SOUL-POP AMERICAN WITH A FEEL GOOD SLAM, THE CAPTAINS SON ARE READY TO SET SAIL!

What  are your names?
Paige Byrd (Guitar), Will Hopkins (Bass) & Jarred Hayden (Drums)

 

What is the band name?
The Captain’s Son

 

How did you come up with your name ‘The Captain’s Son’
It came about from a Woody Guthrie song called Muleskinner Blues. The opening lines are “Good morning captain, good morning son.”

 

What is your genre of music?
Independent Feel Good Slam-Soul-Pop for Animals

 

Give us a little bio about you as a band and as individuals.
Paige and Jarred met while in high school. They each had their own band at the time and would set up shows together around their towns. During this time Will was doing the same thing, only an hour away in Springfield. Paige and Jarred started playing in the same band together and moved to Springfield in 2010. During that time Will had moved to Hollywood for school. Paige and Jarred left on a tour in mid 2014, ended up living in the van for almost six months in Southern California and returned at the end of the year. Their bassist quit when they got back to Missouri. Will joined in on bass in late 2015 and it’s been nothing but excellent since.

 

How did you meet each other?
House parties and shows back home.

 

Are you a signed?
We have our own label we’re starting up, Ham N’ Dregs.

 

You released your latest track ‘Walking Around Purposely, tell us more about this.
It was written in various houses I (Paige) was crashing at in 2015 after we had came back off the road. I wanted it to be a song that everyone could relate to, that wasn’t all about love. Being bored, only seeing the world through your own eyes and just growing up on the streets like any young person just trying to figure it out. Simply living. I also wanted this song to have a plain vocal style so it would sound more relatable and relaxed, not too brash or intimidating to the listener.

 

What was the recording process like?
Very free and laid back, it was our escape. At the time we recorded last all three of us were working 40-50+ hours a week at our jobs. After we got off work we would throw a pot of coffee on (or three) and jam until we wanted to go to bed. Everything was recorded at our house by us.

 

What was the writing process like?
Lengthy.

 

Your set to release your self-titled EP in March, what can you tell us about it?
Well we’re still thinking of a name for it actually, instead of just “self-titled.” As mentioned above, all tracks we’re recorded by us in our house in the basement.

 

How will you describe the EP?
It’s 6 upbeat, eclectic tracks with a particular 60’s influence and attention to harmony and good tones.

 

Do you have any collaborations in the works?
No.

 

Would you be up for collaborating with other bands or artists, if so how could they contact you?
Probably, yeah. Facebook or our website, www.thecaptainsson.com.

 

Do you play any instruments?
Guitar, bass, piano, drums, organ, hand percussion, banjo, didgeridoo (though not well), hand claps, whistling, tambourines and shakers.

 

Who are your influences?
Arctic Monkeys, the Beatles, the Strokes, Beach Boys, Led Zeppelin, Sabbath, Bob Dylan, the Growlers, Lucero, Dr Dog, My Morning Jacket, Allah Las, Blank Tapes, MC5, the Sonics, Vampire Weekend. … The list can go on for days. We love music. Plain and simple.

 

How do you get inspiration to write songs?
The emotional and physical rollercoaster that is everyday life.

 

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Still alive and playing music ideally. It’s hard to picture what will happen next week or next month.

 

When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
A lot. Being outside is big for us. We love hiking, skateboarding, hitting the beach, camping and so on. We’ll hit local shows or just chill at the closest watering hole. We crack jokes and beers.

 

Where would your dream venue to play in your hometown?
We’ve kinda already played it, The Gillioz Theatre. It was for a John Lennon tribute show. I suppose it would be pretty awesome to play our own stuff there as well.

 

what would be your dream show to have your music played on?
Is there a way to go back in time and insert one into an episode of Scrubs? South Park, the Simpsons or Family Guy would be rad.

 

If you could collaborate with one UK Artists or Band who would it be?
Arctic Monkeys for sure.

