Sally and Michael

Tell us everything will need to know about you.

We are two little bears from England.

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State your favourite genre of music and your reason.

Pop music is so fun!

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Tell us your experience as a musician. 

OMG! We love playing music.

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Tell us the theme of your song.

Fun!

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Go into detail about your opinion on religion and politics. 

We think everyone should try to be really kind to everyone they meet.

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Explain the changes you have observed so far in the music industry.

After the excess of the 90’s, and the bloating and complacency of the major labels, the wonder of new technologies – primarily the internet – being completely ignored, and worse, fought against, has created a sort of Wild West frontier for new creators, albeit still very much reliant on the power of the few. Capitalizing on an industry predicated by algorithms has yielded encouraging formative returns for some of our peers, who are fighting to be heard in this challenging but exciting new environment. Others are not so lucky, as we need more people in positions of power to take a chance on new music and invest in artist’s careers. Concurrently, the democratization of music making tools superficially benefits everyone, lowering the barrier to entry – however, just because everyone can make music, doesn’t necessarily mean they should, and it is now harder than ever to rise above the noise. Should we have laptops? Let’s find out! We live in an exciting time!

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State the artists you cherish most and your reason. 

Grizzly Bear, The 2 Bears, Bear Patrol, Bears Den, Ed Sheerbear, The Spice Girls and Picasso.

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Give us the links to your social network and stores. 

Website

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Elaborate on how you develop your lyrics. 

Focus groups.

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Tell us if you enjoy collaborating with other artists or just singing as a solo artist. 

We love working with other artists.

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Brief us your opinion on making music that makes people to dance or making the kind of music with genuine message that inspires them.

It’s fun!

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Tell us what you know about copyright. 

You should not steal other artists’ work.

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Discuss the impact of a Performing Rights Organization. 

These people help us protect our work.

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Elaborate on how you develop your melody and instrumentation. 

If it pops into your head it must be really fun.

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Go into detail on the recording process of this song. 

This song began as a chorus idea jotted out very quickly in one moment of inspiration while playing a Roland RD1000 keyboard (Elton John’s favourite electric piano). The piano was put down on a Pro Tools HD rig set up temporarily in a house we were staying in. The main piano took about 15 minutes and was recorded in stereo through a Neve 1073 dpa with a little compression from a waves Puigchild 670 Fairchild emulation. After plotting the structure out in Pro Tools, a verse melody was written and some demo lyrics sung into a Shure sm7, again through the Neve 1073 and tracking through a Puigchild 660. A long time was spent creating the main harmony blocks in the chorus. A drum loop was added and a couple of synths used to fatten up the track. (Arturia prophet 2 / Omnisphere). After a few weeks the session had been transferred to a new laptop based Pro Tools rig using an Apollo twin interface, and had begun to be worked on that system using the additional DSP of the UA unit to begin mixing. The main vocal was recorded on a Neumann u87 straight into the Apollo unison mic pre using the 610B legacy mic pre and the 1176 emulation. The last things to be recorded were the guitar spreads in the last choruses and the saxophones. The rest of the mix and additional production was done on the laptop – two versions of the song were being worked on at the same time, this is the more fully featured production in a typical pop way, but a more minimalistic synth remix version also exists and might get released as well.

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Discuss your music performance.

We take lots of honey before singing.

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State the official date of release.

30th March 2018. It’s coming out on Good Friday because that’s a Good Day for a bear song.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it. 

We are Sally and Michael.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

The song is called “Fun”. And it means that when you are sad sometimes you just have to be silly and jump and dance.

 

GEORGINA

GEORGINA

 

Australian Electro Pop Artist

 

When singer and songwriter Georgina creates her music it can be inspired by anything. Whether it’s a memory, a dream, a relationship, or even a smell there’s nothing she loves more than making obscurities come to life through song. Being able to translate temporary emotions into concrete melodies is what makes songwriting so impactful for her, and allows her to communicate with her fans in an intimate way.

Georgina has been singing professionally since she was a little girl when she performed with the English Chamber Orchestra at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London, England. She then went on to play one of the lead roles in Channel 4’s cult teenage drama “SKINS”. Georgina spent her childhood traveling around Europe and Australia, which influenced her to incorporate EDM into her classical music background to define a new style of music. Georgina has always been inspired by Sade since “she’s timeless, and never complied with trends”, and she hopes to be able to follow in those footsteps by creating unique music that can be appreciated for generations.

