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Blyth-based songwriter Kewen releases his second EP, A Little Bit Of Magic, this month. Filled with gorgeous guitar-based melodies and with an honest approach to his songwriting, Kewen officially launches the EP at Head of Steam, Newcastle on Friday 12th April with support from Annie Griffiths, Amy Hopkinson and Beth Robinson.

Who are you and what do you do?
I’m a 22 year old solo singer/songwriter from the North East, specifically Blyth. I make music and gig for a living but also get by through supplying discos for parties, weddings, Christenings and the sort. I also teach guitar through the week.

What’s the first record you ever bought?
I think in my generation, everything was either digital or CD! In terms of CDs, probably the greatest hits of Guns N’ Roses or Green Day. However, records are something I’ve recently got into. Listening to a lot of older country music; the first physical record I actually bought was probably a small country singer called Eddie Rabbitt.

What’s your guilty pleasure musically?
Busted. Definitely Busted.

Favourite film of all time?
Too much to love, Star Wars, Marvel, 80s action… wold probably have to go to with Ridley Scott’s Aliens.

Your guilty pleasure film?
Definitely a small drama from the 2000s with Shia LaBeauf called Disturbia!

If you could recommend one TV series to binge watch, what would it be?

Your favourite book?
I don’t read all that much other than comics, mainly a time thing, but might just go with what I’m reading currently which is Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography.

Who or what makes you laugh the most?
Random phrases and random scenarios, I also like Lee Evans a lot.

Who or what makes you sad?
Not much gets to me other than the really serious stuff in life, I would say a really generic answer like the horrible people in the world but would probably go for a few songs, Tiny Vessels by Death Cab For Cutie, Fix You by Coldplay and My City Of Ruins by Bruce Springsteen.

If you had super power, what would it be?
Definitely time travel.

And finally, you get to play a board game with any three famous people from history, who do you choose and what’s the board game?
John Lennon, Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison and would play monopoly so I could milk my time with them.

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