* COMPETION TIME*

TO BE IN WITH A CHANCE OF WINNING

@Casey_Barnes

LASTEST EP ‘FLESH&BONE’

AND SIGNED !

 

Casey BArnnes

 

 

 

All you have to do is Pick your favourite Track and tell us why ( Comment on this post) and Me and Casey will decide the winner!

 

To get counted in the competition make sure you are following

 

Casey and me on twitter.

 

https://twitter.com/Casey_Barnes

https://twitter.com/MusicOTFuture

 

 

 

CLOSING TIME FOR THIS COMPETITION WILL BE

NEXT SUNDAY AT 10:00PM

 

 

 

 

Joe Symes & The Loving Kind are ‘TRULY INDEPENDENT’ WITH THEIR OWN LABEL. GET TO KNOW WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY BECAUSE THE 4 PIECE HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THEIR MUSIC AND WHAT THEY HAVE PLANNED!

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What are your Full names and ages ( you dont have to answer if you dont want to for ages) ?

Joe:My name is Joe Symes

Chris:Chris Giblin, and I’m 112 years old!

Colin: My name’s Colin White, and I’m over 21.

Paul: My name is Paul Hetherington.

 

 

What is your band’s Genre?

Colin: I personally can’t categorize us. Consistently versatile is the closest I’ve came to.

Joe: I don’t think you can call us one style of music to be honest, We touch on most styles of music.

Chris: We don’t aim to be a specific genre, we play whatever feels right at the time.

 

 

Give us a little bio of the band and you guys as individual.

Joe: We have been together now for just over 18 months. I’m proud of what the band has done in that time, and the fact that we are a global band also.

Colin: We’ve done so much in such a short amount of time, it feels like we’ve been together for about 5 years.

 

 

Where did you get the band name from?

Colin: The band name was my idea. It comes from a line from a song called Get Up by R.E.M. Simple, memorable, and rolls off the tongue.

Joe: I think the band name is great.

 

 

Who does what in the band? (I.e. who does the vocals, who plays what, who writes the songs)

Joe: I play acoustic/electric guitars and harmonica.

Chris: Bass.

Paul: Lead, synth guitar, and web design.

Colin: I play drums, do backing vocals, and make notes.

Joe:  I’m the lead singer and songwriter, but there is an overall contribution as a band.

Paul: Lead guitars.

 

 

Are You Signed?

Colin:  We’ve set up our own label called Truly Independent, as we’re not the type of people who take orders from anyone.

 

 

What instruments do you play?

Chris:  I play bass, but like all of us we can play a large variety of instruments between us.

Joe:  I myself can play a lot of instruments, Drums, bass, piano, etc.

Colin:  Well first and foremost I’m a percussionist, but I can play guitar and bass, though not in the band.

Paul: Guitar and bass.

 

 

How did the band come about?

Joe: I was doing acoustic gigs myself around Liverpool and the north west, I’ve known Colin for a good few years and he asked me did I want him to play bongo’s in the gigs to which i agreed.

Colin: And he’s been stuck with me ever since.

 

 

How did you guys meet?

Chris: At the drive in.

Joe: Through friends and social media.

Colin: I’ve known Joe for years. Chris came through an add I put up, and Paul came through a friend of a friend. We’ve been stuck with each other ever since. Ha!

 

 

Who are your influences?

Joe: I have so many influences, The Beatles being my first through to Marvin Gaye, Sex Pistols, Frank Sinatra,Echo & The Bunnymen, Neil Young, So many I’d be here for ages.

Chris: Many many influences. I like things edgy though, people over history who have been prepared to push the boundaries, try new things!

Paul: Buddy Guy, Albert King, many people along those lines.

Colin: Do you have a spare couple of days? Let me think. My personal drumming influences are people like John Densmore, Ringo Starr, Gene Krupa, Art Blakey, all the Motown drummers, Charlie Watts, D.J. Fontana, W.S. Holland, Chick Webb, I could go on forever.

 

 

 

What are your backgrounds whether it’s in music or not?

Joe: I originally was a drummer, that was the first instrument I learned to play, self taught, playing along to songs and learning different styles to which then I progressed to guitar and writing songs.

Colin: I’m the only musician in my family, but have been surrounded by music for practically all of my life thanks to my parents and brother.

