SKYLER CHISSELL IS READY SET THE MUSIC ON ‘FIRE’ CHECK OUT MORE ABOUT WHAT THE NEW SENSATION IS ABOUT WITH MY INTERVIEW WITH HER!

What is your Full Name?

Skyler Chissell

 

How old are you?
I am 16 years old

 

What is your genre of music?
Well my debut track “Fire” is a mixture of urban/dance as Snoop Dogg wanted to feature on the track and in the video, he also wrote his own lyrics which was amazing, but going forward my music is geared more around alternative/punk with a pop mix.

 

Give us a little Bio of you.
My Mum is English and grew up in Bournemouth and my dad is American so I have joint citizenship and spend my time between the UK and the US.  I was born in Virginia Beach, VA, and moved to California when I was 11 to pursue a modeling and acting career. I’m pretty much a typical 16 year old girl. I love going to the mall, hanging out with friends, and watching horror movies and vine videos of Nash Grier. When I’m not in the studio I love to spend time at the beach or go to the park with my rescue dog Mouse, and as an avid soccer fan I make sure I watch all of the Arsenal games.

 

How long have you been doing music?
I’ve been singing for fun as long as I can remember, but professionally only about 6 months. I worked with a music producer, Mike Gonsolin of Trend Def Studios in LA, on some cover songs which I wanted to put on youtube. I had so much fun working with him and the sound was great so he offered to write me an original song, which is “FIRE”.

 

What made you go into music?
Just simple passion. Music isn’t a job to me as I enjoy it so much. I can spend hours all day listening to and writing music and then all evening often until 1am in the studio recording. My whole allowance goes on downloading music or on old vinyl records that I collect.

 

Are you a signed Artist?
Not yet, but I do have some meetings scheduled in February and March so check back at #Skylersmusic for updates.

What instruments do you play?
Unfortunately none, I was taking piano lessons but my instructor and I would spend all lesson coming up with new song ideas and lyrics. I do want to take some time to learn guitar and drums going forward.

 

Who are your influences?
Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, The 1975, Hey Violet, Blink-182 and All Time Low.

 

When will your new material be out?
I have 3 more originals already recorded and produced which will be available on an EP in the beginning or mid-February, and my producer and I are currently working on a love ballad.

How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Everyday things really, my own experiences, people watching and places I visit, I also take away a lot from my friend’s stories about boy troubles and school. I will often go on the roof of my apartment building in LA late at night and just watch the stars which gives me a clear mind and enables me to write for hours without any interruptions.

 

Where do you see yourself in 2-5 Years?
Hopefully I will be lucky enough to make a career out of my passion and will be playing around the world, I love to travel and meet new people. I equally love to write as much as I do sing, so I would love to write songs for other artists. I would also like to get some animals friends for my rescue dog, Mouse from the LA Shelter.
You were discovered by Snoop Dogg, how did that come about?

My record producer, Mike Gonsolin, wrote “FIRE” for me as a solo track which originally had a second verse. When we heard the final recording we loved the result and he thought it was good enough and would be perfect for a feature with Snoop Dogg who he had worked with before. He sent Snoop Dogg my recording and he loved it. He not only wanted to feature but wanted to be in the video also and he wanted to personally write his own lyrics to make it more of collaboration with me. We spent all day from 8am through midnight shooting the video in an abandoned warehouse in downtown LA and when we weren’t shooting or on break Snoop Dogg mentored me on how to be successful and how to build a career.

 

What was your first reaction?
Beyond excited and a little nervous, it is not every day you get to work with such a living legend as Snoop Dogg, He was such an amazing person to work with.

 

You are releasing ‘Fire’, your Single later this month, tell us more about it.
Yes, the official release date for “FIRE” is Jan 29.  We are having a release party at my PR company in the UK and I am also scheduled for a two week promotional tour where I will appearing on TV shows and doing radio and press interviews in London, Birmingham, Exeter, Cambridge, Manchester, Liverpool and my home town of Bournemouth.

