Nice interview in the Somerville Times

April 11, 2014 | By

” … the fact is that Simon Townshend, as a singer-songwriter, deserves more than just the attention that being Pete’s brother affords him. …  2012’s Looking Out Looking In was a major creative breakthrough, and Denial, which was released April 1, demonstrates that the youngest Townshend’s creative juices are still fully flowing”

“I think when you play to a small club, you have an intimate connection that you’ve got to learn how to get on a bigger stage. On bigger stages, it did take me quite some time to start to feel that you can connect to the people at the back, even if it’s 50,000-capacity. It’s not easy at first, but now I consider myself incredibly lucky, because I’m doing both. I’m able to play a club, and then when The Who are on tour, I’m out with them on the biggest stages. I think the most important thing is to just relax, to talk, to connect with your personality. And I think some artists don’t realize how important that is. [The people are] hearing the songs, they’re hearing your personality in the music, but they do want to hear you as a person, as well.”

Somerville Times – Blake Maddux
Proud to be a townshend

Category: Press

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  1. Glen DuBois says:

    Great show tonight in Fall River, would like to upload photos.

  2. Jody Scudds says:

    Totally agree. Saw him in the 80’s at a small club in Tampa Florida and still love the album!! Come to Columbus Ohio please! :)

  3. Blake Maddux says:

    Thanks for sharing!