Thursday, December 31, 2020

DJ Interviews: Second Hand Mojo

Hey there guys DJ Dizzy here & I recently sat down with Second Hand Mojo who had a lot to say on their music have a look & enjoy 

How'd you get started in music?
I come from a fairly musical background, while not musicians my family was really into it to the music of the day. Music was a big part of our household my parents really turned me on to a huge variety of music. I started playing guitar at around five. Start playing bands at 12 or 13. I’ll start playing professionally at 16. I was also in band in school. I ended up playing bars and doing some recordings with all the local bands and had some minor success very early. This really what the fuse my desire to be a musician and also influenced my need to play in front of people and to write and share music.
Who are your inspirations or influences?
I’m a huge fan of the late 60s and early 70s rock ‘n’ roll Beatles, the Stones, Pink Floyd, the Doors , The Who, the Kinks, Frank Zappa, Santana, Jimi Hendrix, really anything from that era. I also became a huge fan of 50s R&B and the blues.

What advice would offer aspiring performers?
Practice, learn your craft, mostly get as much love out there as you can. If you have a voice and a message, someone will wanna listen. Be true to who you are don’t try to be anyone else. Do t be afraid to fail. It really is the best learning tool. I really feel like it strengthens a person. It also helps to polish the art when you learn from these missteps. And lastly play live as much as you can.

How do you set yourselves apart from other bands or singers?
With a Second Hand Mojo one of the things that set us apart from current bands Is our authentic classic rock ‘n’ roll sound and our our vocals all five guys sing, And all five guys our professional musicians with a ton of experience. We are playing in the genre you don’t get to hear very often anymore. We write accessible songs and have a very energetic and polished live show.

Any new gigs or albums in the future?
With the Covid most of our gigs were canceled this year. We released an EP In January and did well on the college charts and a single in July that did well on College Radio as well. We are starting to get some play on commercial or what they call AAA radio stations across the country now and hope that this will lead to a prosperous and eventful 2021. But as of right now a lot is very up in the air with regard to live performances. We are writing for a new recording and hopefully will go to the studio sometime to beginning of 2021. We are also hoping to play at SXSW in 2021 as well but waiting really to see if it’s going to be in live a virtual or what that looks like. Until then it is writing, new material and looking for opportunities for next year and beyond. 2Hand Mojo

Special thanks to them for doing this interview & I wish them luck in their music. So until then I'll catch you on The Flipside. Stay awesome & rock n roll!

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

DJ Interviews: Kyetoba

 Hey there all DJ Dizzy here & I just did an interview with a singer named Kyetoba who had  so much to share on their musical origins (The interview was done via Twitter)

How'd you get started in music? I started playing the violin as a child and played in school orchestras and such. I already enjoyed writing lyrics and poems but I didn’t start composing until I was about 18. It started with me altering arrangements for a string group and then naturally progressed to me writing my own stuff. Who are your inspirations or influences? My earliest musical memories are listening to Rob Dougan. He’s an amazing singer and composer and I remember thinking as a child how cool it all was. I’m a big fan of Lana Del Rey and bands like Royal Blood. I’d also say I’m influenced a lot by the film and video games I like. I grew up watching a lot of sci-fi/thrillers and directors such as Christopher Nolan and Zack Snyder. What advice would offer aspiring performers? I would say to embrace what makes you unique. Everyone’s journey is different and so don’t compare yourselves to others. It’s never to late to start learning a musical skill either. How do you set yourselves apart from other bands or singers? Just as we are all unique human beings, if you stay true to yourself then your art can reflect this individuality. I’m just me and my music reflects my personal life experience and how I grew up. Any new gigs or albums in the future? Lots of new singles to be released over the next few months and an album is currently in the works. I’m also working on a classical album on the side too. When gigs are allowed again I’d definitely love to perform.

Special thanks to them for this interview & I wish them luck in their music. So until then I'll catch you on The Flipside! Stay awesome & rock n roll!

