In Deed

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience. 
Linda Karlsberg, lead vocals, Richard Öhrn, guitar and vocals, Marcus Segersvärd, drums and vocals. All three members of In Deed were born in Sweden during the seventies. Growing up in Sweden gives you a lot of cool childhood experience like going for a ride in the parents’ car, with no seat-belts on. In fact there were no seat  belts in the back of the cars in those days 🙂

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills. 
The band got started during the student years in Uppsala, Sweden. Linda came across a guitar, a cheaper model, which she bought via mail order. She quickly realized that it was quite difficult to take out chords to other people’s songs, so instead Linda started writing her own. She got about ten songs together and decided to scan interest within Uppsala’s music circles.

Linda probably had like an ounce of luck that her note in the student library was read and that she got a call from a guy, who later came to play Hammond organ with In Deed for several years.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song. 
In Deed play Power indie pop rock with melodies and attitude. The song “What Once Was” is the first track on the album Everest, released October 2017. There isn’t really a music video to this track. The song speaks for it self  (smile).

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot. 
On the track “What Once Was” is produced by Hans Olsson Brookes, one of Sweden’s finest! The track was first recorded some years ago as well just last summer. In Deed like to take it slow and easy :).

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal. 
We have been in the Music industry for quite some time. Our first album “At 4000 Meters” was released in 2001. Our new album “Everest” will take us to the top of the world :).

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing. 
New strings for the guitar can be inspiring … or having a hangover. Emotional extremes in both directions are often a good breeding ground. It’s hard to control, but we think darkness comes with a lot of creativity, but you also need the positive energy to accomplish something concrete. The hard work.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song. 
A strong melody, good vocals and a great sense for Brit-pop and the Sixties!.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.
We love you and we would love to get to meet you some day!

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist. 
Keep on going. Go for it and have fun.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.
Please visit In Deed on Facebook for information.

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.

Swedish student collage radio stations and Swedish radio. Radio shows in the UK. Great stuff! For example AT Radio in Manchester and the London based blog Mistery Son.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio. 
Hard work. Many hours and to little sleep.

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Name five biggest artists that you like. 
The Posies, Beatles, U2, The Smiths and The Verve.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so. 
We have worked with Oscar Simonsson from Koop, and Oscar played with us for some time. We would love to collaborate with the Posies. We love The Posies.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.
In Deed on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Indeed2015/
In Deed on Instagram @indeedtheband
In Deed on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=in+deed+the+band
In Deed on Spotify

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music. 
STREAM & DIGITAL:
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/1JJGk33s7U0Je4br9p0DLB
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Evere…/…/B0768GZ2YH/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_3…
Tidal: https://listen.tidal.com/album/79685565
Apple Music:
https://itunes.apple.com/se/album/everest/id1293794008?l=en

Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day. 
The happiest day was when our album Everest was released! We are so proud! The saddest day is yet to come and we hope it will wait for a long time.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars. 
A huge house, some where hot and sunny by the ocean with friends and family.

Josh Bierman

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience. 

