Frank Skott: Marbella really is paradise!16-11-2009
Danish born FRANK SKOTT (29) travels a lot, but there´s no place like Costa del Sol! I-Marbella asked the singer and songwriter, who has worked with Jez Larder (produces for Madonna, Estelle, One Eskimo etc) and is about to write some songs with a multy-grammy-winning songwriter Alan Glass, ten questions about his fabulous life on the coast.
How long have you lived on the coast?
I’ve lived here most of my life. My father is from Cadiz. I went to school in the UK while my family was here, and coming back here for holidays.
What brought you to the area? Business, lifestyle, family… ?
We’ve lived here for as long as I can remember. I’ve travelled a lot since then, but nowhere I’ve been has quite the same atmosphere as Marbella in the summer, so I think I’ll always be coming back here. Over the last ten years the music has taken me away a lot, so I’ve never really had many chances to perform down here. That’s about to change though, it’s my home town so it would be nice performing infront of people who’ve known me for a long time, before the music. It’s nice being away so much because in a way it means I’m still learning new things about my home.
What attracts you most about the southern Spanish lifestyle?
The scenery, the sunsets, the gorgeous people… the friendly, relaxed way of life and healthy diet, the music and the passion, the bullfights and the fiestas… many things, especially the heat.
Describe a few ways you spend your time here? Work, recreation, shopping, socialising, friends and family…
I’m either working out in Plaza gym, burning myself on Sol Beach, eating in one of my favourite restaurants, or talking and being an idiot with my friends. And if I’m not doing one of those things, then I’m rehearsing for a concert somewhere on the coast. I’m singing in the Suite in Puente Romano soon, I’m really looking forward to it but it’s going to need a lot of preparation.
Do you have a favourite area or part of the coast?
I’m not sure yet. It’s amazing how easy it is to forget what a paradise it is we live in down here, and how it can just pass you by. The coast is huge if you really take the time to explore it, so I don’t think I’ve found my favourite place yet. Sol Beach is my number one chill out place so far, but there’s still time to find more places.
Do you holiday in other destinations now that you have relocated to a luxury resort? If so, where?
All the travelling I do these days is for the music, so I don’t really get time for sightseeing. For me, Marbella really is paradise, so I know it’s going to be a long time, and a lot of flights, before I find somewhere I like more than Marbella. Belize, just south of Mexico, was very similar to Marbella, as are parts of LA, another city I adore, but I still have so many more countries to visit.
Name a few of your favourite restaurants or cafes here.
Magna Café, Gambrinus (Puerto Banus), Yanx (Centro Plaza), La Estrella (San Pedro), The Restaurant-Los Naranjos Golf Club, Mambo Bar (Puerto Banus), La Suite (Puente Romano), and any of the new places cropping up that are supporting good live music, as well as the old ones like Old Joy’s Pub in Puerto Banus.
Do you have a favourite special event or celebration which takes place here?
I absolutely love San Juan. It’s during the summer so you can party for days without stopping if you want to, and everyone’s happy. Celebrating New Year’s Eve down here is also something special.
Do you have a favourite time of year?
Summer. Without a doubt!...
Would you prefer beachside lunch or stylish nightclub?
Beachside lunch. If you’re a singer, the nightlife is part of your job, so it’s nice to relax when you get time off.
Mountain or beach? / Coast or the “campo”?
It would have to be the coast. I’ve always lived by the sea.
Puerto Banús or Marbella Old Town?
For me, it depends what you’re looking for. There are some really great bars and restaurants in Marbella Old Town, but the best music and dj’s are in Puerto Banus.
Action-packed summer season or quieter, more local winter?
I love the summer, but if you live here, sometimes it can get a bit much, so you learn to appreciate the peace and quiet of the winter too. If you’re on holiday however, then summer wins every time. It’s quiet now because of the crisis, but there were summers when you just wondered how all these people could fit on one small stretch of coastline. It was absolute insanity in those days!
Traditional Spanish dishes or creative international cuisine?
One of my favourite meals would be freshly made tortilla and pan de campo, followed by a huge great entrecot a la pimienta, and then crema catalana with a café con leche and a liquor de manzana sin alcohol. I love spanish cooking… Chinese food comes a close second though.
Frank Skott is promoting a singel 'Under The Streetlight'. His album 'Hard To Say' is for sale on iTunes.
Go straight to Frank Skott´s website HERE.
By: Signe Soomre
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