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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

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