INTRODUCING ‘ The Breaking Pattern’ , THE ARIZONA FOUR PIECE  TO WATCH OUT FOR THIS YEAR! DEREK AND I CHATTED ALL THINGS THEIR NEW MUSIC! 

What are your names? 
Derek (singer), Brandon (drums), Jacob (bass), Nick (guitar). I (Derek) will be doing the interview today!
What is the Bands name? 

The Breaking Pattern 


How old are you?

 

We’re all in our young 20’s. We just threw a big party for Brandon’s 21stthe other weekend! Filmed the shenanigans on snapchat. Red velvet and funfetti cake.

What is your genre of music?
We’ve been classified a couple different things: emo-revival, alt indie rock, atmospheric pop rock. Your new favorite band. 


How did you come up with the band name?
It was a phrase I heard one of my poetry teachers say a few times over. I loved all the connotations and meaning. When it came time to force it down everyone’s throats there weren’t really any dissents… even all the fans were about it. 

How did you all meet? 
We all played in various other local bands prior to forming TBP. We had played with each other’s bands. Essentially all the more serious members of the bands came together to form TBP. 

Give us a little bio about you as individuals and as a band. 
I was indoctrinated into the cult of local scene music at the ripe age of 15. Fell in love with obscure bands (some went on to be not so obscure). Brandon played drums in local bands since he was 14 and has been destroying surfaces with sticks ever since. Idk how Nick and Jacob started playing music. Both are phenomenal musicians who have been in and out of various projects, they wanted to find more “professional” musicians to work with and we teamed up!

How long have you been doing music?
When I was three I would bang on my moms piano but she wasn’t fond of it. I took up clarinet in middle school and was first chair but was ridiculed after a year and forced to quit. I touched the guitar at age 12 and never stopped playing. Never had a teacher though, so I always just kind of wrote my own songs…

What made you go in to music?
Crippling social anxiety and the overwhelming teenage desire to fit in. Lol in all honesty though, I always loved music and when I started playing my sisters guitar at age 12 I just sort of got hooked. My family went through a series of moves and I didn’t know anyone or have any other major hobbies, so I just played from the moment I woke up to the time I fell asleep. 



Are you signed?

No.

You have released your album called ‘There Are Roadmaps In Our Veins’ what’s the story behind the title? 
There’s a theme of separation as a response to individual discovery that is woven throughout the tracks of the album. The title was intended to reflect that theme with a strong image.  

Tell us more a about the tracks Individually?
You know what, it’s kind of strange but kind of cool. Every person we’ve talked to has a different favorite song. We tried to make the album as cohesive as possible yet – and some people still prefer the fast or the low songs – but more so, people connect and identify with specific lyrics. It’d take decades to explain the personalities of each song, but I encourage you to check out our bandcamp to find the lyrics to your favorite tracks! 

What’s it like working with ‘Quite Great PR’ ?
They have been fantastic and very accommodating. Definitely hope to cross that big ocean and have some tea with them one day!


How did that comes about? 

We talked with several different agencies and management groups. Very few saw things the way we did in terms of marketing our band. We didn’t want someone who could possibly misrepresent us, so we were quite relieved to find people whose vision aligned with our own!

Tell us more about any of your new music if you have anymore planned.
We have a video coming out in a month, a tour planned for this Summer, and a b-sides coming out at the end of the year!

Will you be doing any gigs or a Tour? 
Yep! We’ll be touring the southwest this summer. 
If you are, where are will you be heading? 
Headling? Just phoenix. But we’ll be opening for some solid bands… more details on that will be announced shortly. 

Do you play any instruments?
Yep, we write everything ourselves. 

Who are your influences?
Our biggest influences come from our local music scene!

How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Personal experience is the greatest inspiration.

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Ideally, on the grammy stage. Realistically, we hope to have a strong international fanbase by that point!

When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
I’m a fairly active spoken word poet, so lots of writing. We hope to be releasing more poetry videos this summer too!

If you could collaborate with one UK Artist who would it be? 
The 1975 is killin it right now. My girlfriend would faint if I worked with Ed Sheeran or Ben Howard.

