How'd you get started in music?
My passion for music started when listening to some old vinyls at my grandparents' place, at the age of about five. I still vividly remember listening to my favourites: Waylon Jennings, Bobby Bare, Skeeter Davis, and Elvis Presley! I myself started playing and singing much later. But that was the start, as I was already then trying to sing and dance along with my 'idols'.
Who are your inspirations or influences?
That would be a long list... I'll give you a short version of it: Since I care a lot about lyrics, I just have to mention Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Bruce Springsteen. Then I like Hank Williams a lot for his clarity and simplicity. But I'm also inspired by poets of the page, like Ovid and Baudelaire, to mention a couple...
What advice would offer aspiring performers?
Keep learning from others. That's the advice I keep offering myself too!
How do you set yourself apart from other bands or singers?
The same thing that makes anyone unique: My specific blend of influences. Probably not too many out there who are influenced by both Ovid and Hank Williams, but then again: Who knows?
Any new gigs or albums in the future?
I'm actually working on recording some songs these days. A project like that takes time though, as I wanna get it right! But I hope I can start releasing some singles towards the end of the year. And those songs will also be released as either two EP's or one album.
I hope to get to play gigs again in autumn, in front of real people, all of us feeling good and feeling safe. The first time I get to play in front of real people again is gonna feel special and very emotional...
Thank you so much for inviting me to this interview in your nice music blog! Glad to have the chance to feature on your page!
Here's a link to one of my songs on youtube:
Herald K - The Sisters - YouTube
And all of my songs on spotify:
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