Chris: Is there any other background to talk about other than music?

 

 

How did music come in to your lives and when did you start doing it?

Colin: I had no aspirations of playing music until I heard The Doors, and watched their Live At The Hollywood Bowl video when I was about 11. As soon as I saw John Densmore play drums I thought, “that’s what I want to do.” It took me another 3 years to persuade my parents that I was serious about playing and they finally bought me a kit. Haven’t looked back since.

Joe: At a very early age, there was so much music being played around my parents house, so much variety, i started when I was 9 years old.

Chris: As a kid listening to records at home and pestering my mum and dad for a guitar, then pretending to play as part of bands in my bedroom, think I played at Knebworth, Wembley and Shay Stadium before I was 12!

 

 

When will you be releasing material?

Joe: We have just finished recording new songs at Parr Street Studio’s in Liverpool and we will be going back there to record again soon, We have a few weeks off now to work on new songs for up and coming gigs.

Colin: Yeah, should be about October/November. Looking forward to it.

 

 

how do you get inspiration to write songs?

Joe: Just everyday experiences, also a lot of the songs are biography.

 

 

Where do you see the band in 2-5 years time?

Chris: Playing to bigger crowds and still making records that people are happy to listen to.

Colin: Playing and succeeding even more.

Joe: Hopefully even bigger and better gigs, more albums released, playing gigs abroad.

Paul: What they said. Ha!

 

 

 

Where would your dream place be to perform?

Colin: Hollywood Bowl, Grand Ole Opry, Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury. So many to choose.

Chris: Pyramid stage at Glastonbury as the sun is going down.

Paul: Ronnie Scott’s or the Pyramid Stage.

Joe: Anywhere that holds thousands of people.

 

 

If you could do collaboration with anyone who would it be?

Joe: Paul McCartney

Colin: Sadly most of the people I’d like to work with have passed.

Chris: Tough one, I think a live “bass off” with Mani would be interesting.

Paul: B.B. King.

 

 

 

If you wasn’t doing music what would you’s be doing?

Joe: I have no idea ?

Paul:

Chris: Probably getting drunk watching music.

Colin: Try not to think about such things.

 

 

 If You got asked by a TV show or film to have your music played on, which show or film would it be?

Colin: Getting a song on a Tarantino film would be cool.

Joe: Any show or film that would project the band’s music to an even bigger audience.

Chris: definitely Hollyoaks!!!!!

 

 

Do you have a website, social media pages and music pages for your fans?

Joe: Yes you can download our self titled debut album from our official website at http://www.joesymes.co.uk

Other social media sites that you can find us on are as follows….

http://www.facebook.com/pages/JOE-Symes/206169176086266

http://www.twitter.com/joeysymes/

http://www.reverbnation.com/1joesymes

http://www.fit4talent.com/joe-symes

The Indie/Alternative Rock Trio From West Midlands ‘The Vectors’ are Ready to get their music around, so see what they have to say in my interview with them!

 

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What are your names and who does what in the band?

James (vocalist and lead guitarist), Adam (bassist and backing vocal) and last but not least

Stephen (Drummer)

 

What is your band’s Genre?

We fall into the Alternative Rock genre but you’ll have to listen to make your own mind up!

 

Give us a little bio of the band and you guys as individual.

Formed in October 2013, The Vectors are a 3 piece alternative rock band from the Dudley area of the West Midlands. Drawing influence from the modern rock and indie scene, as well as from heavier and more wide-ranging genres, The Vectors are developing an upbeat and vibrant style with a darker, rougher edge.

 

James is very much the darker side to the band. He provides edgy guitar lines with a blues heavy feel. His vocals often get compared between two successful male vocalists which is always interesting to listen to. The softer indie sides finds it’s self located in Adam, pushing out catchy lyrics and chorus’s to use with his groove driven baselines. He also manages the band booking shows and designing all of their media presence. Last but not least we have Stephen. He is neither a crazy or very straight up when it comes to his instrument. He takes time to fit a beat around what Adam and James write which gives the song an edge.

 

Where did you get the band name from?

The band name we chose on the basis we thought it sounded cool. We also chose it on the fact that it’s a friendly name but still carries an edge, not being too hard to forget!

 

Who does the writing in the group?

