Crazy Fenton – Interview

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

The big moment was hearing ‘Pretty Vacant’ for the first time.Although 13 at the time I’d spend most of the night awake waiting to hear it on Radio Caroline.I was told-off by Mum and Dad on numerous occasions because I’d turn my tiny radio up to volume and jump up and down on my bed when it came on in the wee small hours!

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

First it was punk and then later it was sixties music.Back in the 80” there was an American based movement called The Paisley Underground.Bands like Rain Parade,Long Ryders,Miracle Legion became a huge influence.I realised you could have energy and melody at the same time!

How long have you been playing/writing?

On and off,for about 30 years…yes I’m an old git!

How often do you play live?

I haven’t played live for about 20 years.Currently I’m rehearsing a live set in  which I play rhythm guitar and sing to a backing track I recorded at Drill Hall Recording Studio.

What has been your favourite moment in music?

The fact that I still love!!

Where is the best place to find you online?

For your listening ‘pleasure’  I’d recommend;

https://www.facebook.com/CrazyFenton

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Go Primitive – Interview

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

Tomm: My Dad used to play his guitar to me as a child, and let me listen to his Led Zeppelin records. This began my love of rock and eventually my pursuit of a career in it.

Teale: My step dad introduced me to the drums at a young age and after taking me to see Deep Purple and Lynyrd skynyrd, that was it for me I had to be in a band!

Ben: The first band that actually got me into music properly would be the Darkness, I’d never heard anything like it and it definitely opened my ears to a wide world of music out there

Adam: I can’t remember an exact age, but I was very young, my parents really pushed me towards being creative and whenever I saw live music, be it a group of buskers with a big crowd or seeing a band like queen in an arena always made me feel like jumping up on stage with them.

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

Tomm: I grew up listening to Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Van Halen, Whitesnake etc. Again that’s the fault of my father haha. Those influences have definitely had an impact on the way I write riffs and play guitar.

Teale: I grew up listening to all sorts of rock and metal from Oasis to Metallica… first album I owned was Metallica’s black album (well I stole it from my big brother) nowadays I listen to all genres of music from Funk, pop, and soul, to heavy metal and this blend of genres really has an impact on the way I approach writing music… its all about the groove!

Ben: I grew up listing to the typical radio/chart music over the years, my parents weren’t into music much, but bands like wet wet wet and the stranglers were imprinted in my brain by my mother. I was in early teens before I was properly introduced into rock and metal music, I remember catching Bullet for my Valentine on Scuzz at a friends house and asking what it was

Adam: My dad introduced me to rock with bands like Queen and Meatloaf but when I started looking for my own stuff I pretty much always had Oceansize, Mars Volta, incubus or similar and It’s those bands who taught me that it’s not all about the riffs, it’s about the layers behind it that create that wall of sound, and we love that wall of sound!

How long have you been playing/writing?

Tomm: I got my first guitar when I was 8, but really got serious into it at 11. From that age I started to explore writing, and it just developed over time.

Teale: That old drummer cliché… from when I can remember I was always drumming on things making drum kits out of pots and pans with chop sticks so from a very early ages I was introduced to the drums but got serious when I was 16, from then I’ve been non stop writing and playing.

Ben: I’ve always had a guitar around but never really played properly just here and there, but as far as playing bass goes since joining bands I’ve been playing for 3-4 years

Adam: I’ve been playing guitar for about 20 years, and writing with bands for near enough 15 years.

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

We try to gig as often as we can when we are not writing and preparing to record. We are just coming to the end of a run of shows but the ones left are

The Kasbah, Coventry – 5th June

Firebug, Leicester – 7th June

What has been your favourite moment in music?

Tomm: A hard question to answer! I’m going to go with being at the first Foo Fighters concert to take place in Wembley Stadium when Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones joined them on stage. Pretty magical if you ask me!

Teale: My favourite moment in music is performing! I just love being up on stage and playing to people, I love being on tour, and I love creating music. That moment you step up on stage and get behind the kit is like a drug!

Ben: My favorite music moment would have to be watching A Day To Remember at Alexandria palace doing the house party tour.

They had a giant house on the stage, which they came out of the garage at the start and endind up burning down by the end of the show, there where props. Police, costumes, beer bong tournaments and the singer Jeremy ran on the crowd in a giant inflatable ball, truley an amazing show.

Adam: There have been loads, it’s hard not to pick an awesome hometown show in Leamington but a real “moment” For me was our recent trip to Long Wave Studio’s in wales to work with Romesh Dodangoda. When you work with someone as professional as him who’s worked on some of your favourite albums it’s hard not to sit there and think “how lucky are we”

Where is the best place to find you online?

www.goprimitive.co.uk

Also Hit us up on Facebook – www.facebook.com/goprimitiveuk , twitter – @goprimitive and youtube for the latest videos www.youtube.com/gopritv

Our EP 100 Ways is now available for pre order on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon MP3.

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All This Noise Q&A with James

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

  • From a very early age. Assorted rock compilation albums featuring the likes of Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple and Motörhead are the first things I remember making me want to pick up a guitar.

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

  • I went through a phase in my early teens of mainly listening to classic stuff from the sixties and seventies like The Kinks, The Who, Beatles, Bowie etc. I think at some level they’ve all really influenced how I go about writing lyrics and vocal melodies. Radiohead are who really turned me onto modern alternative music. They really influenced my guitar playing and pushed me towards listening to a lot more electronic music.

3 – How long have you been playing/writing?

  • Oh ages. From about 13 years old I started getting at least a vague idea of how to play the guitar.

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

5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?