 

If you could collaborate with one US Artists or Band who would it be?
Dr Dog or Vampire Weekend. Matt Adams of the Blank Tapes would be sick.

 

What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more into the music scene?
It’s hard to name just one song or even one artist. Good music really.

 

What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Be you because no one else can and that tomorrow isn’t promised. Also, pull your partner’s hair in the heat of things.

 

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and  just as an artist?
Be yourself and don’t put a timeline on anything. Don’t settle.

 

What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Don’t sweat the small stuff, it’s all small stuff.

 

You get off a plane in your hometown,
1/ where is the first place you visit – parents house.
2/ where is the first place you see – the airport
3/ where is the first food place you go and what do you get – Lindberg’s, either the turkey burg or the black bean burg. They have a kick ass pecan salad there.

 

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
  1. Instruments first and foremost
  2. Capo and Picks
  3. Merch
  4. A meal beforehand
  5. The Setlist

 

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
We have our own website that has everything you need to know. www.thecaptainsson.com

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Soundcloud and YouTube.

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ANNOUNCEMENT… MANCHESTER TO GLOBAL ON MUSIC OF THE FUTURE GLOBAL TV!

So Ive been thinking of some new ideas to further Music Of The Future and I am so so happy to announce my new project which will help all you artists and bands of the future … and present.
HERE GOES…
I am starting up a brand new YouTube channel called MusicOTFutureGlobalTV,
It will consist of four playlist
1 / MusicOTFuture Presents ‘Artist/Band name ‘ from the UK
2/ MusicOTFuture Presents ‘Artist/Band name ‘ from overseas
3/ MusicOTFuture Presents ‘A Day In A Life of Artist/Band name ‘
4/ MusicOTFuture Presents ‘Artist/Band name ‘ LIVE!
You would just have to record and video yourself singing one of your tracks or cover and send it me via email?

musicotfutureglobaltv@gmail.com

As for ‘Day In A Life’, you wouldvideo record your whole day , from getting up in the morning… hitting the gym and studio and anything else you get up to in a day and send it over me which will give your fans more of an insight of your life.
SUBMISSIONS TO BE SENT TO;

musicotfutureglobaltv@gmail.com
This is just the beginning and I hope you enjoy the ride with me!

Subscribe to our Youtube ‘ MusicOTFuture Global TV’ we will be posting our first video’s soon so keep an eye out for updates

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN99PAD7hWRsdKmkL6hfTCg/
FIRST VIDEO COMING SOON!!
Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy!

REVIEW: MAGGIE SZABO LATEST TRACK ‘GOLD’ AND IT IS JUST THAT PURE ‘GOLD’ 

Maggie Szabo best know as ‘All About Maggie’ is a  Canadian  born artist who like many decided to take the leap and move to Los Angeles. 
Maggie’s latest track is called ‘Gold’ a vibrant and up beat song, which definitely fits with the summer vibe! 

A beautiful and fast guitar start giving the song, like it’s being thrown on your face, in a good way I mean! 

With you dancing around your room,beach or where ever you are even work, I can easily say that is is song that will get you moving.

With catchy lyrics and a memorable beat it just adds to the spectacular quality of the song!
Take a listen,see for yourself;

Follow Maggie Szabo on social media;

Twitter; https://twitter.com/allaboutmaggie

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SINGING FROM THE AGE OF 12 AND WRITING FROM THE AGE OF 14, I CHAT WITH JC VILLAFAN ABOUT HIS ALBUM ‘AMERICA’S FOR DREAMERS’

What is your name?

 My name is JC Villafan.

 

How old are you?

I am 24 Year’s old.

 

What is the genre? 

My genre is Soul/Pop/Folk.

 

Give us a bio about you.

I started playing guitar and singing at age 12. I wrote my first song at age 14, then went on my first tour at age 16. I enjoy my touring, and what I enjoy most about them is singing and connecting with people through my songs. Cliché, I know, but there’s something about using music as a conduit to connect the human soul. It’s like, for a second, we transcend to a different plane; and only hope and joy are real.