James will write alot of the edgier material where as Adam will write the happier, catchier songs. They both have written full songs on their own and all collaborated giving them this unique edge!

 

Are You Signed?

We are currently not signed but are in talked with a label.

 

What Instruments do you play?

Throughout the whole band there consists of one guitar, one bass and a drum kit!

 

 

How did the band come about?

Long time friends and colleagues Adam Lloyd (singer/songwriter/photographer) and Stephen Hunter (former drummer for ‘Playing With Hammers), both experienced musicians, placed an advert for a guitarist to form a new band. This advert caught the eye of James Pearson, who auditioned for the project on the 22nd of October 2013. After a highly productive audition James was invited to join the band that very same day. With their hard hitting yet melancholy blend of alternative rock and indie, The Vectors make a point of making sure every word and every note are felt.

 

How did you guys meet?

Adam and Stephen had been friends for around a year, meeting through both Volunteering at the same musical youth centre! The two musicians only became to know James through him auditioning for The Vectors.

 

Who Are Your Influences?

James’ main influences in genre are metal, rock and mainly blues. Adam’s main influences are very creative indie driven. Stephen’s inspiration through genre is from Metal, which explains his technical beats.

 

 

 

 What are your background’s in music whether it’s in music or not?

James is currently studying Creative Events Management at college both to further himself as the band. He has found himself in many bands before, but never one that felt as right as The Vectors. Adam has a very creative background studying Graphic designing at college which he is now carrying on at University! Stephen is a Youth Worker, which gives him allot of communication skills and ideas within the band!

 

How did music come into your lives and when did you start doing it?

I think for all of The Vectors music played a large roll in all of their lives. James even played a main role in a large production of Les Miserables!

 

When will you be releasing material?

We already have two track out with you can listen to on our soundcloud (www.soundcloud.com/thevectorsuk). We are releasing our new single ‘By Your Side’ very soon!

 

How do you get inspiration to write songs?

Adam will write songs that can make you cry from nothing at all where as James style of writing is from the heart, which you definitely feel when we play live!

 

 

Where do you see the band in 2-5 years time?

We see our selfs expanding out of the West Midlands and hopefully having a few tours under our belt with a medium fan base. We all understand that things take times, but you have to have dreams and believe in yourself without trying to sound big headed!

 

Where would your dream place be to perform?

I suppose the correct answer for us would be anywhere with a willing crowd! We get alot of people clapping and dancing so any show with a crowd willing to let themselves go is our idea of a good show!

 

 

If you could do collaboration with anyone who would it be?

A collaboration for Adam would be with his all time favourite band, Biffy Clyro! For James it would be with Joe Bonamassa and for Stephen it would be with Lamb Of God.

 

 

If you got asked by a TV show or Film to have your music played on, which show or film would it be?

For me and James it would have to fall on either Game of Thrones or Sons Of Anarchy as we love both! Stephen it would be Pokémon… Just Pokémon!

 

Do you have a website, social media pages or music pages for your fans to follow you?

They should all be underneath! 😀

 

 

Twitter : https://twitter.com/thevectorsuk_

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheVectorsUK?fref=ts

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/thevectorsuk

Joe Symes and The Loving Kind Release a SELF-TITLED ALBUM!

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Joe Symes and the Loving Kind are a four piece Acoustic/Rock band from Liverpool.

Made up of Joe Symes, Colin White, Paul Hetherington and Chris Giblin.

The Four piece have releases self titled new Album.

Starting  with the track ‘Fallen Down’ an upbeat track what starts off with noises in a bar then comes the strumming of the guitar what just makes you want to get up and dance to the track.

Then it gets a bit slower with the second track ‘Fine Line’ with a great rhythm to the track.

All tracks being different but with the different instruments used makes you want to re listen to the album over and over.

There is no time to listen to this track, this is an album where you can listen to it all day and night and never get tired of hearing the amazing vocals and awesome instruments in the backing tracks.

 

Make sure you buy the album and be sure to watch out for Joe Symes and The Loving Kind because they are not going away anytime soon.