 

Will you be releasing an Album, if so when?
Yes, I will be releasing an EP of 4 songs plus a bonus track of a party remix of “Fire” this will be out start to mid-February. The new songs are amazing and I hope people will love them as much as I do.

 

Will you be heading out on Tour? if so where?
Nothing scheduled as yet but would certainly love to do so in the future and would love to open for some of my favorite bands such as the Vamps.

 

You are coming to the UK, what are you most excited about?
I had hoped to spend some time with my family, I have joint US/UK citizenship as my mother is English so I have many Aunts, Uncles and cousins there, but the interest in “FIRE” has been so amazing that I  have been invited to interview and guest appear on TV shows and in studio radio appearances across the country so I won’t get to spend as much time with them as I had hoped, but am beyond excited that I have this opportunity to promote my original songs and live my dream.

 

If you wasn’t doing music what would you be doing?
I have always been involved in animal rescue and volunteer at local animal shelters and my Mum manages a low cost veterinary clinic where I also help out, I am also obsessed with Penguins so my second career choice would be Marine Biologist to help save and rescue stranded and or endangered marine animals.

 

When you’re not doing music,what do you do?
If my Mum is reading this then schoolwork, if she isn’t then watching crazy vine videos of Nash Grier or watching horror movies with my friends. I also love the beach and spend a lot of time there with my friends and my dog, but pretty much I am always doing music in some capacity as I am always listening to or getting inspiration for music from what is around me wherever I am. My friends and I also get invited to a lot of parties on the weekends where we literally dance all night.

 

If you could collaborate with one UK Artist or band who would it be?
The Vamps seem like they would be really cool to work with not only because they have great music but they seem to have fun with it, and the fact they also hang out with Brooklyn Beckham doesn’t hurt!

If you could collaborate with one USA Artist or band who would it be?
It would have to be Christina Aguilera as her voice is amazing and I have idolized her since I was little, I have also covered her song “Hurt” because I loved how much emotion truly went into the song.

 

Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in UK?
I would love to perform at the O2 Arena in London because it would be super cool to be on a stage in the heart of England and I could catch an Arsenal match before the show. GO GUNNERS!
Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in USA?
I would have to say Madison Square Garden just because growing up I would hear people say that “ once you perform at Madison Square Garden you know that you’ve made it”.

 

What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Work hard and stay true to yourself. Also, that there is a lot of rejection in this industry so never give up and don’t take it personally.

 

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?
If you have a passion then never give it up even if people tell you that you won’t make it, everyone has a different opinion and if you work hard you will find where you belong.

 

What quote or saying do you always stick by?
I’m not a Princess and I don’t need saving, I’m a Queen I got this shit handled!

 

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Instagram @skylersmusic
Twitter @skylersmusic
Youtube: skylerchissell
 

 

SKYLER’S SINGLE IS NOW OUT CALLED ‘FIRE’ FT SNOOP DOGG!

VIDEO BELOW AND ITUNES LINK TO BUY NOW:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fire-feat.-snoop-dogg-single/id1061930465

REVIEW: LUKE POTTER GAVE ME A EARLY LISTEN TO HIS LATEST SINGLE ‘SHOULD I STAY’ AND IT IS OUT ON THE 29TH JANUARY!

Luke has done it again with his latest single, a melt your heart one but so lovely to listen too!

 

its starts off with a peaceful slow start and builds up creates a song that you just want to sway you head to… well I do anyway.

Then once his vocals come through it clashes beautifully with the instrumental with his appealing and silvery vocals that you can not stop listening to.

With Meaningful melodies and original lyrics shows the creativity throughout the song and video.

His vibrant performance makes you just want to put this track on repeat but also shows that this is a song that is very close to Luke and it’s taken time to get to this end product but it was worth it in the end.

 

 

Check out ‘Should I Stay’ Music Video Below:

 

 

FOLLOW LUKE POTTER TO LISTEN AND KEEP UP TO DATE WITH WHAT HE IS UP TO!

