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.

Scarlett Baxter Interview – New Single out now ‘Backsliding’!

Scarlett Baxter

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

 I have been into music all my life, my first love was when I was about 2 years old and I first started singing to Abba, I would sing every word from every song round the house, my mum was a massive fan and she was a singer to so I would just copy her.

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

I grew up listening to all the female divas, like Christina Aguilera, Lauryn Hill, Mariah Carey, Shania Twain I was really into the female power houses and I always wanted to be like them, I would pretend that I was them, Christina Aguilera and Lauryn Hill have the biggest impact on me, When I perform live I like to challenge my voice and play around with the vocal acrobats but my tone is very soulful.

3 – How long have you been playing/writing?

I have been performing since I was very young, When I was 9 I started doing local stage productions because it was a chance to get on the stage and perform and I just got stuck in that side of performing and I trained in musical theatre up until I was 21, I still knew though that the music industry was where my main focus really was so it wasn’t until I graduated from Mountview which is where I trained in Musical theatre for 3 years that I realised it wasn’t what I wanted to do, I wanted to do music and perform as myself as an artist, So I started to mainly focus on being an artist in the music industry and that is absolutely what I want to do, I’ve been doing gigs all around London for over a year now and then started to write my own material with my guitarist who is also my co-writer.

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

I love doing gigs, it is my favourite part of this whole musical journey, I try and gig as much as I can, but recently it has been a lot of work behind the scenes I have been able to work with amazing people, writing and creating music in Glasgow and soon to be filming my first music video for my track ‘Backsliding’. Gigging at The Archer Street in Soho which is run by singer/songwriter Portia Emare and it is an amazing platform for artists which is organised by the music industry, so I am very excited about performing there.

5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?

My absolute favorite moment in music so far was spending a week in Glasgow at producer John McLaughlins studio writing and creating music with hugely talented writer and producers Jud Mahoney who has worked with Michael Jackson, Chris Brown, Mariah Carey and Dolly Parton to name a few! and Natalie DeLucia who is associated with Britney Spears, It was the most surreal week! It was then when I thought I could absolultey get used to this! They had billboard awards for songs everywhere, very surreal and just amazing. I cant wait to get back in that studio soon with those amazing people.

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

You can find me on Twitter @scarletbaxter,

Facebook at ScarletBaxtermusic and my website www.scarletbaxter.co.uk 🙂

 

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

Scrilla Interview

We got the chance to interview up and coming rapper SCRILLA earlier on this week, this is what he had to say about his single ‘Turn Me Up’ which is out of the 14th July!Image

You can watch the video for the single here – 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D3e4iU3Qds

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

 Music’s been in the family, uncle’s a guitarist, mum’s a singer. My first forray into music was through playing instruments. I’m good with the keys as well as the drums. Progesssion from that was steady and gradual until I realised I was good at writing music, got good ears for beats e myand melodies. Inspiration will have to be my uncle i guess. Indirectly, watching him had exposed me to that musical environment, a seed was sown.

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

 I listened to all sorts growing mostly from my dad’s record collection when younger.From James Brown to Marvin Gaye, to Michael Jackson and many more. I was a big M.J fan, still am. My taste developed in my teen years, thats when I got into rap music, listening to Tupac, Biggie, LLcoolJ, Busta Rhymes and many more. The type of music I grew up with has definetly had an influence on the creative process now. Indirectly I’m able to draw on those exposure from my sub-conscious when creating my own music.

3. How long have you been playing/writing?

About 4 years now in total. on and off. Takes some getting used to at first, balancing music with family life. But where there’s a will and all that.

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

I try to play a gig once a month depending on other activities. Usually once a month to remain active around the circuit. My next gig will be in Coventry August 1st @ Twilight Night Club

5. What has been your favourite moment in music?

I don’t have a favourite moment as of yet. There have been great moments, like getting radio coverage on BBC Introducing, shooting the turn me up video, touring last year. I like to think the best is yet to come so I will wait to pass judgement on my favourite moment.

 6. Where is the best place to find you online? You can connect with me on the following links

 https://twitter.com/Scrillamc

https://www.facebook.com/Scrillamc

https://soundcloud.com/iamscrilla-com

https://www.youtube.com/user/skcrilla

http://iamscrilla.com

Ankit Love

ankit3b&w1 – When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?
Well, music got into me first, there was not much I could do, the piper’s sound captivated me and before I knew it, I was consumed in this mad art of sound and time!

2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?
Nobody, I never listened to people, teachers, grown ups, not because I was being rebel or something, but I was always floating in a day dream. I try and listen a lot more now to make up for lost inspiration.

3 – How long have you been playing/writing?
From the moment of conception, I was plotting my creations in the womb.

4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?
After I complete my second album then the Love will go live.

5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?
Inspiring a young girl in Canada, to make a shot by shot remake of my first music vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cqy2EBV48aI

6 – Where is the best place to find you online?
Everywhere, I am omniwebsent! But hey, might as well start with my website: www.ankitlove.com