Coffee House Sessions Interview #4 – April Keen

Bringing emotional indie-folk to Drapers Bar & Kitchen, April Keen plays our fourth Coffee House Session of the year. With her debut single ‘Against The Tide’ highly supported by BBC Introducing last year, April has been tipped for big things in the coming months. She plays a free set at 1pm, Tuesday 7th February.


You’d describe your music as…  


You’re currently listening to…

Lower Than Atlantis and Aquilo

When you’re not making music you’re…

Working at Wetherspoons!

You’d like to duet with…

Gabrielle Aplin – she is my queeeeeeeen

Who’s your guilty pleasure?


Dead or alive, who would you most like to grab a coffee with?

My Grandad, he passed away when my dad was pretty young but I always get told stories about him and I would have loved to have met him!

You’re an artiste because…

I want to make people feel something when they’re listening to my music. I’d like somebody to listen to my songs and for it to help them to get through their day, whatever it may bring.

Vinyl, CD or streaming?


Your party trick is…

I can make my eyeballs vibrate (don’t judge me).

Your hometown is X and we should visit because…

Blackpool. It’s much cheaper than London! I can buy 6 drinks on a Monday for the price of 1 in London – thats crazy! The piers are lovely, and the beaches are great for dog walks – I always used to take my dog Lucy there. Also, if you get the chance then go to a gig at the Winter Gardens in the Empress Ballroom, it’s a stunning room.

Tinder or Taken?

Tinder. I don’t have it though!

Snapchat, Insta, Facebook or Twitter?

I LOVE snapchat although I mostly end up featuring in my housemates’ stories acting like a crazy person. I don’t think I’ve made a legit twitter post in a few years, I should probably get back into it

The best boxset ever is…

Nashville! My whole house is in LOVEEE with that show!

Coffee House Tour… what are you most excited about?

Getting the chance to play to so many people my age all around the country! I’m visiting so many places that I’ve never even been myself. I’m super excited to play my new material and see what people think. I’m also very excited for the nostalgic singalongs in the car as we drive to all our destinations.

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