salted crisps, sweet and salted popcorn 🙂
WHAT IS are some of your non-musical influences?
I engage with podcasts and books a lot when I’m not making music. I’m quite fond of the Freakonomics series by Steven Levitt, Stephen Dubner and the gang.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUR YOUNGER SELF?
Don’t take yourself too seriously, and don’t worry too much about what other people think. No one else does 😉
WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE YEAR?
I’m writing more music at the moment, and putting plans in place to continue releasing some of the songs we recorded in 2020. The next one comes out very soon, as in April, so keep an eye out for the announcements 🙂