We Talk To Brazilian Jazz Fusion Pianist Ricardo Bacelar Just In Time For The Release Of His Brand New Album ‘Sebastiana’

 

 

Multi-instrumentalist Ricardo Bacelar has recently released his brand new album ‘Sebastiana’, a collection of sounds influenced by different musicians, and instruments. However, the main theme is seemingly Brazilian, which suits, as leading man Ricardo is from Fortaleza in Brazil.

We got the chance talk to Ricardo about the life he has lived leading up to this time, and how he feels about where he is now:

Q: At what age did you start to really take music seriously, When did you know that’s what you wanted to do? 

A: The piano has always been very present in my life since childhood. My father plays the piano and used to sit me on his lap to play with him since I was a baby. I started studying music at the age of 5 and after studying harmony, ‘still an adolescent’, I began to accompany some Brazilian singers. The music began to take up a lot of space in my life and I was gradually entering the world of recording studios and concerts.

Q: What has inspired you most throughout your career? 

A: Keith Jarret, who opened my mind to wide improvisation, a specific training that promotes its creativity. The second one is Chick Corea, which mixes various colours and influences, creating an environment with a lot of personality. The last one is the Brazilian Egberto Gismonti.

Q: Over the years, what has proven to be difficult or challenging?

A: I understand that coherence and discourse are important pillars. I understand that the musician should not remain in a comfortable zone. They need to push their boundaries, recycle, advance in their studies, and try to record discs that have pre-set concepts that bring together elements that add value to their music.

Q: And finally, as a musician, what is your definition of success?

A: Success is being able to touch what you like and have a faithful audience. In fact, success is not what you do, but what you did.

 

Spotify: http://bit.ly/Sebastiana-Spotify

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ricbacelar/videos

Facebook: https://facebook.com/ricbacelar

Instagram: https://instagram.com/ricardo_bacelar

Website: http://bit.ly/RicardoBacelar-Sebastiana-en


			

In conversation with: Short Sharp Scratch

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This week, we’ve been lucky enough to have a chat with long time producer/songwriter, Jak Chantler, of Short Sharp Scratch who is currently releasing his latest soul-funk hybrid single ‘Shell Suit’. Here’s what he had to say:

 

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

My earliest musical memory is my mum making deliveries in her pickup truck for the family business, my sister and I strapped in together in the front seat (it was the 80s!), with Appetite for Destruction blaring out the truck stereo.  Mum always used to turn the volume down at the sweary bits!

When I was about 10 I rediscovered this record and it inspired me to start playing guitar.

 

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

I was obsessed with rock growing up, back then you were not allowed to enjoy other stuff too as it was seen as soft, so for many years I also had a secret pop and disco flirtation.  Thank goodness when you reach the age where you can proudly enjoy all music! I’m not sure if it’s like that for rock kids today, I think people can listen to whatever they like peer pressure free!

 

How long have you been playing/writing?

I started out writing guitar parts for my old band Kingskin.  As we got busier with gigs our singer was less interested in writing lyrics so I started doing that just as it had to get done in order to finish anything.  Then at some point I discovered Prince and saw that he would write, play and record everything!  I’m not on that level as he is a God as far as I’m concerned, but it definitely helped me.

 

How often do you play live?

I am very busy live performer, it’s often private events.  However there are some live opportunities coming up, watch this space…

What has been your favourite moment in music?

My best experience has been either recording with Steve Albini in Chicago or recently I got to record my new single Shell Suit at Abbey Road

Where is the best place to find you online?

https://m.facebook.com/shortsharpscratchmusic/

‘Shell Suit’ is set for release 15th September.

Introducing: Luna Blue

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Brighton’s latest musical sensation has emerged in the form of recent University of Chichester graduates, Luna Blue, and they’re making their mark on the scene with their unique brand of funky indie-pop. Here’s what they had to say:

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

Ryan: I first fell in love with music at about the age of 5/6 where I would listen to a huge amount of AC/DC and Guns n Roses, when I got to about 15 I discovered Jimi Hendrix and this man alone gave me a huge drive to become a guitarist.