Her first single, “Go On”, is a perfect example of the fresh sound Georgina knows she can bring to the music industry. It features melodic piano layered over electronic beats and powerhouse vocals. Following the momentum of the new release Georgina is working on getting new music ready for her fans to enjoy, and is hoping to meet them on tour very soon!

After recently signing with elite US based management company, Arrow Music Agency, Georgina is looking forward to the “exotic, exciting, inspiring, and fruitful” future that lies ahead. Arrow is headed by Chris Sobonya (President), and represents a diverse roster of artists from around the globe.

 

Website

 

The Wolfe Brothers

 

THE WOLFE BROTHERS

 

Nick Wolfe – Lead Vocals / Electric Guitar / Acoustic Guitar

 

Tom Wolfe – Vocals / Bass & Guitar

 

Brodie Rainbird – Electric Guitar

 

A lot has happened since The Wolfe Brothers burst into millions of homes around the nation in mid-2012 when they were voted into second place in the final of Australia’s Got Talent.

 

Throughout the series, Tom Wolfe was persistently contacting veteran Australian artist manager Steve White – who was in Nashville at the time. White says, “Every week Tom was calling me and sending me a video of their performances on the show. I was very impressed with the energy and the sound of the band, but what stood out the most was that they were going on national television week after week and playing original songs – and Australia kept voting for them. Clearly they were making a connection to the public with their own music. I really liked what I saw and committed to managing them before I had even met the guys – something I have never done before

 

White added “Before the final of ‘Australia’s Got Talent’ went to air I called Lee Kernaghan, who I have been managing for the last 20 years, and told him I had just taken on this new band from Tasmania called The Wolfe Brothers. I asked Lee to check them out online and watch their appearances on AGT. Lee called me back with the feedback that he found their energy amazing. On my return to Australia we auditioned The Wolfe Brothers for Lee’s new band and Lee gave them the job after playing just 3 songs with them in the rehearsal studio in Sydney. As a part of the deal the band would open all of Lee’s shows as his special guests. This put the band in front of sell-out crowds every night on tour. It was the perfect introduction to Lee’s huge audience and this relationship has been ongoing since 2012”.

 

Tom Wolfe said “Touring with Lee has been a dream come true for us. He has taught us so much and it is still a little surreal to look across the stage and realise we are actually performing with one of our childhood heroes – the great Lee Kernaghan. Thanks to Lee we were able to quit our jobs and make music our full-time profession. At the time that we auditioned for Lee, Nick was a postman, Brodie was a refrigeration mechanic and I was a builder’s labourer and carpenter.  It was only a couple of weeks after the audition that we did our first show with Lee. It was a Baptism Of Fire at the Deni Ute Muster in front of 20,000 people. We could not believe all this was happening – dreams do come true”.

 

The Wolfe Brothers debut LP “It’s On” spawned three Top 10 singles, including their first #1 song and #1 video ‘The Girl, The Bottle, The Memory’. The album entered the ARIA charts at #2 on the country chart and #18 on the overall chart.

 

In their usual fun approach to life, the band titled their second album “Nothin’ But Trouble”. The album was released on Sept 5th, 2014 and entered the ARIA Country Charts at #2 and debuted at #13 on the all genre

ARIA Chart. The first three singles, ‘That Kinda Night’/ ‘You Got To Me”/ ‘Born and Bred” all went on to become #1 hits for the band.  The album went onto to garner the band 2 x Golden Guitar finalist nominations at the 2015 Australian Country Music Awards in the Group Of The Year and Song Of The Year categories.

 

In November 2015, the band flew to Nashville to write and record their third album. This time the entire album was recorded and mixed by Luke Wooten at Station West Studios. Just prior to this trip Casey Kostiuk, the drummer and founding member of the band, resigned as a band member; however he still remains an active member, performing at every show with the band in Australia.