I’m looking forward to their new material

 

Follow: https://twitter.com/JOEYSYMES

Like: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Joe-symes-The-Loving-Kind/206169176086266?fref=ts

 

AND MOST IMPORTANT BUY THE ALBUM HERE:

Physical : https://www.paypal.com/uk/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=J4v0jUd_2egiSyaL3ehYCvoDfq2Fqz5XZpLsyAi-qi5rX6_W5R1evjTK-oW&dispatch=50a222a57771920b6a3d7b606239e4d529b525e0b7e69bf0224adecfb0124e9b61f737ba21b08198cf7658296ddbf66bbd0b039a3775ce6f

 

Digital: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/joe-symes-and-the-loving-kind/id676228102

 

 

 

 

 

The 4 Piece that are living the dream , Get to know 11:11 here

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Can you please introduce yourself for people who don’t know about you ?

Hi we’re 11:11 a London based 4 piece urban/pop boy band consisting of TayTay, Jude, Carl and Mickell

 

 

 How did the band come about?

We formed in January 2014 after auditioning

 

How did you guys  meet you together?

Tay met Carl and Mickell last year, Jude was friends with Carl.

 

Why did you choose to call the band “11:11”?

The numbers 11:11 is a global phenomena were at 11;11 people around the world Make A Wish, and we are making our wishes come true by doing music

 

 Which artists are your inspirations?

From Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson to Chris Brown, Ed Sheeran and respecting all artists doing their thing out there

 

Which artist would you love to go on tour?

Touring with any great artist out there would be amazing !!

 

What is the song are you currently listen to the most ?

(1 song to each boy) We all have been listening to Sam Smith

 

 

If You got asked by a film to have your music played on, which film would it be?

James Bond Movie

 

What instruments do you play?

Jude plays Guitar

Tay does high harmony

Mickell and Jude do main vocals

Carl writes and performs harmonies and raps

Tay and Jude write the lyrics and help with production

 

 

 How would you qualify your fans ?

The best ever !!!

 

What event in the past of your career is the best memory you have?

Its all been crazy and been one big memory so far with more to add

 

Can you please tell us more about the song “Fly” ?

What the lyrics mean ? And the music video ? “Fly is our promo release and its about taking charge of your life and moving forward

 

How do you get inspiration to write songs?

Our inspirations come from our life experiences and through the people we meet

 

 

What are your backgrounds whether it’s in music or not?

Jude and Tay have been involved in music and performing arts since they were very young

Mickell & Carl started out playing football until the music buzz hit them

 

 

Are You Signed?

11:11 are signed to Mean Management and NusicMusic PR

 

 

When will you be releasing material?

We have already released a promo track which is now on our vevo you can search YouTube 1111VeVo

 

 

Where would your dream place be to perform?

We would love to perform at wembley and Madison square gardens and Tokyo

 

 

Where do you see the band in 2-3 years time?

 

In 2-3 years time we still see ourselves performing and releasing music and touring the world

 

 

 

 

 

Do you have a website, social media pages and music pages for your fans?

Twitter: https://twitter.com/11_11Music

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/11.11Music?fref=ts

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC80zC5MgF8HzoPbkOwUpAtA

VEVO: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrZOzdQbhy8dVTTv0fwAPUA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jessica Agombar is Back Again With a Brand New Track Releasing ‘BAM BAM PART 2’ Yesterday

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we thought Jessica Agombar was done with her rapping days like in st trinians but you are mistaken!

Bringing out NEW track ‘BamBamPart2’ Jessica agombar has made the track even better.With great collaborations including ‘Star.One , Scratchy and Manga’.

Bringing a whole new level to her vocals, Jess has a solo rapping chorus near the end which changes the whole track and it’s a lot more Jess and shows how talented she really is so if you haven’t heard it yet I suppose you best click the link below
http://m.soundcloud.com/jessicaagombar/bam-bam-part-2-ft-starone-scratchy-manga/s-B6Jov

Follow Jessica on Twitter ; @JessicaAgombar

Jack Evans is Just 17 Years Old and with his guitar strums and lyrics ‘Stripped Back’ is an EP to Listen to!

Jack Evans has a Ed Sheeran way with his guitar and his own tracks that makes it his own. The Brighton Singer/Songwriter starts his EP ‘Stripped Back’ with an upbeat start with ‘Don’t Hold Me Down’ it sets the EP but going on from this to ‘Time Bomb ‘ is a much slower beat which creates a great vibe for the rest of the EP.
I really like this EP with all the different beats and vocals are fantastic, I can’t wait to see what else Jack brings out!
If I was to listen to this id be out with friends just having a nice time or in the car on a trip out.
Make sure you go buy Jack’s EP ‘Stripped back and Make sure you are following him!

Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/stripped-back-ep/id889380836
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JackEvansUK
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackEAEvansMusic?fref=pb&hc_location=profile_browser

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Teaching Herself Guitar and Writing at Home Annie Adams is ready to get out there and perform them!

Annie May Adams is an Artists to follow and make sure you are following her musical journey with her!

 

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How old are you?

I’m currently 19 although my 20th birthday is very soon! (19th September)

 

What is your genre of music?

I like to think of myself as acoustic pop. I like to write songs that are lyrically appealing to all age groups and will leave an impression

 

Give a Little Bio of yourself.

I started playing guitar when my auntie gave me a second hand guitar and a self-tutor book when I was 13. I didn’t start writing songs until much later. I saw myself as an actress really and will be going to Mountview in September, but as musical theatre was my passion the music element has developed from there. Writing was a way for me to make sense of friends’ relationship problems initially. I went to Brentwood Ursuline school and had the lead role in We Will Rock You at the end of the last school year. As Ursuline is an all girls school I played the lead male role!

 

How long have you been doing music? 

I started writing when I was about 16-17. My first recording was Brick by Brick which was recorded about this time last year. I didn’t really start performing as a solo artist until earlier this year.

 

What made you go in to music? 

I wrote at home initially as a way of expressing myself (as many people do). Lots of my friends used to share their problems etc with me and putting these situations into songs seemed to simplify them and make them manageable. I auditioned for a London company who were looking for ‘new artists’. It was there I recorded Brick by Brick but they didn’t offer the commitment to me that I was hoping for and luckily my hairdresser knew someone who was looking for an artist to manage and we hooked up and everything has developed from there. It has all moved quite quickly in the last 9 months!

 

 

What Instruments do you play?

Guitar is my main instrument but I can also play drums and a little bit of ukulele! Obviously I sing as well

 

Are you a Signed Artist?

No I’m not currently signed. I am looking forward recording an EP in the Spring of next year and if a label were interested that would be great but I’m realistic that the music industry is very diverse today and I may have to release the EP independently. The advantage of being signed is the team that is (hopefully) built around you but I am working hard to build my own team so fingers crossed it will all come together

 

Who are your influences?

When I started I was influenced mainly by my parents’ music. Eva Cassidy and Johnny Cash were favourites and are probably responsible for my lyrical style. Today I particularly like acts like John Mayer, Tom O’Dell and Ed Sheeran. However, because of my drumming, there are also a number of rock bands that I like which would surprise a lot of people if they were to listen to my music!

 

When will you be releasing new music?

We had considered releasing Brick by Brick this year, particularly as it has had a lot of radio play. I’ve been very lucky that it has been such a popular ‘radio friendly’ track. But we are now looking at putting the full EP together first and release Brick by Brick just before the release of the EP. So hopefully March/April next year.

 

 

How do you get inspiration to write songs? 

My initial inspiration was friends and family but there are only so many songs you can write like that! Recently, I’ve started to use my acting skills to write ‘in character’. I may find a character in a film or book that inspires me or sometimes lyrics in someone else’s song and I write as if it were their life.

 

 

Where is your dream place to perform (Country)? 

Ooooo good question! I think everyone wants to perform in America just because of the enormity of it! Also because my early influences were from America. China and/or Japan would also be amazing as they are so passionate about their music.

 

Who would you like to perform with, if you got the chance?

I would love to perform with a band to make my sound that much bigger and so that I had lots of people to bounce off of. I’m currently loving an acoustic version of My Hero by the Foo Fighters, musically it’s amazing the way it has been constructed. So any band that would have the ability and skill to make my music sound epic! J

 

 

Where do you see yourself in 2-5 years?

Ha! This is a question I’m always asking myself! In 2 years I hope to have an album of songs and a fan base across the UK and maybe even a few abroad. I’d like to think in the next 2 years I will start to be invited to the smaller festivals and have had a support slot with an emerging artist. In 5 years time I would like to have headlined my own tour and have written perhaps 3 albums. I would love to collaborate with someone by then as well and have made it to the bigger festivals. I would also like to have spent some time writing in another country ideally the US, maybe New York!