If you could collaborate with one USA Artist who would it be? 
We are currently collaborating with some members of Lydia, honestly I’m excited to see where that leads. 

Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in USA?
Selling out the marquee in our hometown. I grew up watching all my favorite bands in that venue, I want to do the same. 

What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene? 
I think the whole Moon and Antarctica album from Modest Mouse really opened my mind to how creative and freeing music can be. I was very young when I first heard that album and that’s when I started branching off into new music at that point.


If you could get one of your songs on a TV show, which would it be? 
Game of Thrones. I want to see Daenerys flying in on a dragon, beheading some baddies while one of our songs is bumpin! 

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Be yourself, find your sound, and then stick to it. 

What quote or saying do you always stick by?
“ I must become less”. It’s hard not to get a big head in this industry, we as artists need to combat that and not let all this be just about ourselves. 

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?  
Haha well besides the obvious… I like to drink immodiom to settle my stomach from nerves, a giant bottle of warm water, vocal warm ups to the app on my phone, extra everything, the merch bin (always forget the merch bin). 

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Yes! We’re most active on Instagram at TheBreakingPattern. We also have a twitter and snapchat at TheBreakPattern. 

Thank you again for your time, hope to hear from you on twitter!

2015 saw ‘Shark Dentist’ COME IN THE MUSIC SCENE AND SHOWED US THAT THEY MEAN BUSINESS, TALKING THEIR LASTEST TRACK TO PLAYING ‘ALT ESCAPE’ , CHECK OUT MY INTERVIEW WITH THE BOYS HERE! 


What are your Full names?Grady Steele – vocals / guitar

Campbell Baum – guitar / vocals

Andrew Spiteri – bass

Jamie Staples -drums

What is the bands name?

Shark Dentist 

How old are you?

18-20 

What is your genre of music?

We deliver Sandwich Metal with a slice of Pizza Pop 

Give us a little bio about you as a band and you guys as individuals.

We formed in 2015 at college, there was an opening slot at one of the local venues and we took, before we had even written any songs. We had about a week to prepare and get a set together!
Outside of Shark Dentist, Grady is a DJ and producer, as part of a collective called Floyd Afrika. Campbell puts on live music nights around London called Black Cat White Cat. Andrew loves synths like he loves his family, and Jamie has good hair. 

What’s the story behind the bands name?

Jamie and his friend had a bit of a smoking sesh and thought of pitching a new show to Dave TV channel, where they would attend to a shark’s dental hygiene. The show was to be called Shark Dentist.  

How long have you been doing music?

Separately, since birth. Together? Just over a year. 

What made you go in to music?

We’ve always been living the rock ’n’ roll lifestyle, so really music got into us. 

 
Are you signed?

We are signed to a small, Camden based record label called Ra-Ra Rok who put our records out, they are run from the basement of Out On The Floor Records on Inverness Street.

 
What is the inspiration behind the track ‘Florentine’?

If you’re asking the title, we wanted something egg related so we could fulfil our dreams of making a 7″ look like a fried egg. The song is also a scrambled mix of emotions, within the context of a breakup. 

 
Can you give us a hint of what the next album or EP will be like?

We don’t really have an intention of making an album any time soon until we’re certain there’s a want to listen to 40 minutes of Shark Dentist.. We see a lot of bands make albums far, far too soon. It’s a big statement.. EP seems more like it could be in the pipeline – maybe sometime next year!

What instruments do you play?
Guitar x2, Bass, Drums + spoken word. 

Who are your influences?

Bill Murray. 

You are playing ‘ Alt Escape’, how did that come about?

The Mayor of Brighton drew our name out of a hat!!! It was so lucky.. On 19th May we’ll be officially kicking off the festival at The East Street Tap, which I think used to be known as The Fish Bowl..

Will you be doing any gigs on your own Tour?

Our next show is at The Great Escape, then we will have a few dates lined-up around the country, leading up to our single release party at the Shacklewell Arms on June 2.

