Basement Revolver-Interview

1 – When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?
Chrisy: I grew up playing violin, but I started writing songs/learning guitar when I was 13. Mostly what inspired me is the music that I can’t let go of – from mewithoutyou to Courtney Barnett.
Nimal: I started playing clarinet when I was 8. Both my dad and brother played cello which was the main influence in becoming a musician myself. When my brother switched to drums I naturally gravitated towards bass.
Brandon: I first started getting into music around grade 5 I would say. Thats when I got a drum kit as a gift from my parents.
2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?
Chrisy: I grew up listening to everything from folk music to hardcore and stuff that generally fit into that scene, I guess that was what was popular at the time. Specifically stuff like Laura Marling and A Day to Remember; so really opposite sides of the spectrum.
Nimal: I grew up listening to a lot of pop punk and hardcore bands like Relient K and Underoath. After spending a bunch of years studying jazz music I guess growing up on bands like these is what keeps my playing straight ahead and simple when it needs to be.
Brandon: I grew up listening to a lot Sigur Ros, and Broken Social Scene. I would say they definitely affect my creative ideas still.
3 – How long have you been playing/writing?62f173c4-5a76-4718-a96e-1836044236b4.jpg
Chrisy: Since I was thirteen, as a band about a year!
Nimal: I have been playing music for the past 14 years. (I guess you know my age now) Besides the odd bass line I leave the writing to Chrisy.
Brandon: I have been playing music for about 12 years.
4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?
We play in Hamilton once every few months. Now that were expanding a bit you will see us more often in Peterborough, Guelph and Toronto as well. Keep your eyes out for a potential tour this summer though. Our next show is in June with Ptarmigan at the Baltimore House in Hamilton
5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?
Chrisy: That is a really tough question. I guess I can really only speak to my experience, and the house show scene has been a pretty cool thing. Watching lesser-known but incredibly talented bands and musicians play music in my livingroom has been pretty special.
Nimal: Playing Supercrawl was pretty great. It was amazing to be playing such a big festival in the early days of being a band. The weather was also pretty horrid that day but a bunch of people came out regardless. I think we will remember performing for a bunch of umbrellas for quite some time
Brandon: Some of my favourite moments in music have been the memories I have playing in some of the highschool bands I was apart of in Peterborough Ontario.
6 – Where is the best place to find you online?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/basementrevolver/
Twitter: @BASEREVOLVmusic
Instagram: @basementrevolver
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/basement-revolver
Bandcamp: basementrevolver.bandcamp.com

Young Malak- INTERVIEW

1 – When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?
Growing up I’ve always been around music ever since i was born. I remember listening to artists like Tupac and Michael Jackson and remembering all the words to their songs by the age of 3 or 4. Just being a fan of music inspired me enough as a kid in 2nd grade to begin writting lyrics and poetry.
2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?
Tupac, MJ, and Nirvana were my early days but summer of 2,000 is when my mom and I moved to Virginia and I was introduced to music like Eminem, Dmx, Jay z, Pharrell, Missy Elliot. I had almost every eminem album growing up but thats because I had a mom who was pretty chill when it came to letting me listen to the music I wanted to. She grew up a rocking roll chick in the 80’s and my grandparents probably hated it when she was my age so never really censored my music. I had thousands of cds and cassette tapes. The impact it has on me now is basically just makes me continue to do what i do best which is music and go at hard as i can until when its all over hopefully ill be in that category of legends I grew up on.
3 – How long have you been playing/writing?
I’ve been writting lyrics and poetry since 2nd grade, Ive been producing as well as engineering since 11th grade, and I’ve been making beats now for over 2 years. Ive also been playing guitar now for about 4 years as well as bass guitar every now and then.
4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?
2014-15 we performed hundreds of shows from local spots in Hampton roads to last year setting up our own East Coast tour from Va to ATL. Also We performed last year at Shaggfest 2015 in Va Beach as well as many clubs and venues such as Shakas. This year we have been keeping busy within the studio getting the material put together to release this year starting off this spring April 21st with Young Malak “The Messenger”. The Keyz and I will be back on the Road hitting Festivals and Venues world wide soon!!!
5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?
Working inside of Timbaland’s studio with engineer Trevor Hale on a song for a fundraising project.
6 – Where is the best place to find you online?
You can find The Keyz or Myself Young Malak online on youtube, soundcloud, reverbnation, Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Datpiff.com, Google play, Like our Face book page The Keyz of follow us on twitter. Young Malak “The Messenger” will be online everywhere and for FREE!!!!! The Messenger will be live 4/26/2016 on Tidal, Spotify, Bandcamp, Datpiff.com, soundcloud, youtube, Reverberation, and Facebook. Don’t forget to check out our latest Music videos as well as our “Scandalz” and “Music is the Lifeline” videos on Youtube.

Good Guy Dies

Good GD

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

 

For Cherry, it all began when she was little girl, standing on a chair   singing to entertain family members at informal get-togethers. “I used to get such a buzz from it and that’s where the singing bug started for me.”

 

For Joe, “it was in my early teens after seeing old footage of Rory

Gallagher playing live on RTE television back in N. Ireland. “I couldn’t

believe what I was seeing and from that second onwards I begged

my father to buy me a guitar. Eventually he relented.”