 

Tell us more about ‘America’s For Dreamers’ 

America’s for Dreamers is my first full length album. The title comes from the expression, “living the American dream.”

 

Tell us the meaning behind the Album name ‘America’s For Dreamers.

America’s for Dreamers is my life’s story, starting with my parent’s trek from Mexico to the United States, to where I find myself today, and everything in between. Every song is chronologically ordered, and if listened to carefully you’ll understand my life, and my hope is that the listener will see reflections of their own life in this album.  

 

Who worked on the Album with you? 

My engineer for the album was Jacob Kisner. My mixing engineer was Kevin Penner, and my mastering engineer was Dale Becker.

 

What’s been the best experience so far? 

So far the best experience is meeting my fans and hearing about how my music has inspired or encourage them.

 

 

Are you signed? 

Yes. I am signed to my own label: Sumatra Music Group.

 

Will you be heading out on tour? 

Yes. My next tour is set to be in late September of 2016.

 

If so where will you be?

I’ll be in France, Belgium, Germany, and England.

  

What made you go in to the music industry? 

Not sure, to be honest. I guess, I just love singing for people.

 

 

Do you play instruments, if so which ones?

I do. I play guitar, mainly. I also dabble on piano, drums and bass.

 

Who are you influences? 

Growing up I was heavily influences by Elton John and Brian McKnight

 

 

 

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 

In five years I see myself as a happy father, making my wife and kids happy and proud. Musically, I see myself charting on top 40 radio, touring the world, and investing in start up businesses.

 

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

If I could collaborate with a UK artist it would be Elton John.

 

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

If I could collaborate with a US artist it would be Brian McKnight.

 

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

My dream venue to perform (and sell out) would be the Brixton Academy in London.

 

What was the song or band that most influenced you to go in to music?

The song that influenced me the most was Elton John’s Can You Feel The Love Tonight.

 

 If you could have your music played on a Tv Show, which would it be?

I think having my music played on Grey’s Anatomy would be interesting.

 

What do you do in your spare times 

I like to play soccer on my spare time.

 

What advice would you give to others in the music industry? 

Don’t stop getting better, be the best you can be, and don’t give up.

 

What quote or saying do you always stick by?

Live life intentionally.

 

Do you have any social media accounts so Fans can keep up to date?

Absolutely. People can find me here:

facebook.com/villafanofficial

Instagram: @jcvillafan

Twitter: @jcvillafan

youtube.com/jcvillafan

 

DANNY SMART THE SINGER/SONGWRITER WITH A VARIETY OF GENRE’S WHICH INCLUDE COUNTRY,ROCK AND BLUES! GET TO KNOW MORE ABOUT HIM NOW.

 

What  is  your name?

Danny Smart

 

What is your genre of music?

Country/Rock/Blues

 

Give us a little bio about you.

My name is Danny, I’ve been playing guitar since I was around 4/5. I started playing guitar and singer after listening to Johnny Cash’s ‘I Walk The Line’ at a school assembly. I then decided to start writing after getting into artists such as Jake Bugg, Ed Sheeran, Nina Nesbitt. Released my first and second EPs which made me really develop as an artist and opened my eyes to great music which brought me to where I am now. I play with my band as The Danny Smart Band and we just enjoy playing good music!!!

 

Are you a signed?

No, not my kind of thing at the minute!

 

You are releasing your EP ‘ Be With You’ in July  , whats the meaning behind? (*August)

The tracks on the EP are songs that I have wrote whilst being with my band. Similar to my previous projects, they are tracks about my life at the time. I think writing songs like this is the best way to be honest and express myself through my music. As well as my own experiences, the tracks are inspired by things I see out and about. People are inspiring!

 

Tell us more about some .of the tracks on the EP.

The first track,‘Be With You’ is a track about wanting to stay with someone through the good times and the bad and just sharing things that you love about someone. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn’t!

And the next track Go Go Go, is a track about Jealousy really. About thinking too much into things and wanting the feeling to go away cos you realise how much of an idiot you’re being!