Also we are playing 

5th May – Birmingham, The Actress and Bishop
7th May – London, St Martins (Awesome+ magazine launch)

19th May – Alt. Escape, Brighton, East Street Tap

2nd June – London, Shacklewell Arms

3rd June – London, Flashback Records, Bethnal Green

IF YOU LIKE THE SOUND OF SHARK DENTIST AND WOULD BE INTERESTED IN BOOKING THE BOYS THEY ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR SHOWS ANYWHERE! 

If you are, where will you be heading?
We are playing Birmingham on the 5th May at The Actress & Bishop, and are currently sorting dates in Cambridge, Oxford and Falmouth.. maybe some more. 


How do you get inspiration to write songs?

Whenever we want inspiration, we stick on either Spacejam or Groundhog Day, and we let the songs write themselves.


Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?

We’re hoping that we’ll be on the second leg of the Aquarium tour down the East Coast of the US.


When you’re not doing music, what do you do?

We usually end up just going to see other music.. Either at The Lock Tavern (where two of us work) or down in Brixton at The Windmill, where there’s a constant rotation of incredible bands playing.. Campbell works at Flashback Records whilst the other three are still in college.

If you could collaborate with one UK Artist who would it be?

We’d LOVE Danny ‘facking’ Dyer to be the star of our next music video. 

If you could collaborate with one USA Artist who would it be?

Bill Murray 

Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in UK?

Glastonbury or The Village Underground.

Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in USA?

SXSW or Baby’s Alright in Brooklyn

 
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
 It’s pretty hard to choose one song between the four of us, but bands like Blur, Teenage Fanclub and Pavement are bands that we all share a love for.

 


What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
If it smells bad, it usually tastes good.

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry just as an artist? 

 Taste it.

What quote or saying do you always stick by?

Be true to yourself. 

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
1. Chords

2. Lyrics

3. To have some fun

4. Your instruments

5. Posture 

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?

http://www.facebook.com/sharkdentist

youtube.com/channel/UC2NsfhmxDfhRFtVMfVLXeNw

soundcloud.com/shark-dentist

sharkdentist.bandcamp.com/releases

twitter.com/DentistShark

instagram.com/sharkdentistband/

Acclaimed artist Rachael Sage celebrates International Dance Day – April 29th – with the announcement of her new album CHOREOGRAPHIC and exclusive behind the scenes footage of her forthcoming video ‘I Don’t Believe It’.

Award-winning recording artist Rachael Sage makes her highly anticipated return to UK shores with the release of her twelfth studio album, ‘Choreographic’ October 28th, preceded by the release of the first single from that album on August. 26th. With ‘dance’ inspiring the heart of this album, Rachael gives her celebrity support to International Dance Day 2016 (April 29) by releasing exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of her forthcoming video ‘I Don’t Believe It’. 
Sage herself is a former dancer who studied at the School of American Ballet in her teens, and she has been thrilled to see her music widely embraced by the lyrical dance community over the past several years (videos featuring young girls dancing to her music have received over 9 million hits on YouTube). Her forthcoming album CHOREOGRAPHIC delivers a musically ambitious and emotionally accessible tribute to dance, her very first love. She “envisioned each song as a fully-choreographed multi-media experience”; the result is an inspired set of piano-based chamber-pop merging orchestral elements with her signature blend of folk, pop and rock.
CHOREOGRAPHIC, is a tribute to her very first love: Dance. “Making this album was a meditation on my lifelong relationship to ballet and more recently, to lyrical dance. Connecting to music through dance is what prompted me to become a songwriter in the first place. It was time to get back to my roots.”
Sage, who attended The School Of American Ballet as a child and studied with luminary dancers and choreographers like Suzanne Farrell, Edward Villella and Jacques D’Amboise, first began playing piano by ear at 2 and a half years old. “I started writing music right after my mom put me in a pre-ballet class, and it was pretty clear that both dance and music were going to be inextricably connected for me.” Though self-taught as a musician, Sage says her early discipline for the craft of songwriting sprang from the intense rigors of being a dancer. By 12, she was dancing at Lincoln Center in classical ballets like “The Nutcracker” and “Coppélia”, while also balancing schoolwork and making demos of her songs.
“The quintessential definition of dance, to me, is freedom. We’re in a moment where we realize how precious creative freedom is, and what a gift it is to be able to share it with each other, across all borders, and all boundaries.” On disarmingly honest songs like ‘I Don’t Believe It’, incisive lyrics and yearning melodies merge into something expansive. The lexicon of ballet may be French, but in Sage’s hands on CHOREOGRAPHIC, ballet-pop becomes a decidedly universal musical language. 
So let’s all put our dancing shoes on and celebrate International Dance Day!
For more information visit:
http://www.rachaelsage.com

