Celtic Hills – Interview

Interview with Jonathan Vanderbilt (Voc, Guitars) of Celtic Hills and Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (

PD: What type of artist are you?

CH – In addition to playing, I paint and write historical fantasy stories


PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.

CH – I am the boy who lived in a small provincial town with many dreams


PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?

CH – My mother worked in a record shop and I grew up listening to 60s music … in my teens I listened to English punk and then first metal bands


PD: What are your dreams and goals?

CH – I would like to write songs that remain in people’s memories


PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?

CH – I write all the music and lyrics and tell my experiences and emotions towards the places and events that somehow involve me. I’m talking about the area where I live: Friuli. A place where borders are changing and today the territory is divided between Austria, Slovenia and Italy


PD: How do you promote your band and shows?

CH-We relied on a collaborator outside the band, but the best at his work: Markus Eck


PD: What do you think about downloading music online?

CH – Myself, I listen to the work in streaming to meet a new band, when I like it I buy the physical cd! I have a large collection of CDs and vinyls


PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?

CH – I want  out by Helloween because it’s cool, fast, cheerful and everyone plays it!


PD: What are some of your home problems?

CH – keep the house tidy, I have little time to do all the daily chores


PD: What is your proudest moment in music?

CH – When it breaks down barriers and is heard regardless of age or ethnicity


PD: So what are you working on at the moment?

CH – Just 6 months after the release of the Mystai Keltoy album, we are recording the new album


PD: Tell us about your next shows and why we should be there.

CH – We will be guests at several festivals around Europe in the course of 2022 and the reason why you should come and listen to us is because we know how to give off positive vibes that are good for the body and mind


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