INTERVIEW WITH TIM0TION

1 – When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?
I first got into music when I was at least 5 years old, I loved Michael Jackson and would pick up my moms hairbrush, pretend it was a microphone and sing in the mirror. Also every weekend my mom would play those old motown favourites.
My mom inspired me, as she saw the raw talent over the years and bought me my first guitar at 11. This was the beginning that released the talent that has been nurtured over the years
2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?
I grew up listening to George Michaels, Madonna, Prince, Michael Jackson, Terence Trent Darby, Phil Collins, Bon jovi, Jodeci, Teddy Riley, Whitney Houston, Guns – n- Roses, Willie Nelson, Alabama, and too many others to mention.
I’m sure it must have an impact on what I create as we all draw from our subconscious, the things we hear, the things we see, and do.
3 – How long have you been playing/writing?
I have been playing and writing for as long as I can remember, more so now as music is an integral part of my life and I spend at least six hours a day creating, re-writing, recording, and mixing.
4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?
Every chance I get and mostly clubs especially with the new track
5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?
My favourite moment has to be when I released a single “Dance with an Attitude”, and did a fantastic sell in to HMV retail. This made me realise that it is possible to create your product and get it into retail.
6 – Where is the best place to find you online?
My YouTube channel is the best place to find more of my music and videos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twfqPzq372k (Video to Just Do IT)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLUOBj44B9g (Video to Dance-w-att)

BECCA B – INTERVIEW

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

First got into music when my grandma passed away. I wrote a song for her and it all started right there. She always focused on getting the best out of people in a loving way – that’s what I love to do through music.

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

I grew up listening to a bunch of different styles. Mum always had the Osmonds on repeat and Dad had a major spot for Motown. SO overall, I think knowing and understanding many genres has helped me to really nail down my own style of music.

  • How long have you been playing/writing?

I’ve been writing for a good 8 years now and I used to play live every weekend with a band. Since then we have gone our separate ways and now we’re all doing our own thing within music.

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

Currently I’m not gigging that much. I’m taking to time to write music in the studio – surrounded by amazing producers and people.

  • What has been your favourite moment in music?

Apart from supporting Leona Lewis, I cherish the moments i gt to sit and interact with ym fans. I love them and I love keeping as close to them as possible.

  • Where is the best place to find you online?

Best places to find me online are:
www.facebook.com/beccabofficial
www.twitter.com/beccab_official
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Interview With Kay Kumar!

How long have you been playing/writing?
I have always been a massive fan of music as it has been been huge part of my life, however it wasn’t until i was at the age of 13 or 14 that i picked up a pen to write my own lyrics and rap, at that time never did i think that i would be at the stage i am now and have the artistic ability to write the way i do, of course i am still only on the path of perfecting my writing and skill to rap.
 Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?
My main influences in life – growing up in the 90’s before there was any real UK hip hop I always listened to American rap such as NWA, snoop dogg, Nas, Eminem, Snow, B.I.G and 2pac whom was my biggest idol and music inspiration which kept me going and believing I too could also make it. Other than that, my inspiration comes from my mother, father and brother who have proved to me that giving up is not an option and no matter what life throws at you, you pick yourself up and start over, especially growing up at a time where we came back to the UK with nothing and watching my dad work day and night, starting from scratch.
What has been your favourite moment in music?
My best moment in music thus far was the entire journey of making SVDS, the time it took and challenges along the way in perfecting the song from two different countries only added to the time it took. The trip to Morocco itself was probably my favourite part of my career, as i had managed to plan everything myself which was very much challenging and frustrating but I just had to follow my heart and go for it! This also is a learning curb as I now know what I would do different next time round, which would only get better!
Where is the best place to find you online?
I am very active on my social media and pretty easy to find – Instagram, twitter, Facebook, the whole lot. To hear my music online you can simply go on to soundcloud or reverberation, or even better, all digital retailers such as Itunes, Spotify, Deezer, Amazon and so on!
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Interview with Karel Ullner!

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

I have been singing as long as I remember. My family has always been supportive of me learning about music as well. My grandmother was a painter, who introduced me to her favorite classical composers, such as Beethoven, which influenced me to officially start learning and performing with piano lessons at six years old.

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

When I was very young I was interested in classical composers such as Beethoven, Bach, Vivaldi, and Greig. I was also a fan of the music from the Lion King and Elvis Presley. When I was eight years old I heard Michael Jackson for the first time. His work influenced me to begin pursuing music seriously. From there I discovered Van Halen and dove deep into the world of metal for a few years. The next major pivotal point was when Skrillex released, “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites.”Skrillex was the beginning of my electronic music exploration. I have always been a fan of Top 40 music and continue to study the Top 40 of multiple styles and genres. Over the past few years I have studied all styles and I think continuing to explore new music and new experiences has made me no longer see the same boundaries for making music. This allows me to push myself more to new places artistically.