Monday, December 28, 2020

DJ Interviews: Sonia D

 Hey there guys here's my interview with singer Sonia D

How'd you get started in music?

- I started writing music when I was 14 and I did music all through school and I was in various bands throughout the years. Last year I decided to go out on my own as a solo artist. 

Who are your inspirations or influences?

- There are many artists that inspire me like Nina Simone, Jeff Buckley, Pete Yorn, Tori Amos, Fiona Apple and Chantal Kreviazuk.

What advice would offer aspiring performers?

- For aspiring performers my advice would be to be true to yourself, do your own thing, keep practicing daily, enjoy the journey and don't strive for perfection.

How do you set yourselves apart from other bands or singers?

- I just try and stay true to myself and keep learning my craft and hope to reach listeners that resonate with my style of music. 

Any new gigs or albums in the future

- A lot more singles to come and hopefully an EP next year and continue to do livestream gigs on the Stageit platform. 

Sunday, December 27, 2020

DJ Interviews: Postindustrial Poets

Hey there guys & NI had the pleasure of interviewing a band who answers to the name of  Postindustrial Poets as they shared with me their musical beginnings.



How'd you get started in music?

Hi, I'm Pete and I write the songs and play guitar (and keyboards when needed). I started playing the guitar when I was a kid, and spent my teenage years playing in teenage bands (like, logically). Took time away from playing for a while, started playing blues and covers in various formations. And then songs started coming and I wanted to hear them. So we got together and started recording last year - and got brave enough to get them out in the world this spring.  

Who are your inspirations or influences?
A whole bunch of people. Tom Waits would be a big one. The Rolling Stones too - we wrote a song about Brian Jones: Maybe the big thing with the Stones is that we listen to some of the stuff that they listened to - like Chicago blues. But also garage bands and punk and the Velvet Underground - I think there is a spikiness about some of our stuff that comes from listening to bands like the Buzzcocks.

What advice would offer aspiring performers?
Be realistic - things are not easy. Make the music you want to make - if you don't believe in your stuff what is the point? Keep learning.  And above all, have fun! And musically, take a few risks!

How do you set yourselves apart from other bands or singers?

There are a lot of great bands around. I think there are a few things that are a bit different about us, when you take them together. We put a lot of work in the lyrics, like singer songwriters do mayble, But we combine that with a bit of a spiky, garageband attitude. And that goes with some roots in blue and old soul, which is maybe not so common these days. And we definitely take a few risks! 
Any new gigs or albums in the future
At the moment we have no plans for any gigs -just hard to see that happening over the next few months in Europe. There is talk of something live-streamed at the end of the year, beginning of 2021. That would be cool...

We are working towards an album in the New Year, and are weighing whether it will be purely digital, or whether to go for vinyl or a CD. You know, your head says, purely digital. Your heart says "gimme some vinyl!" 

Special thanks to them for doing this interview & much luck to them in their music. So until then I'll catch you on The Flipside! Stay awesome & rock n roll!

Saturday, December 26, 2020

DJ Interviews: ATRAPA

Hey guys DJ Dizzy here & I had the honor of interviewing metal band ATRAPA as they shared their humble beginnings.

How'd you get started in music?

My adventure with music started around the age of 12. Then I started listening to the charts of program 3 of the Polish radio. Later (1983-1985) my friends from school brought the first recordings of punk rock bands such as GBH, Black Flag. At that time, there were several programs on Polish radio broadcasting alternative and punk rock music. The music was recorded on cassettes. Along with punk broadcasts, programs about metal music appeared. It was the first time I heard the band Slayer. Since then, I'm metalhead, now I'm 50.

When it comes to playing the guitar one of my heartfelt friends had a guitar and showed me a few chords and melodies, the rest went by themselves. I bought my first battery-operated electric guitar. I sold it and bought another one. I currently have two guitars in order of having a fourth and fifth. With friends from school we started with band called Rigor Mortis, we made only one reahersal meeteing but we composed about 10 short punk songs. Now I don't know what exactly happened, but we cut it.