 

The time we spent in Nashville was nothing short of amazing” said lead singer Nick Wolfe on their return home in 2016. “From the moment we got home we began working hard on writing and making new music. We spent the first month writing every day and wound up with a collection of over 40 songs. We had the opportunity to co-write with some really respected writers, including fellow Aussie Phil Barton, who wrote the US number one single ‘Women Like You’ for Lee Brice. We also worked with Brett Beavers, who has written many number ones for Dierks Bentley, among others, and many more great writers. Nashville is such a creative and inspiring place. I truly believe the songs we’ve put together for this record are leaps and bounds ahead of our previous material. There’s a real inspired feeling within the band and I don’t think we’ve ever been so driven. It’s going to be great to play these songs on home turf for everyone.”

 

Upon their return home to Australia The Wolfe Brothers were nominated as finalists in three categories in the CMC Music Awards held in Brisbane in March 2016 – Group Of The Year, Australian Video Of The Year and Oz Artist Of The Year. They took home the CMC Group Of The Year Award. They went on to release their third album, ‘This Crazy Life’, in May 2106; which debuted at #2 on the ARIA Country Album chart (held out OF #1 by Keith Urban) and #10 on the ARIA Main chart.

 

Now as we enter 2018, The Wolfe Brother’s prepare for the release of their fourth album, ‘Country Heart’. A progression from their previous work, the first single, “Ain’t Seen it Yet” is a rousing track that reflects their growth.

 

Nick Wolfe continued, “We’re feeling all kinds of excitement and nerves with the upcoming release of our fourth studio album ‘Country Heart’ and that’s exactly how it should be. None of us we’re interested in playing it safe this time. We basically took the process we have used to make our albums previously, turned it on its head and came at it from a completely different angle. The goal was to give each song its own personality, not just set up some guitars, amps and drums and bash out 12 tracks with the same core set up as we have done in the past. We didn’t touch an electric guitar until a week and a half into the recording process – which for us is a big deal. We took the time to really hone the songs, tweak arrangements and get in find the sounds that would give each song its own unique character. The interesting thing is even though it’s very different, it’s still us and if anything the songs are more real and honest and we just can’t wait for our audience to get to hear this new chapter in our career!

 

Guitarist Brodie Rainbird added, “We gave this album 100% and we are really proud of the end result. We planned a different approach to recording and together with our new producer Matt Fell we achieved what we set out to do. Hopefully people will see that we wanted to give them something fresh and different. I think we have done that and I can’t wait to hit the road with all these new songs and new sounds”.

 

The Wolfe Brothers will tour throughout 2018 in support of this new album. Undoubtedly one of the most exciting country rock bands to emerge out of Australia; the band delivers from the heart with superb musical skills, great songs and a strong connection with their fans. It is clear at every show – they love what they do!

 

‘Country Heart’ will be released March 23rd internationally.

 

 

www.thewolfebrothers.com

 

www.abcmusic.com.au

 

Toz Antonio Piretti

Antonio is a singer-songwriter with Italian roots and an international spirit. He started his music project in Italy in ’06 and ’09 he came to Canada, changing his life completely, from a business suit & tie to a guitar & lyrics. In Toronto, music became his way of living… being also a licensed musician for the subway system (TTC), joining gospel churches and acting for theatrical plays. Nowadays he can be found on any kind of stage in venues, festivals, churches, theaters.

He released 4 albums, demos and singles, and performed in more than 360 gigs among Canada, USA, UK, Italy, France, Belgium, and Germany.

Last releases:

“#Stronger” in ’18,

“In 10 Years” in ‘14

“My Name Is Not Important” in ‘12

“Acoustic Italian Versions” in ‘10.

Antonio writes music sharing messages to encourage people to live a better life and care about one another.
In this spirit, he has founded in ’14 “Art Takes Action for Charity” to organize art events to support charitable projects.

In ’15, Antonio did a milestone music tour “Roommates of the Same Planet“: a Canadian coast to coast from Sep to Oct ’15 performing in 22 shows a new show format: “Audio Visual” a live performance in which music & screened videos melt together to amplify the messages of the songs and to create a unique intense atmosphere.

In ’16, he had set off on a European tour adventure “Unconventional Tour“. The tour brought him to 9 countries all over Europe, playing 23 concerts from May to the end of December ’16.