 

Are you heading out on tour with the EP?

I’m not on an official tour really. Me and the band have plans to take the tracks to different places through busking around the country. Although we are playing some shows more North such a Scarborough, I find a local following is the thing we’re after at the minute!

 

 

If so which cities will you be going?

Some places we’d like to take to is Leeds, Manchester, York, Liverpool. We will see how it goes!

 

What made you go in to music?

As a youngster, my parents signed me up for guitar lesson at school (I hated it!) and then as I mentioned in my bio I learnt how to play Johnny Cash’s song Walk The Line after we all sang it at a school show. I was amazed by the words and the chord changes. So I then heard more Johnny Cash in car journeys with my parents and then decided to learn the full ‘The Legendary Johnny Cash’ 2cd album! It all went on from that.

 

Do you have any festivals you wil be playing this year?

Yes, we played our local Live In Barnsley Festival, although not on the official line up we are playing West Street Live in Sheffield for the Tramlines weekend. We are also playing Staxtonbury Festival in Scarborough. (Which also coincides with my birthday! Bring on the beer!)

 

Do you play any instruments?

Yes I play guitar as my main instrument and can just about knock a tune out on a piano, ukulele and maybe banjo! (You can forget drums)

 

Who are your influences?

Johnny Cash, Muddy Waters, Ed Sheeran, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix… the list goes on!

 

How do you get inspiration to write songs?

It could be from anything. I see something when I’m out and about, I talk to a person and they say a lile that Inspires me or a person or event inspires me to put pen to paper!

 

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?

I think progress is essential, hopefully more gigs, better songs, more fans and a wider spectrum of locations.

 

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

I like to find things out, I think learning something new every day is important! But I like catching up with friends and being down my local!

 

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

When Ed Sheeran started to get his popularity in the mainstream and releasing his music, I saw his live video on SBTV of ‘You Need Me, I Don’t Need You’ and he really inspired me as a solo artist to up my game and I discovered that if Ed can do it, why can’t I? So I decided to start writing and practicing more!

 

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

I had the pleasure of meeting Passenger after supporting Ed in Doncaster as he was signing his albums at the merch stand. I asked him if he ever had any advice for an upcoming artist and he said something along the lines of ‘take every opportunity you get no matter how s*** it seems, because you just never know!’

Also I have to admit a friends’ dad gave the best advice to me too he said ‘stick with it, and make a f****** fortune out of it!’ that made me chuckle and inspired!

 

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

Just be yourself and enjoy what you’re doing. And don’t just do what seems to be ‘cool’

 

What quote or saying do you always stick by?

All I can do is be me, whoever that is – Bob Dylan

 

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

My guitar, the set list, the words (hopefully), my nerve and the main thing I never forget is to make sure everyone is having a good time!

 

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

Yes!! Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Soundcloud everything is all Danny Smart music (Except insta which is dannysmart_)

REVIEW: J KEYS IS HERE WITH HIS BRAND NEW SINGLE ‘WRECKLESS’ , THE NEW PARTY ANTHEM OFF HIS LP WHICH IS IN THE WORKS.

J Keys essex born and bounemouth rising UK Hip Hop artist.

Debuting his first album ‘When Idols Become Rivals’ to now working on his latest LP and with a taster of what to come is here.
Bringing the party alive with a great hook!

The vocals are very dynamic and strong which captures the atmospheric instrumental accompainments throughout and want to make you want the LP now! 

With a fantastic and vibrant video to give you a picture of the lyrics and it certainly does that great!

Listen to it here;

Follow JKeys ;

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/JKeysOFFICIAL/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/jkeysofficial
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/j-keys-official
Website: WWW.MONEYMUSICGROUP.COM

REVIEW: JC VILLAFAN RELEASES ‘AMERICA’S FOR DREAMERS

 

JC Villafan , a 24 year old singer /songwriter from Los Angeles.

A mellow sound throughout the album throughout which makes you really feel and take all the lyrics in.
Track one is the title of the album ‘America’s For Dreamers’ which straightaway sends out a powerful message to the younger fans to believe in their dreams and work hard.
The lyrics so original and very inspiring.

