Interview with Noah

Noah is set to release his brand new single “Keep On Movin” on 16th December in the UK under his new dance label, Icon Worldwide Music. Unsigned Interviews were lucky enough to have a chat with him about his upcoming single!

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1 – When did you the first get into music? What or who Inspired you?

I always had an inclination for performing to music. I remember stringing Christmas lights and hanging blankets as curtains and lip syncing to vinyl records. I had a large collection of singles and albums which I alphanumerically cataloged. I was meticulous. It was always so exciting to get a new record.. to touch it, smell it and hold it tight in the car on the way home waiting to gently put the needle on the grooves. Wow!

2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?

I grew up listening to everything from Meatloaf to Madonna. I have so many imprints from all sort of sources that it is hard to nail down exactly where my influeneces come from.  My inspirations come from life… Death is too remote to understand. There are all sorts of simple and complex feelings and impulses inclusive of desire, fear, anger, confusion, serenity and feelings of love that summons the muse.

3 – How long have you been playing/writing?

My mom bought me a guitar when I was 11. My guitar teacher use to hit my fingers with a pen every time I made a mistake so I got rid of the guitar and teacher and my mom bought me piano. Much better. I trained in the Suzuki method which involved ear training. I avidiy started writing songs when I was 19 during my first year of university. All of the sudden, I was struck by an impulse to create and express…to write my own songs.

4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?

I’m in talks now with a DJ from Holland and a booking agent in Canda about organizing a live tour. I’ve mainly been a studio recording artist, however with the imminent Billboard and Music Week Chart successes I am having to get on the road. It’s exciting and everyday I am more ready.

5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?

There are too many great moments. My favorite moments are usually when I am songwriting, recording vocals, discovering harmonies, finding the right words. It’s euphoria, really.

6 – Where is the best place to find you online?

Website: noah@noahmusic.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/noahmuzik

Twitter: www.twitter.com/Noah_Music

Youtube: www.youtube.com/iamnoahmusic

 

Luke Friend

Luke Friend17 year old teen star Luke Friend has hit the headlines again – in ITV’s The X Factor! The X Factor judging panel praised the star, including Sharon Osbourne saying “Luke I am crazy about you! You are quite fabulous.”

LUKE FRIEND – WINNER OF TEENSTAR

West Country boy Luke Friend has just come off the back of being crowned the winner of the singing competition TeenStar, the nationwide competition for teens and pre-teens. The TeenStar singing competition’s Grand Final took place within The O2 in London and gave acts the chance to play in front of a massive crowd and music industry judging panel. Here, Luke tells us about himself in his own words….

 

To kick things off, can you give us a funny fact about Luke Friend?

I’m an unintentional comedian and I haven’t washed my hair for quite a long time (I just don’t use shampoo, because I don’t feel the need to)

 

Describe yourself in three words?

Crazy, laidback, hippie kid

 

You look very different to when you entered Open Mic UK, do you think image plays an important role for any musician?

I think image plays a very important role, it expresses what you like and what you’re like! It sounds odd I know but it shows your attitude whether your wild or calm

 

So, what’s life been like for you since winning TeenStar?

It’s been awesome, I’ve had so many people congratulating me which is really lovely and everything’s now on a whole new level and I’ve got loads of new gigs to play

 

Do you think TeenStar has helped you gain confidence as an artist?

Teenstar does so many things for an artist, helps you gain confidence, connect with an audience, build up your emotive process in a song. Yes, definitely

 

Did you think you had a good chance of winning?

Never ever! It was an amazing feeling, at the time I was just enjoying the whole amazing experience and meeting some great musicians! Winning it was a massive bonus

 

Were you nervous?

A bit, everyone was, but at the same time it was such an exciting feeling

 

You entered Open Mic UK in previous years, do you think that has really helped develop you as artist?

Over the years I have developed my own style and image as a musician, these competitions certainly help recognize your own personality and skills that you’re good at and not so good at. Yes it’s helped so much

 

What other things have you done to develop your music career?

Songwriting is one of the main aspects of music I have really focused on and this has helped me to develop myself and my music career because, you never realize until you share a song with an audience that, the song relates so much to them too, creating the performance to be personal between you and the crowd

 

What’s been the single most important thing to date, musically?

Musically, has to be writing and recording my own songs to share with an audience! I love that.

 

As a result of winning TeenStar you’ve played and impressed at a few festivals this summer?

I adore playing at festivals, they’re always a great time, I was so happy that people enjoyed my own songs at the festivals as well as the covers I did, I can’t wait to play even more in the future!

