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Wednesday, 23 September 2020

An interview with whitman rinaldo

Band Name 

Whitman Rinaldo



What first got you into music ?
My brother took guitar lessons and would show me what he learned every week. By the next week, he forgot it all and I had to teach him so he could be somewhat prepared at his lesson.

Who Inspired you to create music ?
Beatles, Zeppelin, Dire Straits

What kind of music do you make?
I'm a bit of a chameleon like the Beatles Abbey Road. Indie rock, reggae, punk, jazz, Americana -- I let my tunes take me around the world.

What is your creative process like?
I try to start with a verbal hook and compose something both familiar and daring simultaneously. 

Who would you most like to collaborate with?
I'm on a soul kick right now, so Al Green. But I've always wanted to work with kd lang, Joss Stone, or Pink.

If you could go to an open show by any artist who would it be?
Mark Knopfler or Steve Hackett, Ringo's All Star Band

What is one message you would give to your fans ?
Peace, love and understanding

What is the most useless talent you have ?
Louis Armstrong imitations

Do you sing in the shower? which songs?
Freddie Mercury tunes

What would you be doing now if it wasn't music
My day gig, selling and fixing copiers

Where have you performed ? Favourite? Worst? Do you have any gigs coming up?
I like outdoor gigs, backyards, amphitheaters. I played in Mexico and Portugal once each. No gigs till 2021

How do you feel the internet has changed music ?
The pandemic has forced musicians to collaborate over Zoom, and websites like Kompoz. Before then, it was mostly a bad influence.

What is your favourite song to perform? *
Always love Mark Knopfler tunes

what famous musicians do you admire ?
Knopfler, Queen, Sting, Steve Hackett, The Chi-Lites

whats the worst trouble you have been in?
clean living...not much

whats the best ever advice you have been given ?
Do it again

If you could change anything about the music industry what would it be ?
Revive live music

Whats next for you ?
I've got some new tunes on Spotify "Figuring Out" and "Karen" (she wants to speak to the store manager) this month. After that I will release an album "Planetary" (working title)




Friday, 18 September 2020

interview with cathal j

Band Name 

Cathal J





What first got you into music ?
A Broken Relationship

Who Inspired you to create music ?
Bruce Springsteen/ Dermot Kennedy

What kind of music do you make?
Indie rock/ Latino/Reggaeton

What is your creative process like?
It takes about a year from writing the song to releasing it. At least fifty per cent of the original lyrics are chopped in my song. 

Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Dermot Kennedy

If you could go to an open show by any artist who would it be?
Dermot Kennedy

What is one message you would give to your fans ?
Share my music

What is the most useless talent you have ?
i don't have useless talents

Do you sing in the shower? which songs?
Sometimes=- "Lovely day" by Bill Withers

What would you be doing now if it wasn't music
God only knows

Where have you performed ? Favourite? Worst? Do you have any gigs coming up?
Mainly in my home town and surrounding towns. Best - my first live mic night. My worst - on my fourth live mic night- i walked out because the music system at the club woudn't work

How do you feel the internet has changed music ?
Good points are that it offers the artist more opportunities to be heard and grow their brand. On the negative side there are many dodgy promoters out there that take advantage of artists by offering fake streams, etc 

What is your favourite song to perform? *
My first track "One More Chance"

what famous musicians do you admire ?
Dermot Kennedy

whats the worst trouble you have been in?
Gonna have to wait for my autobiography in 30 years to get the answer to that question

whats the best ever advice you have been given ?
Work hard, be honest and do both consistently and watch the miracles unfold

If you could change anything about the music industry what would it be ?
My vision is to create a level playing -field for independent artists

Whats next for you ?
Part 2 of my book "Four Point Two- Rockstars go to Heaven" (Author - Cathal Finnegan) The book details fraud committed by the biggest Independent music distributor in the world. My book exposes the fraud. Part 2 of the book will be released in 2021. Part 1 of the book is available on Amazon


Thursday, 17 September 2020

Interview with Jasmine

Band Name

Jasmine



What first got you into music ?
I felt the need to express my feelings somehow so I started writing songs

Who Inspired you to create music ?
My mom is a very musical person, she has also made her own songs and was always playing the piano at home so I looked up to her and wanted to get into music myself. 

What kind of music do you make?
Pop music has always been my favourite genre and I think my music falls into that category as well. 

What is your creative process like?
Sometimes I just get a new melody in my head and come up with suitable lyrics to go with it. Usually I’ve already had the idea of the next song I wanna make, and when the melody hits me the lyrics come to me naturally. 

