What is the best thing that I love about my work? Sharing. Music is all about sharing. You share your music with the musicians you’re working with and of course you share with the audience.
What is my idea of perfect happiness? Breakfast with my husband and my son. Coffee and croissants. No more bad news on the radio, the world is peaceful.
What is my greatest fear?To lose the people I love above all. To have to live without them.
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? I can be a little slow at taking decisions. I sometimes have to think twice but then, when I’ve decided, it’s the right choice!
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire? Wow, they are many of them: Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Sting, Pura Fe, John Coltrane, Carole King, Stevie Wonder,…
What is my greatest extravagance? I can’t really think of one. Ask my husband 🙂
On what occasion would I lie? I hate the idea to lie to children but I would feel like a bad mother if I was telling my son Santa Claus doesn’t exist. Plus I even know where he lives!
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? Waiting. The hours sitting in a car driving to a concert, waiting for soundcheck, waiting after soundcheck. I’m not very patient and I can’t do nothing!
When and where was I the happiest, in my work? The release of my first album « Love song(s) » was like my first baby.
If I could, what would I change about myself? To have hands instead of feet to play the piano while playing the bass and singing.
What is my greatest achievement in work? To live the life I wanted to live as a musician.
Where would I most like to live? Italy, Sienna. Not sure if I could live there the whole year but a second house would be nice!
What is my most treasured possession? My instruments are my best companions. My two main bass guitars, an electric and an electro-acoustic one, aren’t produce anymore and they are for me very precious.
What is my most marked characteristic? I am very sensitive.
What is my most inspirational location, in my city? Schlosspark Charlottenburg. It inspired me a few songs while jogging there.
What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? Dal Buon Gustaio! Favorite Italian. We even celebrated our wedding there!
What books influenced my life and how? « Existentialism is a Humanism », Jean-Paul Sartre. Your life is not dictated in advance and you are always responsible for it.
Who are my favorite writers? Paul Auster, T.C. Boyle, Jim Harrison,…
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? Miles Davis, « Kind of Blue ».
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Super girl, of course! Watch why 🙂
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? I believe artists are more powerful than politicians because, if they are very successful, they can be heard worldwide. Everybody listens to some music but not everyone listens to political talks. If you are the new Michael Jackson, you have the power!
Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? « Coffee and cigarettes », Jim Jarmusch.
What role plays art in my life and work? I’m a musician and I’m married to the visual artist Ewen Gur so you can imagine how our home looks like!
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? Haha! My mom must be my greatest fan but my husband my greatest support!
Whom would I like to work with in 2017? Could you get Sting on the line, please?
Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2017? People who think we still can change the world with our acts. Our world doesn’t look so great right know but we can make it a better place. If not for us, let’s make it for our children.
What project, in 2017, am I looking forward to work on? New songs!
Where can you see me or my work in 2017? Watch « Super girl » or « Love song » on youtube or listen to the album on Itunes. Tour dates on www.delphinemaillard.com
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? Musicians don’t retire. We die on stage!
Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? My friend Karen Court.
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