  • How long have you been playing/writing?

I have been playing/writing since I was six years old.

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

The next show will be at the Millennium Music Conference in Harrisburg, PA USA on February 19th. I will be playing the Capitol Room at 10pm. This will be the release date of my new EP, “The Hunger” as well.

  • What has been your favourite moment in music?

My favorite moments in music are when I find new ways to develop myself as an artist. One of the inspiring moments was meeting Sir Paul McCartney at a studio in New York City when I was fifteen years old. It was the first day ever that I spent in a professional studio. I met Sir Paul during a lunch break and he shook the hands of everyone in our group. We discussed what we were working on that day. There was ten minutes of silence and excitement after he left the room, as everyone texted their family and friends about the experience. It was very motivating for me at the time.

  • Where is the best place to find you online?

You can find me online at www.karelmusic.com, as well as Instagram, Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter. You can hear the music on my website, as well as all the main online services, such as iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, Bandcamp, etc.
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CORLYX – INTERVIEW

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1 – When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?
-Caitlin Stokes (Singer/songwriter): My mother was an 80’s rocker and a musician. There was always good tunes playing in our house. The first tape I ever bought was Radiohead, I was obsessed with “Creep” when it first came out, the moment I heard it is something I will always remember. Then with the 90’s grunge scene explosion impacting my childhood so much I knew I wanted to be a musician too, so my mom bought me my first guitar when I was 11.
-Brandon Ashley (Producer/DJ/Instrumentalist): I started performing at the age of 8 playing the piano at the local theatre. Music genes run in my family, as my father used to be a jazz piano player and my grandmother used to be a radio singer and a TV host. My biggest reason to embrace rock music came when I was 11 years old and I saw David Bowie the first time on the TV. He looked like someone from another planet and his image inspired me, as many others around the world, to pursue a career in music.
2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?
– Caitlin Stokes (Singer/songwriter)
90’s grunge played a big part and then I started getting into heavier bands around 12-13 yrs old. I listened to a ton of industrial and metal. I’d have to say NIN was my biggest influence, still to this day, no one has touched me the way Trent Reznor’s lyrics have, that’s why I think it’s so important to keep alive the artistry of meaningful lyrical content. If music doesn’t make you feel something then what’s the point?
– Brandon Ashley (Producer/DJ/Instrumentalist): I grew up listening to the 90’s rock. Bands like STP, NIN, Korn, Deftones, Marilyn Manson. I’ve always had a thing for bands with a strong stage image and anti conformist lyrics and attitude. Electronic music has also had a huge influence on me: The Prodigy on top of everyone else.
3 – How long have you been playing/writing?
– Caitlin Stokes (Singer/songwriter) : I performed all over Los Angeles for a couple years in my old band, I used to sing and play guitar in tiny cafes or art galleries as a high schooler. After being in a couple bands that eventually fell apart I took a long break from music and wrote scripts for a couple years. Until I met Brandon who told me, “you’re not done with music yet”. I think he was right.
– Brandon Ashley (Producer/DJ/Instrumentalist): I started touring with my first relevant project “Brandon Ashley & The Silverbugs” when I was in my early twenties. We toured all over Europe, Russia, India and Indonesia. I look at those years as the primal incarnation of the artist who I have become these days. I was always angry and high on something, I used to do things I thought rockstars were supposed to do. Once I grew up, I came to realize that the gift of creating music was given me to get over my teenage fears and to become the musician I’ve always wanted to be.
4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?
This EP will be the first release for Corlyx and we will begin touring this spring! Anyone interested in dates and venues can check out our website: Corlyxofficial.com
5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?
Caitlin Stokes (Singer/songwriter) : So far for me I’d have to say playing at “Crazy Girls” which is a bikini strip club on Sunset blvd in Hollywood. Something about having girls spinning on a pole while you rock out is super entertaining. The way I see it for me, I’m just getting started so to be continued….
6 – Where is the best place to find you online?
Absolutely check out our website, we have all our social media links, music, videos, press, photos and givaways on there. Plus other rad content. Corlyxofficial.com
You can purchase on iTunes our first single “Starlet” at the following link: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1073316827?ls=1&app=itunes
Watch “Starlet” music video on YouTube here:

Interview With Elaine Blake!

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

When I was around 12 years, my father was a musician, he encourages my sisters and I to sing as a group.
 

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

Bob Marley, Robbie Williams and Adele. Bob Marley lyrics, telling a story encourage me to write lyrics based on every day life.

  • How long have you been playing/writing?

I have been writing since I was 19 years old.

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

I am hoping to play live more than I have done,watch the space.

  • What has been your favourite moment in music?

My favorite moment in music is when I am in the studio putting the song together and seeing the end product.

  • Where is the best place to find you online?

https://twitter.com/blakeisaac2
https://www.facebook.com/elaine.blake.589
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