Seb: My brother got me really into music when he came home with CDs from the likes of Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park and Korn. I was always fascinated with the powerful drumming in these tracks after I picked up the drums at a young age. But my real inspiration came from two albums in particular. The first was Dream Theater’s Train of Thought. Some of Mike Portnoy’s drumming in songs like Honor Thy Father opened me up to what real powerful, fast and complex drumming sounded like, whereas Danny Carey’s drumming throughout Tool’s Lateralus made me realise just how creative and musical you could really be behind a drum kit.

Tom: I was classically trained on the piano from the young age of seven, being inspired by artists such as Ludovico Einaudi and Chopin with a deep-rooted passion for composing film scores. Later on in my youth I began to self teach guitar which led me onto songwriting taking influences from Ben Howard, Newton Faulkner and the Frey. Towards the end of my first year at the University of Chichester, after meeting the band, my motivation to bring out the best in my voice picked up and I trained my voice for several hours a day with a minimum of 1 hour vocal coaching a week. I continue to keep up the daily practise as I am constantly looking for ways to push my voice and so that I can maintain it for the duration of my musical career.

Nick: My dad is a music teacher so I’ve been playing music from a very young age on the trumpet and piano, so I have a strong background in classical and jazz. I took up the guitar when I was 12, the drums at 13 and I first picked up a bass guitar when I was 15 after being asked to play in a wind band. My dad has always been my biggest inspiration, making me aspire to be the greatest musician I can possibly be. But Progressive Metal band Tool were the first band I started listening to that wasn’t my dads music, and that was what inspired me to pick up and learn to play the guitar.

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

Ryan: AC/DC, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin. These where the big bands that I used to listen to all the time. These days I listen to more Jazz Fusion such as the Aristocrats, Greg Howe, Allan Holdsworth.

Seb: I grew up listening to Rock and Metal primarily, before shifting more towards Prog Metal and more recently into the quirky realms of Jazz Fusion. Personally, I like to try and put in a little bit of the complexities of Prog Metal and Jazz Fusion into my playing. I get bored if I’m not spicing up my drum grooves just a little. We’re always trying to toe the line between keeping our music accessible to everyone, but also keeping a hint of subtle complexity…mainly for our own amusement!

Tom: I grew up listening to a wide range of genres from classical and jazz to pop punk and rock. A major inspiration of mine is Jeff Buckley this is due to his effortless vocals and emotive language which is something that I aim to achieve through dedication and practise. My inspiration to pick up guitar comes from the funk rock and indie sounds of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Foals.

I use a lot of metaphors in my music as I love songs which don’t go straight to the point. Every individual who listens to the music can interpret it totally differently, which for me, makes the music timeless due to its endless possibilities. This realisation came to me from listening to Jeff Buckley and the Arctic Monkeys vocalist, Alex Turner.

Nick: I spent the first decade of my life listening to my dad’s music (Chuck Mangione, Tower of Power, Haydn, Shostakovich) which has had a massive impact on the range of music styles I listen to today as most of it is a mixture of classical, jazz and funk. But after I started listening to Tool, I started listening to more and various contemporary styles of pop, rock and metal such as Muse, Bullet for my Valentine, Toto, Megadeth and Avenged Sevenfold. Later in my teenage years I got more into the progressive side of music such as Pink Floyd, TesseracT, Periphery, Animals As Leaders and Karnivool. All of these bands and styles have had a huge impact on my playing and musicianship. The Classical side helping me to read music and gain skills such as arranging and composing, and the Contemporary and Jazz for my feel, memory and technical side to my playing.

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How long have you been playing/writing?

Ryan: I first started playing at the age of 5 and ever since then I’ve had guitar lessons where I learnt classical and rock guitar. As for writing I was in a band with the same name (Luna Blue) in college where I met our drummer, Seb. This is where I properly started to write my own music.

