Heres my interview with Silent Siren
How'd you get started in music?
Well I started as a teenager with a few metal bands and found some success as a professional metal musician in bands like Invitation to Die, Aepoch, Moltar in my 20s as a lead guitarist, vocalist and bassist. Once my daughter was born I found myself less attached to the metal scene and started getting more into singing and indie music rather than brutal death metal growling and so silent sirens recently began last year as a completely self made project.
Who are your inspirations or influences?
I love bands like Opeth, cynic, villagers, passenger, Stevie Ray Vaughan, don Ross, Andy McKee, old 70s funk in general, CCR, Pink Floyd. There is really too many to count, but those for sure off the top of my head.
What advice would you offer aspiring performers?
Just keep practicing. Hone your craft, whether that be DJ, guitar, bass, drums, singing, whatever. Just put the time in and most important if all... Do it for yourself and have fun. If you can't do it out of passion for it, then everyone will hear it in what you create and the things you create won't mean as much to you.
How do you set yourselves apart from other bands or singers?
I just kind of do whatever I feel like musically. I don't really intentionally try to set myself apart necessarily, as much as I just wrote what comes out and see what comes of it. So my next EP is going to be a concept album while the previous one was a collection of songs about mental illness. The next one also has a bit more of a jazzy funk aspect to some of the songs as well as my more sombre sounding stuff.
But TLDR; I just do whatever I feel like and put it out there. Then hope people enjoy hearing it as much as I enjoy writing it.
Any new gigs or albums in the future?
As of now, no gigs booked as the lockdowns in Canada cause a lot of trouble with that but once it's a bit more open I do have some things in the works for some shows as well as the next EP. You can find my current EP and a single from the next one on my SoundCloud here: https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/