Name: Molly Perryman
Campaign: Gender Equality
Areas of specialism: Drums, guitar, bass
What made you apply to Change Creators: The XLR Collective? A friend who attended the course the previous year recommended to me as he couldn’t speak more highly of it. He told me how he can now speak in public without a worry because he gained confidence and I thought I’d love to be able to do that too!
What are you up to when you’re not campaign developing with Change Creators? Writing music with my alt-rock band Rum & Ghost. Also composing my own electronic/rock songs and writing music video ideas.
What aspect of Change Creators are you most looking forward to? Getting to play more music and also maybe organising an event.
Favourite song? All Star by Smash Mouth.
Favourite Music Genre? Rock.
An artist which inspires me is M83 because Anthony Gonzalez of M83 , in my opinion, is absolutely one of the best composers because of his ability to write amazing songs that are used as soundtracks and trailer music. I don’t think he intentionally writes for productions but the music is so moving and emotional, it seems a lot of companies want a piece of M83. I would love to make music that can enhance a message and bring out emotion in people, just like M83.
Best live performance/event (either attended or performed at / and why?) I once performed a song I wrote at Colston Hall for my school’s Christmas concert. It was amazing as I had my friends supporting me by performing my music whilst 100+ school children sang my chorus lyrics to over 500 people in the audience.
Where do you see yourself / want to see yourself at the end of the programme? I hope to be a more confident, well rounded individual at the end of the programme. I would like to be in a position where I know I can face any challenges or adventures that come my way.