The Intro to ‘The Moment’ is more fun and sun kind of feel which gets you in the summer mood.
You just get that feeling where you are lay on a beach and reminiscing and hoping something or someone will come back which in some cases that is the case.
With a vocal melody thats gives that positive quality.
Full of accompaniments which soothes straight into the vocals giving it a perfect feel to the whole theme of the song.

The love feel theme continues with track 3 ‘Your Love’ sang with so much honesty and creativeness.

The whole Album is just so creative and you can feel it is made with the hard work of JC,with so much professionalism and very experienced, this is definitely an album you need to check out!

 

CHECK OUT ‘THE MOMENT’S ‘ ACOUSTIC VIDEO

 https://youtu.be/_Wamsbbz3qs

 

 

BUY  ‘AMERICA’S FOR DREAMERS’  ON ITUNES;

 http://apple.co/26Sw1fJ

 

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Twitter; https://mobile.twitter.com/jcvillafan

 YouTube ; https://youtu.be/_Wamsbbz3qs
Soundcloud 

 https://m.soundcloud.com/jcvillafan

REVIEW: NICKY DAVEY RELEASE A BRAND NEW TRACK ‘ OXYGEN’ AND HERE IS WHAT I THINK!

Nicky Davey are a Soulful duo based in L.A,made up of Nick Green and David Rosser.
‘Oxygen’ starts of with a very fun and interesting instrumental which instantly gets you in to the beat of the song and makes you want to see how it ends!
It is also still very funky with the soul feel and just makes you want to dance all the time to it.
Vocals are stong and smooth which you can really feel throughout the whole song, taking both the instrumental and vocals together has just created a track you could relate too but also takes your mind off it as well.
The video is beautifully directed by Dan Stowel and Rich Yodsukar.
Check it out below
https://youtu.be/DqZfJJcDdVY

STOCKPORT BOYS ‘NO HOT ASHES ‘ ARE SET TO BLOW UP THIS YEAR,CHECK OUT OUR CHAT ABOUT THEIR NEW SINGLE ‘COOL CAT’


Give us a little bio about you as individuals and as a band. We are No Hot Ashes, a band from Stockport, Manchester. As individuals we have known each other for a long time and have practically grown up with each other since high school. We first started making music around the ages of 14/15 and since then have developed and grown together as a unit.



How long have you been doing music?

As the current line-up we released our first proper record around 2014, as musicians we have all been making music for the past 5/6 years.
What is your genre of music?

We never really set out with an aim to sound like any particular “genre” even though every band says this most of them are talking s**t and we could probably pick a list of bands that they’ve ripped but to be really honest all the reviewers really struggle to pin us down to a specific genre. Funk is definitely a massive influence to us but even that is a hard genre to pin down because so many other genres use elements of “funk music”.

Tell us more a about ‘Cool Cat’ as a track.

“Cool Cat” is an accumulation of Political anger that we wanted to put into words. We came up with a funky riff and some chords and it all came together really quickly. We were just trying to put some angry, punky lyrics in front of a funky backdrop. We recorded “Cool Cat” with our now long-time collaborator and producer Gavin Monaghan (Editors, The Twang, JAWS) and he really influences us. We take the song into the studio and he gives us suggestions and pushes us to play better and improve areas. We also work alongside Engineer/Mixer Joe Murray and in the end out pops in our eyes a banger and something we are really proud of.

“An assortment of instruments exploded and this song fell out of the sky. “Cool Cat” is cool, and Gavin Monaghan is a wizard.” – No Hot Ashes

Will you be doing any gigs or a Tour?

We are constantly gigging and currently have about 11 or 12 dates booked in till the end of 2016. There’s a mix bag of headline gigs, support slots and festival slots amongst that so it is really exciting to be so busy and have promoters wanting to book you so far in advance and especially the festivals which we love playing. We are yet to go on tour as of yet but it is something we are very eager to do, it’s tricky to drop everything and go out on tour and it’s a massive commitment so I think we are waiting for the right time and the right backing to go out and tour.  

