Artist Interview – Georgia Barry

Georgia Barry is a talented, upcoming Singer / Songwriter from London. When we first checked out some of Georgia’s tracks on Song Revelation we were really impressed and were delighted, despite her incredibly hectic schedule, that she agreed to complete a feature interview. Read on to discover, amongst other things, which modern-day artists Georgia looks up to, what she’s hoping to achieve over the next 12 months and where her favourite holiday destination would be.

 

Georgia Barry

 

 

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Q: If you could use a tagline of less than 20 words to describe your music and who you are what would it be?

My music is honest, passionate and soulful, I am an emotional wreck, and I live for music and come to life on stage. Born to perform!

 

Q: What is your musical background?

I started classical voice and ear training at the age of 16, then 3 years of training with David Lee Brewer in vocals and live performance.

 

Q: How have the last 12 months been for you?

Very exciting it’s been a lot of time preparing and recording but now with all the promo and gigging the real fun starts though I love recording too!

 

Q: Who inspires you musically?

Everything and everyone! If you want to express yourself artistically, you first have to have a life to express. Too true!

 

Q: Which modern day artists do you look up to?

Too many to list here, but Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Mary J Blige, Christina Aguilera, Jazmine Sullivan

 

Q: Is there anyone you would like to collaborate or gig with?

I would really love collaborate with Alicia Keys and Jazmine Sullivan.

 

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Q: What songs are you listening to at the moment?

Smile – Michael Jackson, Past Time Paradise – Stevie Wonder, End of Time – Beyoncé, My Heart – Jennifer Hudson, Keep It Between Us – Kelly Rowland, She Ain’t Got – Letoya Luckett

 

Q: What is your creative process for creating a track?

Usually my producer and I will discuss a vibe for a new track, he will then come up with music and I write the lyrics and vocal melody to it.

 

Q: What’s more important, melody or lyrics?

They’re as important as each other; one is nothing without the other in my opinion. The melody has to make sense for the lyrics and vice versa.

 

Q: Where are you based?

Northwest London.

 

Q: What’s it like being where you’re from?

Great, I love the diversity!

 

Q: What are you currently working on?

I am working on the completion of my first album and planning a school tour for the summer as well as various gigs across London

 

Q: What’s been the highlight of your career to date?

Performing with the Berlin orchestra at the Berlin philharmonic to over 2000 people and dueting with David Lee Brewer.

 

Q: What are you hoping to achieve in over the next 12 months?

I’m hoping to create a fanbase and finish my album, get it heard by as many people as possible and choose the right label for me to take things to the next level.

Q: Do you have any gigs or shows that you’d like to tell us about?

I have a gig at the end of May and two in June all in London. In July I will be doing a school tour of the UK that I’m really excited about, as it will give me a chance to perform my debut EP.

 

Q: What do you do to relax?

Drink a glass of red wine.

 

Q: Where would your favourite holiday (vacation) be and why?

Some tiny little town in Spain or Italy with no phone reception.  But no longer than a week, I would die without working for too long!

 

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Q: If you could give a little piece of advice for new or aspiring musicians what would it be?

No matter what people say trust your instinct. You can’t please everyone, and you can only make good music if you stay true to yourself.

 

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to let our readers know about?

I will be releasing my debut EP in the summer that will be going up on ITunes for you all to buy. To keep updated on everything in my life you can connect with me on all my social networking sites.

 

Editor’s Note: Georgia Barry’s vocals and songwriting has a depth far beyond her years. We’re sure you’ll be hearing a lot more of Georgia’s name and her music throughout 2012 and beyond.

 

If you’d like to  check out Georgia Barry’s latest news or get in touch, just follow the links below:

Facebook: http://facebook.com/georgiabarryofficial

Twitter: http://twitter.com/Georgia_barry

Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/Georgia_barry

Artist Interview – QuAckhouse

QuAckhouse is an upcoming acoustic, soul styled indie group from Brighton consisting of Adam Ede, Jama Elliot, Simon Gledhill, Damien Best and Luke Hyat. At Song Revelation we love great acoustic performances with a funky edge and when we checked out some of quAckhouse’s performances we were impressed. Therefore we were delighted when, despite their incredibly hectic schedule, they agreed to complete an in-depth feature interview. Read on to discover quAckhouse’s musical inspirations, what advice they’d give to other musicians and their creative process for creating their unique sound.

 

QuAckhouse

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Q: If you could use a tagline of less than 20 words to describe your music and who you are what would it be?

Harmony driven acoustic street soul backing out of a cul-de-sac

 

Q: What is your musical background?

Jammin’, improvisation and bashin ‘out more open mics than a mariachi on speed. All members have either run or performed regularly at open mic nights at pubs, bars and clubs in Brighton as well as across the south coast,. All play guitar or percussion and sing, which makes for a very original collective.

 

Q: How have the last 12 months been for you?

Emotional, hectic with more momentum than we expected, from what was initially a single YouTube video has spawned radio interviews, open mic UK grand final and festival gigs all adding up to a very busy year.

 

 

Q: Who inspires you musically?

Cypress Hill, Bill Withers, Tina Turner, Céline Dion.

 

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Q: Which modern day artists do you look up to?

The tall ones. On average we’re generally quite short, but we do also like Prince, who is shorter then us, but definitely look up to.

 

Q: Is there anyone you would like to collaborate or gig with?

Alt J, the Black Keys, Fink. All of whom we would love to work with. All three have a style we could collaborate with.

 

Q: What songs are you listening to at the moment?

Mr. Bobby by Manu Chao, You and Me by Penny and the Quarters, Slumber by Newrising

 

Q: What is your creative process for creating a track?

Start with lyrics or guitar, jam that hook round throwing in ad-libs and harmonies until we either scrap it or love it

 

Q: What’s more important, melody or lyrics?

Lyrics; chicks dig scars of the emotional kind.

 

Q: Where are you based?

Brighton.

 

Q: What’s it like being where you’re from?

So P.C. you can’t move for one-legged-albino-bi-polar-lesbians. We love it! As places go it very prejudice free, which Musically makes for a real mix of styles on offer that is definitely stimulus as musicians

 

Q: What are you currently working on?

After the initial success stemming from a cover as a collective we been spending time sitting down and writing together as a band.

 

Q: What’s been the highlight of your career to date?