Seb: I’ve been playing for far too long now. I think I started at the age of 10? Since then my taste in music has grown and changed. I’ve gone from AC/DC covers to playing along to Prog Metal artists like Meshuggah and Tool. During that time, I’ve been in countless bands, from terrible Nirvana tribute bands who played exclusively in the local village hall, to jazz and function bands playing in bars and pubs. I started writing music with my brother (who plays guitar) when I was very young, and joined a few rock and metal bands in my teenage years. But when I met Ryan and formed (an albeit quite different) Luna Blue, I wanted to stick with it and continue writing more seriously.

Tom: I have been playing piano since the age of seven but prior to that music was still a huge part of my life. I can recall always singing along to 70’s and 80’s hits that I would often hear in the house or on car journeys.
I have been improvising and composing music for piano since I was around the age of 12. This then led me to want to compose and improvise on my dad’s 12 string guitar which is what lead me to learn the standard 6 string guitar. After knowing how to play chords and messing around with different sounds, the vocal melodies came naturally to me and the lyrics were my internal thoughts and emotions.

Nick: I have been playing for as long as I can remember, and I have been writing and arranging since I was 15 in terms of Classical and Jazz. I wrote a lot of contemporary music back then as well but the first time I started writing more accessible contemporary music was when I joined Luna Blue on Bass. Before then I experimented more with Heavy Metal and Prog.

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

We try to gig as regularly as we possibly can. Whenever there is an opportunity to play, we will always try to take it! Below are some of our upcoming dates, but this is always being updated and filled, so check our website for a more extensive list!

Jul 29

Lambs Steyne

Bognor Regis, United Kingdom

 

Aug 10

Watson’s General Telegraph

London, United Kingdom

 

Aug 12

The London Stone

Staines, United Kingdom

 

Aug 25

Hope & Ruin

Brighton, United Kingdom

 

Sep 09

Fishstock

Brixham, United Kingdom

 

Sep 29

The Buff Club

Glasgow, United Kingdom

 

Sep 30

Pi Bar

Leicester, United Kingdom

 

Oct 04

New Cross Inn

London, United Kingdom

 

Oct 28

Pavlov’s Dog

Reading, United Kingdom

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What has been your favorite moment in music?

In March of 2017 we held our own two-hour long concert back by a 30 piece orchestra on the University of Chichester’s Bishop Otter Campus. This concert took months of hard work, practice, composing and endless rehearsals and organization, but came together to become the favorite moment in our musical career for all four of us. The venue reached full capacity and over £120 for Nordoff-Robbins, a charity chosen to commemorate one of Nick’s closest friends who was hit and killed by a drunk driver the year prior. Bryony aspired to work for the charity, so we dedicated the night to her memory. Luna Blue will be repeating the event with a bigger and better orchestra, new songs and further orchestration in the hopes of raising even more money for Nordoff-Robbins. For more info and updates, please visit our website!

Where is the best place to find you online?

You can find us pretty much everywhere online! Our social media links can be found below:

Youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVkV54sLs9_A9tc93CzIx9A

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/weareLunaBlue/

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/weareLunaBlue

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/lunablueofficial/

Itunes & Spotify – (Just search for Luna Blue!)

Websitehttps://www.lunablueofficial.com/

An interview with: Gulf

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Liverpool has spawned many a quality bands over the years, the latest of which comes in the form of psychedelic dream-pop duo Gulf. We had a chat with them about their latest material and their influences in music.

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

Disco has been a staple from as far back as we can remember, some jazz, some psych and some hip-hop influences blended together and that’s us. We were both born into families with great vinyl collections and when there’s a copy of MJ’s Thriller lying around, everyone’s having a good time and we’re getting an understanding of what great music sounds like.