 behind the scenes footage from ‘I Don’t Believe It’
1. Dance-focused: https://youtu.be/MofJjerUcOQ 

2. Collection of all 3: https://youtu.be/QozD9Ak8yTE

I CHATTED TO CANADIAN  FIVE PIECE ‘MACHINE DREAMS’ ABOUT THEIR NEW SINGLE, ALBUM AND LABEL ‘PROGESSIVE GEARS’ 



What are your names? 
Craig West: Lead vocals, bass, guitar, production (and the one doing this interview) 

Brian Holmes: Keyboards

Ken Coulter: Drums

Rob Coleman: electric guitar

Jake Rendell: Backing vocals, acoustic guitar

 
What’s the bands name?
Machines Dream

How did you come up with the Bands name? 
A good friend of ours is a singer and songwriter named Chris Belsito. I used to play guitar in his band, and he had a demo of a song that he never did anything with called Machines Dream – about a computer left alone for so long it became sentient. Chris never intended to do anything with the song, but I remembered liking it and always thought it was a cool title. When we were kicking band names around I offered it up. I still have a copy of the original demo. 

 

How old are you?
46

What is your genre of music?
Progressive Rock
Give us a little bio about the band and you guys as individuals.
We came together as friends jamming just for fun, and the jams became songs, which became our first album. So we’re almost an accident if you want to think of it that way. 

How long have you been doing music?
Since I was 4 years old in piano lessons I guess. Music has always been there as far back as I can remember.  

How long have you been working together as a band? 
Eight years.



What made you go in to music?

It’s just something that’s always been there; externally and internally. I never pursued music with the goal of fame or money. Participating in the creation of music is just something that makes me happy and fulfilled. 
 
Are you signed?
To Progressive Gears; a small label based in Northern Ireland. 

Your brand new single ‘Heavy Water’ is great – what’s the story behind it? 
The new album is called Black Science, and the loose theme of the album is how technology and invention have a capacity fo good, and unfortunately evil. Heavy Water is about Hiroshima; specifically I was thinking about two moments – what the guys in the Enola Gay might have been thinking before dropping the bomb, and someone looking for the remains of their home the day after. I had watched a documentary on Hiroshima, specifically pertaining to what it was like following the dropping of the bomb, and the haunting piano arpeggio made me think of that documentary, and it went from there. 

You are releasing your forthcoming Album ‘Black Science’ in the Summer of 2016 – can you tell us more about it?
Six or seven songs, between 5 and 10 minutes in length each. It’s not a concept album, but it does have a loose theme of the potential for evil that technology and invention bring with them, specifically when looking back at the 20th Century. Examples include paper money and inflation being man-made and leading to a lot of suffering; the splitting of the atom as we talked about in Heavy Water, perpetual war for profit, mass media which can be used to educate, but often winds up being used for dumbing-down or manipulating populations, and I suppose some of the darker moments of the 20th century as a result of all that. On a more personal level, these are things that trouble me and so they wind up becoming the material for lyrics and themes.
Musically, all the music came from the band free-jamming, so this is our first truly collaborative record. I think you can hear the personalities of each member come through really clearly. The lyrics are mostly written by me, with a contribution from Eugene (our manager) and Chris Belsito who I mentioned earlier. 