Who are your biggest influences or inspirations

My musical inspirations are rather specific genres such as metal, hardcore, thrash metal. Of course I have favorite bands like Slayer, S.O.D. / M.O.D., Testament, Grip Inc., Soulfy, Terror, First Blood and many more. I have always wanted to combine punk rock, metal and hardcore in my music. Crossover would be the closest term. In a few reviews of my band's album we were described as core ;-)

What advice do you have for any aspiring musicians or performers?

Advice for those who are starting to play music? Do what you love to do, play a concert for even a few people in the room, compose new songs, play rehearsals and concerts as often as possible.

I don't stand out from other bands or singers. I make the music that I feel the most.

Any New gigs or albums in the future?

Now we have a second lockdown in Poland. If it is possible to play a concert, we will definitely play. As for the new album: I have an idea to record an English version of the vocals of our only album "Atrapa Czlowieka" (Human Dummy). Apart from that, the band has about 8-10 unregistered compositions, my dream is to record them. In addition to the above, we are waiting for the video from the live performance of July 10, 2020 for the song "Protest Song". As soon as it is ready, I will certainly inform you. Greetings from Poznań, Poland. Maciej ATRAPA

Thursday, December 24, 2020

DJ Interviews: Alan Young

 Hey there guys its your old friend The DJ & this is my interview with Alan Young


How'd you get started in music?

I was given instruments and music-related stuff at an early age and I enjoyed playing them even though I didn’t have lessons. I was fortunate to have natural rhythm and could learn by ear very quickly. I learned everything I needed to know by just listening to certain songs I liked over and over again and again to get the notes and chords of the songs right. First instrument I ever played was a keyboard, then I moved to drums and then guitar, bass and so on and so forth. I later had singing lessons and still have them now.

The first song I ever learned on a guitar was "Long Slow Goodbye" by Queens of the Stone Age. And then about a year later, I became a Deep Purple/Ritchie Blackmore superfan.

I got my dad when I was six and he has always been one of my major inspirations in music. He used to be a guitar player in two heavy metal bands in the '90s called The Batmans and The Professors.  I get on really well with my dad, he helped me find where I belong in music.


Who are your inspirations or influences?

My top influences are Queen, The Killers, Take That, Muse, ELO, Keane, The Feeling, Scouting for Girls and Van Halen.


What advice would offer aspiring performers?

Well, the title for one of my songs was written on a flight back from Spain. I don't know why, the title just appeared in my head. I then scribbled down some gibberish lyrics that didn't make any sense whatsoever and years later I give the lyrics some music and I try the song by its newly-found form and performing it live on stage at the open mic nights just evolved the song a lot more than I expected it to be. So, I think one of my tips is just to carry on writing songs even though they sound gibberish.

When performing, as long as you are really rehearsed then you’ll perform well. Even if you play or sing a bad note, no one remembers as long as the majority is good. Make sure you aren’t just standing about on stage, make it a show. And think of something interesting or funny to say between songs and rehearse that as much as your set so you keep people entertained.


How do you set yourself apart from other bands or singers?

Well, I play all the instruments. I sing, arrange harmonies, write the music and lyrics and I produce and mix it as well all in my very own studio. I do nearly all of the creative process that only a few musicians get to do. I like to mix Killers-style synth music with Brian May-like guitar harmonies with some hints of Take That into it which is quite unusual. My musical perspective (as well as my perspective for everything) is neuro-diverse so I find it easier to do everything as it brings my musical vision together faster. I do still enjoy collaborating however and have performed on songs for Urban Viking/Blind Orb and Sam Hepworth. I also write and perform in bands such as Live Transmission, Paria, Our Ransom and Dental Misorder on various instruments.


Any new gigs or albums in the future

Well I do have some gigs planned definitely next year but as all our music venues in the UK are currently closed it’s difficult to say exactly when for definite it will be. But it WILL be! I do live stream on my Instagram @meatbehindabeat for now and do a musical extravaganza every six weeks or so.  