 

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

 

Cherry explains that one of her singing idols growing up was Bjork “because she didn’t give a damn about being crazy and always pushed boundaries. I also love Tori Amos for the way she makes love to the piano when she plays it, and Jonathan Davies from Korn for his voice, his honesty and his intimacy. The common denominator is that these guys were, and still are, totally unafraid to experiment and that’s what I always try to bring to Good Guy Dies.

 

For Joe, his primary influences were Gary Moore, “in my humble opinion the greatest guitar player ever to pick up the instrument; Rory Gallagher because he was a fantastic musician and an incredible front man- his shows were absolutely electrifying; and Phil Lynott because he had spellbinding stage presence, was a great songwriter and an amazing romantic poet. All these guys had a lasting impact because of the great depth they had in their music, their records still sound as fresh today as the day they were made. It was a case of wild abandonment meeting beautiful melodies and great songs.

 

3 – How long have you been playing/writing?

 

          Cherry has been singing and writing songs since childhood.

Joe has been playing and writing since the moment he picked up

a guitar, aged 14. They started writing together in 2012.

 

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

 

We are inclined to gig every couple of weeks in London, though we’re currently in discussion with a few booking agents regarding a nationwide tour. When we’re not gigging, we’re working every day on one thing or another, whether it be rehearsing, writing new songs or working on some other band related activity.

 

You can catch Good Guy Dies live at the following London shows:

 

Fri 31st October: The Enterprise, 2 Haverstock Hill, Camden, London, NW3 2BL. Onstage 8.15pm.

 

Saturday 15th November: The Scala , 275 Pentonville Rd, King’sCross, London, N1 9NL (supporting Primal Scream and The Libertines). Stage time TBC.

 

5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?

 

“I think as a band it was the experience of recording our album

With George De Angleis” says Joe, who goes on to explain: “He’s

Worked with some legends in music like Seal, Cher and Rod

Stewart and is himself a legend in the production world, so it was

an immense honour to work with him. He’s the finest musician

I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing; an incredible talent and a

great guy as well.”

 

Cherry adds, “Apart from that, it’s every time I walk on stage with

Good Guy Dies. It’s an electrifying experience, I just can‘t wait

for every gig to come around.”

 

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

 

www.facebook.com/goodguydies

www.twitter.com/goodguydies

 

We’ll be releasing our debut single on Friday 14th November

entitled “Hit Me Back”, which will have the accompanying

video available to watch on you tube.

Witchingseason

Witchingseason

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

Tom- I remember sitting in the back of my dad’s car in the booster seat listening to nirvana my favourite was slither, I think I was about 3 he also had pearl jam on cassette I loved the track deep but who doesn’t !

Wayne- I have been into music since I can remember, my family always had music playing around the house.

James – I first got into music when I was 10 and found out about qotsa and foo fighters through my parents, but at the time i was mostly into foo fighters

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

Tom- I grew up listening to everything my pedants and my aunt and uncle were all mods so there was a lot of Northern soul and mod bands got to say Steve Marriott was the most underrated singer/guitarist of all time if I could bring anyone back from the dead to jam with it would be him !

Wayne -I listened to a broad variety of music growing up, all of which inspires me in what I do now.

James – Growing up i listened to a lot of foo fighters, then started to branch out intoqotsa territory, and looked out for more artists through that. I think its had an impact on how I play.

3 . How long have you been playing/writing?

We have all been playing since our teens but didn’t start writing till last May those are the first songs we wrote the songs on the EP I mean

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

We have been on a bit of a break we have a new drummer now Wayne so we will be back giging on the 14th of August at the islington academy 2 but keep your eyes peeled for more shows.

5.  What has been your favourite moment in music?

Tom- soundgarden reunion I have seen them 5 times since! And the new album is incredible. And seeing pearl jam for the first time at reading 2006 still the show that changed my life and impossible to top!

Wayne- sonisphere festival with my parents was pretty awesome but it has to be foo fighters at the Milton Keynes bowl.

James – My favourite moment has been meeting one of my heroes Duke Garwood.

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

Probably Facebook but we also have twitter

Links

https://twitter.com/Witchingseason

https://www.facebook.com/Witchingseason

Vita Chambers – Interview

We were really lucky to get the chance to have a chat with Vita Chambers who has been tipped as the next big thing in the UK.  Having toured with Justin Bieber in her native Canada, Vita Chambers is set to bring her North American success to UK shores with new double a-side ‘Fix You’/‘What If?’ At only 20 years old, Vita Chambers has already won over the hearts of her home nation in Canada and has a musical career to be admired, She was signed at 16 by Universal after contacting them on Myspace and at 17 years old, Chambers was thrown into the limelight when she was asked to open for Justin Bieber on his “My World” tour

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

I’ve had a love affair with music for my whole life, but I took it seriously at 11 when i first started vocal lessons. Growing up I was fascinated by Queen, Cher and Tina Turner.

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

So many artists inspired me. My father was feeding my Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Queen, and my Mum constantly played Tina Tuner, Elvis Presley, Black Box. All of those influences have definitely moulded me into the artist I am and still do.

How long have you been playing/writing?

I always wrote but “Fix You” was the first song I wrote on and officially released.

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

I’m always performing and if I’m in your area I would love to meet you. You can find all of my tour dates on my website www.vitachambers.com

What has been your favourite moment in music?

Headlining my own tour.

Where is the best place to find you on-line?

Be apart of my journey on Instagram and Twitter. See you there 🙂 @vitachambers

You can check out the videos here:

‘Fix you’: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjDre7EaHFQ

‘What If?’: http

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.