 

Which festival was your favourite?

Loose Music Festival, I mean The Darkness and Reef are playing, that’s gonna be so rad! Including loads of other artists, as well as playing music I love watching, being inspired

 

Which would be your ultimate festival to play at?

Main Stage at Glastonbury or Leeds festival, I would love that so much, plus Leeds is my birth town so that would be a lovely feeling to play at such an awesome event there. Would mean so much to me personally

 

Do you feel being based in the south West has been a help or hindrance?

It’s hard to say because wherever a teenager lives, they always want to be somewhere else sometimes! But songwriting here is so great, as the scenery is just too great to miss for inspiration

 

How difficult is it to get your name known as an unsigned performer?

It is a really difficult thing to do but if you want it enough, work hard and passionate enough about playing to an audience and sharing music, you will succeed

 

What importance do you place on your social networks to increase your fan base?

High importance, social media in this day and age is really key to getting a positive and dedicated fan base from around the world!

 

What tips would you give to those who are trying to get their name out there?

Be yourself and make sure you talk with other musicians who have more experience than you to help you understand more about what to do, keep in touch with people who enjoy your music as much as you can

 

Who are Luke Friend’s favourite artists?

Pearl Jam is my main love, Bob Marley, Cyndi Lauper, Matt Corby, Ben Howard, loads of artists!! All music inspires me in some form

 

Describe your music in three words?

Personal, meaningful, happy

 

People you respect and admire?

Friends, family and fans!

 

If you could collaborate with any artist who would it be?

Pearl Jam or Jeff Buckley

Check out Luke Friend’s winning TeenStar performance here:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqJ3DYsBTYo

Goldi

1 – When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?

I have always wanted to be a singer from as far back as I can remember, I’ve always been quite a private person and I guess it was a way I found to express myself. 


2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?

I grew up listening to Michael Jackson, Whitney, Mariah, all the greats of Motown, then to Spice Girls, Back Street Boys, Drew Hill, Eminem, Beyonce, James Morrison, The Goo Goo Dolls etc the list could go on. I’m in love with all genres of music from all times, it’s amazing. And I take a little bit from each genre and learn from each artist to help me discover who I am as an artist. 


3 – How long have you been playing/writing?

I’ve been writing since I was a young girl, I think around 7 I wrote my first song. I just always wanted to put words together and rhyme! 


4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?

I haven’t started playing live yet, it took a long while to work out who I was as an artist, now I’ve got my stuff together, definitely very very soon! And I can’t wait!!


5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?

My favourite moment in music so far I think is when I made my first song with Knightstarr, that’s when I realised what kind of music I was going to do. Also another highlight would be my video, when I walked on set and there was all these people there to make it happen with all these lights an cameras etc that was quietly a moment for me where I had to take in a deep breath! 


6 – Where is the best place to find you online?

The best place to find me is my website for all updates and links to my social sites : www.goldiworld.com xx

Fudge & the Frequency

1 – When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?

It was completely organic. Even though my father and all his brothers were established musicians (violins/flute/double bass and electric guitar) i never once felt the pressure to be involved in music. I found the drive and passion from the age of about 13

2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?

I grew up listening to my father and his brothers playing classical music. However all the classics were always playing in the background on TV or radio – Micheal Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Run DMC, Phil Collins, The Police, Guns and Roses, Whitney Housten, Iron maiden and all the others that blessed our ears with such versatility.

3 – How long have you been playing/writing?

15 years or so

4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?

We play once a month or even twice sometimes…. Our next MAJOR gig is at The Kensington Roof Gardens on Saturday 16th November….This is quite simply going to be the greatest performance I have put on to date –

Ticket link – http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/75761

5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?

There have been to many to choose from but one that will never leave my mind is when a man and woman  who were a couple I believe kept patronizing me before I went on stage, saying things like “have you performed before’ and “do you enjoy being nervous”. This was the first time they had seen me and completely judged the book by its cover so to speak. When I eventually went on stage and began singing  their eyes opened up so wide like almost in a state of horror lol. They then began filming me on their phones and during the last song the woman threw her bra on stage- yep she threw her bra on stage… I found it all hilarious

6 – Where is the best place to find you online?

Website: www.fudgeandthefrequency.com

iTunes EP Download: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/futuristic-funk-ep/id614737605

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/fudgeandthefrequency

Twitter: @fudgeofficial

Thanks you for this interview and may the ‘Frequency’ be with you!

Fudge Jarcheh