Josh Bierman, USA, I had a great childhood where I enjoyed playing outside, riding my bike, playing sports and seeking adventure. I was raised by my mom and dad separately after they split when I was 3.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills. 
I got my first guitar and some guitar lessons when I was 11 and played pretty regularly until I was 14. I wrote songs for the song competitions my guitar teacher wold host and even won once. During high school and college I got more interested in other activities and only picked up my guitar once in a while to make sure I could still get through the basic chords. It wasn’t until the end of college and I was rooming with a friend Kellen who had never really stopped playing as I had and seeing how skilled he had become that I picked back up and started pushing again. There had been something missing in my life at this time and it was most certainly my connection to music. I began to hammer out dozens of songs I had missed out on covering over the last few years and even began crafting original music. Kellen and I spent a summer in Paris FR where I would busk on the street and jam with anyone to hone our craft. I eventually formed a band and began being invited to restaurants and pubs to perform.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song. 
This is a classic Country song of longing,  love, and loss. “Meant for Leaving” is meant to tug at the heart strings and get your singing along.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business. 
I’ve been lucky to find inspiration and be able to write and record with some of the most talented people in our local music scene in Phoenix AZ. I’ve been able to get local gigs and and be paid for what I love to do but I haven’t been able to create recordings that have much of a life and legs of their own beyond my pushing them on people.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot. 
When we set out to record this song I wanted to produce it at the highest level so I went to one of the best studios in town and got to work. We were able to lay down the drums with Scott Hessel from the 90’s rock group the Gin Blossoms who really brought and incredible energy to the track. Once I heard his drum take I knew he was the drummer for this song. On bass we had Branden McBride for the band Wyves lay down a smooth bassline that would do that trick and Kellen got started on the guitar work. We were able to make a some good progress after only two sessions but I had already blown my budget for the song at this high dollar studio and the project was on hold. A year later we found another famed local studio to give us a great rate and booked a session to finish the project. We walked out of that session with everything we needed for the track except my vocal take. I had done studio work before but never pushed my voice to give of this much of a “Country” sound. After all the great instrumentation and production on this track it was my voice that was holding it back. I kept performing the song live and practicing and another year later I finally got the vocal take you heard. This song has been the recording journey of my music career so far.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal. 
I’ve been recording and releasing music and playing out for over 4 years. I hope to be able to travel, tour and perform for hundreds and thousands more people in the future.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing. 
I write and sing because I love it! I draw inspiration from every experience I encounter. Everyone has a story to tell and there are so many feelings and emotions that music can express better than anyone else.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song. 
You have to start with a story or emotion that will really connect with people and then work to craft it into something the people have never heard before or to get a classic sound that will draw people back again and again.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there. 
Music is a gift to us all and we’re lucky to get to enjoy it together. Life can be full of hardships and letdowns but it can also be full of harmony and celebration. I’m so grateful that we’ve been able to connect through music and I hope one day we’re able to meet. I hope my connection to music continues to bring me joy throughout my lifetime and I hope yours does as well.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist. 
Tell your story and tell the story of the people around you. If you’re feeling some way or someone you know is feeling some way it’s ether relate able or unique. Either way there’s a story to be told there and if you keep and it and craft it until it meets your vision you’ll have something you can always be proud of.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained. 
I’ve got my first EP “Angels” fully produced and 3 singles have been officially distributed.

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform. 

The mikecaset radio, 93.9 KWSS.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio. 
Lyrics are so much about the story and connecting with the truth. I’ve found people will always respond to that. Composing and recording in the studio is all about finding the right sound for the situation. First hear it in your head and then bring it to reality.

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Name five biggest artists that you like. 
Jason Isbell

Frank Turner

Chris Stapleton

Authority Zero

Red Hot Chilli Peppers

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so. 
DL Marble,  Broken Stems, The Irie,  Clint Stevens and Josh Roy.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network. 

 https://www.reverbnation.com/joshbierman

 

http://www.facebook.com/joshbiermanmusic

 

Twitter @joshbierman

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music. 

Josh Bierman on Apple Music

Ornery Hombre from Josh Bierman

https://joshbierman.bandcamp.com/merch/ornery-hombre

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day. 

I think my happiest day was when I was traveling in Costa Rica in La Fortuna and came across a group of people who were jamming in a park and I jumped in to join them and they were playing along with my songs and many people started to gather to listen and we all had a great time. The highlight of one of the best travel adventures of my life.

The saddest day was when my beautiful cousin Jennifer lost her battle with cancer. She was the kindest soul and was taken too soon. RIP Jen!

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars. 

If I had a million dollars I’d take my band and friends on tour and meet as many people as possible and have a great time sharing life, love and music!

O Jonny

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

Jon Sawyer Coffin; USA; 1998; My childhood experience was nothing special: Super Mario then Call of Duty… then back to Super Mario. I have always been a huge fan of cartoons and I think that kind of plays a role in the overall theme of my music. Childhood is something I’m trying to keep alive.. for everyone.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.

I released my first EP back in May in collaboration with some dudes named Jonah Senzel and Brian Halliday and it was a huge first step for me. Fast forward a couple months and I have just recently (it’s been about a month since release) put out my first solo tape on my Soundcloud page. Since the release of the tape, I have done a number of live performances and am concentrating on that as the next step in my “career.” I’m a rapper through and through, I love words and I love music.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

My genre is Hip Hop. More specifically, the concept of my music is all about nostalgia. As I mentioned earlier, I think our culture focuses on accelerating youth and really I’m just trying to play around while I still have the time. My music is just about having fun and channeling that child-like energy society has forced many people to leave behind.

