This year, we thought it’d be great for our customers to get to know the LOVESPACE team a little better – find out what makes us tick, whether it be at work or when we’re off duty. So each month, one lucky LOVESPACE employee will be chosen to feature on our blog.
This January, we’ve picked Laurence – one of our lovely drivers. Some of you may have already met him during collection or delivery of your boxes. Well, we bet you didn’t know that Laurence is also a….*drum rolls*…. professional drummer and musician! He can play several instruments – including drums and percussion, bass, guitar and keyboard, and has performed with some big-name artists.
Now, let’s get the beat started and find out more about Laurence…
Q: Tell us a little bit more about yourself. What you do in your free time?
A: I’m a musician as well as being a driver for LOVESPACE. I do quite a bit of music, whether it’s going to gigs, rehearsing or writing or recording, or teaching drums to young aspiring musicians. When I’m not being musical, I chase a ball around a squash court every now and then.
Q: What is your greatest success so far outside of LOVESPACE?
A: I’ve performed in a good few gigs and tours. Going to Mexico and the States a couple of years ago was really good and there have been some great festivals as well. One of the bands I was in played at Bestival on the Isle of Wight a few times which was always good fun. Apart from that I’ve had a few albums out with various people that I’ve been quite pleased with.
Q: What is your best experience with LOVESPACE so far?
A: I think I’d probably have to say the Christmas party last year. The LOVESPACE Christmas tradition involves stopping off at multiple venues along the Northern Line. So it was great to see some new places in London – and enjoy some good times with the whole team.
Q: What do you enjoy most about your job?
A: I genuinely do like the driving. I get to meet some interesting people and I manage to keep my blood pressure down in the London traffic by listening to some good podcasts, audiobooks and music. You end up getting through stuff at a pretty alarming rate but there’s an amazing range of stuff to pick from.
Q: Lastly, if you could possess a superpower, what would it be and why?
A: Definitely flying and I’d delegate the wings to the van.
Thanks Laurence! It’s been really interesting to find out more about your musical life!
So, if you’ve got storage booked with LOVESPACE, it may well be Laurence who turns up at your door to pick up your boxes. Feel free to ask him for any podcast or music recommendations when you see him – he’s got loads!