 

It’s progressive rock that probably steers more towards the Pink Floyd or Marillion side of the genre with songs being the focus, rather than the ELP or Dream Theater side where the musicianship is the focus.

 

Tell us more about any of your new music you have planned.
Right now the focus is just Black Science. Right now I’m finishing the album up in the studio, and we are all working on ways to let it loose in the world. 

Will you be doing any gigs or a Tour? 
I wish we could say we were, but we live in a remote geographic location (Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada) and it’s very difficult for us to mount tours. Toronto is a seven hour drive from where we live, and Montreal is about 14 hours for example, so touring is difficult for us. We played Toronto last October, and hopefully we’ll find a way of making a few live appearances, though any kind of a full tour is extremely unlikely. SIDE NOTE: If any fabulously wealthy fans of progressive rock are reading this and feel like underwriting a tour, we’re easy to find. 

You are working with Progressive Gears – how did that come about? 
The owner is a friend of ours, and our manager. He had been a strong advocate as a manager and a great supporter of the band, so when he decided to expand his operations to being an independent label, we felt it made sense both from a business and personal standpoint to go with him. 

Do you play any instruments?
Guitar, bass, I sing, and I record and produce our music which involves using computers as musical instruments quite a bit. 

 


Who are your influences?
They’re all over the map. My favourite progressive bands have always been the ones who focused on songs and atmosphere – groups like Pink Floyd and Jethro Tull from the 70s, and then in the more recent era bands like Marillion, Porcupine Tree, and Riverside. Outside of progressive music, I’m a huge Who fan, especially their stuff from the 70s, a big fan of NWOBHM specifically Iron Maiden, and the American hardcore punk scene, specifically Husker Du. I love The Waterboys and their ‘big music’ era from the 80s. In terms of songwriters, looking at that list I can extract Roger Waters, Pete Townshend, Mike Scott, and Bob Mould as big influences. A couple years ago I went on a big Cat Stevens bender, and most recently I’ve been getting into some of the more complicated corners of progressive rock and have been listening to a lot of King Crimson. When I was a kid it was The Beatles, Queen and The Who. Like a lot of people, I like a lot of different music. 

How do you get inspiration to write songs?
I don’t seek it. Things kind of get stuck in my head, whether thats a lyric, a melody, a chord progression or a theme for a group of songs. I’ll go for a walk or a drive and ideas just come, and the ones that recur usually become the embryos of songs. 

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
I hope I’m in the same place. Happy to be alive, proud to be a father, excited to have a great band, and taken aback that there is this connection to people all over the world through music. 

When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
I have a four year old daughter who is the light of my life, a dog who is my constant companion, a family I love, a day job that I go to and I’m (very slowly) learning to play the cello – and after the child has been chased around, the dog walked, work is done, and progressive albums are made, I tend to fall down and sleep. Boring right? I’m probably supposed to say that I pilot airships, have a dubious narcotic habit, and fight crime, but I’m pretty boring. Everyone in the band has similar stories. We all juggle lives and music, reality and passion, and we all have dogs. I do try and find the time to enjoy documentaries, and have a shameless love of science fiction. 
 

If you could collaborate with one UK Artist who would it be? 
Steve Rothery from Marillion. He’s a brilliant guitarist and composer and has a sense of atmosphere that it would be awesome to work baselines under.

If you could collaborate with one USA Artist who would it be? 
Mike Portnoy, because of his boundless enthusiasm for all things musical, and as a bass player it would be fun to play with a drummer of that calibre. 

 

SIDE NOTE: Mr. Rothery and Mr. Portnoy if you are reading this – power trio. Think Rush. Just sayin’

 

Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in UK?
Can I say Royal Albert Hall? Everyone probably says Royal Albert. Boring answer. I’ve always wanted to play the Friar’s in Aylesbury actually, so let’s say that. Some good proghistory there. 

Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in USA?
Anywhere in San Francisco, New Orleans or New Yorkbecause I’ve always wanted to visit those cities. Or First Avenue in Minneapolis, again for the great music history.   


What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene? 

Sea And Sand by The Who.