B Real from Cypress Hill saying we did a “great cover” of their song WHEN THE SH*T GOES DOWN and to “check this out, shits dope”. Cypress Hill then became our first followers when we set up our twitter account.

 

Q: What are you hoping to achieve in over the next 12 months?

Same thing we do everyday. Try to take over the world!

 

Q: Do you have any gigs or shows that you’d like to tell us about?

The next thing on the agenda is a guerrilla gig/YouTube video whereby we place a massively tasty sliced heart shaped cake before us and sing “take another little piece of my heart now baby”.

 

Q: Where would your favourite holiday (vacation) be and why?

Cuba. The hips don’t lie.

 

QuAckhouse

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Q: If you could give a little piece of advice for new or aspiring musicians what would it be?

Don’t over think, go on instinct, be you and if that doesn’t work pretend to be yourself.

 

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to let our readers know about?

Live and Unsigned round 1; Brighton 29th April at the Hove Centre.

 

Editor’s Note: QuAckhouse are a technically gifted acoustic group with a soulful and commercial edge. Tight harmonies and catchy tracks definitely make them an upcoming group to watch.

 

If you’d like to get in touch with quAckhouse or check out some more of their tracks just follow the links below:

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/quAckhouse

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/quAckhouseBand

Other links: http://www.twylah.com/Cypress_Hill/tweets/148639376925134848.embed

Artist Interview – In My Coma

In My Coma are a 3-piece rhythmic rock band based in Toronto, Canada and are our latest feature interview competition winner. In My Coma were formed by Singer-Songwriter Jasper James and at Song Revelation we were delighted, despite Jasper’s hectic schedule promoting their new album, that he agreed to complete a full feature interview. Read on to find out about Jasper’s musical background in the UK, In My Coma’s musical inspirations and what his career highlights have been.

 

In My Coma

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Q: If you could use a tagline of less than 20 words to describe your music and who you are what would it be?

IMC is a Briternative 3-piece that combines melodic alternative rock with the dark elements of British pop.

 

Q: What is your musical background?

I’m the guitarist and songwriter of the group and I grew up in a very British family. My mum blared Depeche Mode and Pet Shop Boys while my dad spun old Beatles records. We moved around a lot too. I was born in England and I’ve also lived in Tampa, a bunch of other cities, and now I’m pretty close to Toronto. Naturally, grunge had a big impact on me because I came into my teenage years in the mid to late nineties and that’s where my rock inspiration comes from. I pride myself on listening to everything I can get my hands on because my mind is a musical sponge. I want to soak as much in as possible so that I’m able to continue moving forward. I’m kind of like a musical parasite I guess.

 

Q: How have the last 12 months been for you?

Busy. It took a long time, but we recorded our debut album and have released it on iTunes. We’re thinking about re-releasing a deluxe edition soon after we get some more momentum going for the band. We have a couple tracks we kept off of the album in case we wanted to do this.

 

Q: Who inspires you musically?

I like anybody that tries to be different. That’s what it takes these days. We’re in a realm of musical ADHD and so music needs to grab people. So I gravitate towards the interesting, untested music typically. Right now, I’m really liking M83’s “Midnight City.” But just last week, I was bobbing my head to Kasabian’s “Club Foot” when they played in Toronto.

 

Q: Which modern day artists do you look up to?

I look up to the sustainable artists. It’s difficult to have longevity and the bands that have acquired that recently should be praised, because it’s no easy feat. Right now, I still really like Muse, Queens of the Stone Age, Kasabian, and other bands like that.

 

Q: Is there anyone you would like to collaborate or gig with? I’d love to tour with a band like Bush. I think our music is very compatible and in Gavin’s old age, I may finally be able to compete with him in the “looks” department. But let’s be honest, who am I kidding?

 

Q: What songs are on your iPod at the moment?

Currently on my “Jogging Playlist” is: M83 – Midnight City, The Naked and Famous – Young Blood, 311 – Down, Elbow – Grounds for Divorce, and Skrillex – Bangarang.

 

In My Coma

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Q: What is your creative process for creating a track?

It differs from song to song. I wrote some of the album’s tunes on my acoustic and then the band and producer transformed them into something greater. I’m also a nut for electronic sounds and samples so quite a few of our songs have spawned from an electronic creation of mine. It’s a nifty way of writing because you get various flavors of music. Something I write on the computer is typically completely different from anything I would come up with on the guitar. It just triggers your brain in a different way, which helps you grow and expand your music.

 

Q: What’s more important, melody or lyrics?

This is a tough one, but I’d probably say that I’m a stickler for the lyrics. I want our songs to mean something. It’s great obviously if you have a very catchy melody in the chorus, but if your lyrics are something like “garbage cans are gray and horses eat hay,” then it’s probably not going to go very far. But now that I think about it, those lyrics are fantastic. Consider them copyrighted. I’ll sell them to Nicki Minaj.

 

Q: Where are you based?

The band is based in the greater Toronto Area. We consider ourselves Toronto/Hamilton based. We have venues we consider home in both cities.

 

Q: What’s it like being where you’re from?

Well, I still feel like I’m from England. I’ve been in so many places but my family has always thought of England as home, though Canada has been a very gracious host for the past 20 odd years. I think being from England and living in the Toronto area gives a little bit of an edge to the music. Like I said earlier, people are looking for something different and I think my background brings a unique style to the creative table.

 

Q: What are you currently working on?

Promoting the sh** out of our album. We play live constantly and we’re only focusing on getting our album out there to as many people as possible. We just came off four Toronto based shows during Canada Music Week so it’s safe to say we’re burning the candle at both ends, but we’re young, so to date, we’ve been able to handle it. Plus, it’s exhilarating!

 

Q: What’s been the highlight of your career to date?

So far, I would have to say that my highlight was when Alan Cross gave us a positive review of the album and made our song “Losing Sleep” one of his “songs you must hear” on his blog. Later on, he also blogged about a video we did for our song “Believe Me.” It seems like he’s a fan and I was listening to him on the Ongoing History of New Music when I was 12 years old I think. So, now he has talked about us. That’s pretty cool.

 

Q: What are you hoping to achieve in over the next 12 months? Expansion.

 

Q: Do you have any gigs or shows that you’d like to tell us about?

We’re playing Cherry Cola’s in Toronto on June 8. We love that place. But, we’re also playing a bunch of shows in May, including the opening party for Hamilton’s Spring Music Festival with Never-ending White Lights on May 10 at the Corktown. That one’s going to be a blast as well.

