Tell us about yourself and your music
I was born in Kingston Jamaica. You could say that I grew up poor until my siblings were moved to Toronto Canada when I was still a fairly young boy. Things were a little better and it wasn’t as hard to adjust as I had thought. I kicked and cried so hard and long to not get on that plane, but as soon as the plane got over the city and began to descend, all the city lights seemed so beautiful to me that it calmed me immensely. In my very first school year, I was delighted to discover that music lessons were taught in school. This led to my first instrument, the trumpet. After getting a taste of most of the wind instrument in music class, I fell in love with the guitar and it’s been my drug of choice ever since
Talk to us more about your latest release
My latest release hits stores November 30. 2018. t It’s entitled Til the sun Comes Round by Ambre Mclean. It’s a mid-tempo pop track with a whole lotta soul
What inspired you to write this release?
Initially, I just made the beat because that’s what came to me at the time no specific made me do it other than to be productive. however, a good friend of mine Michael Williams is close friends with Ambre, thought I should send it to her to see what she could do with it. He made the arrangements and got Ambre and me to get in touch with each other.
Describe the writing and recording process
After speaking with Ambre over the phone, we had a good vibe and a strong musical connection. I sent her the track and she began writing almost immediately. Because she is a recording artist in her own right she and her husband own a recording studio where she recorded the vocals for the track and sent the files back to me. She nailed it. I was very happy with the result thanks to Michael and I am so excited for her fans everywhere to hear something unexpected from her.
Any plans to release a video?
We have not made any plans for shooting a video as yet. It all comes down to Ambre’s availability and my budget so we’ll have to wait and see.
Who are your biggest influences?
My biggest influences are what we call “old school artists” like Stevie Wonder, the Commodores, Marvin Gaye etc. These artists and their songs are still are where it all comes from.
Tell us about your passions
Believe it or not, other than music my passion is cooking a delicious meal and sharing it with my friends. I just love seeing people enjoy the moment. Same with performing for an audience I guess.
What else is happening next in your world?
I’m delighted to say that I have put my band KILLSHOT together and we are hopefully going to be ready for an early spring debut which will be a showcase of Toronto talent some of which have recorded for y label Paradigm Group Entertainment. An independent label I started a just few yrs ago.
Thanks for an awesome interview, Muzic
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