Sunday, October 30, 2022

DJ Interviews: Tracey Lee

 Here;s my interview with singer/songwriter Trcy Lee as she shared her musical begins

I started singing in my early 20s
where ever I could even in the
summer time when I worked in
the Laundry room at the Salvation 
Army Camp for Inner city children .
One of the Campers liked to hang
out with me and we would sing 
together sometimes .
I was shy and Self conscious
about my voice because it's
very Unique. So I didn't sing
around alot of people unless
I felt comfortable.

So one Sunday my friend at the
time asked me to help with
Sunday morning worship
at the camp Church.

I agreed to it not knowing
I would windup being the
only person singing.

He latter on told me I didn't know
you could sing. My thought was
I didn't know either. 

I was always writing since I was
a teenager. 

I had another chance to go with a
Group and sing with them as they
toured the South But I didn't
go because I didn't believe in
my self. 

Fast-forward to 2017 this is when 
my journey started when I  decided 
to leave the mistakes and hurts from
the past behind to be able to have the independence I needed and to find out 
who I was as an Individual.   

I have many musical influences
to many to count but the
people who have inspired me
the most to follow my dreams
are my Old voice teacher my 
Favorite Ant and Uncle 
and My other Ant .

My Ant and Uncle on my
Dad's side told me I have a 
beautiful voice that I need to
sing out and not be afraid

My Dream is help encourage
and Inspire others through
music I write because it is 
written from personal 
experience and from the heart 
and that the lyrics are something 
people can relate to.

I am pioneering my own lane
My style and voice is not like
anyone else. I call my Self a
Girl with unique Style
An Author of all things

As a Producer I combine Styles 
of music that should not be together.
I do anything from County to
Jazz and back again depending on
the mood. My favorite style 
is what I like to call Poetic
Rap singing it's not the typical
rapper style you usually here
it's kinda more with a R&B and Soul 
vibe sometimes laced with pop or Jazz.
Some call my Style is Emo Rap some
Say I have a more R&B Soul vibe
My voice and style as been described
 as unique and having an Ethereal quality.

My advice I would give to anyone
who has a dream no matter what
The dream is. Would be surrounded
your self with positive people who
support your dreams. 
If you have trouble finding it join a 
Facebook group or twitter a twitter 
group . It doesn't have to be online
Find a group of people who have similar
interests as you do. Support and building
Friendships are important it helps on the 
days you feel like giving up.

Chose your platforms that work
for you like LinkedIn,Rebnation,
 Sound Cloud Audio Mack, You tube 
Band lab Band camp. Use something 
as your starting point. Put yourself
out there even when it's scary.

If you are blessed to be able
to have distribution put your music 
in many places so you can expand
your reach. Plus building online 
presence it's important for people
to find you on Google or any search 
engine. These things take time . 
If you are willing to work hard and always 
treat others the way you would like to be
treated. there is no limit on dreams no
matter the Age, Occupation , Status,Religion,
Gender, Preference, Pro noun, Single, Married 
What ever your dreams are do your
research never be afraid to ask questions
the only question that is wrong is the one 
you are afraid to ask.

I hope to be able to continue this
journey and continue to explore
different levels of creativity and share
them with the world . I hope to
Continue to inspire and encourage
others on there journey with the
words I write. I'm excited to see
where this journey will lead.

Lord willing releasing more music
Hoping to do some live shows online
Hopefully some In person concerts
in the future . But for now I am going
to just enjoy the learning and growing
experience of this journey. I hope 
to encourage as many as I can along the 
way Beacuse there's a lot of room on this 
bus of dreams going nonstop to the stars .
Changing the world one dream at a time.

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Saturday, October 29, 2022

DJ Interviews: Stephen Bryce

 Here's my interview with Stephen Bryce of the band, Sonic Snafu

I started playing music in high school, writing and performing scores for student films. I got into playing the guitar in my mid-twenties but it had been a dream of mine since childhood.

My main influences have been everyone from Bob Dylan, to Queen, to The Beatles, to Nirvana and even The Sex Pistols. My advice to performers and songwriters is to always learn what you can, even if the music may not seem like your thing at first blush. This probably contributes to my style; I don’t try to have one, I just do whatever feels right for the song.

I’m going to release my sixth album, OPEN-AIR INSANE ASYLUM, in the next few weeks.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

DJ Interviews: Donald BaconII

 Here's my interview with  Donald BaconII AKA C4TheGod

How'd you get started in music?

