Writer, musician and public health consultant Rob Marr is known for penning thought-provoking songs about everyday life that captivate listeners and pull them into a world all of his own making. With new album out, Book of Man, The Fountain caught up with Rob to discuss new music and plans for the year.
TF: You have a new LP out, what has the reception been like to Book of Man?
Well, lots of people have said how much they like it, which is nice. It’s cool with social media now, that people can contact you directly, that you’ve never met, and say it has moved them in some way. They’re the best bits.
TF: And can you sum up the record in one sentence?
Songs about the deep, dark, complicated and sometimes wonderful relationships between fathers and sons.
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year?
Get writing, get performing and listen to as much music as possible.
TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?
I’ve done two album launches at The Roundhouse in north London. It’s a truly wonderful venue – great history, great sound – it feels iconic the moment you walk in the door. I’d play there every week, given the choice. I’m going to get stuck into some gigs with Sofar Sounds next, if they’ll have me. I love the idea of playing to small audiences who are there to listen, in unusual spaces. I’ve been to a couple to check them out, and loved it.