 

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

Honestly, the biggest challenge I’ve faced is the internet. It seems like everywhere you turn somebody is trying to rap on Souncloud. The only way I’ve learned to overcome this challenge is by remaining confident in myself and believing in what I’m doing… in life, that’s all you can really do.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

I used beats on the tape made by a few producers I found on the internet. Most notable, is a young producer from Germany who I’ve begun a relationship with and who made two of the beats on the tape, Abel Petite. As far as actual recording goes, it’s all because of my man Collin McClutchy who acted as my guy behind the monitor and who really helped me in bringing this record to life.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

I’ve only been at this music thing for about a year. My goal, right now, is to reach as many people as possible. To some that may sound arrogant or selfish, but we all want the things we make to be shared. As far as long-term aspirations, I just want to entertain and inspire… and have fun doing what I love.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

Everything. Visual art, dance, film and literature are all influences on what I do. Just people in general are probably the biggest reason for why I do what I do.

 

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

The secret behind making a hit song? Boy, I wish I knew.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

It’s gonna be alright.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Collaborate.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

I have two tapes out on SoundCloud under the name O Jonny. As for a tour… I’m gonna need more support before I can make it happen.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

A lot of the tape I released at the end of September I wrote over the course of the summer. I typically write in a stream of consciousness and then tuck the lyrics away for a while until I stumble back onto them and at that point can look at them in a new light. A lot of my ideas just kind of fall together, but I think that’s what makes my lyrics kind of special.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

My biggest inspirations are Kanye West, Chance the Rapper, Kendrick Lamar, Amine and Matty Matheson.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

Collaboration is a mindset that I live by. Working with others is how we ultimately survive. He who travels the fastest travels alone, but he who travels the farthest travels with others. I’ve worked with Mt. Telegraph, GULES and a few others. As far as the future goes, I want to work with as many people as possible.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

@TheOfficialZebs @TheOfficialZebs @TheOfficialZebs

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

Soundcloud.com/O_Jonny (Trying to keep my music free for as long as possible)

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

I try to take everyday as a step to something greater and I try to keep my head in the present (lame answer).

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

A million dollars certainly doesn’t go as far as it used to, but I’m a family man so I would probably just use it to pay off some bills and then I probably wouldn’t have much less but maybe I would buy a motorcycle just to annoy my Mom.

The Grey Agents

 

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

Brian Cottrill- vocals, guitar

 

Bob Workman- drums

 

Phil Wyatt- sax, vocals

 

John Farmer- bass, vocals

 

Davin Seamon- keyboards

 

All born in West Virginia, USA.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.

All band members are veteran musicians who have played in a variety of bands.  Styles liked and played are everything from jazz, to rock to prog and punk.  The band is The Grey Agents.

 

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

The song is about the 1931 serial murders in Quiet Dell, West Virginia, USA.  Harry Powers put out lonely hearts ads and married widows and took their money and killed them.  The band went back to the site of the murder farm to shoot the video.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

The band faces the challenges of being an original band in small town West Virginia and releasing their own CDs.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

The song was recorded at songwriter Brian Cottrill’s home studio about one mile from the murder farm.  Daniel Raines used his skill as a photographer to shoot the video with help from Anita Cottrill.  Keyboardist Davin Seamon created the string arrangements and orchestral parts to create an epic feel.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

Our goal is to create great music without the restraints of a record label or marketers telling us how to do it.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

Brian is inspired by the world around him and great songwriters like Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Ian Hunter and Graham Parker.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

We don’t know that.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

Thanks for listening!!

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Work hard.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

While the musicians are veteran musicians with many years of experience, the band is three years young and has only released one CD. The critical reviews of the first album were very positive.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

Brian Cottrill and John Farmer write most of the songs. Sometimes the whole band writes together.  Most songs are recorded live in the studio with 3-5 band members playing live at the same time.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

The Beatles. Tom Petty.  Bruce Springsteen.  Ian Hunter.  Warren Zevon.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

Website

 

Facebook

 

Twitter

 

Instagram

 

YouTube

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

 

iTunes

 

Amazon

 

CD Baby

 

Google Play

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

Happiest days are when our children were born.  Saddest days were when someone we loved died.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

On guitars, drums, and recording gear!!!

DENNY


Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience. 

DENNY is Alexander Rollins, Randon Nelson and Sully. All born between 1989 and 1991 in Minnesota, USA. We mostly grew up in the upper middle class suburbs having quintessential suburban lives.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills. 

