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Marc Almond

Almond performing in October 2008
Background information
Birth name Peter Mark Sinclair Almond
Born (1957-07-09) 9 July 1957 (age 59)
Southport, Lancashire, England
Origin Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Genres Synthpop, new wave, cabaret, art pop, gothic rock
Occupation(s) Musician, singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1976–present
Labels Some Bizzare, Virgin, Sire, Echo, Blue Star, Sanctuary, Vertigo
Associated acts Soft Cell, Marc and the Mambas, Flesh Volcano, The Immaculate Consumptive, Marc Almond and the Willing Sinners, Bronski Beat, Jools Holland, Sex Gang Children, Current 93, Psychic TV, Coil (band)
Website marcalmond.co.uk

As soon as one project is finished I like to go straight on to something else.
Marc Almond
The weird thing was that Soft Cell was supposed to have come and gone before I started the album.
Marc Almond
I mean whatever I do it's important that I put my stamp on it and keep it in my world, whether I'm doing a dance track or something like the Russian album for example.
Marc Almond
We just kind saw the images and knew the cliches, so to have the opportunity to go there and learn something about Russian music and about Russian people and to see things apart from being a tourist.
Marc Almond
My next record I really just want it to be a collection of great songs, classic songs in a way.
Marc Almond
Knowing what I knew about Russia, as much as I loved the music and was fascinated by the songs and the whole idea of it, I knew it would be a very lengthy and frustrating process.
Marc Almond
I don't enjoy being a celebrity, I don't want any part of that or any part of that fame for fame… i'd actually rather die than be a celebrity slime!!!
Marc Almond
That's the way I work and one day I won't have the energy to do it, so I think it's always good to make the most of your life and living as much as possible.
Marc Almond
These days i tend to use one project I do as a kind of offshoot to the next.
Marc Almond
I don't really have anything against Will Young or Gareth Gates.
The way the business things work in Russia is you have to meet people, you have to go through a certain amount of etiquette and business things are done just simply by a shake of the hand and whether they like you or not.
Marc Almond
I think in the past I think I probably was a little too diverse, probably went from one spectrum to the complete opposite and confusing people.
Marc Almond
That's what I like to do, I like to make songs.
I thinks it really interesting how they throw the world music samples in there. I often wonder what it would be like to do something like that, but use my lyrics and my kind of style.
Marc Almond
These days i tend to use one project I do as a kind of offshoot to the next.
Marc Almond
I think there's always been singers like that and i've done my fair share of cheese as well.
Marc Almond
It's a shame in a way that people come and go with one album.
Russia can be quite a dangerous place sometimes, but I never think about it.
Marc Almond
Russians have a new freedom, but as long as they don't express that freedom on a public platform.
Marc Almond
As long as ugly people are not on TV, you should only ever have interesting people on TV.
Marc Almond
For me it always comes down to what is a good song and I'm very old fashioned in the way that I like to make songs that have something classic about them whether you can play them with an orchestra or an electro synthesizer or an acoustic guitar.
Marc Almond
I think the older I get the more creative I get, I don't have the distractions that I had when I was younger.
Marc Almond