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

We grew up listening to Michael Jackson, Chic, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire. Then we discovered bands like Daft Punk, the Wu-Tang Clan, Jamiroquai and Dungen. They definitely have an effect on our songwriting approach.

How long have you been playing/writing?

We’ve been writing together for around six years now.

How often do you play live?

After playing a gig every other week last year, we took some time off to record our album. Over the next few months we’ll be back at it again with some new material and we’re really excited about that.

What has been your favourite moment in music?

We’ve got a few of these, sharing a stage with The Flaming Lips at Liverpool Sound City, supporting Echo and the Bunnymen and TOPS, who we’re huge fans of. Our Maida Vale live session for Radio 1 with Huw Stephens was pretty special too.

Where is the best place to find you online?

You can find us on Soundcloud and Spotify, just search for ‘Gulfmusic’

Links:

https://en-gb.facebook.com/gulfmusicuk/

https://twitter.com/gulfmusicuk

Mama Moonshine

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

Ruth: Since we could wiggle and make noise!!! I think we’ve all been into it from a very young age. We all have such different inspirations, but I’m just a big fan of ballsy front women. At the moment my main inspiration is Alabama Shakes’ lead singer, Brittany Howards. I’ve also been listening a lot to the Blues Pills, who are incredible!! Their front woman, Elin Larsson, is the new Stevie Nicks!!

 

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

Ruth: I grew up with mostly Motown, Elvis, Beatles, Buddy Holly, and power ballads from strong women like Tina Turner and Whitney Houston!! The biggest influences were Etta James, Aretha, Nina Simone.. all that jazz you know. But through school it was all about the R’n’B and hip hop. Missy Elliot is still my favourite!

Mark: I think between Phil, AB and myself, we all have similar backgrounds in rock. I started with the Chili Peppers just after they wrote Under the Bridge, and then for some reason went backwards into classic rock and blues. The blues has been a massive influence on me, especially for the feeling expressed by the music and the pounding rhythms. One of the things I really like about the older stuff is the showmanship though, it’s hilarious!

 

3 – How long have you been playing/writing?

Phil: As a band we’ve been writing for about 2 years and gigging for just the one. We all started performing and writing music when we were young, though, so we’ve had plenty of time to mature!

 

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

AB: As often as possible! Juggling work, writing, recording and gigging can be somewhat hectic, but we try to play a London show at the very least once or twice a month, and also either down south (Brighton) or up north (Manchester) once a month, too. We’d love to go to more cities and towns around the UK and show them what kind of a show we can give them!

Our upcoming gigs round the UK are:

24th February: Antwerp Mansion, Manchester

10th April: The Monarch, Camden

 

5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?

Ruth: Doing our showcase ‘Shake and Bake’ evening this month was pretty special. The response to the whole evening, including our new material, was just awesome. The best we’ve played together to date! All the bands and the audience had a great time and made some jazzy shapes. That’s what it’s all about!

 

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

One stop shop for all your Mama Moonshine needs: www.mamamoonshine.co.uk

Velshur

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

As a wee little child. Dad’s side of the family all played music; he had a bass guitar and could sing. At 4 I would plug the bass into the amp and sit in front of the TV in ad breaks and play along to the backing music. What an odd way to start actually. I couldn’t think of anything worse now. My parents then bought me a keyboard and I began teaching myself. One thing led to another… Piano lessons, the primary school band. At some point there was a trumpet thrown into the mix and I did that for a few years before we moved up to Byron Bay and my friends and I started a little band which would lead me to become a singer. I was inspired by big rock bands. The first album I bought was Appetite for destruction. I wanted a big raspy Axl Rose voice so we played a lot of Aerosmith, Guns N Roses, ACDC, Rage Against The Machine covers in late primary school. When we got into high school, we payed 600 dollars each for scalped red hot chili peppers tickets. Seeing them completely changed our world. We ended up covering a lot of their songs, and just being totally inspired by the dynamic they had on stage, the passion and drive they had… Especially in their younger years. Spent a lot of time on YouTube watching them jump up and down, and not enough time studying theory I think.