I am releasing a Christmas single called Snow Globe, and a Christmas EP as well, both aimed for release at the beginning of December. They will be on all major platforms to stream.

Special thanks to him for doing this interview & I wish him lots of luck on his success & so until then I'll catch you on The Flipside! Stay awesome & rock n roll!

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

DJ Interviews: Legendarium Band

 Hey there guys DJ Dizzy here & I've had the pleasure of interviewing a punk rock band who calls themselves Legendarium as they sat down & spoke on their success.

How'd you get started in music?

I have been playing guitar off and on since age 8 (I think) just playing covers and such. I've always felt I a real desire to express myself with music, but I had no idea where to start. Somewhere around 2016/2017 I got the idea to start writing my own songs. At that time I didn't know what I was doing or how to form a band, and I was very self-conscious about my music so I just did everything myself. I started to sing and play keyboards. I found I could do everything myself except drums, so I started asking around online for people who could record drums for an album, and Stefano responded to me. I see that as the point Legendarium really started. 

Who are your inspirations or influences?

My main influences would be the Misfits, Type O Negative, Running Wild and Buckethead. Besides those there's loads of other bands I draw influence from, mostly in thrash, doom, gothic and power metal, and hardcore punk and horror punk.

What advice would offer aspiring performers?

Define what you find most important in music, and stick to that. Don't let anybody tell you what to do. Don't change your sound because someone tells you they don't like it. If you have a vision and an idea you truly believe in, nothing else matters. 

How do you set yourselves apart from other bands or singers?

I think Legendarium offers a blend of genres and styles that is pretty unique, and I like to think the melodies and lyrics are very strong. Besides that I don't try to be anything for anybody. I just do what I like and what I believe in. 

Any new gigs or albums in the future

Nothing planned in the future, but 2 weeks ago I released our new album "Reign In Repose", a 40-minute concept album full of tasty riffs, triumphant solos, cosmic horror and more. It's available on all big streaming platforms like Spotify and YouTube, and for the first time ever I had CDs made, which are available through our Bandcamp!

Special thanks to them for doing this interview & I wish them luck in their music so until then I'll catch you on The Flipside! Stay awesome & rock n roll!

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

DJ Interviews: The Voda Trio

 Hey there guys its your old pal The DJ I just sat down wth a band who call themselves

How'd you get started in music? 

When I was 9 my father took me to his friend who was a saxophone player, I tried it and kinda liked it, there was an option to start my education in the music school, I passed entry exams and I started to study sax, one year later I played very demanding concert. It was pretty intense until I was 17 and I watched Free's video from Isle of Wight, Paul Kossoff blew me away and I decided that, from now on, I will learn to play the guitar and it HAS to be GIBSON Les Paul. :D. 

Who are your inspirations or influences? 
What I appreciate among musicians is their originality in playing or composing. There is not much difference in musical style, if you know what I mean! If someone can bring out emotions this is absolutely the heart of the music.
When I was growing up I used to listen to rock and rock orientated music most of the time. When it comes to guitarists it is impossible not to mention Jan Akkerman, Tony Bourge, Leslie West or Jeff Beck. I also listened to excellent Polish musicians - Dariusz Kozakiewicz and Maciej Gładysz. When I think about other musicians, it's Vincent Crane, Al Jarreau, Basia, Chick Corea, David Byron, and I can name a lot more.
I think I am most inspired by interpersonal relationships, the values we represent and how we relate to each other. I like to observe changes over the time and place.

 What advice would offer aspiring performers?

I strongly believe that being real in what you do is absolutely essential. If making music and being on stage is our passion we are able to achieve many of our dreams or goals - call it as you wish. 

How do you set yourselves apart from other bands or singers?  

I think it's a tricky one :D. Voda plays very diverse music, sometimes you hear heavy riffs and other time you got improvisations on the piano. When you add strange time signatures, unpredictable solutions to it, and all that within just 3 people, It's very likely us! 