In ’17 Antonio’s biggest challenge – “from the Roots in the Right Direction”  a bike & a guitar – from Vancouver to Halifax – 120 km each day – from mid-April to mid-July 2017, from the roots, combining the naturalness and the purity of biking with the most natural way of singing, just voice and guitar, bringing music among people for #Canada150. In the same year, from August to mid-September, another adventurous tour “EnjoyWild ” merging music & adventure, in the best rafting & outdoor sport activity centers across Italy.

https://www.antoniopirettitoz.com

Joshuah King

Joshuah King

Joshuah King, an up and coming songwriter and performer has announced the release of his new song titled “Because I Can” on the 17th of November, 2017 after months of work in the studio with some of the best music producers around. The track will be released on digital music platforms such as iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Apple Music, Napster, and even Amazon.

The native New Yorker and musical talent has a love and appreciation for music that dates back to his youth. From birth, King would always be found sporting a toy electric guitar, singing and strumming along to Beatles songs. He began playing piano at the age of 10 and quickly moved on to guitar at the age of 11. Consequently, music became not only a passion for King, but a way of life.

After studying songwriting and musical performance at the prestigious New York University, King graduated and started his musical career by writing, recording, and producing music. His first single, “Because I Can,” was inspired by good friend Cheri Srour, whose motivation and passion to overcome life’s obstacles has touched and changed the lives of many. To learn more about Cheri’s amazing cause, find her on Instagram @cherisrour or visit her website http://www.BecICan.com.

King had the privilege of working with talented musical engineer and producer Arty Skye Shwecky. The goal of his new release on digital platforms is to allow anyone to get the song irrespective of their location. While “Because I Can” is scheduled to be out soon, more works from Joshuah are reportedly on their way as well, expecting to be pieces that exemplify his creativity, ingenuity, and versatility.

 

About Joshuah King

Joshua King is a new music artist who has recently popped up on the scene in Brooklyn, New York. He’s looking to revolutionize the music industry with his creative melodies and smooth hand on the guitar. His ability to play with multiple styles of music allows him to invent works that exist between the norms of composition we are used to. When you’re listening to one of his seemingly pop songs that transform into a blues riff, you’ll understand his versatility and unique knowledge of how to use it. Take his advice and, “look out!” Joshuah King is on the scene and one can only wait to see what he has in store.

 

https://www.facebook.com/Joshuah-King-1926495524303613/

Marco Cinelli

The greatest single contribution to the shaping of the artist that this Italian born and raised singer is today came from his father Domenico. From the time Marco was just a little school boy, his father, an unshakable music lover with a singular passion for American and British rock, pop and folk, inspired him to follow his own path and become curious and explore the roots of American music, such as blues, gospel, and country.

He started playing guitar at the age of 11 and his curiosity soon turned into such a feverish passion, he swore to himself that he would grow up to be a musician. He started playing guitar professionally at the age of 12. He finished his obligatory schooling at the insistence of his mother Silvia and then immediately enrolled in the Saint Louis College Of Music in Rome. For him, this opened the flood gates to other instruments, singing, and composition. Fundamentally unhappy with the local scene and the musical possibilities that Italy could offer him, he decided to break out of the peninsula. With a knapsack and his guitar on his shoulder, he began leading a life of travel, learning languages, playing, writing and producing music without any national boundaries.

First he moved to the Netherlands with his rock band, and soon embarked upon a solo career, taking up the lead on singing as well and moved to Paris, France.

Later, he established himself in London, the European capital of pop, rock and soul, where he unceasingly continues down his own path as a composer, performer, and singer.

Iggy Pop stumbled upon one of his YouTube videos and publicly declared that he is destined to be a star.

 

https://open.spotify.com/track/6qCkf0U0VSxgnfBjq79kHe

 

 

www.facebook.com/marcocinelli.fanpage/

 

https://www.instagram.com/m__cinelli/

Rémar

Tell us your view on old school and new school music in terms of preference. 

I’m a HUGE fan of both old school and new school music, to be honest. I’ve drawn inspiration from all eras; from Big and Pac in the 90s, with their storytelling abilities, to artistes like Young Thug, Drake and PARTYNEXTDOOR that started bubbling in the late 2000s. I know a lot of people get into really heated debates about “old school vs new school”, but I’m a firm believer in evolution. In my opinion, evolution is what helps anything to survive and remain relevant.

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Tell us your most memorable day as an artist. 

