#NewMusicMonday Q & A - Fraser Watt "Where Do I Go"
Thank you s o much for talking with us Fraser! Is there anyone in your family that you can credit as being instrumental in your decision to go into the music field? I was studying music at Berklee College of Music while my sister, Kerri Watt, was opening for the likes of Keith Urban and Coldplay. It wasn’t until I saw her killin’ it and having so much fun performing on stage that I realized I’d also love to give the artist thing a shot. Until then, my plan was just to produce for others and maybe put out a song every now and then, but now being an artist is my primary focus.
Where did you grow up and how has that influenced your style of music? I grew up in Glasgow, Scotland. It’s such a beautiful scenic country and is so inspiring. I used to go on hikes with my guitar up and down nearby hills and for some reason it made my writing so personal and honest, so I guess I have the Scottish hills to thank for my music.
If you could only perform one of your songs for someone who has never heard of you, what song would that be? ‘Where Do I Go’.
Who have been some of your biggest musical influences growing up and do the same artists currently continue to influence you now? James Morrison, Sam Smith, Coldplay, Lewis Capaldi & Demi Lovato. I still listen to them all religiously.
Looking back, what was the first album or “Vinyl” you bought? Shockingly it was “Confessions” by Usher.
If you could share a meal with any four individuals, living or dead, who would they be?
Frank Sinatra, Ryan Gosling, Wayne Rooney & Tiger Woods
Best food that deep fried? Mars Bar
What’s on your pizza? Do you fold your pizza or eat it straight on? Ranch or no ranch? Pepperoni, Chili oil. Straight for the first couple bites, then fold it. Ranch on the side. Mayonnaise on the side as well (trust me).
What should every kitchen be stocked with? Cholula hot sauce
Finally, if you could be sponsored by one food/drink brand who would it be and why? Extra Chewing Gum…gotta stay fresh and minty at all times.
About Fraser Watt:
The name Fraser Watt might sound unfamiliar, but since moving to Nashville last year, the Berklee grad has played every small venue in the city, been featured on soundtracks for UK SkySports, entertained Lady Antebellum and Carrie Underwood at Starstruck Studios where he interns, and collaborated with some of the music scene's hottest new talent.
Growing up in Scotland, Fraser Watt was always inspired by the culture and musical reputation of his home city, Glasgow. He played Tenor and Alto Saxophone from an early age and by his teens, had taught himself guitar and piano. It wasn’t long before he wrote his first set of songs and soon he was making a name for himself on the local gigging scene.
Fraser is a keen sportsman and football player and when it came to career choices - football (following in his dad's footsteps) or his passion for music, Fraser's mind was made for him when he was accepted into the world's most prestigious Contemporary Music School, Berklee in Boston, Massachusetts. Immersed in a variety of genres, Berklee brought about all kinds of projects and collaborations with other fresh talent. Fraser graduated in summer 2019 armed with a degree in Music Production & Engineering, over 100 original songs and a track with friend Gus Dapperton that, to date, has amassed a quarter of a million streams. Upon graduation, Fraser immediately moved to Nashville to take up an internship at the legendary Starstruck Studios, home to Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson.
An innovative and creative musician, writing for himself wasn’t enough to satisfy Fraser so he set about writing and producing for other artists on his move to Nashville last year. Collaborations include: Jeff Cohen, Jenn Bostic, Donna Taggart, Gus Dapperton, Will Irvine (Hunter & The Bear), Ben Earle (The Shires), Dede Kimble and his sister, UK based artist Kerri Watt. His vocals have been heard on soundtracks for UK Sky Sports, BBC’s Wimbledon 2019 footage and UK soap Eastenders. Every week he can be found jamming on the Nashville live scene at venues such as Belcourt Taps and the Opry Mills.
Fraser has been secretly cooking up a unique blend of sounds ready to launch his new solo material. With diverse influences including Lauv, Demi Lovato, Coldplay and fellow Glaswegian Lewis Capaldi, Fraser’s brand new single “Where Do I Go” will have you enamored with a huge hook and silky vocal tones. A charismatic and charming performer with a story to tell, Fraser Watt is a very relevant new artist worth keeping an eye on.