TWITTER: @lukepottermusic

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

 

 

 

 

REVIEW: GAVIN CHAPPELL-BATES IS BACK WITH HIS LATEST SINGLE ‘ REFUGEE’

Gavin Chappell-Bates has again released a smashing song.

Straight away his broad and rough vocals come through letting you feel the song and listen to it so careful to get the meaning of it.

The guitar and drum instrumental and structure  just create the image it tells you throughout the whole video and really makes you feel the lyrics.

 

 

CHECK IT OUT BELOW

 

 

 

 

FOLLOW GAVIN FOR MORE INCREDIBLE MUSIC ROM HIM!

TWITTER: @GChappellBates

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/GavinChappellBates/?fref=ts

REVIEW: I GET THE CHANCE TO HAVE A SNEAK PEAK OF NARROW PLAINS SELF TITLED DEBUT ALBUM WHICH WILL BE RELEASED ON THE 22ND JANUARY 2016! CHECK OUT WHAT I THINK.

Charlie Ferriday and Brothers Roger Connick and Stuart Connick, all having the same love for music as school friends the trio decided to form a band and they did that…

These have caught the eye of a lot of attention; in 2015 they won Hard Rock Café, UpRiseFM’s ‘Live in Your City’ and more!

 

 

A 13 track Album which starts with a track called ‘Restless Minds’ , it has an interesting guitar/drum instrumental which sets up a solid beat throughout and gives you an idea about the rest of the album.

 

Second is ‘ I should’ve Known’ straight in with vocals from Charlie’s gravelly vocals mix together with the instrumental and just creates a perfect song with meaning to it.

 

Track 7 ‘Ghost’ slower and peaceful showing their different vocal and instrumental ability which is fantastic.

Charlie has more honest vibe to his vocals on this song, like he is telling a story that maybe once got hurt but is getting over it but it’s taking time.

The guitar and drum instrumental again adds to the story behind the song and makes you feel what they are going through.

 

Track 13 ‘Take Me Back’ again faster and upbeat but low which is different but a great way to end the album.

Silvery vocals that just make you want to put this on repeat come straight in and its heaven!

You straightaway capture a picture which you just want to lay back and be taken away with the instrumental and really understand what they are going through which you may relate too!

 

This is just four of the incredible tracks, make sure you grab a copy tomorrow!

 

 

I give ‘NARROW PLAINS’ a 10/10 and would definitely put it on repeat.

 

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO BELOW FOR ‘I SHOULD’VE KNOWN’

 

 

 

CD RELEASE IS Friday, 22nd January 2016  at London’s O2 Academy Islington 2

 

ALL DIGITAL RELEASE WILL BE ON THE 14TH February 2016

 

 

 

FOLLOW THE TRIO ON SOCIAL MEDIA  FOR UPDATES!

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/narrowplains
 

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/narrowplains

 

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: https://twitter.com/narrowplains
 

LA BASED TRIO ‘TALL BONES’ ARE HITTING THE MUSIC SCENE WITH THEIR ROCK ‘N’ ROLL GENRE BUT ALSO A FEW SURPRISE GENRES AS WELL! GET TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE TRIO HERE!

What’s the band called?

Tall Bones

 
What are your full name?
Jacob Dean, Max Ramm, Lorenzo de la Loza

 
How old are you?
25-26

 
What is your genre of music?
We’re a rock n roll band. We can get pretty heavy and psychedelic at times but can also have an acoustic americana vibe.

 
Give us a little Bio of you as a band and individuals.
The three of us started playing together about two years ago. We all work really well together musically and have similar influences and style. Ever since, we’ve been playing local Los Angeles shows and writing and recording original music. Last year we went to the Station House Studio in Echo Park and tracked our first full EP. We’ve released two of the songs on a turquoise 7” vinyl, and the other songs are currently being mastered to be released in the coming months. 2016 will be a big year, with lots of new music.

