Artist Interview: Slant Six
Tell us about yourself and your music
At the age of 5 my patents gave me a choice. They said it’s important to have music in one’s life and I needed to pick the instrument I was going to learn. I had just seen a man named Joe Jack play the accordion. My aunt knew him and had brought him to the house. A blind man playing the accordion inspired me. I learned the accordion and later piano and a bit of guitar. Eventually I found my voice and started singing. Once my first daughter was born, I gave up music but the kids have since grown and I found myself back in the music business. Slant six was born and I’m glad I’m back at it. I also started an indie label and I manage other indie bands.
Talk to us more about your latest release
Slant six which is myself and Mike Chapman on guitar, Steven Harris on bass, Chris Pigeot on drums and latest addition Joe Chandler on guitar, has one single out called Bring on the storm. We recorded it in the basement intending to keep it for ourselves and submissions but the fires in Fort Mac Murray inspired us to release on itunes so we could raise funds for the victims. We recorded it with will marks tom on guitar as Joe hadn’t joined us yet and jay Sitar on acoustic. Jay and will have since left us thus the arrival of Joe chandler
What inspired you to write this release?
The song is about getting back up when you’re down staying positive and standing ready for the bad times. We all have our bad times but life is about facing it head on and enjoying the good times to the fullest when you get them. Bring on the storm… we re ready.
Any plans to release a video?
As soon as we can fund it
Any plans to hit the road?
We have a few things in the works and will announce asap. We can say our next performance will be April 21st St the Forge on Whyte in Edmonton Alberta
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
We take part in the social media and put our image and vision out there as much as possible. Standing out is about staying present and giving the listener decent access for us at this point
Who have you been listening to lately?
John Lee Hooker. Zz top. The Chili Peppers . Black Sabbath. Srv.
Tell us about your passions
The idea that something new might happen
What else is happening next in your world?
Thanks for an awesome interview, Sacha!