 

Q: What do you do to relax?

I jog a lot. I’m also a huge football (soccer) fan. I play FIFA on X-Box when I have some free time, which isn’t very often, but I think I could give even the best a run for their money in that game.

 

Q: Where would your favourite holiday (vacation) be and why?

Either of the following: Lollapalooza, Coachella, Woodstock… on the main stage.

 

In My Coma

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Q: If you could give a little piece of advice for new or aspiring musicians what would it be?

Stick to your guns. If you see interviews of artists that have “made” it, they all say the same thing. They were told “no” by more people than they could count. So, don’t let that get you down and keep moving on.

 

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to let our readers know about?

We’re social media animals. We’re all over twitter and our facebook. We’re also planning on filming a video for every single song on the album. So please check us out, write to us, comment, etc. We always write back!

 

Editors’ Note: In My Coma take artistic chances combining rhythmic rock with electronic influences but the results are incredible and individual. Definitely one of Song Revelation’s bands to watch over the coming months!

 

If you’d like to contact In My Coma, or check out more of their tracks, just follow the links below:

twitter link: www.twitter.com/inmycoma

facebook link: www.facebook.com/inmycoma

myspace link: www.myspace.com/inmycoma

web page link: www.inmycoma.com

reverbnation link: www.reverbnation.com/inmycoma

Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/inmycoma  

Artist Interview – The Robbie Boyd Band

The Robbie Boyd Band is a funky, feel good band from London. Despite being extremely busy fulfilling a prolific gig schedule, we were delighted when their lead singer, Robbie Boyd, agreed to complete a full in-depth feature interview. Read the full interview below where Robbie discuss, amongst other things, who he would like to collaborate with given a chance, what he does to relax and what he hopes the Robbie Boyd Band can achieve over the next 12 months.

 

The Robbie Boyd Band

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Q: If you could use a tagline of less than 20 words to describe your music and who you are what would it be?

We play feel good ‘Funky Folk’ music.

 

Q: What is your musical background?

I grew up listening to Buddy Holly, Simon and Garfunkel, The Beatles and The Who. I played the classical guitar for a while when I was younger and wanted to be like John Martyn, then moved on to the electric in my Rage Against the Machine days, and finally settled on the acoustic guitar. I also play the Ukulele and Piano.  I started taking songwriting seriously about 3 years ago and have written over 150 songs since.

 

Q: How have the last 12 months been for you?

The last 12 months have been incredible. We’ve played on the same bill as The Kooks at Harvest at Jimmy’s Festival, Razorlight at Get Loaded in the Park and The Delays at The Shepherd’s Bush Empire. We’ve played gigs in Austria, France, Italy and soon to be in Germany and I’ve had songs played on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio London.

 

Q: Who inspires you musically?

James Taylor, Paul Simon, Ray Davies, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Billy Joel, Jackson Browne, Nick Drake, Bob Dylan, The Smiths, Fleetwood Mac the list is endless…

 

Q: Which modern day artists do you look up to?

Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, Noah and The Whale, Ben Howard, Johnny Flynn, Mumford and Sons, Fleet Foxes, Beirut, Ray La Montagne, John Mayer, The Killers, Bloc Party, Radiohead, Coldplay…

 

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Q: Is there anyone you would like to collaborate or gig with?

I would love to support Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros or Arcade Fire. It’s a dream of mine to go to Nashville and work with country/folk artists, or just generally be on the road in the States and meet people along the way.

 

Q: What songs are you listening to at the moment?

Jamie Lawson – Wasn’t Expecting That, The Staves – Mexico, Noah and the Whale – Last Night on Earth (Whole Album).

 

Q: What is your creative process for creating a track?

Find some chords I like, sing over the top, write some words down, take the words away, edit them, go back to the song, find the right structure that fits the song, write a Middle 8 if it needs it, practice with the band, gig it, record it.

 

Q: What’s more important, melody or lyrics?

I think both are equally important – I find melody much easier to come up with, and I think that’s what people connect to and generally remember on first listen, but when it’s accompanied by good words that’s when people really start to appreciate the song and it increases the repeated listening factor.

 

The Robbie Boyd Band

 

Q: Where are you based?

London

 

Q: What’s it like being where you’re from?

I’ve been busking on the streets of London for about 3 years now and whenever I talk to anyone from another country, they always seems to want to live here, so I count myself lucky to be born here. I like London so much that I even wrote a song about it!

 

Q: What are you currently working on?

We’re releasing our first single “I won’t let you go” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36ZfYvTvI3U on 23 April, and our second single “Orion’s Belt” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UGdaMrsY6A with the EP “Autumn’s Flown” on 4 June. We also have a demo album “What are you waiting for” for sale.

 

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Q: What’s been the highlight of your career to date?

Playing on the same bill as the Kooks at Harvest at Jimmy’s Festival on my birthday in front of 3,000 people, having come straight from the airport after playing a gig in Milan, Italy the night before.

 

Q: What are you hoping to achieve in over the next 12 months?

Record and release a full album that people like. Be aired on mainstream radio. Tour as many countries as possible. Play at Glastonbury 2013.

 

Q: Do you have any gigs or shows that you’d like to tell us about?

I’m based in London, I’m guessing you’re based in America so that would require some serious dedication from our fans! Having said that, at our recent sell-out show at The Bedford in London, people came all the way from Bristol, Ipswich, Leicester and Leeds just to watch us – and it was snowing that night!!

 

Q: What do you do to relax?

Listen to music, play the guitar or piano, watch TV (Friends, Two and a Half Men or Total Wipeout), eat, go for long walks, see my friends, read…

 

Q: Where would your favourite holiday (vacation) be and why?

Italy. It’s such a beautiful country with tasty food and lovely people. Or somewhere in South America.

 

Q: If you could give a little piece of advice for new or aspiring musicians what would it be?

Don’t ever give up if you think you’ve got something to offer. Listen to everyone’s advice even if you don’t agree with it at first (sometimes they’re right and someday you might). Be confident in knowing who you are. There are many great quotes by people like Nelson Mandela, Baz Lurhman, and Steve Jobs that have helped me find the courage to do what I do and put it much better than I could.

 

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to let our readers know about?

I can talk like Donald Duck, I’m a qualified Sailing Instructor and as a child I was on the front cover of a country music album called ‘Country Friends’.

