Hi. I’m Mandy. I started this blog because I wanted to be able to write about whatever music I loved, not just what was popular. I named it after Marcus Yates, former vocalist of Pixel Fix (and best vocalist ever in my opinion). In a live version of one of their songs, “I Want You The Same,” Marcus pronounces the word adore in a way I can only describe as a-doy. Their music always meant the world to me, and truth be told I started this blog to be able to write about them since the blog I used to work for said they weren’t relevant enough to write about. But yeah. Enough about that.
I have a BA in English from East Carolina University. I do like to write non-blog related stuff on occasion. If I find the right book, I do love to read. Being forced to read intolerable books in school sort of makes you dread reading, but with the right book you’ll find yourself hooked again in no time.
Music is my passion. I won’t hesitate to drive 17 hours to go see a band I love (believe it or not, I’ve done it multiple times). I don’t mind enduring sleepless nights and long days traveling from city to city to see show after show. In all honesty, I would love to be a tour manager one day. It’s my dream job. Sometimes you might find me behind the merch table at a show. If you do, come say hi and give me your money.
I’ve written for Adore a few times now so here’s me officially introducing myself. *waves*
So yeah hi, I’m Danielle and I’m from Leeds in the U.K. I went to uni at Bath Spa (the same uni as the guys from Coasts) to study history and now I’m a content writer who spends most of her money on gig tickets.
My sister would say that I’m a bit of a “hipster” as I love finding obscure new bands that nobody has heard of (and then stalking them to different countries). My taste in music varies very from folksy singer/songwriters, indie rock, alt pop and everything in between.
You will often find me up near the stage at venues trying to avoid the mosh pit or lurking off in the far corner dancing like nobody is watching.
Hey oh! I’m Caroline Harrison. I’m 25 and I love music. That’s about as complicated as I get. Mandy (who runs this blog) is one of my best friends. She knew I had a passion for music and writing, so she asked if I’d like to do a little writing for Adore. The opportunity to combine my two passions was one I could not pass up.
To try and be more vague about myself, music is my sanity. It comes through the speakers and wraps you in waves of bliss and comfort. Taking with it all the bad, leaving only the good. Music is a cleanser; a purifier. It is, quite simply, everything. And I think music is why we’re all here. Just hoping to do the music I experience justice.
I’m a fan of alt rock and indie rock or just anything that moves my soul and feet at the same time. I do go to see big name artists sometimes, but my game is mostly small local artists and music festivals. Supporting the local music scene is where all the love is at for me. So that’s where I’m at, usually dancing to my own beat. Correction, always dancing to my own beat. Nice to be here!