C4TheGOD: "My big brother RIP started me beat boxing for him while he freestyle then he would beat boxing while I freestyle as kids"

Who are your inspirations or influences?
C4TheGOD: "My Greatest influence was my big brother my Greatest influences are my parents I just want to make them proud of me!"

What advice would you offer aspiring performers? 
C4TheGOD: "Never Give Up! I would b alot farther if I was consistent so stay focused block out the haters and focus on the people who love you"

How do you set yourselves apart from other bands or singers?
C4TheGOD: "I just make music that I can enjoy listening to and share them with the world but I'm not in competition with anyone I'm just sharing me with the world"

Any new gigs or albums in the future?
C4TheGOD: Yes lots of new music on the way don't miss my latest release If You Snooze Then You Loose by C4TheGOD

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

DJ Interviews: Black House Hill

 Here's my interview with Black House Hill

How'd you get started in music?


The band started in 2015 when Alex Gadde (rhythmguitar,  lead vocals) and Erik Pelz ( Bass, vocals) met in highschool and found out that they had the same interest in Music, They started to jam metalica tunes in Alex dad`s garage, then they got in touch with Nils leufvenius (lead guitar, vocals) soon they where starting to write their own Music. The band went through alot of drummer changes in the beginning but manged to write and record the first album anyways. They realesed their first Ep (2017) and later their first album ” First Fear” (2018).

but in 2018 they met William Martinsson (Drums) and Everything fell in Place. The now complete band Alex Gadde, Erik Pelz, Nils Leufvenius and William Martinsson started to make the album ”Release The Bullet” which came out 2019. In 2022 the band started to release singles for the new record which came out in July, after 3 years of writing, recording and fine tuning every detail (and a brief 2 week tour in Ukraine, 2021) the bands third album "Fame And Misfortune" was released.



Who are your inspirations or influences?


The band members have different Influences

Alex Gadde likes most 70`s Music like Motorhead, Thin Lizzy, Tank and obviously takes alot of inspiration from bands like that but also alot of inspiration comes from 80's hardrock and Metal.

Erik Pelz is a thrasher Exodus, Slayer, Metalica amongst others.

Nils Leufvenius listens to alot of various artists that ranges fromDeep Purple, Van Halen, Yngwie Malmsteen to bands like hardcore superstar, AC/DC and King Diamond.

William Martinsson is in to heavy but also melodic metal such as Behemot, Avatar, At The gates  Dark Funeral and other acts of that nature.

But all of the band members unite with a passion for NWOBHW.



What advice would you offer aspiring performers?


Practice and practice, try to do as many gigs you can basically reach out to pubs and clubs, work together with other bands and dont stop believing in your work.



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


Black House Hill's Music is Hardrock music first and foremost but we believe we have created our own sound from our influences, You can find that groovie hardrock with great riffs and licks but we have fused it with all of our individual influences, for instance we have many crowd pleasers with catchy choruses and we have songs with alot of double bassdrum work that are more riff based. We ourselves see this band as old-school meets new-school, everything that belongs to the classics with a pinch of new ideas and creativity.


Anyy new gigs or albums in the future?

We have been playing in and around Gothenburg Sweden this autum and will play there again in oktober 12th, we are looking to plan a tour in sweden in the spring/summertime

We have started to write new music but its just in the beginning stages still.

Sunday, October 23, 2022

DJ Interviews: tendai mwanaka

Heres my interview with singer,  tendai mwanaka  

How did you get started in music?

Professionally it was in 2014 when I shortchanged my sister of her Mbira instrument and started learning how to play it. But I have always been interested in music from when I was little. I remember I made the school choir in grade 2, and I have been in several choirs including church choirs, where I would lead the choirs too.


What are your inspirations or influences?

African music, songs we grew up singing, songs I sang at the church, songs from my Shona culture, and western music in the form of RNB, pop, Rock and opera classics. I am inspired by the beauty and uniqueness of music and sound. Yes I love good lyrics but I think what really inspires me about music is the music, it’s inside stories, conventions, music variety, experimentation etc… I am a multidisciplinary artist, with literary, Visual and musical strands of my career all off the base. So I am always interested in finding links between these fields, and in music I have done that by combining the literary aspects in the form of the poetic genre with music… because of my African experience there is a certain formless and transcendence that my music has, and the western music sometimes corals it through its insistence on stracture and form. In my Lockdown journal, day 10: I wrote, “literature makes me burrow inside the suffocating walls until I find a small ledge in the walls where I can hide and avoid being crushed by the walls. Visual art left me for 3 weeks now, may hands have no eyes to see, it’s of no use now because visual art would crush the walls to debris, to reconstruct them. So I am left with musical art to maintain space around me and push the walls without breaking them. We are supposed to stay indoors! I need the walls to keep me focused, to commute with this imprisonment.” Thus music, like in those images of the Italians standing on their balconies in Rome and belting songs and sorrow, trying to deal with mounting deaths of covid 19, music helps me deal with life threatening situation. So music is my last stand, the thing that holds everything together.