 

 

Editor’s Note: The Robbie Boyd Band embodies feel good music with both great technical ability and an incredible voice too. Definitely one of Song Revelation’s “Bands to Watch” for 2012 and beyond!

 

If you’d like to learn more about or get in touch with the Robbie Boyd Band just follow the links below:

Website: www.robbie-boyd.com

Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/robbie-boyd

Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/therobbieboydband

YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/TheRobbieBoyd

Bandcamp: http://robbieboyd.bandcamp.com/track/angel

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheRobbieBoydBand

Twitter: www.twitter.com/robbieboydband

Myspace: www.myspace.com/robbieboydmusic

Artist Interview – Malea McGuinness

Malea McGuinness is an extremely talented singer and performer, currently based in Santa Monica, California, and is our latest Sonicbids competition winner. Despite Malea’s hectic schedule, working with some of the greatest songwriters and producers, we were delighted when she agreed to complete a feature interview with Song Revelation. Read the full interview below where Malea discusses, amongst other things, what she’s been working on over the last 12 months, her current career highlights and what songs she listens to when relaxing.

 

Malea McGuinness

 

 

Q: If you could use a tagline of less than 20 words to describe your music and who you are what would it be?

I think this is the toughest question. I’m an artist always trying to stay true to myself.

 

Q: What is your musical background?

Started out as an opera singer went to Manhattan School of Music.  Sang opera in NYC and Europe before I sang on Broadway in The King and I. It was a long and winding road to get to where I am now. 

 

Q: How have the last 12 months been for you?

Super busy.  Wrote with same great writers including Gary Burr in Nashville. Was on three tours. Did a new record with the legendary producer Jim Scott.

 

Q: Who inspires you musically?

I always go back to the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt I just never get tired of these artists-they are so inspiring to me….

 

Q: Which modern day artists do you look up to?

I saw Ray LaMontagne two years ago on my birthday.  He was at the Orpheum downtown and he just did his show with an acoustic guitar-just he and his guitar and he blew me away.  He didn’t speak the whole show except for one or two sentences….

I think Sia has the most incredible lyrics-I’ve been listening to her a lot lately- she’s not like anybody else out there.  I think Adele has an incredible voice and a style all her own.  I love Pat Monahan from Train I think he’s a super talented singer, writer.

 

Malea McGuinness

 

Q: Is there anyone you would like to collaborate or gig with?  

All of the above!

 

Q: What songs are on your iPod at the moment? 

Well a lot of songs but lately have been listening to Sia, The Black Keys, Elbow, and The Pistol Annies.

 

Q: What is your creative process for creating a track?

Well I’m always scratching down ideas, phrases, and melodies into a recorder. Then one day I’ll be just ready to write the song-something will stand out that seems strong enough to me to want to write about.

 

Q: What’s more important, melody or lyrics?

I guess it depends on whom you’re writing for and what you want to say.  There are so many different kinds of songs… storytelling songs; dance songs that have a hook that you just want to hear over and over…one thing we all know is when it works.

 

 Q: Where are you based?

Santa Monica.

 

Q: What’s it like being where you’re from?

Before I moved to California I had never been hiking.  Now I can hike, walk to the beach, go to the Farmer’s Market…all in the same day! I love it.  I feel much more in touch with nature than when I lived in NYC.

 

Malea McGuinness


 

Q: What are you currently working on?

New music, new things to do.

 

Q: What’s been the highlight of your career to date?

Singing on Broadway, touring with some legendary artists, making a record with Jim Scott.

 

Q: What are you hoping to achieve in over the next 12 months?

New songs, touring/collaborating with great artists and producers, who knows what great things are around the corner!

 

Q: Do you have any gigs or shows that you’d like to tell us about?

I just finished a tour and currently shooting a 3-D video.

 

Q: What do you do to relax?

I love walking my dog Jonah, cooking, knitting, reading, watching movies…I am a real homebody…

 

Q: Where would your favourite holiday (vacation) be and why?

Hmmmm I love to travel I guess I have some places at the top of my list I want to see:  Egypt, Italy, Turkey and Morocco.

 

Malea McGuinness

 

Q: If you could give a little piece of advice for new or aspiring musicians what would it be?

Well I feel like I am still a new and aspiring musician…. guess something that I’m working on is staying in the present. Trying not to worry about the future or thinking about mistakes I’ve made in the past just focused on right now and doing my best.

 

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to let our readers know about?

If you have a love of animals your local rescues always need volunteers.  It is so rewarding and it will open up a whole new world to you. It changed my life.  Just volunteering anywhere even a few hours a week will change you. You don’t need money to contribute to society.

 

Editor’s Note: Malea oozes style, talent and commercial appeal, effortlessly combining catchy melodies with profound lyrics.

 

If you’d like to learn more about or contact Malea McGuinness, just follow the links below:

 

twitter link: www.twitter.com/maleamcguinness

facebook link www.facebook.com/maleamusic

web page link: www.maleamusic.com

Youtube: www.malea.tv

Anything else: I’m on iTunes and Spotify

 

Malea McGuinness

 

 

Artist Interview – Molly Cottrell

Molly Cottrell is a talented musician and performer who is currently living and working in Los Angeles. When we first checked out Molly’s work at Song Revelation we were really keen to share her experiences and music with you, and were delighted when she agreed! Read the full interview below where Molly discusses what she’s been doing for the last 12 months, her musical inspirations and what she does to relax when not working.

 

Molly Cottrell

 

Q: If you could use a tagline of less than 20 words to describe your music and who you are what would it be?  

That is such an impossible request!  Describe not only my music but who i am in less than 20 words??  I feel that would be doing anyone involved (readers, myself, all my influences, etc) a great disservice.

 

Q: What is your musical background?  

I have been involved in music my entire life, including dance, musical theater, choirs, piano lessons, voice lessons, talent shows etc.  It didn’t take me long to realize that singing was my thing and from there I turned my piano and voice lessons into songwriting.  I have been writing my songs for about 9 years and performing them live for the last 4-5 years around Denver and Los Angeles.  I studied vocal performance in Denver and moved out to Los Angeles after graduation.

 

Q: How have the last 12 months been for you?