Who would you most like to collaborate with?
I want to make a song with my husband Cody! He featured in one of my earlier songs and we had a lot of fun doing that together. 

If you could go to an open show by any artist who would it be?
Seeing Taylor Swift live would be amazing.

What is one message you would give to your fans ?
Don’t be afraid to go after your dreams

What is the most useless talent you have ?
I have a great facial memory, don’t know how exactly to put that to good use 

Do you sing in the shower? which songs?
Any Adele songs

What would you be doing now if it wasn't music
I work fulltime in HR so music is a passion and a enjoyable hobby for me

Where have you performed ? Favourite? Worst? Do you have any gigs coming up?
I haven’t had any bigger gigs yet, I have performed at school and at smaller family events so far

How do you feel the internet has changed music ?
Everything is more available now and easier to access, even smaller indie artists have a better chance to be heard 

What is your favourite song to perform? *
My song Once in a lifetime

what famous musicians do you admire ?
Adele, Ava Max, the Weeknd, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Zayn, Maroon 5

whats the worst trouble you have been in?
Swimming with sharks in Australia

whats the best ever advice you have been given ?
Never go to bed angry

If you could change anything about the music industry what would it be ?
I wish it would be easier for indie artists to make it to bigger playlists on Spotify and reach more listeners

Whats next for you ?
Looking forward to working on new songs! 






An interview with Gina Wood

Band Name 


Gina Wood

What first got you into music ?
Listening to Elp Keith Emerson Eddie Jobson, Yes, Steve Wilson

Who Inspired you to create music ?
The musicians that I have listened to all my life from Emerson to Wakeman, so many

What kind of music do you make?
Ambient with a classical twist

What is your creative process like?
I get up and play every day. I'm lucky enough to record at home so start improvising and take it from there.

Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Wow thats a toughie But I love who I am working with now shin*semia Josef Umo Xitb etc you can find these guys on Soundcloud

If you could go to an open show by any artist who would it be?
Right now Jacob Collier, had tickets due to covid cancelled

What is one message you would give to your fans ?
First of all thank you for all your kindness and support. Stay healthy be safe!!!

What is the most useless talent you have ?
Making paper airplanes

Do you sing in the shower? which songs?
No you would not want to hear that mess lol.

What would you be doing now if it wasn't music
Well I was a Nurse for many years but prefer music

Where have you performed ? Favourite? Worst? Do you have any gigs coming up?
Gigs whats that ?? oh pre covid was going to play in Texas, well that cease to exist just recording right now.

How do you feel the internet has changed music ?
In a way you have the ability to see and hear artists from around the world. Which is good

What is your favourite song to perform? *
Right now Lost Heart, Nebula for the ambient and sonic fun!

what famous musicians do you admire ?
I'm going to sound like a broken record Emerson just his ability to take classical pieces and turn them into something that everyone could get into

whats the worst trouble you have been in?
Got a ticket I'm pretty meek like to stay out of trouble :-)

whats the best ever advice you have been given ?
Keep trying and have fun with it!!

If you could change anything about the music industry what would it be ?
Its very difficult these days isn't it? I know so many musicians that are extremely talented and they can't get a break. I guess to recognize these guys for the great talent that they have even if they are not on the top 100 you get my drift.

Whats next for you ?
Working on a new album due out in November and to keep playing !!




Interview with yarku

Band Name
Yarku



What first got you into music ?
My first band at 2013

Who Inspired you to create music ?
One music producer from my city

What kind of music do you make?
Experimental, electronic, pop, alternative

What is your creative process like?
I’m producer, so i’m recordung music instrents on my studio and mixing them

Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Josh Pan, Boots, Moderat, Joji

If you could go to an open show by any artist who would it be?
Jacob Colier

What is one message you would give to your fans ?
Be yourself

What is the most useless talent you have ?
Touch my hair

Do you sing in the shower? which songs?
I’m figuring out new songs in the shower :))

What would you be doing now if it wasn't music
Meditate, maybe will go to ashram

Where have you performed ? Favourite? Worst? Do you have any gigs coming up?
I was in a tour on Russia with my previous band. Difficult experience

How do you feel the internet has changed music ?
Very good

What is your favourite song to perform? *
Become a tree

what famous musicians do you admire ?
Jacob Colier

whats the worst trouble you have been in?
Relationships with 2 girls :)

whats the best ever advice you have been given ?
Just be and don’t try so much

If you could change anything about the music industry what would it be ?
I think indie artists need more support from the spotify, youtube

Whats next for you ?
I have many songs in different genres which I will release



Interview with Lachie A'rden

Lachie A'rden



What first got you into music ?
My kidney transplant I.had in 2002 failed and I went onto dialysis in 2018. By early 2029 this had forced me out of my job (at the time working from home was not accepted) so when I finished up my last client I decided I'd do something I enjoyed (for fun) and booked a DJ course. One thing led to another, i started producing, found I not only loved it but was quite good and have been obsessed with music ever since. I had no previous musical background or training.