Sully and Alexander met as freshman in college and started a band that ended up touring, releasing two records and playing major festivals. After that dissolved, they formed DENNY — named after Alexander’s father. All three members have extensive musical backgrounds. Rollins has been writing songs since he was a child.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song. 

We don’t want to be bound to a genre. We love INXS and Queen as much as we love Childish Gambino and Milo. Our goal is to mesh all of those influences into one and make something fresh and new. Girls Like You is our first step in that direction.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business. 

When we were 19, our first band failed. Sully was living out of his car and we spent months touring, losing money, and sleeping in a van. We’ve seen our hopes and dreams dissolve right in front of us a few times, but that’s never stopped us from creating together.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot. 

We’re a trio, an art collective of sorts. We work very fluidly and all play a number of instruments. The song was recorded with Eric Palmquist in Los Angeles in March.
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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal. 

We’ve been in the industry, in some capacity, since 2010. DENNY is the band I always wished existed, but never has. So I am creating the band I always wanted to be my favorite band.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing. 

Conversations and memories, mostly. I am very nostalgic. I spend a lot of time reminiscing. Not because I am stuck in the past, but because the past is informative.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song. 

Melody. But, in today’s world it seems like it’s 10% who you know and 90% being able to rip someone else off creatively.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there. 

We’re not going to disappear again.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist. 

Even though it may seem like a good idea, shirk trends. Do your thing even if it isn’t easy to get there. Be unique, don’t just copy what’s popular on instagram. It may work but it doesn’t lay the foundation of a career.

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Name five biggest artists that you like. 

Tears for Fears, Frank Ocean, Bon Iver, Queen and Milo.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so. 

I’d love to collaborate with Milo.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network. 

www.dennytheband.com

www.facebook.com/dennytheband

www.twitter.com/dennytheband

www.instagram.com/dennytheband

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music. 

https://open.spotify.com/artist/3UMlYIStRQWK4F4ohIH8hp

http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1297850501

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day. 

Happiest day: too many to count

Saddest day: when my first dog died in 9th grade.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars. 

I’d buy a house in the country and give the rest away.

DVG

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

Daren Girdner. United States. 10/21/1990. My childhood was very much surrounded by music. My parents loved everything from Michael Jackson to AC/DC. I was alone a lot of the time and that independence has definitely struck a chord in my music to this day.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.

I have been making music under the name DVG for a little over 5 years. I have experimented with music and done my best to sift through my inspirations and truly find my sound. I think I have only achieved that in the past couple months.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

I am still unsure on what genre my music falls under. I like to label it as rap indie wave. I haven’t heard anyone else say this before but I like to think my music would be rap that you listen to at the beach. My new record Last Breath is inspired by my best friend who passed away when we were 21. I also delve into the idea of death and how I am terrified of it.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

Doing this on my own has had its ups and downs. In the 5 years that I have been doing this there hasn’t been a single producer and or label that has shown any interest in my music. Not that having their validation is necessary to the process but it definitely doesn’t hurt it. For a while this caused me to doubt myself and music but I realized I’ve always done things independently– why would it be any different now?

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

Everything besides mixing and mastering was done by me in my bedroom.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

I plan to be on Billboard and billboards.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

It’s the only way I truly know how to express myself.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

Does anyone actually have an answer for this? Nobody I know does.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

Keep creating whatever your art is. One day it will pay off and cause you immense fulfillment — I hope.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

If you don’t like it– why should they?

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

My EP “My Life Became Beautiful” charted #1 in a few countries on iTunes and got down to #10 in America. That is pretty neat.

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.

They don’t fuck with my music.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

The studio is my bedroom. Everything I make is a happy accident. I actually mess around until something good comes out of it.  9 times out of 10 it is bad but you only have to get it right once. That isn’t actually true but it makes me feel better.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

Frank Sinatra, Frank Ocean, Michael Jackson, Drake and Me.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

I have collaborated with a close friend of mine who is immensely talented. Meghan Tonjes. I would love to work with Jon Bellion.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

www.twitter.com/darenvongirdner

www.instagram.com/darenvongirdner

www.youtube.com/darenvongirdner

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/last-breath/id1302885723?i=1302885724

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

Happy: Playing a show on my first tour ever in a Boston antique shop while sick with a viscous cold. The crowd was insane.

