2Nice Interview!

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

  • 2Nice singer/rapper from London I started my musical career at the tender age of 12. Working at local recording studios and was schooled by my Father, As well as UK Reggae legends. My main inspirations at the time was my older brother and local artist & community sound systems.

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

  • I grew up listening to Super Cat, Notorious B.I.G,Bob Marley, Wu-Tang Clan,Dennis Brown, Black Uhuru, Jay-Z , Nas,Fugeess to name a few. I think listening to such a broad span of artists from such a young age helped with my song writing as a singer/rapper plus staying versatile concering different generes. Also a performer having such a diverse background keeps topped up with ideas if i’ve got to play live with a live band or with a DJ.

3 – How long have you been playing/writing?

  • I’ve been playing & writing my own songs for over 20 years now.

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

  • Just some of the festivals 2NICE will be at this summer 2015 Glastonbury, Boomtown & One Love to name a few.

5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?

  • My favourite moment in my music was in 2009 picking up UK Unsigned Best Reggae Act Award Winner. It happend at a time where a took a positive turn music was getting a great reception both in Europe and the Carribean.

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

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?

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?

Dmarco

Here is our interview with the uber talented Dmarco…

1 – When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you? 2 SMALL

I can’t remember a time when i wasn’t into music, i believe its in your soul so……..

I have been inspired by artists like Roy Orbison, Leonard Cohen, Bruce Springsteen……artists who can write from the heart about love, loss and everything in-between.

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

I grew up on the back of my parents musical indulgences mainly 60s pop, soul and rock, I wouldn’t say I’m directly influenced by any one artist, I just want to make music people can relate to and I’m always creating a bespoke therapy session for anyone going through a break up or who have had their hearts ripped out and stomped into the ground. 

3 – How long have you been playing/writing?

I have playing guitar in different bands over the years however i wanted to concentrate on my own career and thats been over the last four years, I wanted to do it properly and give everything to it, building the blocks before any releases or proper live shows…..

I have been writing since i was 14, I picked up a guitar and after staring at it for some time i knew i could get all release all my emotions and thoughts through it. The guitar had two strings and missing the back….eventually my parents got mad listening to me learning how to play it and bought me a better model.

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

This is all very new, were building a killer live show and we going all out to give the fans the best return for investing their time in DMARCO, I do know my management are on the phone booking venues for 2014 tour which may start in Japan all going well. 

5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?

Completing my debut album and seeing the buzz around the project not only the fans but the industry itself, I am very happy to be working with great people, namely my producer Martin Aelred who i owe so much, we’ve had great times including traveling through europe recording and generally rocking out causing orchestrated mayhem 

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

www.wearedmarco.com is our official website and we have links to all our social media there.