Who Inspired you to create music ?
Music came to me at a difficult time in my life health wise and provided me with focus, positivity and happiness. My music is a.refection of this, very uplifting, feel good vibes.

What kind of music do you make?
Uplifting piano house / dance

What is your creative process like?
A sea of ideas that never feel i have enough time to get to. I would love to just write music all day every day but then nothing would get finished. When I sit down for a creative session I might write 3-5 songs in a few hours, take the best ones and share with the vocalists I work with. Once I have a vocal i will rework the instrumental to fit with the vocalists vision to create the final piece.

Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Wow, there are so many talented artists out there... I'd love to work with a band like The Killers or someone like Eddie Vedder. They have made some of my all time favourite songs and I'd love to make some modern piano house style tracks with them.

If you could go to an open show by any artist who would it be?
Kygo

What is one message you would give to your fans ?
Thank you for supporting me from the beginning. We're on a journey together and when you invest in something early and watch it grow the reward is far greater.

What is the most useless talent you have ?
I'm an excellent paper plane maker.

Do you sing in the shower? which songs?
Not really, I only sing when listening to music but then its everything!

What would you be doing now if it wasn't music
I had an 18 year career in management consultanting before starting in music but now that I have left it behind I think I would have to look.for something more creative. Perhaps interior design or architecture.

Where have you performed ? Favourite? Worst? Do you have any gigs coming up?
Ministry of Sound. Egg London. Many other small venues. I've never had a gig i didn't enjoy. I.just love playing music to a big crowd or to myself. It's a privilege to be able to do what you love every day.

How do you feel the internet has changed music ?
When I was growing up your favourite band might release once every two years. You valued those releases and learned to like the songs that weren't immediately appealing, these often became favourites with more layers and depth. Today album releases are becoming less common place and music is disposable, songs are becoming shorter and less layered. I look forward to a time when I've built my audience and I can indulge in longer more layered version of my music.

What is your favourite song to perform? *
One of my unreleased songs called Reaching Out as my closing track.

what famous musicians do you admire ?
Eddie Vedder. Taylor Swift (watch her doco) Brandon Flowers

whats the worst trouble you have been in?
Ive always been pretty straight to be honest...

whats the best ever advice you have been given ?
Listen more than you talk and value other ideas as much as your own.
If you could change anything about the music industry what would it be ?
Regulate many aspects of the industry including labels, contracts, gig bookings and so on so young artists are not taken advantage of.

Whats next for you ?
I have a huge schedule of new music to be released including songs with some incredible and well known vocalists which I am excited about. Then hopefully 2021 offers a better landscape for live music.




Interview with Dizzy Hole

Band Name

Dizzy Hole 




What first got you into music ?
My Dad playing guitar when I was a child

Who Inspired you to create music ?
My father and The smashing Pumpkins

What kind of music do you make?
Whatever emotions I’m feeling at the time

What is your creative process like?
Spontaneous and random

Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Sandy Alex G

If you could go to an open show by any artist who would it be?
The Drums

What is one message you would give to your fans ?
Live life with integrity and express love to your family every day

What is the most useless talent you have ?
Basketball

Do you sing in the shower? which songs?
Yes, Seudehead by Morrissey

What would you be doing now if it wasn't music
Animation & film

Where have you performed ? Favourite? Worst? Do you have any gigs coming up?
7th st entry in Minneapolis was the best. Covid killed any chance of shows

How do you feel the internet has changed music ?
Accessibility

What is your favourite song to perform? *
Kids having kids

what famous musicians do you admire ?
Frank Black of the Pixies

whats the worst trouble you have been in?
DUI

whats the best ever advice you have been given ?
Don’t let bad experiences ruin the good in you

If you could change anything about the music industry what would it be ?
Nothing

Whats next for you ?
Fourth album




Interview with the zooeys

 The Zooeys







What first got you into music ?
Classic 90s film “THAT THING YOU DO”
 
Who Inspired you to create music ?
Jimmy, moody savant in the classic 90s film “THAT THING YOU DO” 

