Secret performs at the Writer's Hang, Scott E. Moore's singer/songwriter series, at The Goldhawk in Hoboken on Jan. 8 at 8 p.m.
We recently caught up with Secret.
EM - Where are you from?
RS - I was born in Oxford, Ohio and grew up in Oxford, England.
EM - Who are your influences?
RS - The Beatles, Iris Murdoch, Jane Austen, Robertson Davies, Charles Dickens, and my family.
EM - Why did you become a musician?
RS - My father is a fine artist and I always knew I would do something creative. I fell in love with music in my early teens and never looked back.
EM - Where have you performed?
RS - I've toured nationally as a sideman on keyboards and play locally in New York City clubs like The Fez, The Cutting Room, The Mercury Lounge, and The Bottom Line.
EM - What are the last three CDs you bought?
RS - I don't buy CDs often, but I've been listening to string quartets by James MacMillan.
EM - How would you describe your music?
RS - Quirky pop songwriting that views the world through an unusual lens.
EM - Are you looking for mainstream exposure?
RS - Sure. I've had a lot of scores air on national TV, but that's a different career.
EM - What professional plans do you have for the near future?
RS - I'll be continuing my filmscoring work and have tentative plans to record a third CD with my wonderful band in the spring.
Secret performs at the Writer's Hang at The Goldhawk at 936 Park Ave. in Hoboken on Jan. 8 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $7. For information visit www.thegoldhawk.com or call (201) 420-7989. q
"I fell in love with music in my early teens and never looked back." - Robert Secret
THE BIG SECRET - Robert Secret performs at the Writer's Hang at The Goldhawk at 936 Park Ave. in Hoboken on Jan. 8 at 8 p.m.