 

 

 
 What’s it like working with ‘Gavin Monaghan’ ?

Gavin approached us in 2014 via social media and showed a keen interest in recording and producing music for us. This was a huge shock to us as nobody had every approached us showing belief in us until Gavin and now 2 or so years later we have formed a really tight bond with him and his Engineer/Mixer Joe. We went to meet Gavin before first recording and we knew something felt right and for us that’s important when there is really good chemistry between band and producer, its priceless.
Who are your influences?

Always a tricky one, we all come from different musical background but we all kind of meet in the middle somewhere along the lines of 70/80s Funk/Soul and Disco if we were talking about older music kind of like The Doobie Brothers, Chic, Parliament, Luther Vandross, Diana Ross. There’s also a lot of other influence closer to home such as big Manchester bands like Stone Roses etc…
How do you get inspiration to write songs?

We are always writing, it’s definitely something that comes naturally to us. Each practice we`ll be constantly trying to craft new ideas into something of a real song structure and we just keep going at it until we are happy. The writing doesn’t even stop there to be honest, once we have our final product we take this into the studio with Gavin and have a load of alternative ideas ready and we show him these and just go with what works best. Its always nice to get a second opinion from someone like Gavin who has so much experience.

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

 

There are so many well-known festivals and venues in the UK its quite hard to choose If we had to go for a dream venue we`d probably say The Roundhouse in London, it’s a huge venue but we have big dreams. In terms of festivals we`d probably say Leeds/Reading Festivals. All of us have grown up in the North West and Leeds Festival is a festival we`ve all been to as punters and I think the festival means a lot to us all as we have all experienced the thrill of paying for your ticket and camping in a field for like 4/5 days to see your favourite bands. To experience being on the other side of that would mean a lot to us.
Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in USA?

I think only one of us has been to the USA so this is tricky. We’ve seen a venue called “Bowery Ballroom” in New York which looks like a beautiful venue, around a 500 cap venue but looks like it would feel intimate. We think any venue that has a surrounding balcony gives off a more intimate feel to gigs, instead of playing to a rectangle boxed room. In terms of festivals probably Lollapalooza or Coachella. They always have killer line-ups and probably get better weather than over here in the UK.  

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

There are a few rules we try to stick to as a relatively young band still. Always respect people who are giving you gigs and especially the crowds that are coming to watch you. Even if its 10 people in a s**t pub somewhere, there’s nothing worse than watching a band look as if they don’t want to be there, if you are starting out as a band you shouldn’t be doing it for the big crowds you should be doing it because you have a passion for music, performing and just enjoying yourself. It’s like having a strong work ethic. Another one we`d say is to try and stand out as much as you can, from our personal experience even if we have been the first on a bill of 4/5 bands we have always ensured that people remember us. You have to be different to make sure that after that 4th or 5th and have played that at least some of the crowd are still thinking about you and have one of your tunes stuck in their head. This is crucial we think, we have a strict policy that as soon as we finish our set we leave our gear and go and speak to the crowd, we want to know that they know we appreciate them being there. We think this is where a lot of bands slip up and you find them rushing off stage guitars and pedalboards in tow straight to the backstage area for a beer (because they are obviously rocks stars) and 15/20 mins later they walk out expecting to be flocked by a crowd but in reality the crowd doesn’t know who they are and can’t remember if you’ve played or not, there’s a slim time period in which you need to go out and sell yourselves because as a starting band there is nobody else who is going to do it for you. Its also a really good opportunity to go and stand behind you merch desk (which we always set up if possible) and try and gain some band funds, it’s an easy way to get people speaking to you.

 


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

 

We are on pretty much all social media platforms; please find all the links down below

 

Thanks

No Hot Ashes

Xxx

 

Twitter – @_NoHotAshes

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/No.Hot.Ashes.Band

Instagram – @nohotashesband

FROM PLAYING THE GUITAR FROM THE AGE OF 10, WILLOW ROBINSON TOOK THE TIME TO CHAT TO ME ABOUT HIS NEW SINGLE ‘STONES’ AND WHAT HE HS TO OFFER!