What kind of music do you make?
Mostly CCR covers

What is your creative process like?
Listen to CCR records and then play the songs that are on the record 

Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Jimmy, genius songwriter from the classic 90s film “THAT THING YOU DO”

If you could go to an open show by any artist who would it be?
The Wonders from the classic 90s film “THAT THING YOU DO”

What is one message you would give to your fans ?
Despite all the madness and tragedy in the world we still need to be working on developing the class consciousness of the proletariat to create a sustainable society for future generations 

What is the most useless talent you have ?
Playing guitar 

Do you sing in the shower? which songs?
No showers are cry time 

What would you be doing now if it wasn't music
Writing the great novel of our time 

Where have you performed ? Favourite? Worst? Do you have any gigs coming up?
Not really 

How do you feel the internet has changed music ?
Uhhh

What is your favourite song to perform? *
The discography of CCR is all tied for 1st

what famous musicians do you admire ?
Jimmy, misunderstood frontman from the classic 90s film “THAT THING YOU DO”

whats the worst trouble you have been in?
no troubles really 

whats the best ever advice you have been given ?
“It is very important you don’t stink today” -the label guy in the classic 90s film, “THAT THING YOU DO”

If you could change anything about the music industry what would it be ?
I would seize the means of production and place it in the hands of the working class 

Whats next for you ?
I think I will go watch the classic 90s film “THAT THING YOU DO”


Interview with the living water band

 




What first got you into music ?
Praying and playing music together

Who Inspired you to create music ?
Several people, but mostly the Holy Spirit!

What kind of music do you make?
Christian Rock

What is your creative process like?
Very often, it is "Inspired Song". Other times we will put pieces several have written together. The arrangement process has mostly been an 'everybody in' sort of thing.

Who would you most like to collaborate with?
We did collaborate with Dana, the Irish singer, and with John Michael Talbot.

If you could go to an open show by any artist who would it be?
Phil Keaggy

What is one message you would give to your fans ?
Music can be the deepest worship and heart-changer of all

What is the most useless talent you have ?
Dad jokes

Do you sing in the shower? which songs?
Yes. Beatles.

What would you be doing now if it wasn't music
Teach

Where have you performed ? Favourite? Worst? Do you have any gigs coming up?
Yankee Stadium, World Marriage Encounter Convention, Hartford & Providence Civic Centers. Favorite would have to be at the Cathedral in Boston. Worst? That time they started putting the chairs away before we were done! No gigs. We are just recording now.

How do you feel the internet has changed music ?
More choice and freedom on the one hand. A severe undervaluing of creators on the other.

What is your favourite song to perform? *
"Home is Where the Heart Is"

what famous musicians do you admire ?
Boston

whats the worst trouble you have been in?
In jail overnight for a protest (Many years ago!)

whats the best ever advice you have been given ?
Do your OWN music!

If you could change anything about the music industry what would it be ?
Make it truly subsidiary.

Whats next for you ?
Spread our music on the web. Complete one last project before we get much older.





Tuesday, 15 September 2020

How do you feel the internet has changed music ?

Band Name.

Dizzy Hole
Lachie A'rden
Ronan Furlong
BlaziQue
Lucy, Racquel and Me
Ian Guerin
Jasmine
The Zooeys
Agustin Tagliabue
Danielle Hollobaugh
Jemas Collective
Yarku
Neutral on Paul
Living Waters
Whitman Rinaldo
Gina Wood
Cathal J
One Guild

Answers.

It has singlehandedly eliminated the power that record labels once had.. it has leveled the playing field and allowed everyone to try their hand. That is a positive thing. But it's also a negative thing because it has allowed EVERYONE TO TRY THEIR HAND. As in.. there is SO MUCH STUFF out there.. it's almost impossible to get noticed... promotion is key.. but it becomes a complete FULL TIME JOB. Then, there are the evil actors in the group.. the so called "promotion" companies that offer to promote your music. So far, we have gotten burned by TWO such entities.. they talk a good talk.. walk the walk.. their sites look legit.. they interact with you one on one and make you feel confident they are on the level.. you pay them, they disappear. Scavengers.

It broke the barrier between the audience & the performer giving everyone a chance regardless of how they look, who they know, or what executives think of them. It also opened the door for a lot of talentless acts to expose their work. However, I think people do the filtering now, and for the mist part do a fine job. There are exceptions but good music is not someone’s opinion & expendable music has always been with or without labels so I rather it be an open fair chance for everybody, like the internet allows.