 

If you weren’t doing music what would you be doing? 

Music and acting are all I have ever wanted to do. My friends think I would make a good car mechanic but mainly because they think I would suit the dungarees! I have thought about being a fitness trainer but I’m not sure I have the energy to train myself!

 

Who is your favourite Artist or Band at The Moment?

It probably sounds a bit obvious to say Ed Sheeran but I do so love his style. John Mayer has a sound that really appeals to me as it is very guitar driven. There isn’t really a female act at the moment that produces the kind of sound that appeals to me although many of our female ‘pop’ singers do amazing stripped down, acoustic versions of their songs.

 

If you could go on Tour with any Singer or Band who would it be and why? 

Ed Sheeran because I think his fans would appreciate my style

John Mayer because I would be able to tour the states

McBusted because they look like they are having a ball! J

 

What was the first song you wrote?

My very first song was called Falling For You. I still have it in my set!

 

Do you have a website, social media pages and music pages for your fans?

Yes,I do

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AnnieMayAdams

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Annie-May-Adams-Music/579741125425951?sk=timeline

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXS4meA8vibCtIXZ-RlB6xA

 

 

 

Big Melodies and Big Guitars and a Four piece Rock/Alternative Band from Cambridge ‘End The Silence’

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What are your full names?

 

Phillip James Taylor

Joél Sutherland

Paul Bruce

David Morris

 

 

What is your band’s Genre? 

 

Phil: Post-Hardcore

Joel: Alternative Rock

 

 

Give us a little bio of the band and you guys as individual. 

 

Phil: 4 guys having fun and having a great time making music and playing shows. Paul= The chilled out voice of reason. Dave=Mad drummer boy. Loves his drums and drinking 😉 Joel=Enjoys his road bikes, music production and video games.

 

Paul: We’re a new band and we’re still finding our way. Phil is the most excited person I’ve ever met! He can keep up with the speed I write at too!

 

 

Where did you get the band name from? 

 

Paul: it was suggested by Dave actually after the Henry Rollins album ‘End Of Silence’ I mistyped it to Phil as ‘End The Silence’ by text. It stuck. I think it sums up what bands do.

 

 

Who does what in the band? (I.e. who does the vocals, who plays what, who writes the songs?)

 

Phil – Vocals, Joel – Guitar, Paul – Guitar, Dave drums.

 

Paul: At the moment, I’m writing most of the music and Phil does all the Vocals and Lyrics. Everyone has a say though. Dave and Joél will always suggest improvements. Usually for the better!

 

 

Are You Signed?

 

Paul: Not yet!

 

 

What instruments do you play? 

 

Phil: None in this band, I sing but I can play drums!

Paul: I’m a guitarist first, but can play drums and a bit of piano.

Joel: I play guitar in the band. I am able to play a few other instruments and enjoy singing, too.

Dave: I’m a drummer boy through and through 🙂

 

 

How did the band come about? 

 

Phil: Got talking and wanted to join!

Paul: I wanted to make something more melodic than my last band. I started jamming with Dave then the other guys and it worked!

Dave: I went to see Paul’s previous band and immediately thought it was a band I’d like to be in. After dragging Paul along to jam for a band I was playing in he asked me to join his band when the drum throne became available I didn’t have to think about it !

 

 

How did you guys meet?

 

Phil: In a Bar.

Paul: I met Phil in a Wetherspoons after finding him online. I met Dave while working with him. I met Joél through Phil.

Joél: I’ve known Phil since 2007 through previous bands. He asked me to come for a practice with Paul and Dave and we’ve been jamming ever since!

Dave: Paul and I work together we got chatting and been mates from then, Phil came to jam with us in all his nervous energy he was bouncing off the walls 😀 he brought Joel along who instantly blew us away when he started playing !!

 

 

Who are your influences? 

 

Phil: YouMeAtSix, Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Blink 182 and Foo Fighters.

 

Paul: Young Guns, Architects, BMTH, Foos, Nine Inch Nails, Sikth.

 

Joél: InMe, Tesseract, God is an Astronaut, Bring Me The Horizon, Fightstar.

 

Dave: Deftones,RHCP,Nirvana,all of the above and anything else with good drumming !!

