Artist Interview: SparkPlugg
Tell us about yourself and your music
I’ve been singing, performing and entertaining and songwriting for more than 15 years now, I love all types of music and have been inspired by the some of the best in the business,I started with a group called The Enthusiasts,there were 3 of us and we fashioned ourselves after “The O jays” and “The Chi Lites” The Temptations and Earth, Wind and Fire,
I was signed to 2 record deals here in Cleveland, Ohio as a duo and a solo artist,My music comes from a life of experience with Love, Romance and just wonderful times of fun and excitement, heartaches and hard times,all this gave me a strong desire inside to learn how to write, record, mix and master my own music as well as create my own videos, CD covers.
The name of my company is Visaughn Productions, I do everything myself and by myself.
Talk to us more about your latest release
My latest is a song of hope, Its a song that I wish can be the Anthem for change all over the world, “Only 1 world for U & Me ”
It’s my way of trying to make a difference in this world for the better, I believe in my heart that this song when listened to can bring about this feeling to want to make this world a better place.
What inspired you to write this release?
Well for me, it was a deep inner feeling or desire and hope for the whole world to come together as a family of human beings that only wants the best for ourselves, our families and the future of all humanity, The Children all over the world.
Describe the writing and recording process
For me, it takes deep thought to come up with something that has meaning, whether its,
The subject of Love, Romance, Dancing, Hope and dreams, etc.
I love to wait on the inner inspiration of my soul to give me something to work on, like a little beat, or a bassline or even a vocal part for chorus, It always comes internally before its created externally, It’s like a spiritual enlightenment moment.
Everything is written, arranged, recorded, mixed and mastered/produced by me, and the beginning process varies from time to time, Its a different experience all the time for me and that’s what makes it so much fun and interesting and refreshing to me,
This thing called music inspires me to live whether I become famous or not, its something I just love and I knew that it loves me too. Its all about Love!
Any plans to release a video?
I am waiting on the inspiration to get all the clips together so that I can do it in a positive heartfelt way, it has to make a big impact to whoever watches it, especially the children who are our future.
but for right now, its Christmas season and I have one that I’ve produced just for this time and its called”Da Funky Santa Claus “Jammin at Xmas Time”It’s a Whole Lotta Fun to hear/see and listen to. It was a lotta exciting fun doing it from start to finish.
Any plans to hit the road?
I use to be on the road a lot with different bands here in my home town,but had to stop because I need to concentrate and put all my attention and energies into creating my originality and sound and now that I have some songs of my own, I would love to if I had a record deal or I had a lot of fans who by popular demand would want me to.
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
well, I don’t like to be common or seen as ordinary and I try to be as extraordinary as possible in everything I do.
Who have you been listening to lately?
I listen to some top forty to keep up with the times and sounds of what the radio stations are broadcasting to get a feel of the latest thrills.
Who are your biggest influences?
Ella Fitzgerald, for her extraordinary vocal abilities in all octaves, Al Jarreau, for his awesome jazzy vocal and adlib qualities, the band “QUEEN” for their incredible harmonious vocals. Jimi Hendrix, for his innovative abilities, George Clinton, for his innovative funky abilities, Prince, Just to name a few. I love to listen to the great expressive artists of yesterday and today.
Tell us about your passions
The ability to see the love in my life,My little Princess and her Queen Mother Tia,Just to have another day to share something special in the world that just might be what someone needs to get through a rough day or tuff times, to know that I touched someone in this world is such a wonderful thing to live for as well.
What else is happening next in your world?
I am seeking others to assist me in the promotion and marketing of my music and videos, I have come to terms that I can’t do it all myself, I tried but there’s just not enough of me’s to go around, lol.
Thanks for an awesome interview, REGINALD