Thursday, May 20, 2021

DJ Interviews: Nunny Boy


Here's my interview with singer Nunny Boy. Enjoy

How'd you get started in music?

I first got into music by learning to play the guitar, think i was about 13 years old? My local postman taught me how to play! Left school at 16 to be in a band, that lasted about 2 weeks, band fizzled out then a local rapper asked me if i would be interested in doing some production, he was looking for someone who could cut up & arrange loops, this was back when not many people had access to samplers or software, i agreed & from then onwards i started to learn my craft as a producer mainly focusing on hip hop for many years before getting into more traditional music production and working in studios.

Who are your inspirations or influences?

Usually speaking the inspiration will come from the people i am recording with, i try to chanel in on that vibe and bring it to the song, i have a massive influences from various artists i listen to, there's way too many to mention but a few are the likes of James Brown (Live at the Apollo 1962),  Funkadelic, Nirvana, Das Efx, Bob Marley, Wu-Tang Clan, the list is huge.

What advice would offer aspiring performers?

Totally be yourself, do your own thing, network with as many people as possible, yes i know there are loads of people out there, but trust me its still a small place, you always end up bumping into the same people! Stay humble & help others if you can,  work hard at your craft, don't go looking for overnight success, it's a marathon not a race!

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

Our band Voldo is very unique sounding, we get crazy comparisons from the likes of sounding like Beck to the Chemical Brothers, we don't really have a genre as our style changes so much, maybe one day Voldo will become a genre!
We're not the usual band either, it's made up of myself on production and turntables and 2 vocalists, Kyle Meldrum & Amanda Lorean, we sometimes bring in other artists to guest on songs but us 3 are the backbone of the operation.

Any new gigs or albums in the future?

Unfortunately gigs are on hold just now due to Corona Virus restrictions etc, but hopefully in the next few months that will change? (If not it will be live streaming gigs from the Banger Factory) Currently as i do this interview we are about 80 percent complete on our next album, hoping to have it released by summer time if all goes to plan. We have released a few singles from this album on Spotify etc and had a great response to them, our last single was titled 'Big Ina' which is a great drum n Bass vibe track, had such a good response from Radio Stations with this track! 

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

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