Tell us about yourself and your music
I am a seasoned musician with over 30 years of living, recording, touring in many bands over the years. I am at the point where I would rather record my own backlog of music than play in clubs and concert halls, spending as much time as possible in the studio. I’ve been a sideman bass player fo ever, playing other people’s music and now I’m ready to unleash my own music under the Soul Camera name.
I currently have a huge backlog of songs in various stages of completion.
Talk to us more about your latest release
My latest music is on https://www.soulcamera.rocks/soul-camera-music. it is played on all the streaming sites through TuneCore Publishing.
I record them in my own studio Voodoo Lounge and send the songs for mastering, presently using Aftermaster mastering services in Holywood Ca.
I am trying to put out a song every couple of months.
I play most of the instruments myself, what I can’t play I get some talented friends in to help out.
What inspired you to write this release?
The latest song is “Can’t Get Enough” Inspired by my wife.
Describe the writing and recording process
I usually have the music idea first and lay down some bed track to develop the song structure.
Once the song structure is there I rerecord all the parts.
If I need some help I will call in some friends.
Vocal takes are usually the last thing.
I mix the song and send it out for mastering
Any plans to hit the road?
No, I plan on recording for a while.
My bands The Photogenics and The I Dunno Band only do very short tours, now mainly playing locally in clubs.
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
Original, music from my soul, my lyrics usually reflect personal events or situations.
Who have you been listening to lately?
As of lately, I’ve been listening to Nels Cline from Wilco. and Ron Wood solo stuff
Who are your biggest influences?
My top bands/artist that influenced me from childhood:
Little feet, Steely Dan, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton
Tell us about your passions
My passions are making my wife happy, recording my music (and I can’t tell a lie I love playing live), woodworking.
What else is happening next in your world?
I have some new recording equipment arriving soon and am looking forward to going to a new level.
Thanks for an awesome interview, Gerry Fox