Any new gigs or albums in the future 
Considering pandemic, we are one of the most active teams, we've played about 20 club concerts this year so far, few summer open air festivals (we are really lucky as nothing compares to the tangible audience we've had. Of course we've played some online concerts too. In fact yesterday (4th of November) we had the premiere of a double album called PARALLAXIS recorded during Voda online concert in June this year! This is a CD+DVD which is not so popular in the world anymore, so we advertise it as 

"The last DVD in the world" :D

Saturday, December 19, 2020

DJ Interviews: Paul Tait

Hello everyone its your old friend DJ Dizzy & I had the pleasure of sitting down with a singer named Paul Tait who had alot to say about his music & his humble beginnings.

How'd you get started in music?
I had been playing piano and drums, writing my own music, and acting since teen years.  I was living in New York City seeking work as an actor when my desire to play\entertain as a singer-songwriter became impossible to ignore.  Music won out as the truest form of expression.  I settled in the Boston area and became a part of the then robust scene, but would travel often back to NYC to play industry showcases and shop demos.
Who are your inspirations or influences?
Pretty much what we call classic rock, the years from 1965-1975 in particular.  Naturally amazing music was made before and after that period.  The Beatles were the "building foundation" and everything else the structure.
What advice would offer aspiring performers?

No one has a plan they can sell you!  No one has the “secret to success”.  Manager Herb Gart (Don McLean, Argent, etc) once told me the One Rule.  “If you quit you will fail.”  No flip side.  No guarantee if you work hard you’ll get a deal.  BUT if you give up, indeed, you will fail!

How do you set yourselves apart from other bands or singers?
Never have I listened to another act, local or otherwise, and compared myself or thought "Wow I have to compete with them!"  I have always been me - for better or worse.
Any new gigs or albums in the future?

I retired due to health reasons in 2018.  But one never knows...

Special thanks to him for doing this interview & I wish him luck in his music. So until then I'll catch you The Flipside! Stay awesome & rock n roll!

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Thursday, December 10, 2020

The Rebirth of music: In conclusion

uHowever the music world continues to evolve with new artists, genres, & styles alike such as cultural styles & genres which have been an impact in American culture & technology would then shape it such as auto tune & holograms of performers that have passed away & videos on You tube,
So in conclusion music is always changing & there’s always going to be people who’d like to share their passion & skills for it. That’s what makes a true  musician & singer. Though the genre or performers change along with it never forget that it takes true talent, drive & passion but most of all the music. Thanks so much for listening & stay awesome.

Well there you go my full thoughts on the music scene & how its really changed since then. With that said I hope you enjoyed it Stay awesome & I'll catch you on the flipside! Rock n roll!

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

The Rebirth of Music part 3: Grunge comes calling & the unfortunate return of pop

Here's part 3 of the Rebirth of music

The year of the 90s would soon give way to grunge & artists like Nirvana & Kurt Cobain as they’d soon pave the way for many grunge artists & would soon bring about a new sound.

Soon after the grunge movement the late 90s would soon give way to bubblegum pop once again in the way of the teen idol (Yuck!) But through all the excruciating top 40 hits the music genre died down & the teen idol was soon no more (Thank goodness.)

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

The Rebirth of Music Part 2: Taking on a whole new sound & a whole new era

Here's part 2 of the rebirth of music

It wasn’t long when the 60s & 70s happened soon it became the era of Woodstock & it was artists like, The Beatles, Janis Joplin & Jimi Hendrix who’d then turn the rock n roll world on its ear & Andy Warhol would soon breathe art into it then redefine it.
a whole new era

Soon the 80s would open up the doors for many artists & a synthesized sound. There were a lot of groups who specialized in this such as INXS & A Flock of Seagulls & more this would also open the door for lip syncing.