My most memorable moment as an artiste to date was back in 2009 when I put together my first mixtape “Intellectual Warfare”. I was a 17 year old kid, with a huge passion for the music, but with little to no funding and resources. Still I managed to raise some funds for recording, do all the writing, and come up with a concept for the artwork. I got one of my friends who was nice with drawing to do a cover and I somehow persuaded this department store that sold CDs to burn and package 100 CDs for me. Then, I walked every single hallway in my school and sold EVERY SINGLE CD! That feeling of “damn, people are actually paying for my product” is one that I would never forget. The fact that it was the first time people showed that type of interest obviously had a lot to do with it too. It was also testament that with persistence and prayer, ANYTHING could be achieved.

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Tell us what you would do for the people if you found yourself in a position of power. 

There’s really no one thing, or couple things that I would want to do. I’d want to use my influence and voice to make an impact wherever, however and whenever I can. So it could be speaking up against an issue or giving funding to an orphanage, I just want to help, period.

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Tell us how you protect your singing voice. 

Can’t tell you, that’s a secret…..LOL….

Um, a couple things. I gargle a mixture of salt, clear corn syrup and warm water slowly for a minute three times a week, or before a recording session. Other than that, it’s just lots of green tea with pure honey.

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Tell us the major reason you are into music. 

It may sound cliché, but I truly feel like this is what I was born to do. I was born to tell stories through music that will entertain, uplift and inspire people. I really just feel like I’m fulfilling my purpose.

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Tell us what you think about creativity and originality in music. 

You know weirdly enough, I feel like there’s both a lack of and a lot of creativity and originality in music today. You’ve got people that are really pushing the envelope with melodies, cadences and writing styles, even the way they pitch their vocals, and then you got the others that just wait for the forward thinkers to start a new wave to surf it.

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Tell us your future plans pertaining music. 

Building my brand and fan base are my top priorities right now. I’m confident in my ability to make good music on a consistent basis; I’m just trying to get people to check for it on a consistent basis. I’m trying to get to the stage where people can’t wait to see me live, where people are rushing to buy my merch. I’ve got ways to go, it’s going to be journey, but that’s the goal.

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Tell us the secret of success. 

There’s no secret to tell the truth. Pray, plan and execute is my strategy, always.

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Tell us how you become a musician. 

I think the love and desire comes from within. That love and desire then drives you to hone your craft and get better every day until you are where you want to be.

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Tell us what makes you happy and sad about this project. 

This is my best song to date. I’d say that without a shred of doubt. The dancehall/hip-hop sound has been one I’ve been trying to figure out since 2012, finally feel like I got it right with this one.

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Tell us your point of view on rape and sexual harassment, and how it can be eradicated. 

Well first of all, I think there’s a special place in hell for people that make the sick decision to violate someone through rape or sexual harassment. I never understood, and I will never understand how someone can get any type of pleasure from such disgusting acts. How it can be eradicated is something I tend to ask myself whenever I come across articles or accounts in the media, but sadly, I could never seem to find an answer. A lot more awareness is being raised these days with things like the “Me Too” movement, these offenders are given harsh penalties, they’re looked at as the scum of society, and yet there’s going to be some other demented persons that are going to come along and do the same thing. It’s just puzzling to me.

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Tell us how you get fund to run your music career. 

My manager and I have been handling things in that department from the jump.

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Tell us the genre of your music and the reason you decided to go for this genre. 

There’s really no one genre that my music fits into, and I like that. There’s a little bit of hip-hop in there, there’s the dancehall influence in there, there’s a bit of R&B and a little bit of pop. I think that the blend is a reflection of all the types of music I truly love and I’ve been influenced by over the years, and continue to be influenced by.

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Tell us if you prefer to write your own songs or you prefer to write with professional songwriters. 

I’ve written all my music to date, but truth be told, I don’t have a preference. Every studio session is going to be different, the creation of every song is going to be different, the head space that you’re in while creating a particular project may vary. It all depends. I’ve never had the NEED for a writer to date, but who knows? There might be a time when I need someone for help to spark some inspiration. I don’t believe in putting parameters on the creative process and to me, having a “preference” is doing just that.

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Tell us if you prefer to produce your songs or you prefer to work with reputable producers. 