I think it completely changed not just music but the world. Some of the biggest ways I think it changed music would be how it's distributed, listened to, consumed, and how much time and money it takes to make it. Also gimmicks and troll artists have sort of infiltrated every genre with hiphop being hit the hardest. On the other hand the exposure and sharing of music was increased exponentially to where we sort of have a renaissance era of everyone wanting to make music.

When I was growing up your favourite band might release once every two years. You valued those releases and learned to like the songs that weren't immediately appealing, these often became favourites with more layers and depth. Today album releases are becoming less common place and music is disposable, songs are becoming shorter and less layered. I look forward to a time when I've built my audience and I can indulge in longer more layered version of my music.

Unfortunately I feel the internet has hallowed out the business model that once supported the music industry, as a result very few musicians can earn a living from it these days. On a more positive note, it has created opportunities for musicians to interact directly with people who are Interested in their music

The internet has been incredible for music. You no longer have to live in a big city to succeed, and the recent events, with us having to stay home, has really proven that. I've collaborated with people from all over the world thanks to social media so I feel pretty blessed to be living in these times!

Of course. When I began music, it was so hard to make a record and broadcasting it. now, anyone can almost for free. it's a huge difference. My music can be found in the same place as Taylor Swift, it was'nt possible before. And collab with people at the other end of the world are possible.

Good points are that it offers the artist more opportunities to be heard and grow their brand. On the negative side there are many dodgy promoters out there that take advantage of artists by offering fake streams, etc

The pandemic has forced musicians to collaborate over Zoom, and websites like Kompoz. Before then, it was mostly a bad influence.

Everything is more available now and easier to access, even smaller indie artists have a better chance to be heard

In a way you have the ability to see and hear artists from around the world. Which is good

More choice and freedom on the one hand. A severe undervaluing of creators on the other.

Sucks that music is free now... I do wonder how much great stuff gets lost in the noise

For good more audience and oportunities for Indie artists

It has made music more accessible for everyone.

Accessibility

Very good

Uhhh

Monday, 14 September 2020

An interview with Ronan Furlong


Ronan Furlong

What first got you into music ?
Queen

Who Inspired you to create music ?
Queen, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and Rainbow

What kind of music do you make?
Musically diverse, thought provoking music that has something to say

What is your creative process like?
Enjoyable, intuitive and exhilarating 

Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Brian May

If you could go to an open show by any artist who would it be?
Leonard Cohen

What is one message you would give to your fans ?
Comparison is the thief of joy. Try to enjoy what you have.

What is the most useless talent you have ?
There is no useless talent in my opinion 

Do you sing in the shower? which songs?
Since You’ve Been Gone or Norwegian Wood!

What would you be doing now if it wasn't music
Writing a screenplay 

Where have you performed ? Favourite? Worst? Do you have any gigs coming up?
I love playing this he Wexford Arts Centre, always a lovely respectful listening crowd

How do you feel the internet has changed music ?
Unfortunately I feel the internet has hallowed out the business model that once supported the music industry, as a result very few musicians can earn a living from it these days. On a more positive note, it has created opportunities for musicians to interact directly with people who are Interested in their music

What is your favourite song to perform? *
Mystic Mountain, as I enjoy the fast guitar work and the lyrics, this song well represents what I stand for in music

what famous musicians do you admire ?
Luke Kelly, Richie Blackmore, Ronnie Dio, Peter Green, Leonard Cohen, Rory Gallagher and Queen

whats the worst trouble you have been in?
I have been extremely fortunate to date

whats the best ever advice you have been given ?
Not what we have, but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance

If you could change anything about the music industry what would it be ?
Better streaming Revenues for artists, more diversity in music styles on mainstream outlets 

Whats next for you ?
My New Album, ‘The King Of Leaves’ this October

Here's his latest release 
It Came to My Attention.




If you could change anything about the music industry what would it be ?

Band Name

BlaziQue
Lucy, Racquel and Me
Dizzy Hole
One Guild
Cathal J
Lachie A'rden
Gina Wood
Living Waters
Danielle Hollobaugh
Jemas Collective
Yarku
Agustin Tagliabue
Whitman Rinaldo
Neutral on Paul
Jasmine
The Zooeys

Answers

I'd make it so that not everyone who can "make a noise out of an instrument" be allowed to publish their work. There are TONS of really talented musicians out there.. but there are also tons of really BAD ones.. and they take up just as much space. Making it that much harder to stand out. If you're song 39,999 out of 40,000 submissions per day.. the person listening to your music is now officially brain dead.

Its very difficult these days isn't it? I know so many musicians that are extremely talented and they can't get a break. I guess to recognize these guys for the great talent that they have even if they are not on the top 100 you get my drift.

