Folk Artist Eddy MannEddy Mann is a folk musician and songwriter from Philadelphia. He is also a worship leader, teacher, speaker and a dedicated family man.

1. Who or what has been the biggest influence on your career?

My faith is most likely the strongest influence of my career. I’m a creative at heart. I create because I have to. Realising that music was my gift, that it was my platform to be heard was, and still is life changing. I feel I have a defined purpose and it keeps me moving forward.

2. Where do you find inspiration for your song writing?

I find inspiration everywhere. I write daily finding inspiration in those around me, in my surroundings, the thoughts and words of others, literature, paintings, and continuously by the state of our world.

3. Your new album ‘The Consequence’ is released this November. Which song from this album means the most to you and why?

The song that means the most is probably the title song. I think the realisation that we can sway the consequences of our everyday life by our reactions and responses can be monumental to change in our world.

4. What piece of advice can you give to aspiring song writers?

Write to express yourself, not to impress others. Some will get you, and some won’t. Don’t put too much weight on your best review, or your worst, inevitably you’re going reside somewhere in between. The world needs you… to be you!

5. Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

Prayerfully doing what I’m doing right now; still being seen and heard as relevant; and being inspired to create change.

And just for fun…

6. Who is your favourite music artist (dead or alive)?

I really don’t have one favourite artist. I grew up listening to all kinds of music, and there have been many influences that have become a part of the fabric of who I am, but if I have to pick one it’d be Mozart.

7. Pick a song title for the story of your life…

Dig Love

8. You have the chance to time travel to any gig or concert that has ever taken place – which one would it be?

Wow, I can think of some many …how about one afternoon with the Beatles in the Cavern Club.

9. What song do you sing in the shower?

I don’t sing in the shower, but I have been known to write there.

10. Tell us something that will surprise us?

As a child I was painfully shy, very quiet, and often wouldn’t offer anything to the conversation. All that changed the moment I hung a guitar around my neck. It was immediate, even though I couldn’t really play very well yet; I discovered that I had a voice, that I had ideas, and that I had the ability to share them.

More about Eddy…

Eddy’s latest release RE: PRIZE is a collection of re-mastered and remixed original worship songs from the most engaging moments of his previous albums ‘The Twelve’, ‘Something Beautiful & New’ and ‘Who We Are.’

His new album ‘The Consequence‘ is due out this November. Visit his online store.

You can follow Eddy on Twitter – @eddy_mann
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Posted by Natalie Allera Harris

Mum, Marketing Professional and Owner of the entertainment blog 5 Minutes With. Passionate about hospitality, tourism, music, food, design and social media, to name just a few. My favourite quote: "You'll never do a whole lot unless you're brave enough to try." Dolly Parton.

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