Interview with Pavilions

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

We are all influenced by so many different bands and genres of music both now and growing up but it cumulatively moulded the style of music that we have. Like Tezz grew up listening to a lot of Michael Jackson and 80s/90s dance as a kid whilst Tel grew up listening to Dire Straits and Bon Jovi. It’s the influence provided by our parents, Matty’s mum is a huge inspiration to him as she always pushed him creatively to do what he loved, when he was listening to bands growing up, when we all starting to make our own musical discoveries we fell in love with bands like Blink 182, Taking Back Sunday, Brand New, ffaf. Those are the bands that really inspired us when we all first began playing music.

2 – How long have you been playing/writing?

We’ve all been playing music for quite some time. Tel probably started the earliest, when he was a young child his parents took him to morotbike rally’s all over the country and abroad where he had his first experience watching bands perform live, soon after his parents bought him a drum kit and he has never looked back! Tel, Coop, and Tezz became friends and began writing together in 2009 in their first band, but as they started to become more musicially mature, Pavilions was formed in 2011 with the debut following that Summer. Its so strange remembering how long ago the EP and Science & Gods was released to having our own debut album. It’s a surreal feeling.

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

We try to play live as much as we can, nothing can really compare to the atmosphere of a live show and having people sing back to you the words that you have wrote. Our next show is going to be on 1st August at Liverpool o2 Academy supporting the Blackout. It’s probably our favourite hometown venue to play, the sound in there is always incredible. We have a few more shows in the pipeline including a headline show in Alma Rock in Bolton on 12th Sep, Medrock festival in Manchester at Sound Control on the 14th Sep, and plenty more to be announced via our Facebook page including shows with Violet and our album launch headline show.

4 – What has been your favourite moment in music?

The one moment that stands out for us all is when we supported one of our most inspiring  idols Jonny Craig. After we finished our set he came up to us and congratulated Tezz on such an amazing voice and asked him to join him on stage during his set to do an acapella version of Justin Timberlake’s Cry Me A River. We all stood in awe as Tezz’s dream came true, it was all followed by baked bean tequila shots with Jonny and Matt Arsenault from A Loss For Words, definitely a night none of us will forget!

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

www.facebook.com/pavilionsband
www.youtube.com/pavilionsband
Twitter: @pavilionsband
Instagram: @pavilionsband

Aysha Loren Interview!

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Aysha Loren has just released her latest EP ‘Back to you’ along with a reggae soul single called, Keep it like it is. It was this new that got us interested in finding out more about the young caribean singer. So we spoke to her and here is what she told us!

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

I Started Singing at the age of 14, in talent shows and school productions. I would say Whitney Houston inspired me listened to her music a lot growing up and also listened to a lot of reggae music.

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

I listened to Whitney, Destiny Child, Lots of Lovers Rock Music by Various artists. I would say yes my music is versatile and I try to mix the different genres that I grew up listening to and do it my own style.

3 – How long have you been playing/writing?

I’ve been Writing for only 2 years as I feel I now have the life experiences to write about so it comes easier to me.

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

I Perform most weekends and even when I don’t have a gig I keep busy by popping  into my favourite open mic night.

You can catch Aysha at the following Events:

27th July – Reggae Summer Jam – Gappy Ranks, Randy Valentine and others  Catford Broadway Theatre

1st August – John Holt, Errol Dunkley 02 indigo

2nd August – John Holt, Christopher Ellis 02 indigo

http://www.theo2.co.uk/events/detail/sir-john-holt-freddie-mcgregor

26th September – Adult Weekender – Camber Sands

http://www.bcpevents.org/#!upcoming_events/c1mya

5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?

I would say my EP launch that was on the 5th July. I performed with a live band for a 40 min set and was able to share my EP with the public. I am very proud of my EP and can’t wait for everyone to hear it.

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/keep-it-like-it-is-single/id871351362

 

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

https://www.facebook.com/AyshaLoren

 

https://twitter.com/ayshaloren

Daughtry

Daughtry_Press Image_0-31355451SMLLMultiplatinum recording artist Daughtry has announced additional dates to its first headline UK tour since 2010 following the release of new album ‘Baptized’. Due to popular demand a second date was added for Monday 31st March during the London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire stop.

Daughtry is a multi-platinum rock band fronted by Chris Daughtry, finalist from American Idol Season 5 (2005), Brian Craddock [guitar], Josh Paul [bass], Josh Steely [guitar], Robin Diaz [drums] and Elvio Fernandes [keyboards]. The sextet are thrilled to bring their electrifying live show to sold out venues across the UK including 2 shows in London.

We recently sent them a few questions, and here’s what singer-songwriter Chris Daughtry had to say:

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

Around the age of 16. A band called Live was my first inspiration.

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

The 90’s grunge era was when I started paying attention, and has influenced me as a writer. These bands also inspired me to go back and listen to their influences like Elton John, Led Zeppelin, etc.

3 – How long have you been playing/writing?

Started writing songs when I was 16 and I learned my instrument at the same time to go along with the writing process.

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

More often than not! (laughs)
http://www.daughtryofficial.com

5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?

It’s hard to pick one moment, but traveling the world and playing for all our fans is certainly top of the list.

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

http://www.daughtryofficial.com
https://www.facebook.com/daughtry
http://instagram.com/chrisdaughtry1