I think streams need to pay more per stream. I think better methods of stopping fake streamers and bots need to be thought up. I think musicians need a way easier way to get their music promoted to the right fans at an affordable cost.

Ageism would vanish. I want to keep creating fun pop music, and edgy songs that you'd typically associate with young people. I don't want to see the window get more narrow for other artists later on in life.

There should be an independent body regulating record deal contracts, so a contract is fair for both sides, so artists don't get ripped off.

Regulate many aspects of the industry including labels, contracts, gig bookings and so on so young artists are not taken advantage of.

I wish it would be easier for indie artists to make it to bigger playlists on Spotify and reach more listeners

I would seize the means of production and place it in the hands of the working class

Best streaming revenue and more honesty about promotion this should be regulated

My vision is to create a level playing -field for independent artists

I think indie artists need more support from the spotify, youtube

Well he’ll, I just want people to hear what I make

a better streaming distribution, money wise

Make it truly subsidiary.

Revive live music

Nothing



What would you be doing now if it wasn't music?

Band Name

BlaziQue
Lucy, Racquel and Me
Dizzy Hole
One Guild
Cathal J
Lachie A'rden
Gina Wood
Living Waters
Danielle Hollobaugh
Jemas Collective
Yarku
Agustin Tagliabue
Whitman Rinaldo
Neutral on Paul
Jasmine
The Zooeys

Answers

I currently do BOTH my dreams.. our main career is Visual Effects Artists and we own our own VFX studio in Los Angeles. This facility also doubles up as our music studio. If I wasn't doing EITHER... I would probably go back to my PREVIOUS career which was as a computer programmer.

I had an 18 year career in management consultanting before starting in music but now that I have left it behind I think I would have to look.for something more creative. Perhaps interior design or architecture.

i'm not sure what I would be doing if I didn't have music in my life as a career. I suppose I'd still be a receptionist.

I work fulltime in HR so music is a passion and a enjoyable hobby for me

I'd love to have a show on a FM radio to promote indies artists

Well I was a Nurse for many years but prefer music

Programming, martial arts, and writing books.

My day gig, selling and fixing copiers

Writing the great novel of our time

Meditate, maybe will go to ashram

Drinking some good wine

Beating myself up

Animation & film

God only knows

Painting

Teach

What is one message you would give to your fans ?

Band Name

BlaziQue
Lucy, Racquel and Me
Dizzy Hole
One Guild
Cathal J
Lachie A'rden
Living Waters
Danielle Hollobaugh
Jemas Collective
Yarku
Agustin Tagliabue
Whitman Rinaldo
Neutral on Paul
Jasmine
The Zooeys

Answers

Try to never have to ask yourself what should you have done different. Leave the world a little bit better then when you found it.

Music can shine a light.. can dig you out.. can inspire.. never let it go.

Live life with integrity and express love to your family every day

Music can be the deepest worship and heart-changer of all

Don’t be afraid to go after your dreams

Stay tuned, a lot more to come

Take care and enjoy the music

Peace, love and understanding

Embrace the ear worm

Follow your passion

Share my music

Be yourself


Sunday, 13 September 2020

Who would you most like to collaborate with??

Responders

BlaziQue
Lucy, Racquel and Me
Dizzy Hole
One Guild
Cathal J
Lachie A'rden
Living Waters
Danielle Hollobaugh
Jemas Collective
Yarku
Agustin Tagliabue
Whitman Rinaldo
Neutral on Paul
Jasmine
The Zooeys


Answers

Theres a lot of people I'd love to collaborate with. I would be open to collaborate with a wide array of musical talents, singers, solo instrument players, and rappers. If I had to pick some bigger names, I'd love to collaborate with Two Steps From Hell, Audio Machine or Hans Zimmer in the soundtrack epic music genres.


Wow, there are so many talented artists out there... I'd love to work with a band like The Killers or someone like Eddie Vedder. They have made some of my all time favourite songs and I'd love to make some modern piano house style tracks with them.


As a writer, I'd dream of writing with Sia, Julia Michaels or Meghan Trainor. As a singer, I'd love to feature with Skrillex or Marshmello!


I want to make a song with my husband Cody! He featured in one of my earlier songs and we had a lot of fun doing that together.


Well, we are mostly a collaborative band already, all around the world. I guess a producer would add another dimension

I'm on a soul kick right now, so Al Green. But I've always wanted to work with kd lang, Joss Stone, or Pink

Mike Rutherford, Tony banks, Peter Gabriel, Dave Gilmour, Lionel Ritchie, Paul Simon

We did collaborate with Dana, the Irish singer, and with John Michael Talbot.