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

A lot of different artists, I’m around so many different sorts of people who are always showing me new things. It’s constantly pushing me to get more creative and push song writing Boundaries that have been easy to fall into for me. My grandma’s partner had a blues radio show, so he would always give me new albums whenever I saw him. Robbedn Ford, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Buddy Guy from a little guy… I loved Guns N Roses, Aerosmith and the Chili Peppers. I still listen to far too much of them. Jules showed me a lot of the experimental jazz and his major influences that he was listening to when we were in France, and I’ve now got whole discographies of Mahavishnu Orchestra and Jimi Hendrix thanks to him. At the moment I’m listening to Fitz and the Tantrums loving the mowtown vibe and Want To Take You Higher by Sly And The Family Stone on repeat. Watch the live at Woodstock version; I get a smile as big as the moon when that comes on. That rhythm section is badass. I want to be able to perform like them for our next tour. More soul baby. I’m always finding new influences and it’s keeping our performance and music on its feet and hopefully moving it forward

3 – How long have you been playing/writing?

Well playing publicly for the last 3 years and that’s a story in itself. I loved music and loved playing in bands but had just finished school, had split with my girlfriend and went travelling not really knowing where I wanted to focus my energy. I played my first gig at a ski bar in Canada with a few friends. It was also the first night I tried a little white powdery drug and I was flying. We played a ripping balsy version of come together and had the place rocking. It felt so exceptionally good… So I started really working on all the stuff I’d been dabbling on after that… I kind of had this feeling that that’s where my energy should be, but got a little side tracked partying through America for a few months.

Returning to Aus, and Byron Bay specifically with no money… (Byron is very seasonal in terms of employment. Great in summer but just dead in winter, with not enough cafés and bars around to employ everybody), so I went to the ski fields where my friends were, and had told me that you can get a job in a second. I walked into this hotel in Thredbo after a day of handing out resumes to ask if they had any cleaning work… The boss walked me outside and showed me the bar and the deck and said…you’re not a cleaner, what do you really do. I said I’m a musician. Turns out that that deck has 400 people on it on weekends and through the week and that they have a guy that plays guitar and sings songs out there entertain them all. She said come back tomorrow and have a trial… If we like you, you can have the job for the season. I quickly learned 45 mins of songs and came back to do a trial set. By the end I had everybody singing Hey Jude and thought this is ridiculous that people get paid to do this… So I took the job and that’s really what started the career I suppose.

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

Well thanks to the job in the snow, 100 times through winter when combined with a Perisher/Jindabyne tour. So we’ll have a version of the band down there this season, and are now working on booking another 100 shows over summer in Aus as well as the U.K and E.U towards the end of the year. We did a U.K/E.U tour but only had 6 shows in 2 months over there. I need 6 a week or I feel like I’m cheating. I’d like to make sure we have at least 200 a year and tour internationally at least once a year.

Check out our tour tab on facebook.com/velshurband or our official website www.velshur.com for all the latest tour details.

5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?

Being on stage and just being in the moment. That’s pure ecstasy…When I’m doing a harmony with Toby and those notes are just gelling, or the crowd is jumping and I’m sweating to bits like I can’t move another leg. That’s brilliant. I love it when people come up to you and say how happy the performance made them. What else do you need in life? Sharing fucking fantastic moments with hundreds/thousands of people is it for me. If I can make someone feel the way that I feel when I watch Sly and The Family Stone live at Woodstock then I’m one content human.

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

Like us on Facebook. It’s the first place we put information up. You can find links to our videos, music etc. all up there. Second to that, our website velshur.com has a mailing list you can subscribe to.

John Aram

1 – When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?
I fell in love with music when I was very young, probably around 7 or 8 years old. It’s funny but right from that very early age, I new that I wanted to be a musician… I didn’t know how or why or what, but I knew I wanted to play music.