 
What made you go into music?
JD: I started playing the snare drum in the school band at recess. I’ve been playing ever since
MR: I thought the guitar looked so cool and being raised listening to good rock music helped my love for it.
LD: My uncle gave me his old guitar when I was a kid, I learned from there and developed a love for music.

 
How long have you been doing music?
JD: 15 years
MR: About 15 years as well
LD: 15 years

 
Are you a signed ?
No, we’re not signed

 
What instruments do you play?
Lorenzo de la Loza – vocals/bass/acoustic guitar
Max Ramm – guitar, sometimes organ and keys
Jacob Dean – drums & percussion

 
Who are your influences?
MR: Jimi Hendrix, The Velvet Underground, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Oasis, Grateful Dead, The Band, The Beatles, Wilco, I could go on for days
JD: Creedence Clearwater Revival, Cream, Neil Young to name a few
LD: The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Buddy Miles, Spacemen 3, The Rolling Stones, Love, MC5, T. Rex, and many more

 
When will your new material be out?
We have our first EP coming out in the next few months, it’s currently being mastered. A date hasn’t been picked yet.

 
Is there a Album coming out?
We pressed a 7” vinyl of our two singles “Blind Love” and “Son of a Gun.” You can purchase it on our website or at a show. Both songs are also available on iTunes & Spotify and will apart of our new EP.

 
When will you guys be touring and where if you are?
We don’t have any tour planned as of now. There are a lot of cool places along the California coast, so a short California tour would be nice in the not so distant future. We would love to come to the UK and other parts of Europe someday.

 
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Most of our song will start off as a spontaneous jam and evolve from there until it’s a complete idea. Lots of improv

 
Where do you see yourself in 2-5 Years?
MR: A lot more comfortable financially, and still playing lots of music
JD: In an ideal world I will be working more with music
LD: Playing music! Hopefully have a full album out.

 
What’s the best reaction you had when you joined the band from a friend or family?
MR: It’s all been very positive. It was nice to start a project where we all work really well together.
JD: I’ve gotten a lot of good energy from friends and family. It keeps me going
LD: I’ve had a lot of positive support from friends & family which is awesome, the whole experience has been very fun and positive.

 
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
MR: My day job involves music so it’s always around me. Most free time goes to music but I enjoy a good hike, netflix, and a beer.
JD: Most days I’m working. Music is a good way to release some of the tension. I am also a student so I don’t get much leisure time
LD: I also work a lot – most free time is spent practicing, recording, or mixing music.

 
If you could collaborate with one UK Artist who would it be?
MR: Paul McCartney. Lots of great options but he’s the best songwriter.
JD: Royal Blood has a great sound
LD: Jason Pierce (Spiritualized, Spacemen 3)

 
If you could collaborate with one USA Artist who would it be?
MR: Ryan Adams. I love the sound of his records.
JD: I’d like to collaborate with Scott Mescudi
LD: Anton Newcombe

 
Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in UK?
MR: Glastonbury
JD: Royal Albert Hall or the Deaf Institute
LD: Liverpool Psych Fest

 

Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in USA?
MR: Bonnaroo or Red Rocks in Colorado
JD: Carnegie Hall
LD: Austin Psych Fest

 
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more into the music scene?
MR: I grew up with my parents always listening to Tom Petty, Queen, or any fantastic artist like that. That got me interested really fast. Tom petty’s Running Down a Dream will always stand out from my childhood.
JD: I spent a lot of time jamming along to ‘In Bloom’ by Nirvana with my brothers when we were starting out. We would also play wipeout a lot
LD: My mom gave me her old copy of Led Zeppelin IV on vinyl when I was a kid, from there I got really interested in rock music and started playing along to my favorite records.

 
What was the first song you wrote?
As a band the first song was a song called “Other Side,” which we still play quite often.

 
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
JD: keep playing and have fun with the beats
MR: Always do what you love and what makes you happy
LD: Believe in yourself & follow your heart.