The last 12 months of my life have been some of the most unpredictable, exciting, and rough ones yet.  One year ago, actually even 9 months ago, I had no idea where I was going to be 3 months from then.  I didn’t know where I’d be living, how I would be making money, what steps I would be making towards my career, who I would be living with…it was a bit overwhelming to say the least.  In the last year I have gone from being in school in Denver to packing everything I own into my car, driving by myself across the country to Los Angeles without a lease on an apartment, no roommate, no real friends in LA, or even a job, to finding a job, apartment, roommate, and steadily working my way through the web that is the music industry.  It has been unbelievably exciting and at times extremely hard.  I can say without a doubt that this has been the hardest, most unpredictable, and most exciting year of my life thus far.

 

Q: Who inspires you musically?  

Soul music is what does it for me.  I’m fairly certain that my favorite voice of all time is Otis Redding.  Of course the classics like Aretha, Ray Charles, and Sam Cooke all influence me greatly in my songwriting and performance.  I’m also greatly moved by modern artists such as Adele, Cee Lo Green, and Mark Ronson who combine retro and old school vibes with current grooves and new takes on what has stood the test of time.  To be honest, it doesn’t necessarily matter if an artist is a performer of my genre or not though, what really matters is the heart they put into their work.  The emotion that pours from Nirvana’s music, the wisdom that comes through Paul Simon’s lyrics…it can come from anywhere and any kind of music.  But when it’s there you know it.

 

Molly Cottrell

 

Q: Which modern day artists do you look up to?  

I greatly admire Adele (who doesn’t these days).  The thing is, I’ve been admiring her for the past 4 years before many in the U.S. really knew who she was.  Her international breakthrough with this year’s album has been incredible to watch.  It has restored my faith in humanity to tell you the truth; people recognize, respect, and desire authenticity – it’s just a matter of whether or not they are handed it.  She is the real deal.  She has such an iconic, raw, authentic voice and seeing the world’s welcoming reaction to it has been a real boost to my hopes for the music industry in general.  There is still good music out there being written and performed by real artists and, most importantly, it is being acknowledged, rewarded, admired, and adored by people all over the world.

 

Q: Is there anyone you would like to collaborate or gig with?  

My ideal collaboration would be with producer Mark Ronson.  After seeing him work his magic with Amy Winehouse and seeing his tastes in styles/arrangements/genres, I am certain that he could do wonders with my songs and we could have a really great product if I ever get my dream opportunity to work with him!

 

Q: What songs are on your ipod at the moment?  

Besides absolutely everything…. :)  What has been on repeat lately has been the Black Keys (in my top two for favorite bands!), Mayer Hawthorne, Nirvana’s “Nevermind”, all kinds of Frank Sinatra, Tracy Chapman, and Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black album as well.

 

Q: What is your creative process for creating a track?  

The trigger for what starts a certain song is always different, it could be a phrase, a riff, a melody line, a bass line…anything really.  But once it begins, I find that I tend to choose a chord or some chord progression and from there the lyrics and melody seem to simultaneously come out.  I don’t even always know what it is I’m writing about until maybe half way through or even sometimes weeks or months after the song is written.  It sounds odd, but sometimes the words come out as if they’re sneaking out of some unknown corridor.  I read a quote somewhere by Paul Simon that I loved and he said, “I’m always more interested in finding what it is that I have to say by discovering it by accident”.  I read that and immediately smiled because it was validation from one of (in my opinion) today’s most talented wordsmiths that saying things you didn’t expect to say doesn’t make them any less valid.

 

Molly Cottrell

 

Q: What’s more important, melody or lyrics?  

I don’t know if I can actually answer that.  I suppose it depends on what your goal is as a songwriter…if you’re aiming for a more commercial “hit”, then I could easily argue that it’s the melody that must be catchy above all else, but if you’re aiming to tell a story or impart your thoughts more, then it would clearly be the lyrics.  It’s very obviously both that create a truly great song.  When I think about it, I tend to write them simultaneously actually…there are exceptions of course, but in general, I seem to produce the melody and lyrics all at once.  I believe that is most likely because I see them as one entity.

 

Q: Where are you based?  

I’m currently based out of Los Angeles.  I’ve lived here for only about 6 months now.

 

Q: What’s it like being where you’re from?  

I’m from a small town in Washington not too far from Seattle.  I absolutely love the Northwest and Seattle in particular, however my town is one that I never grew attached to.  I moved there when I was 12 so it isn’t exactly my hometown where I spent my whole life, it was more of a temporary place until I went away to college.  Growing up I was lucky enough to be able to travel the world with my parents and brother, which opened my eyes to the bigger picture and allowed me to grow as in independent, ambitious, and curious citizen of the world as opposed to someone who is locked down by location.  The way I see it, I’m “from” many different places.  And to truly be able to say that is a great feeling.

 

Q: What are you currently working on?  

I’m of course writing as much as I can, as well as performing around the area at venues like The Whisky A-Go-Go, Hotel Cafe, and House of Blues.  However, my next project is a collaboration with producer and writer Kelvin Wooten.  He has worked with a number of phenomenal artists such as Macy Gray, Jill Scott, Earth Wind & Fire, and Anthony Hamilton.  We’re hoping to form a creative partnership that includes writing as well as fine tuning songs already written.  That is coming up in a few months and I’m very much looking forward to it.

 

Molly Cottrell

 

Q: What are you hoping to achieve in over the next 12 months?  

Besides continuing to get my music out there into the hands of everyone possible, my main focus is industry networking and getting my music into the hands and ears of those in the industry who have not only the power but the desire to elevate a new musician to the next level if it is someone they truly believe in as an artist.  Whether that means a record deal or a production deal…whatever it may be, I’m looking (like everyone else in this crazy town is) to bring my craft to the masses.  In the next year alone that may include playing a festival or convention such as SXSW, networking with industry professionals who believe in what it is I’m doing, and, needless to say, continuing to write and do the best I can to relate myself to this world and those in it.

 

Q: Do you have any gigs or shows that you’d like to tell us about?  

Locally, I have played at Hotel Cafe, House of Blues, The Whisky A-Go-Go, The Foundry, and others.  My next shows will all be posted on my social media sites, specifically my Facebook music page:  http://facebook.com/mollycottrellmusic


 

Q: What do you do to relax?  

Anyone who knows me would not hesitate before saying: coffee shop.  I can go to one and literally spend hours with my latte and book or journal just reading/writing and relaxing.  It grounds me and brings me back to my core when I’m becoming a little scattered (as well as enabling my extreme addiction to coffee).  I have thought about this before and have come to the conclusion that I would be a very unpleasant, depressed, mess of a person if I didn’t have my time in coffee shops, however short.  It is a necessity for my vitality.