Sad: The day/time that inspired the song Last Breath.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

Eat all the food I could ever imagine.

Bruno Martini, Timbaland

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience. 

Bruno Martini, born in Brazil on Oct. 1st 1992.

When I was 8 years old, I went to a concert of my dad for the first time and that was truly an amazing experience.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills. 

My father is a musician as well and he has his own studio in Sao Paulo. I grew up in his studio more or less, always surrounded by music and musicians. At the age of 15 I was asked by Disney to produce music for them and I also made some themes for a few Disney movies. Later I had my own TV show at Disney together with Mayra which was called ‘College 11’. At the age 8 I started to play the guitar and piano and when I was 13 I started my first rock band. Producing in the studio came natural to me because I was there almost night and day and I taught myself how to use all the equipment.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song. 

I don’t like to label music in genres because I am open to all kinds of music. The lyrics and the vibe of Road to me are all about having fun and spending time with friends. This is what I wanted to bring into the video and I think we succeeded!

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business. 

I already have a long career in the music industry and I always look forward and never look back. As any other artist I faced some difficult times but the way I see it this is part of the process and getting more professional.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot. 

Being in the studio with Timbaland was a dream come true for me. Most of the track was recorded in LA at the Westlake Studios. This was also something amazing because Michael Jackson recorded his albums Thriller and Bad in this studio. The video is based on the lyrics and the vibe of the track, having a good time with friends.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal. 

I started playing instruments when I was 8 years old and got my first record deal with Disney when I was 15. To be honest, I don’t have a specific goal for the future, I just want to make music!

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing. 

The moment I am in the studio the music just comes naturally to me.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

I don’t think there is a secret behind making a hit song. But I do think it all starts with producing music that you believe in.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there. 

Believe in yourself and never give up no matter what.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Just do something you really believe in.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

Being asked by Timbaland to make some tracks together is for sure an award in itself. The success of Hear Me Now brought a lot of attention and recognition for which I am very grateful.

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform. 

There are too many to name and I want to thank them all.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio. 

It’s all one flow when I am in the studio.. there is no script for this.

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Name five biggest artists that you like. 

Man! I have so many! Timbaland, Michael Jackson, Daft Punk, Carl Cox, Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so. 

I have worked with Africa Bambaataa and of course working with Timbaland was a dream come true. I am open to collaboration with everybody! 🙂

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network. 

https://www.facebook.com/ brunomartiniofficial/

www.instagram.com/ brunomartinimusic

https://twitter.com/ addbrunomartini

https://open.spotify.com/ artist/5veVxxPm1vzgi6pO2iVA8L

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day. 

Happiest day was when I signed the global artist deal with Universal worldwide.

I don’t want to focus on sad days, I am always looking forward!!

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

Build a new studio for sure and I will certainly do a lot of charity.

Majesty

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

The queen doesn’t share personal info darling! 🙂 I quite loved my childhood…that’s why I chose to never grow up don’t you know!

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.

Majesty is based off of the Evil Queen. Anyone that knows anything about me knows I’m a Disney Geek above all. And a dramatic, fashionable Disney villain is right up my alley darlings! My musical background is my life. I can’t remember a time where I wasn’t singing or making music. My grandmother was an Opera singer, so the presence and love of music was just always there.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

I like to refer my genre as dark decadence. Its got its roots in a dramatic cinematic rock sound but with a pop/dance sensibility to it. My latest release, Living in the Moonlight, is really a new generation song. Its about coming together in our differences to create the world we want to live in. The video is based on a vampire rave. Its celebrates all different people and shows how at the end of the day we are all the same.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

This industry is definitely full of ups and down. People who lead you on, take you down the wrong creative path and try to steer you away from your artistic vision. But I think for me staying focused on that path of who I wanted to be and what I wanted to say was always what I fought for and how I got to the place I am now with my music.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

The video was shot in a club in New York City. We had an amazing production team lead by Lynn Verlayne and John Engstrom and some awesome ravers starring in the video along side of me. As far as my production team, lead by my incredible creative producer and A&R Orion, I can finally say that I am exactly where I’ve worked so hard to be musically. We are creating the vision that I’ve always seen in my head for myself as an artist.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

In the future I just want to be able to keep putting out the music that speaks to me and hopefully connects with others as well. Above all I want to be a positive, fun role model for young kids to embrace themselves for how great they are. That’s really important to me and is something I address in my upcoming song Queen of Hearts.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