Monday, December 7, 2020

The Rebirth of Music Part 1 Intro & how it all began

Hello everyone its DJ Dizzy here & I wanted to share yet another thing I wanted to share regarding how music has shaped & changed the world as we know ir so pull up a chair as we take a journey through the rebirth of music

These sources were provided by some of my personal knowledge of music & also from the PBS documentary The History of Rock n Roll & the following photos from different websites which shall be covered later.
=The following presentation is about the history of music which for most of you may think started in the late 80s & early 90s but has been around even before those times even happened.  In fact it happened in a time of big bands, swing, but it was the 50s that would change the music world from here on out…….

The year was 1954 & it was in Nashville TN where Sun records was born you had artists like Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Howling Wolf, Jerry Lewis, Johnny Cash, Elvis Priestley,  & Carl Perkins who made up the Million Dollar Quartet.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

DJ Interviews: Paul Laskey

Hey there guys DJ Dizzy here & I had the pleasure of interviewing a singer named Paul Laskey who had so much to say on his musical begnnings. 

How'd you get started in music?
I am an only child and I think that this meant that the music my parents and older relatives listened to was a big influence on me.
My dad was a big Blues fan and was playing old Blues players, Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin all the time.
My mum was a big Rolling Stones fan, so I heard a lot of old Stones stuff too. Consequently, Keith Richards is one of my guitar heroes, with that huge Chuck Berry influence.
The key moment was when an older cousin sat me down and played Jimi Hendrix to me and, like many others, my reaction was " I want to do that". I pestered my parents to buy me a guitar and I started playing when I was about ten or eleven years old.
I had some basic books to start learning but essentially learnt through playing along to records and then through experience and learning from others (and still do) as I started playing in bands.
My first band was at the age of about 14, which I formed with some school friends and then went on to play in various bands. I started writing songs during the late eighties and some of those are actually the roots of tracks on the first Cloverhill album "7 Of One, 2 1/2 Of The Other", that was released in 2017.

Who are your inspirations or influences?
I have already mentioned the influence of my parents musical tastes and the effect of first hearing Jimi Hendrix.
So, Hendrix is still a big influence and is still "The Man" to me as far as guitar playing goes.
We are fortunate to be followed by Neal Schon and Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal and even those guys still hold Hendrix in that regard.
Classic Rock in general is the library of influences on the music of Cloverhill. The Hendrix "revelation" led me to listen to Cream, then Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Free, Bad Co, Thin Lizzy, Status Quo...., all of which people have said they see influences of in Cloverhill.
Then along came The Allman Brothers, Little Feat, Lynyrd Skynyrd and a variety of  Southern Rock / American influences, which developed into influences from people like The Black Crowes and , more latterly, Magpie Salute and the fantastic Blackberry Smoke.
There is also an element of 80s / American rock in there, with Van Halen, Aerosmith, Whitesnake, Def Leopard, Journey, Mr. Big etc, plus a bit of metal, like Judas Priest, Metallica...
A lot of newer bands have also reminded us of our direction, with people like Massive Wagons and Those Damn Crows rejuvenating the Classic Rock genre, plus some of the "super groups" have put our some inspirational stuff, like Chickenfoot and Sons Of Apollo.
Lots of references there, I know, but they all kind of manifest themselves at times in Cloverhill songs, which is why our second album "All Done With Dreaming" sounds a bit more eclectic, as I went back to Blues (and a bit of Funk) roots on a few tracks.

What advice would offer aspiring performers?
Don't set out to be a worldwide superstar from day one - 'cos it ain't gonna happen in today's musical world.
These days, if you can make enough to pay the bills by doing what you love be satisfied.
Make music that you like and would buy and, hopefully, there will be a lot of other people that like it too.
However, it is all about the quality of the product, so be ruthless with yourself, even though the songs are your babies. Work with and take advice from people that have the experience and, most importantly, have your best interests at heart, i.e. if you are successful and happy so will they be. There are so many people around these days that will take money (I was going to say scam) from aspiring artists on the promise of success, so thoroughly check out anybody that you are approached by / thinking of working with.
If you are independent, you probably need to put at least as much work into researching radio and using promotional channels, including social media, as you do into your music. Sometimes, I find that I haven't really picked up a guitar for a few days because that side of it demands so much attention.
Above all, be yourselves and enjoy it. Don't be afraid to adapt / change with the times but don't lose sight of your roots. Beware the money seekers.