  • Playing a small impromptu gig with one of my old bands at a small and crazy Greek bar on Latimer road. We were first on but other acts included Snow Patrol, The Magic Numbers and Ed Harcourt.

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

Anthony Tullo Q&A

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

  • I first got into music when I realized I had the God given talent to do do this very well.
  • There have many that have inspired me, artists like Alabama, Willy Nelson, Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, Tom Petty, U2, The Who, Bon Jovi, Tom Cochrane etc. By far my biggest influenced would have to be Bryan Adams.

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

  • I think that anyone you’ve grown up listening to is automatically going to have an impact on your writing.
  • I have been brought up listening to a lot of the old country greats along with the retro and rock of the eighties and nineties so therefore a fusion of the rock with some southern flavor is inevitable in my song writing.

3 – How long have you been playing/writing?

  • I have been writing for years, since my teens. I have been seriously playing for the past five years, however have had a guitar and a mic for many more years.

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

  • My latest gig is the one tonight on May 8th 2015 at the Canadian Music Week in Toronto Canada. I was the one out of Thousands selected by the committee  to play during the week or CMW.
  • I will also be playing the Capital Theatre in Ontarioin October Halloween, a theatre holding a capacity two thousand people. I’ve been playing a lot, mostly showcases, television appearances.
  • I am on the national TV show CP24 coming up May 17th to launch my next Canadian single Ten seconds to   Sundown.

5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?

  • My favorite moment in music was meeting and getting signed by legend radio tracker plugger Linda Dawe, a true legend inthe Canadian music business. Along with hearing my single for the first time on radio.

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

Yeti Love Interview

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

  • I started at 16 as a drummer in a metal band. We did alright. Toured all over Europe and the UK. Got to play the Astoria in London (RIP). Released a few albums. Did radio. It was fun. At the time it was all the metal bands that got me into it. Pantera. Tool. Black Sabbath. Zeppelin.

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

  • I grew up listening to stuff like Faith no More, Black Sabbath, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden. That sort of thing, and yeah it had a huge impact  on what I’m doing now. Playing along to those bands taught me the trade I have today.

3 – How long have you been playing/writing?

  • Playing drums since I was 16. But singing, playing guitar and writing songs… About 3 years.

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

  • All the time. 

5 – What has been your favorite moment in music?

  • I remember seeing bands at the Astoria in London as a kid and always saying that I was gonna play on that stage. Sounds really cheesy but I got to do that twice. I’ll never forget that. It was amazing. 

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

Berenice Scott Interview

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

  • I come from a musical background, my parents are artists and I always played piano and sang from a very young age. I Started writing songs at 16, but started writing classical pieces on piano at 11.

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

  • I grew up listening to a wide range of genres, artists and composers such as Rickie Lee Jones, Prince, Nina Simone, P-Funk, Debussey and the Latin flavours of The Gypsy Kings and Paco de Lucia to name a few.

3 – How long have you been playing/writing?

  • Started learning and having classical piano and singing lessons at 7.

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

  • Upcoming gigs to be announced on my website and Facebook page.

5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?

  • My favourite musical moments start with every time I put the finishing touches to a new song, and then slowly over time seeing how it resonates with people.

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

Vida Interview

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

  • We all have been into music since an early age but didn’t really start learning our instruments till we were in our teens. Different bands inspired us, with the likes of the beatles, the rolling stones, led zeppelin, oasis, arctic monkeys and even music from the specials, madness and james.

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

  • We grew up in the 90s, so we were being exposed to the likes of oasis and that from a young age. We think it does inspire us, it helps us think about the stories we tell in our own songs, and how they reflect on life in todays culture.

How long have you been playing/writing?

  • Nathan (lead guitarist) has been playing in bands since he was 16 and has been writing for 7 years now, Jamie (singer) has been writing and playing for 2-3 years, Ross (bass) and Jamie (drums) have been in bands since the age of 15-16 and write tunes here and there too.

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

  • We usually try to have a gig in Glasgow or Edinburgh every month or so.
  • Our next big one is King TutsWahWah hut, Glasgow on Friday 29th of May.

What has been your favourite moment in music?

  • Well our favourite moment was probably when we played our first ever gig at king tuts, its such a renowned venue and it was amazing standing on the same stage as our idols.

Where is the best place to find you online?

Dalimore

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

 We First met at college and both had the same musical interests. We were inspired by personal life. Personal goals.

 

Coldplay

Imagine Dragons

M83

The Fray

John Mayer

Amber Run

One Republic

 

 

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

 We grew up listening to many artists such as:

Ben Howard

Travis

Keane

Radiohead

Coldplay

Imagine Dragons

M83

Oasis

The Fray

John Mayer

Amber Run

One Republic

 

3 – How long have you been playing/writing?

 Dan Has been singing since the age of 9 Years old. He has been playing piano since 16 and writing since 9 years old

Nathan Brewis been playing drums since 9 years old and guitar since 14 years old. He now has been working on his vocals over the past 2 years and has been writing since 14.

 

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

 In the past we have played the Newcastle O2 Academy as well as the O2 academy in Liverpool. We have played at the sage as part of a mini music festival. We also have more dates for the academy and the Sage with dates in Blackpool over the summer.

 

5 – What has been your favorite moment in music?

 Our favorite moment in music was when we played Liverpool academy, we had finished our set and were preparing to walk off stage but the audience kept asking for one more song. Aware our slot was finished the headlining band gave us the time to play our final song.

 

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

Website: www.dalimore.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dalimoreuk

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Dalimoreuk

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/dalimoreuk

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHjw1-TfZRA