Day 50: Nick Yager

To mark Day 50 of this beautiful community, we have an incredibly special creative feminist (@yagernick on Instagram) who is also very dear to my heart. Today I celebrate and interview my brilliant big brother, Nick. Thank you for always being and continuing to be one of my greatest inspirations. 

Please may you introduce yourself and your practice.
Hi I’m Nick Yager (@yagernick), I’m 28 and a musician from Suffolk.

How did you develop your practice?
I started playing guitar when I was about 7 and I’ve been playing in various bands (including These Ghosts), in different settings, with multiple genres ever since, from acoustic to ambient rock.

What inspires you and why do you love your practice?
First of all, I like to play and make music for relaxation and personal enjoyment. It’s also great to entertain people when doing live performances. I’ve loved playing at various festivals, gigs and weddings throughout the U.K. and Europe. I am inspired a lot by my creative family and other musicians including @thomyorke@johnmayerand Fleetwood Mac. Great songwriters and guitarists are always an inspiration.

What does it mean to you to be a creative feminist?
To be a creative feminist to me, means to recognise and celebrate talent, skill and hard work over forms of prejudice or preconceived ideas.

A love for music and music-making runs in, through and out of Nick’s fingertips. I know I’m home when I hear the lilting sounds of a guitar melody echoing through the walls. It’s been a pure joy to behold watching Nick become the incredible musician he is today and I’ve always been his number one fan. Not only is Nick an amazing artist himself, but he’s always championed me in my creative pursuits and many others, so it’s such a treat to be able to celebrate him with this supportive and beautiful community today. Please show Nick a super warm welcome to the fem fam by following his page @yagernick, listening to his music (These Ghosts on Spotify and iTunes) and commenting your thoughts below. Thanks for everything Nick.

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