Skremz

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London based rapper Skremz, is just releasing his latest track ‘Palm Trees’. Currently signed to QH Music, he takes influences from the likes of Jay Z to Eminem. It’s a dark lyrical track, with a hook that will grab you and draw you in.

Watch ‘Palm Trees’ (EXPLICIT) here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxPqBb72xqk

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

I guess music has been a part of my life from the beginning. I was told as a child when I used to cry, I would be kept quiet by me watching The Lion King. The songs shut me up.

As a teenager I was inspired by Eminem and how he wrote his feelings down on songs. His writing skills and rapping style amazed me. I could also relate to his life and i wanted to do what he did. I guess I’m influenced by life experiences.

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 Jay Z and Eminem. They just were the best to me. Their rhymes and their producers intrigued me. The made Music. I did listen to lots of other genres and found some great artists. I could quote names but that will take forever. The people I listen to play a major role in what I make right now. I love mixing others ideas with mine as well as being individually unique.

3 – How long have you been playing/writing?

I’ve been writing since around 9 years old. I couldn’t write raps, I just wrote stuff down. By the time I was 14 I started to give myself foundations and construct what I wrote down into pieces of music.

4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?
I haven’t been on the road lately. I’ve been making music and getting projects ready. I believe when its time to go on the road, it will just happen. I believe this will be soon

5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?

Very interesting question. I have multiple moments in music. One of the coolest moments was when Eminem returned to Hip-Hop after his hiatus

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

Twitter – @Skremz

Facebook.com/skremzworld

youtube.com/skremztv

instagram – kingskremz

GABRIELLA JONES

Gabriella Jones is a 19 year old  singer/ songwriter who has been slowly carving her way into the industry for the past year or so. Earlier on in May she gained a wave of publicity as she was selected to perform one of the supporting slots of Beyonce’s Birmingham show at the LG Arena! She has also performed supporting slots for international artists such as Bryan Adams, Bon Jovi and ROXY Music!! She is set to release her latest single ‘Losing My Baby’ on 28th October. Here is her Unsigned Interivew – Enjoy Live o2

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

I’ve always loved singing and writing songs from an early age, then my Dad taught me to play the guitar when I was eight and it combined all of my favourite things. 

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

Bands like Led Zeppelin and Free really inspired me growing up as that’s the music that was played round the house, then female acts like Christina Aguilera and Beyonce had a big impact as well. I wanted to mix the rock of the 70’s with more modern female vocals.

 3 – How long have you been playing/writing?

I started writing songs and playing guitar when I was eight. My songwriting has changed a bit since then! But many of my earliest songs are some of my favourites and are still fun to play today. One of my favourite songs to play is “Blue Hills and Purple Butterflies” which I wrote a couple of years ago. It’s a really personal song and whenever I play it live it always takes me back to the feelings I had when I wrote it.

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

I love playing live with my full band and we play a lot at the Jam House in Birmingham. It’s such a great venue and the night is run by Ben Drummond who is a brilliant acoustic artist. My favourite gigs to play are festivals. I’ve been very fortunate to have played at the Wireless Festival, Hard Rock Calling and the Isle of Wight festival… it’s the best atmosphere and always amazing to see the other acts. 

5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?

My favourite moment has to be when I played at Hard Rock Calling in Hyde Park and two men came up to me in the crowd after and said “Blue Hills” made them cry. It was so surreal and so sweet.. a moment I’ll never forget.

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

Follow @gabriellajjones on Twitter and Facebook.