If you could get one of your songs on a TV show, which would it be? 
I think Heavy Water would make for excellent soundtrack music, and so would Unarmed At Sea from our first album. 

 

What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Be yourself.

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Embrace the music inside your head, and don’t let anyone convince you to change it. Even if it’s something as dreaded as … progressive rock (shudder!) 



What quote or saying do you always stick by?

Allons y!

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget? 
A tuner, water, remembering to stretch my hands before playing, spare strings if it’s an acoustic gig, 
 

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
http://www.facebook.com/MachinesDream

http://www.machinesdream.com

@MachinesDream

http://www.machinesdream.bandcamp.com

@ProgGears

http://www.progressivegears.com

http://www.facebook.com/ProgressiveGears

http://www.facebook.com/craigwestmusic

 

 

FROM POSTING ON YOUTUBE TO RISING STAR ON ABC, MORGAN HIGGINS IS JUST 18 YEARS OLD AND STILL HAS A LOT MORE TO OFFER, HERE IS MY CHAT WITH MORGAN! 

What is your Full name? 

Morgan Higgins

How old are you?

I am 18 years old

What is your genre of music?

Organic Pop — Adult Contemporary

Give us a little bio about you. 

I love to sing and Ive been doing it my entire life. I grew up doing musical theater and while that remains a presence in my life i love pop music as well. I song write and play piano, and I’m trying to teach myself guitar. In addition to music, I act in Film and TV. I have a Nickelodeon Made for TV Movie coming out Memorial Day weekend called “Lost in the West”! I also just wrapped on a web series project called “Mr. Student Body President” which will be on GO90 backed by NewForm Digital. All and all music and acting is a huge part of my life and I cant wait to share it with all of you.

How long have you been doing music?

Ive been singing and doing music since I could talk.

What made you go in to music?

Music had always been a huge part of my growing up. My mom plays piano, my dad plays drums and my uncle sings. We had music playing in our house and we watched a lot of music heavy movies, specifically Sound of Music. I used to watch that movie 3 times a day every day according to my mom. I just loved it so much and I think thats what made me start to sing.

What was it like uploading your first ever Youtube video? 

Boy, that was a long time ago. I think I was really nervous about what people would think. Not so much the internet but more people I already knew. It was also very exciting embarking on a new journey.

You was on ABC (Now Freeform) ‘s ‘Rising Star, what was that like?

Rising Star was a whirlwind! It was an amazing experience and my first time being on a national stage for my voice. I definitely learned a lot about myself. I would have to say that my experience at Rising Star was pivotal to get me to where I am today. I have never known myself or my music better than I do right now and I hope that trend continues.

Did you feel the experience was a good thing? 

The experience was definitely a good thing! I learned so much about the industry from the experts on the show and the other artists. It really opened my eyes to how driven and committed you have to be to your music and your sound in order to keep succeeding in this industry.

What was the best piece of advice you received on the show?

Stick to what YOU want not what others try to push you into.

Would you recommend it to others? 

Yes of course I would!

Will you be releasing an album or EP? 

Yes eventually!

What instruments do you play?

I play piano and a bit of guitar

Who are your influences?

Barbra Striesand, Taylor Swift, Whitney, Sara Bareilles, Kelly Clarkson

How do you get inspiration to write songs?

I draw from my personal experiences. Sometimes I write about super specific instances or I base it off of one thing I saw or heard around me. 

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?

I see myself having a full, successful career in the entertainment industry. 

When you’re not doing music, what do you do?

I am also an actress which i enjoy a lot too!!! I’ve acted on Stage and in Film/TV.

If you could collaborate with one UK Artist who would it be? 

Either Jessie J or Adele !! They are just so so amazing and powerful. I love their music.

If you could collaborate with one USA Artist who would it be? 

Probably Taylor Swift. I think she is a great role model and she is so smart. I would just love to work with her. I think we would get along too 🙂 !

Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in USA?

Madison Square Garden/Radio City Music Hall/Carnegie Hall

What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene? 

There isn’t really a specific song… i just think that music in general allows people to say more than than they can say with just words.

