Michael Faherty – Clark Gable (Q&A)

“Clark Gable” contains 6 songs and they are all good. Great! Sweet Sweet Music spoke to Michael Faherty about recording, playing CBGBs at 16, and the nice feeling of getting a bit nervous before a gig.

Recording music. What’s all the fun about?

I enjoy the mixing and editing process the most. It feels like a game – I fix things that bother me until I eventually like how it sounds.

What’s the gig you will always remember? And why?

Playing at CBGBs for one of my first gigs at 16, due mostly to a savvy drummer. I knew that a lot of my favorite bands had played there.

Playing music in front of a crowd. What’s all the fun about?

I enjoy getting a bit nervous.

Which 5 records would you bring with you for your stay on Mars?

Jimi Hendrix – Axis Bold as Love

Lou Reed – New York

Fleetwood Mac – Tusk

John Lennon – Plastic Ono Band

Urge Overkill – Saturation

You can pick 3 co-writers to write new songs with. Who? … and Why?

Might as well go big and say Brian Wilson, Dylan, and McCartney.

Michael Faherty is a Brooklyn-born and L.A.-based singer, writer and multi-instrumentalist. His music ranges from power pop to blues, with a common thread of distinctive R&B-inflected vocals. He has performed as an opener for Buzzcocks, Ween, Goo Goo Dolls, The Posies, Monster Magnet, The Lemonheads, Juliana Hatfield, and many more. Michael’s songs have been used in television and film including the 2016 documentary Riot On The Dance Floor, featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He is currently performing and recording in L.A., both as a solo artist and as a bassist, guitarist, and vocalist for a variety of studio and live projects.  

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