Isle of Wight festival is in his sights

Harvey Groom
Harvey Groom
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Talented musician Harvey groom lives in Southsea and is the lead singer, songwriter and lead guitarist of Spartan. The 16-year old and his band members recently reached the area final of Live & Unsigned.

What would be your ideal weekend destination?

I thinks I’d like to go to the Isle of Wight. Not for a holiday, but to play the festival. We’re all music mad, so to play on a big stage like that would be awesome. We aim high!

Not counting your loved ones, who would be your dream companion?

Ozzie Osborne – his stories would keep anyone entertained.

What music would you take with you?

Thin Lizzy and a bit of Van Halen. After all, he is a God.

What about something to read?

I’m reading The Story of Anvil. A true story about Anvil and how it took them 40 years to make it. A long time, but they never gave up.

What would be your ultimate way to relax?

All I do is play guitar. Music is where I’m at. Is there anything else?

If money were no object, which shop would you head for?

I’m getting predictable now I know. But I’d go to Nevada Music and blow a fortune on – wait for it – guitars. Oh, and amps.

n What’s your all-time favourite film?

Life of Brian. It makes me laugh every time I watch it, which can’t be a bad thing.

We’re buying the drinks tonight. What’s your poison?

I’m only 16 years old, so of course I’ve never tried anything like Jack Daniels and coke, but I’m told its good!

What are you doing this weekend?

Rock School, then on Sunday, three hours of band practice, then a songwriting session with Todd, Dan and Olly, the band members in Spartan.

What’s a favourite local destination for a weekend day out?

Playing a large venue, like Joiners or the Wedgewood Rooms or, if we get through this round, the O2 Arena in London!