Everything. Music is my heart. Its the way that I express my emotion, I feel through music. Whether it is something from my life, a story that moves me or observing the world, there is inspiration found in everything, you just have to be willing to listen.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

Being authentic. Never create a song that you think you are supposed to make, make the song that speaks to your soul. If you sing from your heart, people are going to feel that through the song. If you are forcing something that isn’t you, that connection will never be there.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

Be yourself. Never worry about what anyone thinks of you, worry about why you care what they think of you. At the end of the day, its your life only…live it.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Don’t let the setbacks define your career. Let them be a step to the next level up.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

This summer my track Living in the Moonlight debuted on the Billboard dance track as a breakout.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

Lyrics usually come first for me when I write. I will get a topic I am passionate about at the moment or a title or line that pops into my head and I run with it from there. And I work with amazing co-writers to build the songs from there. The studio however is my favorite part. I love breathing life into something new.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

Celine Dion, Madonna, Pink, Judy Garland and Queen.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

DJ Lynwood and Dan De Leon both did and fabulous remixes of my single Living in the Moonlight. On a vocal level, Celine Dion would be my dream collaboration.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.
www.officialmajesty.com
www.twitter.com/Majesty_music
www.instagram.com/Majesty_music
www.facebook.com/officialmajestymusic

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

majesty.lnk.to/livinginthemoonlight

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

I don’t believe in ranking your life. Make every day worthy of being your happiest day.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

Shoes…it would probably be shoes.

Break Out The Crazy

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

Chris Hierro – Born in the USA to Dominican parents and raised in both New York and The Dominican Republic, Chris Hierro has been writing and producing music from the age of 14 and has been highly influenced by his father: a successful Latin music producer and songwriter in his own right.
Katya Diaz – Born in the USA. Katya has been singing and dancing since the age of two. She is the daughter of a renown Puerto Rican Metropolitan Opera singer Justino Diaz and an Italian Ballerina invited to America on a Fulbright.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.
Our band name was chosen to reflect the diversity of styles we write in. Our first song was a country song and as songwriters we decided to remain as diverse as we wanted. As artists, we have tried to focus our genre a bit more but we still want to create and celebrate cross genre songs.

KATYA DIAZ has toured Europe, America and Mexico singing background and/or dancing for numerous artists including Passion Pit, Thalia, Alejandro Sanz and Beyoncé. As a vocalist for Snarky Puppy’s Family Dinner DVD she had the honor of singing backgrounds for Lalah Hathaway’s Grammy winning live performance of “Something”. Officially songwriting for only 4 years now Katya wrote the national commercial for JC Penny’s 2015 spring campaign and collaborated with acclaimed writers such as Itaal Shur and Stuart Matthewman.

CHRIS HIERRO has been writing and producing Latin music from an early age and has worked with many popular artists including Leslie Grace, Eli Jas and Prince Royce. He has also performed and toured as a keyboardist and background vocalist for some of Latin music’s most legendary stars such as Jerry Rivera, Obie Bermúdez and multi Grammy Award winner Alejandro Sanz. Chris Hierro reached the #1 position of the Billboard Tropical Airplay charts writing & producing the hit “We never Looking Back” for bachata artist Toby Love featuring French Montana. Aside from his work in Latin music, Chris also scored the Indie critically acclaimed Action/Comedy film “Full Circle” (E One Entertainment) and continues to work closely with director Solvan “Slick” Naim on his upcoming film and TV projects.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.
We like to mix it up with our musical influences, hence the name of the group. The song “Next to Me” is a mix of several things we like. We were sort of inspired by the kind of music that mainstream artists were making at the time and how they fused their styles with African/ Island rhythms. The song is about being caught up, be it with gaining material possessions or with the search for new information and knowledge and loosing this sort of child like ability to be in the moment. It’s a reminder to give importance to love those around us (family members, significant other). The video shows this in a very simple way as we take on different colors and masks through out even as we lay right next to one another. A reminder not to let what’s important fall through the cracks and that our disagreements don’t have to separate us.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.
This question would take 3 days to answer, lol. We are both professional musicians/singers and we have been doing this for a very long time. Yet here we are, living in a small apartment in Brooklyn, NY putting out music every chance we get. Doing production gigs, jingles, often singing covers to pay the bills. There are moments you get your hopes up and things fall through. It’s all part of the journey. You really have to love what you do as cliche as it sounds, because you often don’t get recognized for the hours and hours of hard work it takes to put forth your art. Your heart and soul is exposed and people won’t get it, people won’t listen….. and yet you must persist. Being a creator isn’t for the faint of heart. We have seen this business chew people up and spit them out. You had to embrace every aspect of the process and it’s not all applause. When there is nothing that makes you happier than sharing your stories that’s when you know you won’t quit. Cuz you just can’t imagine life without it.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