Chris Squire, but since he passed.. my second choice is Paul McCartney.

Jimmy, genius songwriter from the classic 90s film “THAT THING YOU DO”

Not sure I guest some Indie bands I like, maybe some old blues players

Josh Pan, Boots, Moderat, Joji

Dermot Kennedy

Sandy Alex G

Jim Eno

What kind of music do you make ??

Artist Name.

BlaziQue
Lucy, Racquel and Me
Dizzy Hole
Cathal J
One Guild
Lachie A'rden
Living Waters
Neutral on Paul
Danielle Hollobaugh
Jemas Collective
Yarku
Agustin Tagliabue
The Zooeys
Jasmine
Whitman Rinaldo


Answers

Christian Rock

Mostly CCR covers

I'm a pop artist who grew up with rock and roll. I also have EDM influences in many of my songs.
We like to think it's multi-genre.. but people insist we sound like 80's pop/dance.

I think of it as low key indie rock... google calls it adult contemporary... fuck me, right?

Whatever emotions I’m feeling at the time

Uplifting piano house / dance

Pop music has always been my favourite genre and I think my music falls into that category as well.

Experimental, electronic, pop, alternative

Mainly soft-rock. The eclectism of the White album is our goal. So Folk, Blues, Country, Pop rock ... are in our musical palette

I'm a bit of a chameleon like the Beatles Abbey Road. Indie rock, reggae, punk, jazz, Americana -- I let my tunes take me around the world.

Officially at this point, I have only released epic cinematic orchestral music. In September 2019, I dropped my first three projects at the same time. 45 epic music tracks split into three albums. The album names are Ghost, Hero, and The Void. All three albums are epic fantasy based albums that I hope will be used in movies, games and animes one day. I also make other genres like hip hop, chill hop, meditation, and sad ambient style music.

Synth pop, Indie, Pop

Indie rock/ Latino/Reggaeton

Rock/Blues/Funk and Instrumental guitar music from clasical to hard rock

Who inspired you to create music ?

Responders 

BlaziQue
Lucy, Racquel and Me
Dizzy Hole
Cathal J
One Guild
Lachie A'rden
Living Waters
Neutral on Paul
Danielle Hollobaugh
Jemas Collective
Yarku
Agustin Tagliabue
The Zooeys
Jasmine

Answers

It came from within. Been recording my compositions since I was a kid.

Local argentina rock bands fron the 80' 90's at first, then rock and blues guitar players like SRV Hendrix Satriani. Also clasical guitar music

Bruce Springsteen/ Dermot Kennedy

I entered a showcase when I was 13, and there I met my vocal coach who encouraged me to start writing.

My mom is a very musical person, she has also made her own songs and was always playing the piano at home so I looked up to her and wanted to get into music myself.

Pink Floyd, Genesis, Lionel Ritchie, Queen, David Bowie, Tina Turner, ELO
Other musicians. I listen to a lot of other artists, and writing songs as good is my motivation.

My father and The smashing Pumpkins

One music producer from my city

Beatles, Zeppelin, Dire Straits

Jimmy, moody savant in the classic 90s film “THAT THING YOU DO”

Music came to me at a difficult time in my life health wise and provided me with focus, positivity and 
happiness. My music is a.refection of this, very uplifting, feel good vibes.

Several people, but mostly the Holy Spirit!

Ben Folds, 90’s indie rock bands, a really cool Uncle

I was inspired by a lot of people. My parents and friends played a roll in encouraging me to make music in the beginning. A few friends of mine also make music so over the years we have sort of grown with and learned from each other. I had a lot of hip hop influences over the years that sort of kept me into making music in my teens. I always really liked movie and anime soundtracks. For example to this day I still listen to music from Gladiator, Kingdom Of Heaven, Hero, the Matrix, Dragonballz, Naruto and Bleach. As I got older the epic music genre sort of came into existence and caught my attention so I decided this was the main genre for me.

Saturday, 12 September 2020

Do you sing in the shower?? If so, what ??

Interview responders and answers


Living Waters
The Zooeys
Danielle Hollobaugh
BlaziQue
Neutral on Paul
Dizzy Hole
Lachie A'rden
Jasmine
Yarku
Lucy, Racquel and Me
Whitman Rinaldo
One Guild
Jemas Collective
Cathal J
Agustin Tagliabue

Yes. Beatles.