2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?
I grew up listening to a lot of Big Band Jazz. This music was always on in the house and I suppose you sort of absorb it along the way. I loved all the jazz fusion stuff and then I loved people like the Police or Michael Jackson.

3 – How long have you been playing/writing?
I started playing seriously when I was about 13 years old. I followed a very traditional route, studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London. I then worked in orchestras for around 8 years before deciding that I was more interested in Jazz and popular music. I started writing my own music after moving here to Switzerland in 1996.

4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?
I was playing live VERY regularly, particularly with the jazz groups, either my own or as a sideman. After touring with Phil Collins on his last tour I have done far less live performing, doing a great deal of studio work for my own projects but also writing and performing for many pother projects and performers.

5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?
It has to be nearly two years working in the studio on a daily basis with Phil Collins. I did around thirty arrangements for Phil in this time and put together some crazy ensembles to play some of the music. I was writing for contra bassoon and alto flute and all sorts of wonderful things and whats more we got some of the worlds greatest players to play all of this.

6 – Where is the best place to find you online?
Go to www.johnaram.com, or John Aram facebook page, we regularly post new things on soundcloud and here there is a very eclectic mix of things to listen to.

Ben Okafor Interview

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1- Tell us bit about the album? 

The album ‘Diverted Traffic’ is the result of my embracing the fact that I cannot be myself and at the same time insist on being accepted by the music industry. I think that there are wider truths about all of us that cannot be encapsulated by tight definitions and easy categories, and the music industry often demands that we be constrained by narrow artistic expressions.

2 – Who have you worked with on the album?

Early albums worked with Producer Bob Lamb, Birmingham, UK (UB40)

More recent albums (Coffee with Lazarus & Diverted Traffic) produced by Harvey Jones, US (Donna Lewis & others) ;Mark Stevens, Northampton (BBC TV & various artists)

3 – Story behind the single ‘I Will Be Back’?

‘I Will be Back’, a track on that album, is born of interactions I have had with others where I have worked really hard to help them to understand the complexities of injustice – particularly those who have been born into privilege without being aware of it. Sometimes such audiences gain clarity about the state of our world community, but at the same time they feel threatened by this, and so opt for an understanding that constrains a vast number of people, including those like me. Meanwhile, in the wider world, wars are raging and injustice is rampant, and I feel the need to go away and regroup. These things are urgent, because we are running out of time….

4 – Any name acts you have toured with / supported?

Desmond Tutu , David Grant, Bruce Cockburn, Van Morrison, Cliff Richard

“Make Poverty History” rally Gleneagles

Billy Bragg, Eddy Izzard, Bianca Jagger


5 – Biggest gigs and highlights of your career to date?

Make Poverty History, Gleneagles Summit

Glastonbury Festival

Bristol River Folk Festival

Cambridge Folk Festival

Tafewa Balewa Square, Lagos

National Stadium, Lagos

National Theatre, Lagos

World Music Festival, Copenhagen

Playing to Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Archbishop Rowan Williams and hundreds of Bishops from around the world at the Lambeth Conference 2008 at Lambeth Palace

Performing a Nelson Mandela speech at the launch in Westminster Abbey of the Make Poverty History Campaign. Other contributors on that occasion included Bonnie Greer, Jools Holland and Pete Postlethwaite

Presentation about children and war at a Commonwealth leaders summit in London in the presence of HM the Queen and Prince Philip.


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

See full discography on www.benokafor.com

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Nyika

NyikaBlue2 1 – When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you? 

I got into music through the late 80’s rave scene, mainly underground home grown dance music

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

I grew up listening to a mixture of soul, funk and pop

3 – How long have you been playing/writing?

I’ve been playing and writing seriously for about 20 years now

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

I play gigs when there is a release usually if I have the means, the next ones in London will probably be in the spring or summer on the release of 2 more singles

5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?

Realizing that I could do something that would make people interested in me

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

http://soundcloud.com/too-hip-records

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