What’s the best advice you have ever been given?

Follow your dreams and don’t worry about the money. If you have a passion for something and you embody it completely, the money will come on its own as a result. Money doesn’t equal happiness. 

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry just as an artist?

Stay true to yourself, your sound and what you believe in no matter what the people around you say.  

What quote or saying do you always stick by?

“Unlimited….my future is Unlimited”-Wicked

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget? 

Water with lots of honey and fresh oranges

My makeup bag

My phone

Ricola throat lozenges

Headphones

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?

Yes of course!!

Instagram/twitter: imorganhiggins

Snapchat:Morganbritt137

Facebook: Morgan Higgins

DJ KIMKAT A DJ DUO, Kat from Moscow,Russia and Kim from Los Angeles, USA , READY TO SHOWCASE THEIR OWN SOUND SO BE READY FOR THEM! 

How did you come up with the bands name and tell us about you as a act?
We wanted to keep it simple so we just went with our names KimKat 

What is your genre of music?

We play a lil bit of everything but mainly House and hiphop 

Give us a little bio about you as a duo and individuals.

We’re based in Los Angeles, Kat is from Moscow , Russia and kim was born in Los Angeles, Ca. Kat moved to la and met me on John Legend’s music video set and we became friends ever since then 

How long have you been doing music?

Kim : I’ve been playing the piano since I was 8 and Kat plays also. We been dj’n together about 4 years now 


What made you go in to music?

Well I love music and it’s my passion 

What made you go in to DJ’ing?

Kim : I’m good friends with the Black Eyed Peas and Apl de ap encouraged us and so Kat and I went to SCRATCH Academy in LA and just learned 

Tell us more about any of your new music you have planned.

We’re currently in the middle of making new music right now. What’s hard is finding the sound we really like since I love house music and Kat loves big room sound so we’re trying figure what we really wanna do as far as sound 

Whats the background story of your music?

Well we started playing straight edm in the beginning and it’s just really high energy music that we love and when we first released our collab with our friend Whyel. We were going with Melbourne bounce sound and now that music is changing we’re adapting with what’s going on. 

Will you be releasing a Mix? EP Or Album?

We’ll be releasing a ep 

Do you play any instruments?

Yes I play the piano. I’ve been playing since I was 8 and I can pretty much play any song. 

Who are your influences?

I love Prince and Alicia Keys. They inspire me to play the piano and because of Prince I always wanted to learn how to play the guitar 

Will you be doing any gigs or a Tour in the UK or abroad?

Yes! We’re in the middle of planning our UK tour now 

If you are, where are will you be heading?

Most likely London first then Manchester, Liverpool


How do you get inspiration to write songs?

From experiences or listening to other music 

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?

Married??kids ? Haha jk who knows definitely gonna take over the world by then 🙂 


When you’re not doing music, what do you do?

I love reading, working out, playing the piano, spending time with my family 

If you could collaborate with one UK Artist who would it be?

Adele and Elton John and there’s so many more 

If you could collaborate with one USA Artist who would it be?

Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Kanye West, Skrillex and much more 


Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in UK?

Creamsfield! Anywhere would be awesome 🙂 


Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in USA?

Ultra Miami and EDC Vegas 

What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?

Duke Dumont is one of my fav. I love his music. It has this cool 80’s sound 


You are also an actress, whats the best job you have had in TV?

I was on the Amazing Race Vietnam. It was an incredible experience. I’m very competitive so I love challenging my self. 

If you could get one of your Mixes on a TV show, which would it be?

Hmm.. Entourage if it was still on. Breaking Bad. 


What’s the best advice you have ever been given?

To give your all. If you’re gonna do something make sure u give your all or nothing at all

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?

To work hard and know that the only person who’s gonna do it is u! U want success the ball is on your court 


What quote or saying do you always stick by?

Anything is Possible 

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?

My USB, my headphones, my cell phone, my lipgloss, my towel 

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?

