Hey there guys DJ Dizzy here & this is my interview with Charles Boulevard as he shared his musical origins. Enjoy!
from Charles Boulevard
How'd you get started in music?
I always wanted to be a musician. Guitarist and
singer. It was only natural to write music, put the band together, play live.
Who are your inspirations or influences?
We were all big fans of the Beatles as kids, but there has been so much great music since the 60’s. Everything from Country to Metal has left some impression.. When I started my first band, I wanted to be a great guitar player and play some heavy, angry stuff. These days I am much more into song writing and coming up with thoughtful, colorful music. We like Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, The Kinks, Counting Crows – these are probably those we all agree.
What advice would offer aspiring performers?
Enjoy the music, because that is all that counts. Take your own way. There is a lot of advice out there about how to become a better player, better composer or whatever, but music should be fun, it should come naturally. Enjoy the groove and find your inspiration!
How do you set yourselves apart from other bands or singers?
We don’t think about it this way. We are just ourselves. We love those colorful guitar sounds and the combination of American and British grooves. It's exciting to absorb those influences, and interpret them to create your own sound.
Any new gigs or albums in the future?
We have just released our first album called Rendez-Vous! which has 18 songs.. There are no gigs planned because of the pandemic situation, but we can be seen on SessionsLive.com pretty often. But of course, we are working on new material for our next album. We love songwriting, creating something new is always exciting! Our next album should see release early next year.
Charles Boulevard: Rendez-Vous!
Special thanks to him for doing this interview & I wish him lots of luck in his music. So until then I'll catch you on The Flipside!