Unsigned Interviews got an insight into the world of collaborative artist and producer, Pimlican.
When did you first get into music? Who or what inspired you?
I have always been into music and loved listening to the radio especially Radio 1 for great pop music. More recently I feel that Harris and Ford would be one of my greatest influences as they know how to produce great pop / dance music, play live and create a party atmosphere. They also produce brilliant videos for their hits. Klankarussell were also one of the inspirations that got me writing tracks and in particular, the tracks ‘Sonnentanz’ and ‘Netzwerk’, again great videos. Other influences include Chris Brown and tracks that feature Rich Gang and assorted rappers such as Tyga and Young Thug, just great street music.
Who did you grow up listening to and does that impact on what you create now?
I grew up listening to the all of types of music and styles from The Rolling Stones to Dance and Pop music, plus some classical composers like Beethoven. I believe all of these have had some form of influence on my writing/production nowadays.
How long have you been playing/writing?
Seriously about two years now, but it has moved up a gear or two in the last twelve months which has been reflected in radio plays.
How often do you play live?
It can be a struggle getting gigs for acts that are not traditionally guitar based but we finally have a line-up that works and have 2 or 3 in the pipeline, these include playing in a record shop which is I feel the purest way to get the music heard! Our first gig at the Riverside in Leeds went down very well.
What has been your favourite moment in music?
Being invited to London to have my music heard by a top A&R dept. That will always stay with me even though they decided not to sign at that time.
Where is the best place to find you online?
At the age of three my parents made the decision to start me in a program that introduced music to young children. I took to it really well, and from that point on I was always working on expanding my musical knowledge. I joined my church’s children’s choir, and after my first Sunday performance with them realized myself how much I loved to sing.
My parents are the ones who inspired me, but music wise would be an artist named India.Arie. I find her music uplifting and inspiring, and reminded myself as a young woman, in a big city, that theres a lot more to life than expensive clothes clothes, and trying to fit in. Her positive message helped feed my courage to keep pursuing my career in music.
2- Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?
I would say Nat King Cole, Beyoncé, to K. Michelle and Aretha Franklin, they’re music are timeless with strong positive messages and this has a big impact on what I create now.
3 – How long have you been playing/writing?
From the age of 3 after my parents introduced me to a music program for kids I knew this was something for me I took to it very naturally and started song writing from the age of 11. I put my piano skills to work and wrote a couple lines that rhymed! I’ve just kept working at it over these last seven or eight years, and when I came to the UK to start working with producers, I found that writing connected me to the music even more so.
4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)
I recently finished a UK schools tour which was great fun, I’m currently promoting the “Girlfriend” EP after which I hope to do lots of live dates including a tour so you’ll have to watch this space
5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?
Oh! there’s beenso many, I really enjoyed doing the schools tour early this year, they’re my future fans and the feedback was amazing. Working with Maxi Priest was another highlight as well as shooting the Girlfriend video but I guess I’m realy proud of my upcoming “Girlfriend” EP because I had a lot of input as an artist and songwriter
6 – Where is the best place to find you online?
Here are direct links to where you can find me online:
1) When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?
I first get into music at a very young age; I began writing at about 13, but not too seriously. I was inspired by a wide variety of stars such as Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Beenie Man, Tony Braxton and Mariah Carey.
2) Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?
I grew up listening to the stars mentioned above and yes their music influences me in the way that I try to make a story with the tracks that I write, and also in that I write for RnB/Pop, but having grown up in Jamaica my music has a Reggae/Dancehall twist.
3) How long have you been playing/writing?
I started writing my own lyrics at around age 13. It was at this point in my life that I realise I love music. I have been seriously considering a music career for sometime; even my husband has tried to get me to apply to the X Factor. But I feel that it would not allow me to show my own style and musical personality.
4) How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?
I am at a very early stage of my career and we are planning on live gigs in the future.
5) What has been your favorite moment in music?
My favourite moment would be the making and recording of my first video.
6) Where is the best place to find your music online?