 

Molly Cottrell

 

Q: Where would your favourite holiday (vacation) be and why?  

My ideal vacation would be an extended trip (i’m talking months) that included extended stays in multiple countries around the world.  I have a list of places I want to go…and although, yes, that list includes every single place on earth, there is an order to it and I would like to check off the next ones on my list as well as revisit some of my favorites :)  Around the world travel.  I’ll take one ticket to everywhere please.

 

Q: If you could give a little piece of advice for new or aspiring musicians what would it be?  

That’s a funny question because you’re basically asking me to give myself advice…  I think, to break it down to the simplest form of what is necessary for an aspiring musician, I would say do not ever for a second let go of the fact that this is what you need to do.  Because that’s what this is for me, it’s something I need to do.  And it is because of that that I know it will work out.  I’m following my most basic of human instincts and simply doing what I have to do.

 

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to let our readers know about?  

Hear my music on iTunes and Spotify as well.  Check my Facebook and other websites for upcoming shows and tracks!  I have a number of new songs that I will be working on with some phenomenal musicians/producers in the next couple months so keep checking in!  Please pass my music along to anyone you feel may enjoy what it is I do.  Without anyone else, this career is an impossible feat for anyone.  So if you truly like what I do then please do me the biggest favor you could and pass it along.  It means the world to someone like me.

 

Molly Cottrell

 

Editor’s Note: Molly Cottrell has the drive, determination and talent to forge a successful career in the music industry. If you’re around Los Angeles make sure you check out one of her live shows.

 

If you’d like to learn more about or contact Molly Cottrell just follow the links below:

 

twitter link:  https://twitter.com/#!/MollyCottrell 

facebook link:  http://www.facebook.com/mollycottrellmusic


web page link:  http://mollycottrell.webstarts.com


soundcloud link:  http://soundcloud.com/molly_cottrell  

Youtube embeds:  http://www.youtube.com/user/mollycottrell/videos 

Bandcamp:  http://mollycottrell.bandcamp.com 

Molly Cottrell

 

Artist Interview – Ethan Hanson

Ethan Hanson is an upcoming musician and singer-songwriter with an upbeat pop-rock sound. When we first came across Ethan’s music we were really keen to interview him so that we could share his music, experiences and interests with you. Despite his increasingly hectic schedule we were delighted when he agreed. Read the full in-depth interview below where Ethan discusses, amongst other things, what music he enjoys listening to, what he’s currently working on and what he’s hoping to achieve over the next 12 months.

 

Ethan Hanson

 

Q: If you could use a tagline of less than 20 words to describe your music and who you are what would it be?

I’m a hard working young aspiring musician who’s pop – rock sound is definitive, universal, and colored with diverse musical stylings.

 

Q: What is your musical background?

I come from a musical family. My mother was an active folk singer / songwriter for many years through the Carolina’s. There were many musicians and songwriters in and around my household frequently, and it became a natural path for me. At a young age I wrote poetry which eventually morphed into songs when I started singing at 12. I was taken in by some very talented musicians and was taught guitar lessons for two years, then I started teaching lessons for a short amount of time. I spent many years honing my guitar playing as well as singing, doing hundreds and hundreds of shows. I love playing funk to jazz to rock to blues. I am a versatile guitar player first, a heartfelt singer songwriter second.

 

Q: Is there anyone you would like to collaborate or gig with?

There are many many artists I would be honored to work with, from many different backgrounds. To name just a few, Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Dave Matthews, Cee Lo Green, John Legend, Sara Bareilles, Jennifer Nettles, Common, Andre 3000.

 

Q: What songs are on your ipod at the moment?

 

Michael Franti – Skin On The Drum

Radiohead – 15 Step

Steve Vai – Tender Surrender

The Avett Brothers – The Perfect Space

Satisfied – Cee Lo Green

Third Eye Blind – Narcolepsy

 

Q: What is your creative process for creating a track?

For me there is no definite process by which a song is created. It can start a number of ways. The first step, consciously or unconsciously, is an emotion felt that needs to be expressed. The expression could start with a melody, with or without lyrics, that just starts playing on my internal radio, i.e. my head. It could be a guitar lick or a simple progression. Sometimes the whole song comes out at once. Sometimes it can take years for a song to come together, sometimes minutes. There is a definite ‘industry standard’ format that is usually followed for the song to be played on radio, and that can add to the challenge of presenting a complete thought or expression.

 

Ethan Hanson

 

Q: What’s more important, melody or lyrics?

That’s a tough call. I say depending on your perspective, and the genre or style, they are equally important. You can have a great catchy melody over a tight track that gets much success, simply because the melody is imprinted in the listener’s brain as soon as they hear the song. However, what’s the message? Although many listeners don’t catch on to lyrics, what are you saying to the people? Does it represent you as you intend? Every artist, whether coming from a ‘hit factory’ where subject matter and melody are usually preconceived based on the industry, or indy music where there is much more freedom (the only requirement is ‘nonconformist’) , will have unique goals in their intended message or ‘vibe’.

On the other hand, you can have the most insightful, deep, statement-making lyrics in the world, but if you can’t effectively communicate them through your melody, it may as well be a poem. There is a definite marriage between melody and lyrics that makes ‘timeless’ songs that will always lyrically relate to the listener through the test of time and people will always want to sing the song because the melody truly resonates with the lyrics, as well as the listener.

 

Q: What’s it like being where you’re from?

I’m from good old Fayetteville NC. (shout out to J Cole!) Also know as Da Ville or Fayettenam, it’s either a giant town or a midget city. It can’t seem to decide. Being from Da Ville, there isn’t much of a ‘going out’ scene, besides bars and clubs, which are mostly meat markets for GI’s. Theres a couple good music venues, theaters and bowling alleys. From my observation and experience, people in Fayetteville tend to make closer personal friendships with each other. Its not a small town, its not a big city. Its somewhere in the middle. So the main resource for fun is your friends.

We do a lot of hanging out and partying, which is why I’ve been slowly weening myself off of that town, besides my select close friends and family. Its a great place to meet talented, friendly, down to earth people, and then talk about what you wish you could do, because of the lack of outlets. It’s a good place to be when I’m done with my work and I want to go home to decompress and chill.

 

Ethan Hanson

 

Q: What are you currently working on?