 
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?
JD: Practice often, develop good technique and don’t worry about how many notes you can play
MR: Take the time to study your craft. There are no shortcuts.
LD: Play music that you’re passionate about.

 
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
JD: Keep it real
MR: Follow your heart
LD: Be true to yourself

 
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
JD: I try not to forget any cymbals or hardware
MR: Forgetting my guitar wouldn’t be good, also strap, amp, and cables. The songs too
LD: capo, DI box, picks, tuner, cables

 
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Yeah, you can follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @tallbonesmusic and on Facebook as Tall Bones. You can purchase our vinyl at our website http://www.tallbonesmusic.com

REVIEW: GIULIA IS BACK WITH A BRAND NEW SINGLE ‘ ROAD TRIP’ AND IT’S POWERFUL

Last year Giulia released her debut album ‘ Raze Me To The Ground’. I’ve been lucky enough to get a sneak peak of her latest single ‘Road Trip’ released January 29 through M:89 Records.

‘Road Trip’ is a vibrant energy-laden powerful pop/rock track, as soon as you hear the intro you turn your head to the speaker, it’s like a shock to the system but in a good way.

When the vocals come in they fit in perfectly with the relaxed yet powerful vibe of the song – fun but still effortless at the same time.
Giulia is an incredibly passionate and creative artist. Her creativity shines through her music, not just this track but all of them. I can’t wait to hear more from this incredibly talented artist.

Here is a video  of Giulia’s new single ‘Road Trip’ released January 29.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sW8VEnIuTNs
FOLLOW GIULIA ON TWITTER
https://twitter.com/giuliamymusic

I GOT THE CHANCE TO CHAT TO WHITNEY AVALON,CREATOR OF WHAT IS NOW WORLDWIDE COMEDY FOR ALL OF US #PRINCESSRAPBATTLE

 

How long have you been making music?
My parents report that I’ve been singing and making up songs since I was a toddler. My first public performance was in a community theater production when I was six years old. I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have found something I love at such an early age and to have had the opportunity to continue doing it all these years. If I’m lucky, I’ll never have to stop!

What made you start Princess Rap Battles?
I had a variety of comedy songs on my YouTube channel already, and I wanted the next one to be a rap about how I don’t know how to rap. I’d written a line about me being “white like snow, pale like ale, porcelain-skinned princess from a fairy tale” which led me to thinking what would happen if it were actually Snow White rapping instead. It all flowed from there.

What is your favourite Rap Battle you’ve filmed already?
We put so much time into each of these videos (hundreds of hours of research, writing, production, recording, editing, etc.) to make them as high-quality as possible that they’re each precious to me. I can’t choose a favorite child!

If you could work with any singer or band who would it be and why?
There are so many spectacular talents that inspire me. It’d be an honor to share the stage with Pink; Tenacious D (I did get to work with them once already, briefly!); Tim Minchin; Bo Burnham; Adele (I’d try to get her to show her funny side – she has a great sense of humor from what I’ve seen); Scott Bradlee and his Postmodern Jukebox; Todrick Hall; Lin-Manuel Miranda; The Lonely Island; Sutton Foster; and of course the king of ‘em all, Weird Al Yankovic.

Where do you see yourself in 2-5 years?
Considering that it was only 1.5 years ago I had the idea for the first rap battle and now they’re a series that’s had half a billion views worldwide… I certainly can’t predict the next leg of this crazy journey. But I’ll be very excited indeed if my future holds more acting, more music, more writing, more television, and more opportunities to do my best to make people laugh and think. In any and all mediums.

Do you have any social media accounts for fans to follow you?
Sure! All my big videos debut on http://youtube.com/whitneyavalon, but in between those I hang out at the following. Come say hi! 🙂
http://twitter.com/whitneyavalon
http://instagram.com/whitava
http://facebook.com/avalonwhitney
http://whitneyavalon.com

Watch Whitney’s Latest Princess Rap Battle Featuring Molly C. Quinn

#KATNISS vs HERMIONE