Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Jeannine Barry Q&A

Your name: 
Jeannine Barry.

Where are you from?
I was born in Germany and spent part of my childhood there and then relocated to England with my family. 

Name of band: 
Jeannine Barry. I'm a solo artist but I do have an amazingly talented live band to back me up and who I am currently writing songs with now. 

Who else is in your band?
Keir Moore on rhythm guitar, Marcus Gooda on bass, Alexander Esp on drums, Ryan Bissett on lead guitar, and Richard Hay on pedal steel.

How would you describe yourselves and your music?
I would best describe my sound as pop/country.
I am thrilled to be heading over to Nashville in April to record a new EP which will show both old and new fans a different side of me. 
I believe it's very important for an artist to evolve and not be too one dimensional so I'm currently writing songs with a focus on a modern pop sound with a rock edge - whilst still retaining a country twist. 
I'm so excited at the prospect of working with some amazing Nashville musicians who will help turn my vision into reality. 

Who are your main influences musically?
I have been very influenced by artists such as P!nk and Eminem, Adele, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson and most recently, Brandy Clark, Maggie Rose, and so many more. I feel inspired by strong independent people who want to empower themselves and others along the way. Those who are constantly on the lookout to find just that little bit more freedom and who are a little bit rebellious and go against the grain. I find it inspiring. As most artists though I feel I want to create my very own sound and not copy anyone. 

What do you hope to achieve in music?I would like to be able to make a living as a singer/songwriter and to tour all around the world especially the US. I would like to build a big fan base to share my music with and hopefully to inspire them too. If I get that lucky I would like to be a successful recording and touring artist. But my main goal is to have as much fun as possible wherever this journey is going.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
I just came home from playing a set at the amazing Country2Country festival here at the O2 in London and it was an incredible experience. It was amazing to see so many people come out to support me and this genre over here in the UK. I met amazing artists from the UK and US such as Sonia Leigh, Sasha McVeigh, Katie Armiger and so many more. That's definitely a highlight and of course the fabulous news that I will soon be heading to Nashville to take it all to the next level. 

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
I forgot! Haha. Well I mean there are ups and downs in every career and so I have had experiences that I would like to just forget but I learned so much from each of them that I wouldn't change them now. 

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
I think so far maybe my latest single ALL NIGHT. However, I change so much every day as an artist and person and am looking forward to creating the new sound in my next release. 

Where can we find out more about your music?
Debut EP

Anything else you’d like to say about your music that I forgot to ask?
2015 is set to continue being an amazing year. Recording the EP in Nashville is going to be such fun and I have many co-writes pencilled in throughout the year over in the US which is so exhilarating as my sound will continue to evolve and excite. 

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