I am now finished with all of the tracking for my new soon to be released full length album. I’m in the process of mixing and mastering. I have teamed up with the great Jeff Juliano (John Mayer, Dave Matthews, Train, Jason Mraz) to mix the bulk of the record, and it sounds phenomenal. I am also finalizing my full concept of the artwork and visual aspect of the physical album as I prepare to release it early 2012. I just released my first music video for my song “Georgia”, which you can watch online at www.ethanhansonmusic.com, and have started working on my next music video for my single “Real Love” which will be available online as well in the short weeks to come. I’m also doing an instrumental acoustic side project with great friend, Native American flautist and percussionist Jonathan Ward, which I’m very excited about.

 

Q: What’s been the highlight of your career to date?

I have had some really awesome experiences the past few years. But just today (Dec 5, 2011) I did an awesome interview / performance with radio personality Larry London on Voice Of America’s show Border Crossings here in Washington DC. This program reaches a worldwide audience of about 141 million. No pressure, right? Especially when I have to be able sing to the world at 10am with no coffee. I did my best to be relaxed and just have a nice conversation with Larry and I had a great time. All the folks at the station were down to earth and chill, and they gave me great feedback, as I wiped the sweat off my brow. Mission accomplished!

 

Q: What are you hoping to achieve over the next 12 months?

In 2012, I hope to survive the end of time, predicted by the Mayan calendar. If that works out, I plan on launching a 25 city radio tour all along the East Coast, starting in January at the time my full album is released. I plan on attending many seminars and conferences all over the country from NY to LA. I will be performing constantly, interviewing constantly, and will be on the never-ending road. I hope to land a gig opening for an established act’s tour, and growing my fan base exponentially. I would love to do some collaborations with some great artists. I will be hitting all media outlets hard, radio, internet, social networking, public performance. I will be introducing myself to the world, so to speak, and hopefully eat some good food and have some great laughs in the process.

 

Ethan Hanson

 

Editor’s Note: Ethan Hanson moulds effective songwriting and lyrical muse with a heartfelt commercial sound. Make sure you tell your friends you found him first.

 

If you’d like to contact Ethan Hanson or check out some more of his material just follow the links below:

 

Website link: http://ethanhansonmusic.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hearethanhanson

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ethan_hanson

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/ethanh1407

MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/39694720

Artist Interview – Jon Bellion

Jon Bellion is an upcoming musician and singer from Long Island, New York. When we first checked out Jon’s unique and commercial sound of music we were really keen to interview him so that we could share his music, interests and experiences with you. Read on to find out about which modern day artists Jon is inspired by, what he’s currently working on and what motivates him to pursue a career in the music industry.

 

Jon Bellion

Jon Bellion

 

Q: If you could use a tagline of less than 20 words to describe your music and who you are what would it be?

My music is a big ball of what the heck! I honestly have no genre, no lane, no anything… I’m just making music and having fun and that’s all I can ask for…. God has blessed me with a desire to make all kinds of music…. so that’s what I shall do!

 

Q: What is your musical background?

I have none! One day I walked downstairs and kinda just started playing my family’s piano. I think I was 6? I was born with this thing called perfect pitch (or so they say) where I can just hear stuff and play it – I don’t know how to read sheet music or notes at all!

 

Q: Who inspires you musically?

Kanye West, Coldplay, John Mayer, ANDRE 3000!!  And like a million other people! I’ve been on an owl city kick lately… they’ve been treating me well lol

 

Q: Which modern day artists do you look up to?

Andre 3000!

 

Q: Is there anyone you would like to collaborate or gig with?

I feel like there are too many people to mention in the last 3 questions! I want to work with and make music with so many people!

 

Jon Bellion

Jon Bellion

 

Q: What songs are on your iPod at the moment?

I don’t have an iPod :) I buy full CDs and put them in the 6 CD changer in my car :) haha

 

Q: What is your creative process for creating a track?

Eh who knows….. I honestly don’t even know what I’m going to create tomorrow lol ALOT of stuff I get comes from the shower…. I think it’s my moms shampoo…. it’s like fruity and like mind clearing and incredible smelling…. yeah …. it’s that.

 

Q: What’s more important, melody or lyrics?

Tough question! I think in todays age its a TAD more melody? Cuz the crap lyrics on the radio are so incredibly mind blowingly simple but the melodies are hella strong.

 

Q: Where are you based?

Long Island New York….. But I’m more in Manhattan lately for writing and production jobs…. traveling is where it’s at!

 

Q: What are you currently working on?

Who knows lol I started a mixtape the other day and the intro is so gravy! But maybe I’ll make it a single? Who knows! I love having control over all my music because I do every aspect of it…. I answer to no one what I do with my music :)

 

Q: What’s been the highlight of your career to date?

Hmm ….. the past couple of weeks I’ve been having meetings with people I’ve looked up to my whole life…. it’s amazing to be in front of your heroes and big wigs you’ve only read about… to hear them offer you things and like what you do it’s so humbling!

 

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to let our readers know about?

Ummmm…. if anyone’s even reading this…. just know …that I DON’T KNOW! I have no idea if I’ll even wake up tomorrow let alone my MASTER MUSICAL PLAN lol I’m taking it day-by-day and loving life….. I smile I breathe and I laugh in the studio… it’s where I’m home…. and I’ll forever be in there creating…. that’s literally it :)  BEAUTIFUL MIND!

 

Jon Bellion

Jon Bellion

 

Editor’s Note: Jon Bellion is a creative artist and individual who has created some really appealing tracks. Definitely one of Song Revelations musicians to watch for 2012 and beyond!

 

If you’d like to contact Jon or check out some more of his tracks just follow the links below:

 

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/jonbellion

Website: http://www.jonbellion.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jonbellion?sk=wall

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/jonbellionmusic?feature=mhum

Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/jonathanbellion/

 

Artist Interview – GÜRU

GÜRU are a rock band from Barcelona in Spain consisting of Paul Sastre (Vocals and Acoustic Guitar), David Palau (Lead Guitar and Vocals), Jordi Vericat (Bass) and Toni Mateos (Drums) and are our latest Sonicbids competition winner. When we first checked out GÜRU’s high energy music we were really impressed and were therefore delighted when David from the band agreed to complete a full in-depth feature interview for Song Revelation. Read on to find out about what inspires the GÜRU sound, what David’s career highlights have been and what its like living in Barcelona.

