Your last CD Asianblue
is very cool, the songs really go together and are unique at the same time. Thanks, we used a couple of different producers in different studios
and worked hard at making the CD sound seamless.
Will your new
album be recorded in the same way? I think every album is a reaction
to the one before. Whatever you liked or didn’t like about the last
record influences your new one. There will probably be more acoustic drums
and less loops on the next one. I just try and write songs without ego, I
get excited by lyrics and like to get my songs out there.
You wear a lot
of different hats, songwriter, singer, producer and you also run your own
label, Dead Daisy Records. What does a typical day consist of for you? Lots
of phone calls. It gets a little crowded, running a label instead of writing
songs, you definitely have to set aside time to write. You have to learn to
listen to yourself so that when you do get a feel or idea for a song you can
stop what you’re doing and write. I do get help with the day-to-day
tasks involved with running a label. We have four girls who help a great deal.
What's your view
on downloading music? Most of my fans who download my music end up
buying a CD or coming to a show. A lot of people have found out about my music
through downloads and the internet. I support it, even though it's made it
difficult for major labels, who are the ones who traditionally have made the
bulk of the money from record sales.
playing a Seagull for quite sometime and recently have been using a Multiac. I think the Multiac sounds great, it really is the best of both acoustic and
electric worlds. As for the Seagull, I bought it about seven years ago at
a local shop, I remember trying a lot of guitars but kept going back to the
Seagull. I still like the sound and haven’t found anything else I like
thing you like most about being a fulltime musician? I
think the luxury of being able to do what I want to do. If I have a show,
I do it without worrying if I can take time off work or anything like that.
Any tips you’d
like to offer to aspiring musicians trying to pursue music full-time? Put
everything you have into it and try to sift out the useless criticism from
people who actually care and have something valid to say. Move to a major
city and play clubs a lot.
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