Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD. What type of artist are you?
J-I’m just a dude who produce music. I don’t consider myself an ‘artist’
PD. Tell us the brief history of yourself
J -I started producing music in my teens but then I began playing shows as a guitarist in bands so I had to stop writing for a while. When I moved to Los Angeles about 2 years ago I decided to start working on my own music again. I’m a session guitar player during the day, I play shows in the evening and I write my own stuff at night.
PD. Who are your musical and non musical influences?
J -I like rock n’ roll, I like electronic music, I like songs that makes me wanna wake up. Everything that’s up tempo, energetic, straightforward with a good production and quality musicians.
PD. What are your dreams and goals?
J -I just wanna write songs that people can go ‘yeah!’ to. We’ll see how it goes in the future
PD. Who writes your songs, what are they about?
J -I write my own songs, it’s all about life experiences. I’m a young musician from Europe living in a crazy place like Hollywood. There is no specific message, it’s all about hedonism, escapism really.
PD. How do you promote your band and shows?
J – I use social media a lot, it’s a great tool for promotion and reaching out to people.
PD. What do you think about downloading music online?
J -I’ve discovered so many bands downloading music online… I mean on the one hand it’s kinda messed up for musicians but on the other hand some guys are playing sold out shows because they became famous online so….
PD. What song do you wish you’d written and why?
J -Mmmm… Let say ‘Estranged’ by Guns n’ roses. Fantastic track.
PD. What are some of your pet peeves?
J – People shitting on a specific genre of music.
PD. What is your proudest moment in music?
J – When I paid my first rent only with music. Wow man it feels good!
PD. So what are you working on at the moment?
J – I just released my first single and music video. I’m currently writing my debut full album. I’m working on a cover/ electro remix of a hard rock classic track as well. I like to release music often on social media. Recording an album by yourself takes so long, you gotta give people a little something from time to time. It can be a small teaser, a playthrough, a new video, a cover…
PD. Tell us about your next shows and why we should be there
J – I’m playing electronic music like a hard rock band onstage. There is real musicians and a singer, it’s not just me and my laptop but it’s not your typical rock act neit
Artist location – Hollywood California
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