What advice will you give aspiring performers?


Be open to the sounds, experiment, be patient, work harder and keep trying even if it doesn’t make sense now


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


As I noted I am interested in the music more than the lyrics and I work from my culture and mix it with western influences, thus my sounds are always unique. I use Mbira and Marimba to compose the melodies of songs such that the African melodies cannot be overshadowed by the western elements I would add through the keyboards, there is asymmetrical laying between the two influences to create a poetic sound. So my music could be interpreted as literature music


Any new gigs or albums in the future


Yes I recently released my first album of music and poetry. The music is Marimba inspired, with all sorts of keyboard including among others, Cello, Violin, Horns, Flute, Harp, Bells, sticks etc. it’s a 9 track album entitled Logbook Written by a Drifter, find the songs here:

Saturday, October 22, 2022

DJ Interviews: Chuck Disse

 Heres my interview with Chuck Disse

How'd you get started in music?
  My cousin  linni Disse and I learned to play guitar together and We started a band in hopewell va when we were 14 years old.

Who are your inspirations or influences?
Elvis Billy Gibbons ZZ Top Eddie Van Halen 

What advice would you offer aspiring performers?
never give up on your Dreams  even when you 
Get rejected .

How do you set yourselves apart from other bands or singers?
  I produce music with my Family Band kinda like Partridge Family 

Any new gigs or albums in the future?

always producing new music 

Friday, October 21, 2022

DJ Interviews: Industrial

 Here's my interview with band, Industrial

How'd you get started in music?


I’ve always been involved in music in one way or another. As a kid I was classically trained and since then I moved on through a range of different mischievous musical correlations.


Who are your inspirations or influences?


For this particular project, I’d probably have to say it’s a bit of a strange mix which I think only a few people have picked up on in the past. Bowie is probably the biggest influence alongside Brian Eno, and then you’ve got a bit of Nine Inch Nails and Nils Frahm as well as such impressionistic composers as Claude Debussy, and Eric Satie.


What advice would you offer aspiring performers?


First and foremost, get out there and enjoy it and second, as Public Enemy once said, “don’t believe the hype” – stay true to yourselves and believe in the music that you are creating.


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


That’s a tough one as I don’t or at least I don’t try to. I do think I approach writing though differently as I tend to focus more on the vertical colour rather than the horizontal development – that’s a bit of a long story though that one.


Any new gigs or albums in the future?


Yeah, I got a few things lined up which need some finishing touches and pulling together. I’ve also got some other side projects on the go which I try and keep completely separate to this one. 

Thursday, October 20, 2022

DJ Interviews: The Empty Mirrors

 Heres my interview with the band, The Empty Mirrors

How'd you get started in music?


In an odd way. I got my first guitar aged 15 but didn’t do much with it for around 30 years apart from learning a few chords, ‘House of the Rising Sun’ and, inevitably, the main riff from ‘Smoke on the Water’! Then around four years ago I came down with acute appendicitis and had an operation that went agonisingly wrong. I was dosed up on morphine to dull the pain and eventually started having strange and terrifying visions because of it.


That experience triggered something in my head: when I got home I was seized with the urge to write songs, and set about figuring out how to do it. That process included a year studying online with, during which I learned a huge amount from mentors such as Shelly Poole (Alisha’s Attic, Red Sky July) and Paul Statham.


I definitely wouldn’t recommend being doped up in a hospital bed as a gateway to creativity but it worked for me.


Who are your inspirations or influences?


I’m pretty much on the darker side of retro indie (80s and 90s), so stuff like the Cure, Siouxsie and the Banshees, the Smiths, the Pixies, PJ Harvey and Portishead. I’m also a sucker for good lyrics: artists like Suzanne Vega and Leonard Cohen really impress me for the way they can conjure up a situation in a song and make something happen within it. I try not to be too limited by genre: I’ve got time for any well-crafted track in any genre that has some musical and lyrical substance to it. Especially if it’s a bit dark and subversive.


Inspiration also comes from books: I’m a lifelong bookworm. And pictures. And life itself: walking around, looking at things, eavesdropping in cafes and pubs, hanging out – gathering impressions that way which the brain then absorbs and regurgitates in disguised forms years later…


I hardly ever watch films though. I just don’t have the patience to sit through them. 