No showers are cry time

I don't actually sing in the shower often. When I do, it's humming a melody I came up with it in hopes that it'll stick in my head long enough for me to voice memo it when I get out.

Probably something by YES.. or whatever I was listening to last.. OR... something new I'm thinking up. 

The Shower is my most THINK TANK room in the house!

Yes. Pavement. Range Life, Stereo.

Yes, Seudehead by Morrissey

Not really, I only sing when listening to music but then its everything!

Any Adele songs

I’m figuring out new songs in the shower :))

It happens. Cat Stevens Father and son,

Freddie Mercury tunes

What is your creative process like ?? here are some responses

Here are some of the responses to the Interview and their answers 


Lachie A'rden
BlaziQue
The Zooeys
Yarku
Dizzy Hole
Whitman Rinaldo
Jemas Collective
One Guild
Neutral on Paul
Living Waters
Jasmine
Danielle Hollobaugh
Lucy, Racquel and Me



What is your creative process like?

I sort of plan out and think about what type of music I want to release in my head overtime before I make anything. What genres, instruments, and vibes do I want the project to have. After that, my creative process is different depending on what genre I am going to make. If I am collaborating with another musician then the process will be different as well depending on the scope of out collaboration. I find the best time to make music is when you're in the mood to make music. Making music for me requires a certain mind state to make something to my full abilities. So, once I feel it is the right time to create I get started. I use a vast array of virtual instruments and just make what I can hear in my head at first. Sometimes I start out with drums, sometimes I start with the lead instrument. After I have a concept recorded, I build around it with other instruments that I think fit well. During this part of the process I may save the track and leave it unfinished for a while and continue to revisit it. I make minor changes and additions and to make sure I still like it when I hear it in different mind states. This part of the process sort of helps me make sure nothing is off or standing out in a bad way about the track. Once a track is finished I do some mixing and mastering. Then I listen to it on all the different speakers I have available to me to see how it sounds. Sometimes I need to go back and make adjustments if it doesn't sound right in headphones or in the car for example. At this point if its meant to have a singer or rapper I write lyrics to it. After that I preform the lyrics myself or if I need someone to preform them I reach out to some one I think can do it justice. Then more mixing and mastering.

A sea of ideas that never feel i have enough time to get to. I would love to just write music all day every day but then nothing would get finished. When I sit down for a creative session I might write 3-5 songs in a few hours, take the best ones and share with the vocalists I work with. Once I have a vocal i will rework the instrumental to fit with the vocalists vision to create the final piece.

Either from dreams.. or in the shower.. or sometimes just washing the dishes. An idea will come.. and I wait a few days to see if it stays with me or if it was just a fluke. If it survives a couple of days.. then I record a bassline and percussion and begin the journey. Other times.. my wife has a catalog of song lyrics she has written and sometimes we'll just pick one and I'll compose music to it.

Sometimes I just get a new melody in my head and come up with suitable lyrics to go with it. Usually I’ve already had the idea of the next song I wanna make, and when the melody hits me the lyrics come to me naturally.

Very often, it is "Inspired Song". Other times we will put pieces several have written together. The arrangement process has mostly been an 'everybody in' sort of thing.

Most of the time, Lucy send me some lyrics. I compose the music on a ukulele, send it to Racquel for her wished singing key then I record a quick demo

I often have music pop into my head; I'm definitely a composer first. Then I have to sit down and fit the lyrics in like a puzzle.

I try to start with a verbal hook and compose something both familiar and daring simultaneously.

I write lyrics and Melodies, I often come up with these then work with a musician

I’m producer, so i’m recording music instruments on my studio and mixing them

Stumble on a phrase or melody, find time to write a song before I lose it

Listen to CCR records and then play the songs that are on the record

Spontaneous and random

Who is getting back to normal?? well these two for a start!!!

 Tracy Colletto


My first in-person live gig I had tonight in a long time. My last was on March 15, and I kept asking the venue owner if we were still having it because this was the week (where I live) when suddenly almost all live shows were being cancelled. Tonight I was at a cafe, set up outside at a safe distance. Right now, where I am, musicians can perform at outdoor concerts, most at wineries and restaurants. We still do not have indoor concerts yet for probably another 6 months or so


Luna Keller 



I've been doing a house concert tour through Germany and Switzerland throughout the last month. Due to covid most of the concerts turned out to be garden concerts.


https://lunakeller.com/


I'm also releasing a new song on the 18th, "Let Me Go Now" the third single from my upcoming EP "Prophecies and Silver Linings"

Whether its inside or outside. Some artists are getting back into live gigs if your one on them send your photo.