 

GÜRU

 

Q: If you could use a tagline of less than 20 words to describe your music and who you are what would it be?

GÜRU, HARD ROCK, AOR, STUDIO MUSICIANS, PRODUCER, SONGWRITER, GUITARIST.

 

Q: What is your musical background?

I just started playing guitar at the age of 10. I studied music reading & theory, modern harmony, so by the age of 15 I was absolutely fascinated about the recording world and production. My first job was in a recording studio at the age of 18, it was as an assistant at first, but I was growing up really fast and in 2 years I started producing and engineering a lot of recordings.

At that time I had an intense period of making music for commercials and movies. That was amazing for me, I learned a loti read a lot… I was like a sponge at that time and was 24 hours a day into music…When you’re young your absorption capacity is unlimited.

Fascinated by sound, I have combined my passion for composing and producing with my work as a studio musician. I have toured all over the world with many big artists that helped me grow as a person.

I have built my own recording studio called Divertimento (where GÜRU was recorded), worked for television and recorded more than 400 records

I have worked as a guitar instructor at ESMUC for 2 years (Berklee in Barcelona). Now I just do some masterclasses as a teacher.

 

Q: How have the last 12 months been for you?

I’ve been promoting GÜRU’s release through the internet (a hard ‘time-demanding’ thing…) and touring with the band in Spain; doing a lot of shows to reach every important city and crowd.

I’ve been touring with an important Spanish singer as a Musical Director and guitarist with more than 100 shows in Spain, Europe, Latin America and USA; producing a Universal Records DVD release from this artist for worldwide release.

 

Q: Who inspires you musically?

Many things have influenced me since I was a kid. I remember my first “cassette”. It was: “The turn of a friendly card” by Alan Parsons. I was 13 years old so that music opened my mind and brought me a high level of imagination, music was like painting.

After that I started listening bands like: Camel, Genesis, Toto, Police, Pink Floyd, Yes…Big bands, big ideas, big sounds… The 80’s touched my life…Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, Aerosmith, Journey, Van Halen, Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai. At the same time, I was classically trained, so I tended to mix Rock with big scores.

 

Q: Which modern day artists do you look up to?

There’s some interesting bands out there, I’m not that much into ‘actual’ sound, simple because I don’t like it…I just have to admit that some bands have impressed me like: Work of Art, Pride of Lions and Mitch Malloy to name a few.

 

Q: Is there anyone you would like to collaborate or gig with?

Of course…there’s a long list of dreams…jaja !!! It would be amazing touring with Bryan Adams, Toto, Bon Jovi, Van Halen, Steve Vai…Do I have to continue…?

 

Q: What songs are on your iPod at the moment?

Work of Art, Skillet, Heart, Yes, Toto.

 

Q: What is your creative process for creating a track?

I usually tend to write music in first place, when there’s some melody in my head or some musical picture of sound in my mind…that’s the first flash of light. Then it comes the time to put some lyrics, to know what the song is gonna talk about and last of all there comes an intense process of work; producing and recording in the Studio.

 

Q: What’s more important, melody or lyrics?

Melody…I’m Spanish, so when I was a kid all that I could understand from American music was the melody, I fell in love with the sound, the harmony…

that’s what you whistle when you walk, right? But I have to admit that as long as I was learning English I could discover a new horizon of my favourite artists. There’s lyrics that makes you cry and melodies that make you shiver…

 

GÜRU - The Band

 

Q: Where are you based?

I live in Barcelona, Spain.

 

Q: What’s it like being where you’re from?

It’s really difficult to pop out from Spain as a rock band, due to the cultire…People tend to think that Spain is only flamenco, toros (bulls) and siesta (nap)…jaja!! That’s cool, but we do more things than that…and here’s is GÜRU to show what kind of rock is made in Barcelona!

 

Q: What are you currently working on?

I work as a Musical Director/Producer/Guitarist for a very famous artist in Spain called David Bisbal (3 Latin Grammy Winner artist, 6 million selling, etc.…). I also work with other Spanish International artist like: Alejandro Sanz, Miguel Bose, Mecano, Serrat and Kike Santander.

 

Q: What’s been the highlight of your career to date?

There have been some special moments in my life musically speaking, some to remember:

Bon Jovi’s opening artist in ’96 (These Days Tour)

Rock in Rio 2004 (Alejandro Sanz)

Madison Square Garden (Alejandro Sanz)

Central Park New York (David Bisbal)

Playing with Noa 2003

House of Blues (Orlando, Las Vegas)

Opening band with GÜRU for (Jimi Jamison, Y&T, House of Lords)

 

Q: What are you hoping to achieve in over the next 12 months?

I’ve been composing for the second GÜRU record, so I hope to work in my free time to release a new CD next year. As a professional I have a world tour with the most important composers in Spain (Serrat / Sabina)

I hope to speak with you guys in a year just telling you about the new record !!

 

Q: Do you have any gigs or shows that you’d like to tell us about?

I will be playing in Madrid as a Musical Director for Ted Poley’s (Danger Danger) concert. I have to get ready a band for that concert.

I’m also doing some concerts with GÜRU in January.

 

Q: What do you do to relax?

Nothing…!! Hahah!!

Just laying and walking by the sea, hanging out with my friends and my wife. I go to see other bands. Anything but travelling, airports, migration lines…etc.

 

GÜRU - The Band

 

Q: Where would your favourite holiday (vacation) be and why?

I used to have a winter holiday every year my wife, we like to go any place with cold and snow .No cell, no Internet just being away from the real world and walk, talk,…no time worries and no schedule to follow.

 

Q: If you could give a little piece of advice for new or aspiring musicians what would it be?

Be honest, be disciplined and be talented. Study as much as you can and learn from older people. Money and fame will come along the way.

 

Q: Is there anything else you’d like to let our readers know about?

I’ve been in love with music since I was born, so anything I do is real music and part of me. Welcome to my personal project…Welcome to GÜRU !!

 

Editor’s Note: GÜRU are a rock band with attitude, sincerity and a high level of musicianship. Definitely one of Song Revelation’s international bands to watch for 2012 and beyond.

 

If you’d like to check out more of GÜRU’s songs or get in touch just follow the links below:

Website:  http://www.gururockband.com

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/GURUROCKBAND

Facebook: http://es-es.facebook.com/gururockband

Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/guruofficial

SonicBids:  http://www.sonicbids.com/epk/epk.aspx?epk_id=329828

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