Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth, and childhood experience.
My real name is Andrew Gannon. I was born in the United States on March 4, 1993. I grew up in a great city called Wichita in the State of Kansas.
Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience, and skills.
When I was young my grandma taught me how to play the piano. In the 4th grade, I started playing the violin also. I only played the violin for a couple of years though. My artist’s name is Drew Gannon.
Tell us about your genre, concept, and idea behind your music video and the song.
My genre is a mix between dance music and pop. The idea for this song came from wanting to create a song that has a summer feel that you can party with or just hang out and relax while listening.
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.
There are a lot of ups and downs when you get into music. There are definitely times when you feel like giving up but I love music and the feeling you get when you create something brand new is what keeps me going.
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 am the only member of my production team. I am a DJ/Producer. I first came up with the melody for this song in my hometown in Wichita. I sent it over to the vocalist with the idea that I was looking for a feel-good fun song. She recorded her vocals in LA and emailed them back to me. After that, I finished up the rest of the production.
Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience, and your future goal.
I have been making music for a while now but I have just started getting really serious with it in the past year and a half. My future goal is to be able to play live shows everywhere.
Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.
After I produce a song I first see if any lyrics come to mind that I would want for this song. If nothing is sparking for me I then have the vocalist or someone else write the lyrics and sing the vocals.
Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.
I wish I knew! You never really know which song will be a hit. You can’t go into production trying to make a hit in my opinion. You just have to make what you can relate to and are feeling and hopefully, a lot of people relate and like the song also.
Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.
Thank you so much for all of the support! It is truly what inspires me to create more music.
Tell us the piece of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.
Keep grinding and working as hard as possible! If you sacrifice for your music and work hard good things will happen!
Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition, or awards you might have obtained.
“Ride the Wave” is the first single off an EP I am planning on releasing in 2018. The second single is coming out soon. The EP will likely have 4-6 songs on it.
List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send messages to them via this platform.
This song premiered on the dance music blog Dancing Astronaut. It has received support from about 10 other blogs as well. Thank you so much to them it means so much.
Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.
I just usually go off feeling. It has to be something I can relate to or am going through at the moment. And then I just usually take that and try and put it into the production and lyrics.
Name the five biggest artists that you like.
Calvin Harris, Marshmello, Kygo, Avicii, and Skrillex.
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.
For most of the artists, I have collaborated with I am not allowed to mention their names because of their record deal. I have been very fortunate to work with the vocalists I have so far they have all been amazing. In the future, my goal is to one day collaborate with Camila Cabello, Ryan Tedder, Parson James, Julia Michaels, and Demi Lovato. I am a huge fan of their music.
Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.
The happiest day was probably when my college Wichita State University made the Final 4 for basketball in 2013. My saddest day was when my grandma passed away a year ago. She is the one who taught me how to play piano and really got me into music.
Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.
I would first help my family out and help pay for my brother and sister’s college. And then help my mom and dad retire. The rest I would put into musical equipment and building my music career.