What advice would you offer aspiring performers?


None – I’m not qualified to give any, as I don’t perform myself and would probably soil myself if called upon to do so!  


I just write and record. From that angle, and as a non-vocalist (for the most part) who also knows very little about production, the single best thing I’ve ever done was to reach out to potential collaborators. It doesn’t always work out, but I’ve been really lucky so far: working with Jenny Stevens, Robert Severin, Bruno Rocha and Anne Bennett has taken me into musical areas I never dreamed would be open to me and opened my eyes as to what’s possible.


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


It’s really for others to say but the Empty Mirrors stuff does tend to have certain distinctive features: a darkish retro indie vibe, mixed guitar and synth, mixing loops with playing, scene-based lyrics and a willingness to hop between genres in a perplexing manner while still retaining a similar vibe. Particularly in the tracks I’ve done with Jen, we’ve gone all over the place from good old-fashioned indie guitar stuff to trance, dance, goth, and even a Christmas song!


Any new gigs or albums in the future?


No gigs (see above). No albums either. But definitely some new songs. Robert and I have done a very experimental track called ‘Shameless Tango’ that’s out on October 14th. That’ll be followed by a reworked cover of the Doors’ ‘People Are Strange’ with Bruno, who does a superb Jim Morrison imitation. Then there should be more material from the Jenny Stevens / Empty Mirrors collab towards the end of the year or early next year. Might be a little trip-hoppy but not sure yet.


One last thing: the name. I decided to call myself ‘the Empty Mirrors’ because pretending to be a band of retro goth vampires seemed more interesting than the reality – yet another middle-aged white bloke trying to do music…

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

DJ Interviews: Lee Howe

 Here's my interview with singer Lee Howe

Growing up I've always loved how music and lyrics can make you feel. Never having thought I had the ability to right a song or even get one completed and aired on a radio station (Amazing Radio). Between thirty and forty years old I tried and wrote six songs which after months of analysing realised they weren't that good. So they just stayed as words on paper. Deciding at forty-eight to dig deep into my life and emotions eventually writing Plantation99. Managing to get two talented musicians from the Fiverr app to perform and record it.

The ones that stand out are Gary Barlow, loved his songwriting, also Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran.
Eighties music from A-Ha to Iron Maiden still today I love listening to. 

Have a goal that you want to achieve. Don't let anyone discourage you from your path. Anything is possible if you keep working hard. Get up early everyday and work to make your dreams reality. If you want to change your life you need to do things that you wouldn't normally do.

I just keep writing and branching out into different genres. I've done pop, got a rock song 'Chained in the front row' out this month, finalising a Christmas dance song. Also thinking out of the box on song topics like 'In the 2010's'.

I've been constantly writing this year and have enough material for an album. I just need to find the right artists for my songs. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

DJ Interviews: Martina Doerner

 Here;s my interview with fellow blogger Martina Doerner

How'd you get started in blogging?


It started when I created a Twitter account four years ago

,shortly after that I met a few people who write about music.

I joined them and wrote smaller reviews of indie artists.

One thing led to the next and the bands and musicians that followed me grew and

so I started writing for music magazines, doing interviews and

creating my own podcast. I also work for a great company and

can present my reviews on various radio stations. Not forgetting my weekly playlists, these are my big love and I spend a lot of time creating them




What inspired your passion for writing about music?


Inspiration comes every day when I hear new songs from really great bands and musicians. I hardly ever listen to the mainstream anymore. It's the music and above all the people who aren't so aloof but keep their feet on the ground and are grateful for support. There are so many dubious platforms out there trying to rip people off and I'm totally opposed to them. The musicians should be paid to be heard and not the other way around.


Do you have any favorite indie artists?


There are now so many bands and artists that I follow and try to support that it's really hard to answer. However, when I think about how it all began, it's definitely ManeatGrass, Wyatt Pauley and The Delerium Trees, wonderful people I wouldn't want to miss.


What advice do you have for any reviewers or bloggers?


Just do it! If you love music, especially indie music, start supporting the artists. Every review, every share of a post or every presentation of a new song or album helps. You don't have to spend a lot of time on this if you don't want to or can't. In times of streaming, it's often not that easy, but it helps if you stream the music, buy a song or album every now and then and show interest.


Any new stuff in the future?


I'm very busy at work right now and can't spend as much time on music as I'd like. There are still a few reviews about new albums and the weekly radio reviews. I often think about setting up a music magazine, but I just don't have the time for that at the moment. Which doesn't mean that I won't tackle it at some point.