What is your name? 
My name is Willow Robinson.
How old are you?
I am 22!
What is your genre of music?
Its a blend of Singer-Songwriter/ Folk/ Anthemic Rock and Blues
Give us a little bio about you.
I was born in Los Angeles to British parents, and moved back to England after only a few months of being born. Ive always had dreams of being a full time musician, and amazingly they seem to be coming true! I now live and work out of London, and have been touring the UK over the past 2 months.
How long have you been doing music?
I started playing guitar when i was 10 years old. Initially i was forced to play classical guitar, and almost gave up playing! But as soon as my parents bought me an electric guitar, it changed everything, from that moment i knew what i wanted to do.
What made you go in to music?

I always loved music, and i remember when i was so young fiddling around on a piano trying to make something sound good. I became passionate about bands from the 60’s and the whole lifestyle that went with it. I think the first time i really knew i wanted to be a guitar played was when i heard ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ for the first time.

 Are you signed?

I am signed to Clark & McGee, which is fronted by Warner ADA.

You released ‘Stones’  this month, what is the story behind that track?

I lived in LA for 2 years studying music, and i met an amazing girl out there. When i came back to England i suddenly felt intense feelings of longing, and it made me feel very insecure and worried that she would find another man in LA. I wrote the song almost immediately after i got home, as well as loads of others haha. Writing songs is definitely easier when you have something that makes you unhappy or emotional. Check the new video out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smpgoBWKYdg

Tell us more about any of your new music you have planned.
I am releasing another single and EP in the summer. This song is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser. I think its a huge anthem, and i cant wait for people to hear it!
Will you be doing any gigs or a Tour? 
I have loads of gigs coming up! In May i am going on a full UK tour with Kula Shaker, and then i have loads if shows at the end of the month. Im also playing the Hay and Isle Of White Festivals. Shows are coming in all the time so keep and eye out, I’m hopefully doing a solo tour in the summer!
If you are, where are will you be heading? 

Everywhere! All over the Uk, and possibly even Europe and LA!

Do you play any instruments?

I play Guitar, Piano, Drums, Bass

Who are your influences?

My biggest influences reside with the greats like The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, Otis Redding. Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of Lana Del Rey, Angus Stone, John Mayer, and Eddie Vedder. But ill listen to almost anything, i think the key to being a good musician is being open to all genres.

How do you get inspiration to write songs?

Everything i experience inspires me, but usually the ones that are painful and difficult are the best for writing songs. I couldn’t not write music, its what drives me to get up in the morning. Inspired or not, i have to write songs, its the only way to keep my sanity.

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?

In 5 years i hope I’m looking back on a really great journey, and that i have a story like no other. But also rather than just looking back ill be looking forward to all the great things that are to come!

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

I love reading, painting, anything art i love. Walking in the countryside, going out in cities with my friends and getting debauched.

If you could collaborate with one UK Artist who would it be? 
Probably Ed Sheeran as he’s a great songwriter and talented guy. Might bring i nice touch to my songs.
If you could collaborate with one USA Artist who would it be? 

Lana Del Rey, or John Mayer

Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in UK?
The Albert Hall, such an amazing atmosphere and I’ve seen some of my favourite gigs there. If play there, in my mind I’ve made it!
Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in USA?

Fuck it, Madison Square Garden or the Hollywood Bowl!

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

Probably ‘Sympathy For The Devil’ by The Rolling Stones from their live album Get Yer Ya Ya’s Out.

If you could get one of your songs on a TV show, which would it be? 
I think my song ‘My Burdened Mind’ is very cinematic and would sound great on some epic driving scene
 What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
The best advice is to always keep going and work hard, the more you work the more luck you get.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?

Work until your idols become your rivals

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

My guitar, my voice, my songs, my leather jacket, my hair.

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