Tim Pera " Into The Storm"
Tell us about yourself and your music
I am a free-spirited, full of life singer/songwriter. My music is very unique in composition with, time signature variations and earthy Native American tones and drum sounds. The vocals are followed with harmonies and a 60’s style guitar picking style. The songs are written, try to send out a positive message and an awareness of current issues today.
Talk to us more about your latest release
” Into The Storm” album was inspired by many events that are happening in today’s society, such as #1 Song: “March To Guillotine” talks about the Pandemic COVID 19.
#2 Song: ” A Beautiful Something” talks about Spiritual Awareness and a Conscientiousness of the gift of life.
#3 Song: ” Lani’s Song” My daughter inspired me to write this song. It’s about a bond between a Father and his Daughter. When my daughter heard the song the first time; she cried and I cried. It was a beautiful moment.
#4 Song” Into The Storm” talks about self freedoms and liberties of being oneself and moving forward
#5 Song” White Buffalo” talks about the ancient story of the Sacred White Buffalo and the messages, She brings to the people.
What inspired you to write this release?
All the current issues and changes happening Today.
Describe the writing and recording process
I recorded “Into The Storm” at Infidelity Studios in Van Nuys, CA. Engineer: Dave. I wrote these songs, periodically through the years of 2016-17. There were a lot of controversial issues in the world at that time so, I wanted to get the word out through Song!
Any plans to hit the road?
Yes, I want to hit the road ASAP! I am looking for investors and or a record deal to pursue my Recording Artist career worldwide.
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
I have a very different and classic rock sound. Almost like: Folk-rock meets New Age music. My look and style is a cross of Country and Alternative rock.
Who have you been listening to lately?
I listen to a lot of underground independent artists on college radio stations. Also, I like to support indie bands and go to rock clubs. I still like my oldies. as well. Ex: Jethro Tull, Led Zeppelin, The Bryds, RUSH, Bau Haus, The Doors, REM, U2, Interpol, and of course Sublime!
Who are your biggest influences?
RUSH, REM, U2, THE DOORS, THE BRYDS, JOHN DENVER, TIM BUCKLEY, GORDON LIGHTFOOT, AND CREEDENCE CLEARWATER.
Tell us about your passions
I love to Surf and Race Motorcycles. I love Nature. I work as a Park Ranger. I really enjoy, that my office is outside. I am an outdoors, nature guy, and a music-loving person!
What else is happening next in your world?
I would like to start touring in a band as a musician and or as a solo artist. My dream has always been to get my music out there and so that all can enjoy and listen!
Thanks for an awesome interview, Tim Pera