Electro-Punk Singer Ste McCabe is selected to perform at London gay art festival GFEST this November. GFEST – Gaywise FESTival 2011 Performances will take place at The Cockpit (Theatre), Gateforth Street, Marylebone, London, NW8 8EH on Thus 17, Fri 18 and Sat 19 Nov at 7.30 PM / Online: http://www.wegottickets.com/f/2991
A chat with Ste reveals much more about his work and creative process.
How do you see your own art or artwork?
I see my music as an act of protest for an indiepunk dancefloor.
How would you describe your own practice?
Loud and nasty but with a good heart.
Are there any external factors that help you creatively?
The collective stupidity of the masses is an endless source of inspiration. Watching middle class idiots reading the Daily Mail in cafe’s and discussing it’s casual homophobia and racism as if it is informed fact – that never fails to bring on a song.
How do you look at reinventing yourself or reflect progression in your work?
I don’t! I’m sure my music is getting darker, but that’s just because my boyfriend bought me a synth last Christmas. If he didn’t I’m sure i’d sound exactly the same as I did 2 years ago.
What are the most important themes and elements that feed into your creativity?
Feisty and sarcastic queer politics and feminist solidarity run through most things I write, although at the moment mindless consumerism is a lyrical theme. I wrote a song yesterday which is basically an advertisement for Tesco. They’re everywhere else, so I thought they might as well make it into my setlist too.
Can you describe the creative process behind the work and how it works for you?
Sitting in the bedroom alone, smoking alot of cigarettes and trying to write a line about something/someone that makes me laugh, that’s the general pattern. I write everything alone and perform everything alone, I’m quite a private person so it works for me to do it privately.
How would you like yourself or your work to be known?
I’m not too bothered about how other people see it. If I don’t write and perform regularly I go bonkers and that’s why I do it. As long as some people turn up to gigs and some of those get what I’m doing, no matter how small the audience, I don’t think too much about how I’m thought of.
Any single wish
For cats to take over the world. Miaow!
Thank You Ste and best wishes from GFEST 2011 team.
For more information on GFEST – Gaywise FESTival 2011 please contact: Subodh Rathod, Wise Thoughts / GFEST – Gaywise FESTival
Tel: 020 8889 9555
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