Daz Cadwallander – Interview
Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
DC: An acoustic / electric guitared singer songwriter, writes personal and personable songs on real subjects which people can relate to. A mixture of both upbeat, feel good and deep songs.
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
DC: I picked up the guitar at 15 during a difficult violent upbringing from my father, music is what made me feel better, it always has and it always will. I didn’t start performing properly at Open Mic nights until I was 19 / 20 and my craft has gone on from strength to strength from there. Since then I’ve had success on local radio stations such as Sheffield where I have performed numerous times and appeared as a guest, as well as headlining the o2 Academy Sheffield.
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
DC: My musical influences in terms of how I write and the music I listen to are people such as Paul McArtney, John Lennon, Tracey Chapman, Paul Simon, Mark Knopfler, Noel Gallagher, Paolo Nutini, Sam Fender and Jamie T
My non-musical influence is my mum. Always being there throughout all the difficulties of life, putting me and my siblings first.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
DC: My dream is to be a successful singer / songwriter realising multiple platinum albums and performing on the biggest festival circuits in the world on a yearly basis. Living contently, meeting amazing artists / musicians, and travelling the world while doing so.
My short term goals are to have multiple plays on nationwide radio and reach 500,000 streams of my new single in the next 6 months.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
DC: I write all my own songs, ive always had this natural ability of just picking up the guitar and writing songs, melodies and it’s something ill always do for as long as im here. The songs are about numerous things, love, laughter, pain, family, friends, life in general.
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
DC: Mainly online to be honest on all the different social media platforms. The world is a different place to even 10 years ago and there are always different ways to promote yourself.
PD: What do you think about downloading music online?
DC: I think downloading music online on valid and legal sources where the artist is getting what they have worked for are fine.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
DC: The Beatles – Yesterday….. its timeless
PD: What are some of your pet peeves?
DC: People talking loud at gigs… please just shut up and listen!
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
DC: Headlniing the o2 academy in Sheffield and featuring in the city newspaper