 

 

What are your backgrounds whether it’s in music or not?

 

Paul: I’ve been a session guitarist, a guitar teacher and a student of music since I was 12. My family is musical.

Joél: I’ve been playing instruments since I was 4, and have been playing guitar for the past 11 years. I’ve been in bands in and around Cambridgeshire since 2006.

Dave: As the oldest member I’ve been tapping the tubs for around twenty years playing in various Cambridge bands over the years.

 

 

How did music come in to your lives and when did you start doing it?

 

Phil: Listening to Blink 182 at college to block out people.

Paul: When my dad gave me his record collection to listen to aged about 11. Lots of Led Zep and Black Sabbath. After that I needed to play guitar. Haven’t put it down since!

Joél: My dad worked for British Forces Radio whilst I was growing up, and my mother is quite musical. I don’t remember a time where music wasn’t a big part of my life.

Dave: I think my brother is responsible for my musical taste by force feeding me bands like Yes,Rush,The smiths,The cure and a whole host of others from an early age.we started a band when I bought a drumkit at around 16

 

 

When will you be releasing material? 

 

Phil: 2 or 3 weeks we are planning on releasing a new single.

Paul: It’s the follow up to ‘Show Me How To Feel’ we put out about a month ago. It’s a change of pace from that one.

 

 

How do you get inspiration to write songs? 

 

Phil: What I go through in life. I tend to write about me. like what i am going through. I’ve had a lot of bad break ups, so writing this down keeps me sane.

Paul: for me it always starts with a riff! I wake up with them in my head sometimes. I like music that has a bit of emotional depth, so I think I write like that also.

 

 

Where do you see the band in 2-5 years time?

 

Phil: finished E.P and Album, having fun playing shows with our favourite bands.

 

 

Where would your dream place be to perform?

 

Phil: Download Festival been a fan of that festival since I was very young.

Paul: I’ve always wanted to play at the bottom of Mount Fuji!

Joél: Rock in Rio would be sweet. Hopefully with a live show to rival Iron Maidens!

Dave: I love playing so anywhere with music fans is good by me !

 

 

If you could do collaboration with anyone who would it be? 

 

Phil: Don Broco. I find (Rob’s) voice very unique. I like it when artists are different.

Paul: it would have to be Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails) massive fan!

Joél: Deadmau5. We’d make some ridiculous progressive house/ metal hybrid.

Dave: The legend that is Henry Rollins.

 

 

If you wasn’t doing music what would you’s be doing? 

 

Phil: Working in Tesco

Paul: hanging out with my wife!

Joél: Studying!

Dave: Propping up the bar somewhere !

 

 

If You got asked by a tv show or film to have your music played on, which show or film would it be? 

 

Phil: The Walking Dead…I love zombies.

Paul: Person Of Interest of anything Marvel or Pixar!

Dave: Got to be sons of anarchy for me awesome show !

 

 

Do you have a website, social media pages and music pages for your fans? 

 

Phil: Yes. we think it is important this day in age. Its important to us to keep the fans happy and give away free music. Its always nice getting feedback too.

Paul: we have www.facebook.com/endthesilenceband and @EndTheSilenceUK on Instagram, Soundcloud and Tumblr too. Plus our video is on YouTube:http://youtu.be/h_N8k0R0ono

 

 

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Get to know Three And Me and all their music knowledge have led them to form the band and ready to get their music out there!

With a whole load of Musical knowledge Three and Me are a four piece to watch!
TAM

 

 

 

 

What are your full names/who does what?/who writes the songs?

 

The line up is:

  • Daisy Chute, lead vocals, banjo, guitar & ukulele
  • Luke Bateman, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Matthew Davis, bass & guitar
  • Sarah Crisp, violin & viola

The songs are largely composed by the band, others by Matthew.

 

What is your band’s genre?

Our music’s been described as alt-folk. We like to think of it as ‘po-mo-fo’ (post modern folk!) It’s an eclectic and distinctive mix of pop, folk, rock and classical influences.
Give us a little bio of the band and you guys as individuals

Three and Me formed in Camberwell, SE London, in October 2012. Matthew, Sarah & Luke were previously working with another singer which did not quite work out so Matthew got in touch with Daisy. Our first gig was at Cadogan Hall supporting Beverley Knight. The rest is…the future.