Instagram @kimlee

Twitter @officialkimlee

Instagram @officialkimkat 

Twitter @djkimkat 

Thanks

I GOT TO CHAT WITH VIVICA JADE FROM THIS YEARS ‘THE VOICE’, WE CHATTED ALL THINGS MUSIC,GIGS AND AFTER THE VOICE.

What is your name? 
Vivica Jade
 
What is your genre of music?
Pop/rnb with a little twist of rap 🙂
 
Give us a little bio about you.
Vivica jade is currently embarking on releasing her debut solo material. She has already been in studio with writers such as Celetia Martin (The Saturdays / Connor Maynard) and TQ (N SYNC, R Kelly, Whitney Houston) building her catalogue of music ready for release. Vivica Jade has also collaborated with TQ (Westside, Bye Bye Baby) on new tracks for his album as well as her solo projects. She has also been in the studio with renowned production team ‘Incredibles’ (Nick Brewer, Ghetts) to add to the already strong catalogue of tracks.How long have you been doing music?

 
What made you go in to music?
From as young as i can remember its never been anything else i would have preferred to do. I remember back int he day always feeling a certain magic when listening to music in my room 🙂 

And i have always wanted to make people gel that exact same special feeling that i felt back then.

 
Are you a signed?
watch this space 😉
 
You was on ‘The Voice’ , what was that experience like?
 
It was crazy, i loved every minute even though the timing was just sooooo close to giving birth to my daughter Jasmine. I just felt like superwoman at the time lol. I was on a mission and i felt that was accomplished when i got those 3 chair turns. 
 
What was the best piece of advice you was given? 
Best piece of advise i was given on the show was from Boy George he said thnk outside the box as an artist and take chances 🙂
 
Would you recommend it to others? 
YES
 
Will we see an EP or album anytime soon?
Very soon you will be hearing my original material. I’m planning on a July release .
 
Tell us more about any of your new music you have planned.
 
Ive been working real hard in studio and just working on the VJ sound lol… its fresh and catchy and just brings out the artist in me and i can’t wait to show people whats in store 🙂
 
 
Do you play any instruments?
No i would love love love to play the drums though 😉
 
Who are your influences?
Usa wise Alicia keys, beyonce, Christina aguilera…. 
Uk wise: Ed sheeran, Emile sande, Ghetts
 
Will you be doing any gigs or a Tour? 
 I am on a club tour in june .. stay tuned for dates via my twitter @vivicajade
 
If you are, where are will you be heading? 
mainly up north actually .. can’t wait 
 
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
real life inspires me. and if i can imagine performing a song on stage that will bring out the performer in me then it really inspires me to continue …
 
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Its a hard one, but i would like to say if i can be anywhere near being a known name that can sell out concerts and I’m inspiring people then i would be truly happy.
 
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
spend time with my baby girl, go shopping, see family. Dance and just go out to good food places lol 
 
If you could collaborate with one UK Artist who would it be? 
Craig david or Tinie Tempa
 
If you could collaborate with one USA Artist who would it be? 
Actually i have just collaborated with american artist TQ.. but would also love to work with Chris brown that would be dope. 
 
Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in UK?
Wembley or royal albert hall & V fest 
 
Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in USA?
Cochella 
 
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene? 
oooooo this is hard but i would have to say growing up i have to admit i loved a bit of britney lol she brought a lot of magic to the stage back in the day. She deco inspired me to want to be on stage. 
 
If you could get one of your music on a TV show, which would it be? 
I’ve had a tune on eastenders played before which was so weird and cool lol. but i think maybe Towie being a essex girl that would be cool.
 
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
From the wise words of my mum, Never say never anything is possible. 
 
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Be YOU. and nothing but. 
 
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Music is not what i do its who i am 🙂 
 
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget? 
hmmmm …. No1: go ALL OUT no matter where you are. you are only as good as your last performance. No2: Enjoy the moment No3: I always picture one of my vocal coaches who taught me some amazing tricks and tips ( i can’t give them away lol No4: water with no ice lol No5 : people need to leave that venue uplifted
 
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
YES HERE WE GO
 
Twitter: vivicajade
Inst: vivicajade1
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