I don’t fully produce songs, although I can and I have helped in the process on occasions before. To answer the second part of the question: no, I don’t need a reputable producer to work with. A vibe is a vibe. I don’t hear names when I listen to a track, I hear how dope it is.

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Tell us the story behind this song. 

Well around the time that I made this song, I adopted a strategy where I was kind of working backward with my writing process. Typically, people will write a song and then name it. I was writing down what I thought would be dope titles for songs, and expanding on them. So I remembered writing “Baddie” down in my notes in my phone after seeing the word somewhere on my timeline one day and I was thinking “I gotta make a record called ‘Baddie’ soon”. Weeks went by, I didn’t give much more energy or thought to the note I made, but then my producer sent me a beat with some rough melodizing on it. When I heard the beat, I knew that was the beat for that concept I made a note of. Wrote the chorus in about an hour and the rest pretty much was history.

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List the links to your stores, websites and social media. 

 

Facebook

 

Instagram

 

SoundCloud

 

Twitter

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State the date of release.

August 1ST, 2017.

 

Yeti Tactics

Tell us about yourself. 

I am Jordan Sherman. I sing, produce, and play many instruments. I was born and raised in South Florida and have been living in Los Angeles for almost 3 years. I am a professional musician for hire and am usually gigging around 5 nights a week.

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Tell us about yourself as an artist. 

I love all music and it shows in the music that we make in Yeti Tactics. What is most important to me in making our art is that there is a purpose behind it all. I don’t want what we create to turn people’s minds off, I want it to wake them up and get them to think about life. I love reading and continuing to grow and I hope that our fans are inspired to do so from listening to our music.

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Tell us about the genre of your music. 

When people ask us this question, we usually paint ourselves somewhere in the Alternative web. With influences from Gorillaz, to Queens of the Stone Age, to Incubus, we like to groove, rock, and take you to a place somewhere in the future.

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Tell us about the story behind your song. 

“Christof,” is a narrative about a world in the near future where all the citizens are completely enthralled by their devices. In this world, no one will be able to hide from the things they think as the all-knowing brand, “Christof” collects data and paints a completely objective view of the person that you are.

 

In the early writing sessions for this tune, I was thinking about the idea of God and what that really means. And it is my interpretation that God is the truth. Completely objective and non-judgmental truth. What in our worlds are capable of such objectivity? Computers. So, I made the connection between truth and the ability of our devices to understand who we are better than we do ourselves.

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Tell us about the problems you are facing as a musician. 

My biggest obstacle right now is working on transitioning from professional cover gigs to strictly original music-related affairs. My gigs pay well and are so much fun, but there is nothing I want more than to be able to pay all my bills off of Yeti Tactics.

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Tell us about the recording and production of the song. 

We wrote this song about a year ago and it started the way most of our tracks do–in session view in Ableton Live. What I love about creating in this software is the ability to build and create vibes very quickly. After laying down a groovy drum loop, I started messing with some pads and found a sound that both Sean and I liked and I started playing these four major seventh chords in succession that was like nothing else we’d ever created before. From there, we finished what would be the chorus of the song and moved on to the other sections.

 

Because we write without a drummer but play with one on stage, we always like to make sure to incorporate hits or odd timing to give the drummer something fun to play on. That’s what you’re hearing in the intro section of “Christof,” us wanting to challenge ourselves and whoever we hire when we play live.

 

Guitar tone is always an important part of our production process and this song has three different guitars (Les Paul for the intro, Telecaster for the choruses, and a Stratocaster for the verses). Every guitar has such a distinct sound and it’s always fun to switch guitars for different sections of a song to see which one feels best. All played through my Mesa Mark V 25.

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List the names of blogs, radio or TV stations that have supported you so far. 

Mystic Sons premiered our animated music video!

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Tell us more about your music career, experience and future goals.

I have been making my living as a professional musician for 10 years. I’m 28 now and what’s most important to me at this point in my career is making music that I can be proud of. Music that fills my cup. Music that can help me to get through my own day when I listen to it.

 

I was a dueling pianist in Canada for a while, played in Irish pubs all over the East Coast and now work mostly in high-end restaurants in the ritzy areas of LA.

 

I currently produce and write for a couple other artists and get called to go on tour as either a guitarist or keyboardist.