How do you set yourselves apart from other bands or singers?
That's a good one.
I think that I have to go back to it's all about the quality of the product. We would not release anything that we do not feel is up to the right quality. Also, we try not to be "formulaic" in our approach and are quite hard on ourselves in that respect.
It may sound strange but we're not that bothered about "having an image". Our approach is that we are just a bunch of ordinary blokes that make a lot of noise (hopefully a nice noise) and maybe surprise people when they see our picture and then hear the sounds we make.
There are two sides to Cloverhill. The Studio side, where we can layer stuff more and really use the recording as a canvas, and the live side, where we go out as a three piece with stripped down versions of the songs and do actually make a lot of noise.
For me, I feel very lucky to have the modern day equivalent of Ginger Baker on drums, with Jon (Hollins), and Marcio (Couto), our Brazilian bro' on bass, is Lemmy one minute, Flea the next and everything in between. So they keep me on my toes and we have a good time anyway.

Any new gigs or albums in the future?
We have a new single, "Leaves A Scar" out on 14th November. It is a new song and we are very lucky to have as our special guest, on Hammond B3 and Piano, Derek Sherinian, who people will know from his work with Sons Of Apollo, Black Country Communion and Dream Theater etc. He also has new album out called "The Phoenix", which has just about every top guitarist in the world on it.

We are working to create a live stream to support the single launch, which is planned for Friday 13th November, from one of our local venues, The Gallery At Creative Arts Burnley, but with lockdown now being imposed due to covid, we are still working to try to make that happen, even if it goes ahead without an audience.
We are also preparing to go live with special edition tee shirts and double CDs.
We have just created a website ( and will set up a shop on that.
The tee shirt has the "Leaves A Scar" design on the front and the band logo on the back.
The double CD has the album "All Done With Dreaming" on disc one, with disc two having "Leaves A Scar", plus a live recording of "Another Think Coming" (Live in Burnley), which is a song from the first Cloverhill album.
Looking forward, the gig scene is, for obvious reasons, a bit sparse at the moment.
We are due to appear at the New Wave Of Classic Rock Festival at the O2 in Leicester on the 23rd / 24th January 2021 and at the Wildfire Festival in Scotland in Summer 2021, so we will have to see what the authorities permit around those and other potential gigs.
We will also be working to create more live streams.
We are working on the third album and already have the songs underway, either in the studio or demo form.
We will be releasing some tracks as they become ready, so that people can have fresh content, and will probably have the full album ready sometime in Spring 2021. 

Special thanks to him for doing this interview & lots of luck in his music. So until then I'll catch you on The Flipside stay awesome & rock n roll!

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

DJ Interviews: Killing Miley

Hey there everyone DJ Dizzy & I sat down with a band called Killing Miley. (Don't let the name fool you.) But if anything they had a lot to say on their success.
How'd you get started in music? I started playing music when I was 11 years old (I'm 38 now). My father plays guitar and steele guitar. My grandfather also plays. It runs in the family. I heard metallica enter sandman and was blown away. I decided right then I was going to play guitar.

Who are your inspirations or influences? I was always really into the 90s grunge alternative rock. My influences are nirvana, pearl jam, weezer, metallica, soundgarden and foo fighters.

What advice would offer aspiring performers? If music is your dream...don't ever give up. If it makes you happy don't ever stop. 

How do you set yourselves apart from other bands or singers? I think we absolutely sound hard rock, alternative, grunge, but we also have our own style where we don't sound like anyone else. 

Any new gigs or albums in the future? We are working on how we are going to perform live beings there is only 2 of us. Once we figure that out we will do live shows. We definitely will continue to record and release music in the meantime.
Special thanks to them for doing this interview & I wish them nothing but luck in their music. So until then I'll catch you on the flipside. Stay awesome & rock n roll!