 

  • Daisy was previously a member of Universal classical crossover band ‘All Angels’, has orchestrated film music for composer Ilan Eshkeri and has worked with a wide range of artists including Andy Burrows, Ray Davies and Kasabian.
  • Matthew was formerly signed to EMI as a musician and songwriter and has been writing with Stuart Moxham from cult band Young Marble Giants and recording with singer Kelli-Leigh.
  • Sarah is in hot demand for a wide range of musical projects and is currently working in the theatre with Goldfrapp.
  • Luke is an award-winning performer and writer in London’s West End.

Where did you get the band name from?

Sarah came up with the name after a day spent by us drinking wine and sipping tea….we’ve never quite worked out who are the three and who is the me!

Are you signed?/When will you be releasing material?

We’ve just released our debut, eponymously titled, EP on our own label, 3C Records which is available from iTunes, Spotify, Amazon et al.

 

We’re about to shoot our first video of ‘Who are You?’ from the EP, and will be releasing a charity single in the autumn. Our 1st album should be out early next year.

 

We have gigged extensively in London.

 

Who are the band’s influences?

From folk bands to film music and from Britpop to Bach.

 

What are your backgrounds whether it’s in music or not?

Matthew: studied politics at Cardiff Uni and I’ve been a charity worker and songwriter ever since…

Luke: studied music all my life

Sarah: classical violin lessons…

Daisy: It’s always been music – and occasionally a bit of acting too. I sang as a cathedral chorister in my home city Edinburgh before moving to Purcell School of Music in Watford at 16.
How did music come in to your lives and when did you start doing it?

Matthew: My dad gigged as a jazz drummer and I was brought up on an extraordinary mix of music: Bach, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holliday, Fats Waller, West African beat music, the Rolling Stones, Hendrix, Syd Barrett and, of course, the Beatles.

Daisy: My mum had jazz piano lessons whilst pregnant with me and claimed I came out knowing all the songs she’d learnt! In fact my first album was filled with some of those very same jazz standards. I started young with my first song at the age of 3 entitled ‘I like shopping’ – still too true today! I had my first professional gig at 9 singing Cosette for Cameron Mackintosh’s UK tour of Les Miserables…it’s been downhill ever since!

Luke: classical piano lessons aged 5 – my dad is a conductor

Sarah: music lessons began aged 8

How do you get inspiration to write songs?

Matthew: It varies. For instance, ‘Count the Cost’ from our EP is based on the life of the poet Sylvia Plath. Another of our songs, ‘Beautiful You’ was inspired by a newspaper story about a girl who’d been in a destructive relationship then met a man who helped her repair her life. Other times, of course, my songs are based on my own life – and loves.

Luke: God only knows where it comes from – magic?

Daisy: Either songs emerge from things you observe in others’ lives or from delving deeper into your own Writing lyrics together has been a different but positive experience – it’s usually a very personal introspective thing but we’ve tried a different way of going about it for some of the songs we’ve written together.

 

Where do you see the band in 2-5 years time?

The music business is a tough yet inspiring place to be in. We would like to have released albums that mean something to people and be playing festivals in the sun….

 

Where would your dream place be to perform?

Matthew: Cambridge Folk Festival; Brixton Academy

Daisy: A music lover’s living room; Roslyn Chapel in Edinburgh

Luke: Royal Albert Hall; Glastonbury main stage

Sarah: Shepherd’s Bush Empire; on Broadway!
If you could do collaboration with anyone who would it be?

Matthew: Crystal Fighters; Kate Bush

Sarah: Jarvis Cocker; Nigel Kennedy

Daisy: Stevie Wonder; Joni Mitchell

 

If you weren’t doing music what would you be doing?

Matthew: Writing more fiction for children; watching Spurs away games!

Luke: I can’t imagine it!

Sarah: Milliner

Daisy: Something creative: writer, artist, film director…
If you got asked by a tv show or film to have your music played on, which show or film would it be?

The next, great, Scandinavian TV noir!

Any British film produced by Adrian Sturges or directed by Wes Anderson
Do you have a website, social media pages and music pages for your fans?

Yes, please follow or ‘like’ us:

 

  • Twitter: @threeandme music
  • FB: threeandmemsic

And we are currently developing our three and me website.