 

I mentioned this earlier, but my main goal for the future is to turn my art project into my salary. With every release, we get a little closer and we are excited to be offering vinyl of our upcoming album.

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

I’m inspired by so many different aspects of life when it comes to writing these songs. Currently, I’m very into creating fictional narratives to drive home a bigger point. I’ve been a love songwriter, a breakup songwriter, but now I’m using music as a platform to spread ideas and hopefully start conversations about different issues we all face as humans.

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Brief us the top-secret behind making a hit song. 

Sincerity. Repetition doesn’t hurt either. There is definitely a formula one can follow if you want to fight for top-tier spots on playlists or potential radio play, but that’s not something we’re particularly interested in. We get criticized for not bringing in the vocals soon enough, for choosing odd chord progressions or melodies, and we’re totally cool with that. I think what artists need to remember more than anything when trying to create a “hit,” is that it needs to resonate deeply with the listeners. That could mean 100 or 10 million, but I recommend not shooting for the 10 million and making music that you and your peers would be interested in listening to.

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

Don’t try to “fit” into any particular mold. Winning the pop game is really difficult today. It can be done, but I like to remove the luck factor when building a music career. Care very deeply about your art and don’t be afraid to experiment. I’m still finding my sound at 28. The reason it has taken so long is that I was always worried about whether or not I was making music that people would like. Now that I’ve been at it long enough, satisfying yourself really is most important. People will notice!

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Discuss at length your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained. 

I recently played guitar in a month-long Australia tour for a good friend/artist Monique Benabou. I’ve co-written many songs for other artists and will be releasing my third full-length album under my own art projects. Not much recognition or awards just yet other than lots of hits on YouTube!

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

I usually prefer to write melodies before I tackle lyrics. I think most people do it this way so the timing of the lyrics isn’t forced into the song. Once a melody is composed, you can write the lyrics to the melody.

 

How I go about lyrics differ greatly. Sometimes I’ll just write in a free-flow state of consciousness and decipher what it means afterward, while other times I have a concept that I’ve been wanting to write about for a while and whatever track we’re producing seems to be a match.

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Name the artists you are willing to collaborate with. 

When it comes to collaborating, I’m open to working with pretty much anyone. (Especially if it’s on their projects). People I would be thrilled to bring in to produce and co-write some of our stuff would be Jack Garratt, James Blake, and Josh Homme to name a few.

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State the links to your social networks and stores for purchase of your songs. 

 

Facebook

 

Instagram

 

Website

 

Our single, “Christof” is available on all digital media platforms.

Spotify

 

 

The animated music video is available here:

YouTube

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day. 

I’m a pretty even-keeled guy, but my happiest days are being on stage, getting swept up in the energy of a room. My saddest days are days that I have to email people all day for the business side of being an artist in today’s landscape.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars. 

I would build the nicest studio in LA.

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Discuss music promotion and how you are boosting your fan base. 

There are so many ways to promote yourself these days, but what I find to be the most effective is just being active and being authentic. I used to be silent on all my socials until before a release. I’d post the link, ask people to share, get a very short-lived amount of buzz for a couple days. Now, I like to start conversations, let people know who I am and what I’m up to all year so when I do have something to promote, all my people are primed and ready to receive. Besides, it’s fun using these platforms to spread positivity and help contribute to the betterment of people’s lives.

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Tell us how you manage other activities with your music career. 

I mostly just do music. However, I do get so busy that I will have to book a trip overseas for a week to turn off the noise and recharge the batteries. LA is wonderful, but we all sure do like to work a lot.

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State the official date of release. 

02/15/18.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it. 

Yeti Tactics – We were formerly known as Olympic, which was a google nightmare. So we spent a couple months throwing names at each other until Sean suggested Yeti Tactics and it just stuck.

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State the title of the song and the meaning. 

“Christof” – An all-knowing brand/God character from the future.

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State the title of the album and the reason for picking the title.

‘Expectation l Reality’

Life is a series of expectations that will never be met in reality. The better we can manage our expectations, the more we can enjoy life. Not to say we shouldn’t have great expectations, but knowing that no matter how you think an event, a relationship, a career, or even a day will go, it will never turn out that way when it happens (for better or worse).