Chris produces all our music and we write the songs together. We shot most of our videos ourselves with an iPhone 7, with the exception of “Curves into Grooves” which was done by the awesome Solvan ‘Slick’ Naim. We have a wonderful friend Ricardo Ramos who helps with mixing the records when he can and plays in the band when in town.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.
Chris has been involved with much from his early teens. Katya started as a singer, became a dancer and later returned to singing and started songwriting with Chris about 5 years ago. Our future goals are to make great music and share it with as many people we can.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.
We get inspired all the time by almost everything; Music, moments, sounds, stories, love, heartbreak, nature …. we are constantly creating.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.
Ummmmm….. no idea lol. We just try to stay honest and true to what we love. From Chris: less is more!

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.
We share our love for music and stories in the hopes that they move people. To dance, to sing, to laugh, to cry to love. To celebrate what it means to feel.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.
Be true to YOU!

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.
Beats1Radio with Ebro Darden (Apple Music)

Indie Music Plus

Uptown Collective

Mishka DJ (Russia)

Conversations About Her

We Plug Good Music

Gems and Secrets

Oye Radio (Dominican Republic)

Revolucion Sonora (Dominican Republic)

TheRockBox TV

Indie Music Bus

ChatSong Music

We want to thank all these blogs/radio stations from the bottom of our hearts for featuring our music on your platforms! It means a lot since you are literally the only ones outside of our immediate followers who are getting us heard.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.
It happens in different ways. Katya is constantly writing songs and lyrics. Her phone is filled with voice notes and memos which we later come together to pick our favorites and then we demo them. Sometimes those demos become fully produced songs which we later release, sometimes they stay as demos. Other times Chris will come up with melodies (tracks) which we later sit and write songs to. It all depends on how we’re feeling. We record everything here with the exception of the guitar and bass tracks which usually are done in the musicians’ respective studios. The guitarist who plays on all our records is Ricky Strings Ramos, he also mixed 4 of our singles. He is really amazing at what he does. Chris sends him the fully recorded songs and Ricky gives them that finishing professional polish.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.
Stevie Wonder, Sia, MuteMath, James Blake, Bruno Mars, Fleetwood Mac, Eagles, Queen, Chris Cornell, Dolly Parton, Juan Luis Guerra, Alejandro Sanz, Sade, Herbie Hancock, Jaco Pastorius, John Mayer.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

We have collaborated with: KES the band, Jhoni the Voice, Eli Jas, Olivia Cipolla, Francheska Maria, Itaal Shur and Stuart Matthewman.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

Website: www.breakoutthecrazy.com

www.facebook.com/BREAKOUTTHECRAZY

www.twitter.com/breakouthecrazy

www.instagram.com/breakoutthecrazy

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

play.google.com/store/music/album?id=Bjd35mv7tziy66hdrdjiqxlepna&tid=song-Teflbxxlmqlv2ycjis2zmg2byki&hl=en

open.spotify.com/track/0wgBHAIxz9v1rEoEwDkYs1

itunes.apple.com/album/id1295831245?ls=1&app=itunes

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.
Happy – when we realized how easy it was to create together.

Sad – when we realized how difficult it was to balance that while being a couple.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.
World tour of course!

grandson

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

I’m Jordan, 24, born in New Jersey and raised in Toronto. Grew up in a family of musicians and music lovers in the cultural mosaic of Toronto, introduced to music like hip hop, rock, blues, r&b and dancehall growing up.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.

I make music under the name grandson. I blend different genres of music I’m influenced by in a way that feels cathartic. I spent years producing and ghostwriting for other artists before finding my own sound.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song. There’s no short way to explain my genre of music. It’s rock and roll meets electronic meets hip hop meets blues meets trap with a whole bunch of other stuff thrown in a blender. I wrote my new song Blood//Water in response to the frustration I felt watching politicians and elected officials make decisions that disproportionately affect  people so far removed from them. Decisions on things like healthcare and climate change affect millions of people but those lobbyists and politicians sleep easy because it doesn’t affect them or their families, they’ll be fine. So the song is written about when karma will come to bite them.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

I have been writing songs since I was in high school, and dropped out of school at 20 years old to move to LA in 2014. It has been a long, tumultuous ride- labels, legal battles, not getting credit for songs I’ve been a part of, all the way to being on a billboard, hearing my songs on TV and on the radio, and more. So much resolve and perseverance is required, as well as a strong support system of friends and families. You also need to, as well as developing a thick skin, remain a fan of music and not lose sight of what brought you here in the first place. Wouldn’t change a thing.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

I worked with longtime collaborator Kevin Hissink on the song as well as a fellow Torontonian named Krupa, and they both injected unique flavors of rock and dance onto the song. It actually took 11 months between me having the initial concept for the song and finishing it, we had at least 4 or 5 completely different versions. I knew it was a powerful song idea and I wasn’t ready to call it done until I was sure it was the best I could possibly make it. I drove everybody crazy I was so obsessive with it, which makes it all the more satisfying to have it finally come out.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

I’ve been working on music for 8 years, and only now am I beginning to come up as an emerging artist. It’s exciting to be doing it on my terms, to remain writing substantive lyrics that touch on politics, relationships, overcoming obstacles, perseverance. I ultimately want to galvanize and inspire people of all ages to talk about the things that make them uncomfortable, to stand up for what they believe in, to trust that there is a like minded community that embraces and accepts them no matter who they are. My goal is to get young people singing, moshing, and voting.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

I try and live a normal life, staying informed with the news, navigating relationships, growing up, and let my music be a direct reflection of the emotions and experiences I’m going through at any given time in my life.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

I think a hit song satisfies our desires as an audience to hear something catchy, something with a strong melody that stays with us, while also introducing something to us lyrically or in the production that excites us, and is grounded in a strong relatable, personal, vulnerable, authentic concept true to whoever wrote it or is singing it.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

There is no reason you can’t be here if you put in the work. Don’t be apathetic, find what you love and do it with every part of you. Don’t be shy, reach out and say hi, I respond more than you think. Drink lots of water. Don’t get too high.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

The life of a professional musician is exhausting, it’s difficult, there’s lots of components that are challenging, if you can find any reason not to do it, don’t do it. If none of this deters you, dive all in. 100%. Do the work to carve out your own identity, your own perspective that people need to hear. Don’t get in with the intention of fitting in.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

In just over a year, my music has collected over 10 million plays online, been played on radio stations across the world, been featured on a billboard, on television, I played shows across North America for tens of thousands of people. This is with 6 songs out and no formal EP or album. Featured as one of Apple Music’s Artists to Watch, interviewed on Beats 1, and we are only just getting started.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

My routine changes as I change. Some of my songs, like Blood//Water, take months of different iterations to complete, others I write in as little as 20-30 minutes. I often write at home, flesh out concepts I want to write about on my own, send voice notes back and fourth with my team, and only enter the studio when it is time to begin producing and recording guitars and vocals. from there we take a rough draft and work alongside a producer to add the final touches before we call it done. While in the studio or in the writing process I move around a lot, I will lie down on the floor or pace until my feet hurt, occupying space and completely immersing myself in the process. When I record I try and tap into the anger or hurt or power that I wrote from, and project that energy into my singing.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

Kendrick Lamar, Hiatus Kaiyote, Tom Misch, Skrillex and Mac Demarco.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

I’d love to work with Run The Jewels, Skrillex, Diplo, Mr. Carmack, Medasin, Bishop Briggs, Jessie Reyez, Mark Ronson, Dan Auerbach, James Blake, Talib Kweli, Pussy Riot, FKJ and Kanye West.

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

 

itunes: https://itunes.apple. com/us/artist/grandson/ id1156231026

spotify: https://open.spotify. com/artist/ 4ZgQDCtRqZlhLswVS6MHN4.

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

One of my saddest days was when Kevin’s son was diagnosed with pediatric cancer. One of my happiest days was when he was given a clean bill of health.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

Move by the beach, buy a surfboard, give some back to the community and stash the rest. I’m one of the more boring dudes in rock and roll.