AUGUST 2010 SONICBIDS “ARTISTS 2 WATCH”

Welcome to another amazing month of music from the incredible musicians that make up the Sonicbids.com community. We have chose a select group of amazing musicians that will be speaking directly to the Skope readers. As always we encourage readers to dig deeper and check out their EPK’s.

The Walkaways
www.sonicbids.com/TheWalkaways

Skope: What does it mean to be included in A2W on Skopeing.com?
The Walkaways: We love what Skopemag is doing to help music lovers find new music! Being chosen to be a part of that means that we can reach an even wider audience with our music and hopefully turn our own fans on to skopemag.com.

Skope: How are you gearing up for the fall and any touring plans?
The Walkaways: Actually this fall we’ll be heading into the studio to work on our second full-length album. It looks like we’ll be doing it at Sound of Music in Richmond, VA and we are PSYCHED. They’re moving to a new space and we just know that the new studio’s going to be fantastic.

Skope: How many hours in the week are devoted to your music?
The Walkaways: For most of us it’s everyday but we also have to juggle family and other commitments. With everyone working on their own it makes rehearsals go a lot smoother but there’s also so much that goes into promotion, marketing, booking, etc. It really turns into work. But all that effort is so worth it to play a great show and see people singing along with your songs.

Skope: What other bands & musicians are you listening to right now?
The Walkaways: We’re really digging The Hold Steady’s latest “Heaven Is Whenever,” as well as Son Volt’s “American Central Dust.” I’d also be lying if I said that we weren’t all huge Josh Ritter fans.

Skope: At what point in the day do you find you are most creative?
The Walkaways: Anytime after coffee!

Skope: What is coming up for you and where can readers learn more about you?
The Walkaways: Well, we’re really focused on the new album right now and hope to have it released in early Spring. Then there’ll be lots of gigging in the D.C. metro area with occasional jaunts up the I-95 corridor. Our tour dates are on our main site — http://www.thewalkaways.com — but we also have fun with Facebook as well (http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-Walkaways/267567925647?ref=ts) and try to keep that up-to-date with news and band musings.

Quarrel
www.sonicbids.com/Quarrel

Skope: What does it mean to be included in A2W on Skopeing.com?
Quarrel: It’s fantastic! The internet is crammed full of web sites offering to get bands exposure, but there are very few that are actually worth their weight and can actually be effective. Skopeing.com is one of those few sites that actually gets results and we love it! It’s too easy to waste time creating band pages and bios on sites that are never read by enough people to make it worthwhile. Skopeing.com   does it all and in our opinion is the internet’s premier full service music based digital media website and it’s great we’ve been able to get involved!

Skope: How are you gearing up for the fall and any touring plans?
Quarrel: We’re touring all over England playing festivals and gigs in the coming months in the Quarrelmobile. It runs on funk juice and beeps an alert if it’s getting low on slick rhymes and phat hooks. Luckily the family tree of each member of the band can be directly traced back to Bootsy Collins’ mailman. Although two members can also be traced to Lucille Ball, but that’s another story.

Skope: How many hours in the week are devoted to your music?
Quarrel: How many hours are in a week? 168? Ok, then 167. The other hour is made up of six lots of 4.5 minute power naps and 33 minutes of gorging on quiche, prosecco and crumpets every Friday evening.

Skope: What other bands & musicians are you listening to right now?
Quarrel: Some of us stuck in the past, happily entrenched in a magical land populated by Stevie Wonder, Jacko, and all kinds of soul and classic hip hop. Others are wired up to the Aphex Twin, RJD2, Dälek, Odd Nosdam and just about anything on the Anticon label. Elsewhere members happily hang out in the upper atmosphere at the gates of progressive rock which are manned by the likes of King Crimson, Curved Air, Focus and Spirit. It’s fair to say that the music edition of Trivial Pursuit is a well thumbed, and port stained, set.

Skope: At what point in the day do you find you are most creative?
Quarrel: Let’s put it this way: we haven’t written a decent song before midday yet.

Skope: What is coming up for you and where can readers learn more about you?
Quarrel: All the latest info in available on www.quarrelmusic.com and www.facebook.com/quarrelmusic but in a nutshell we’re playing Weyfest in Farnham (Surrey, UK) alongside The Stranglers and Seth Lakeman on September 5th, and also Jamstand in Ross-on-Wye (Herefordshire, UK) in October which is a funk / soul / ska / rock / reggae festival. It’s in it’s 4th year and with a capacity of 5000 and will be huge! We are also about to release our new video single “Is It Cool” which features the acting talent of Anna Wing MBE ( ‘LOU BEALE’ from EASTENDERS ) who plays a crime lord intent on ridding the world or Quarrel. Finally a new mini album is in the pipeline for the New Year…which ties in with our much anticipated appearance on Sesame Street. Elmo spits a guest rap on our performance of “Ready”.

Ashley Jane
www.sonicbids.com/AshleyJane

Skope: What does it mean to be included in A2W on Skopeing.com?
Ashley Jane: I’m pretty stoked to be selected for artists to watch! It definitely makes a Tuesday night more exciting!

Skope: How are you gearing up for the fall and any touring plans?
Ashley Jane: This fall is pretty busy because I am in the studio recording and writing new tunes. I hope to tour soon in a few months after I have a brand new set of songs and have lived a bit more so I can continue to be inspired.

Skope: How many hours in the week are devoted to your music?
Ashley Jane: Interesting question, I never really liked math! Usually when I’m playing or making music time passes more quickly then I would like it too! I could make up a number but I don’t want to lie … but lets just say I spend a lot of time each week working on music!

Skope: What other bands & musicians are you listening to right now?
Ashley Jane: Right now I can’t stop listening to a super awesome singer named Hannah Georgas. I’m also really digging male and female duos like The xx and Agnus and Julia Stone.

Skope: At what point in the day do you find you are most creative?
Ashley Jane: I’m most creative right when I’m trying to fall asleep so I keep a notebook beside my bed and jot my thoughts down and continue working on them in the coming days for however long it takes.

Skope: What is coming up for you and where can readers learn more about you?
Ashley Jane: Recently I was featured in a short documentary about artists in Toronto so check the website www.primitive.net in the next few months for that. In the meantime check out www.myspace.com/ashleyjane for songs, live videos and gig information.

Christen Lien
www.sonicbids.com/ChristenLien

Skope: What does it mean to be included in A2W on Skopeing.com?
Christen Lien: It’s amazing! Websites like yours who give emerging artists exposure are so critical to the landscape of today’s music industry. In checking out the other artists in your roster of features, we are all so glad to get some “Artists 2 Watch” lovin’. We all work overtime on our craft, so these kinds of rewards are appreciated. And of course since I play such a rare instrument (the viola through guitar effects and looping machines), getting exposure to your audience is stellar.

Skope: How are you gearing up for the fall and any touring plans?
Christen Lien: This fall I’ll be balancing performances in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington DC to continue the outreach of my album “Vol. I: Battle Cry.” I’m also creating new collaborations withe media artists, and continuing to write my next album. In regards to the gigs, there are both standard and unique venues for my concerts this fall, such as a few hot clubs, fashion shows, private events and even a planetarium. I’m excited about my collaborations with these media makers, particularly the performance at the Morrison Planetarium at the California Academy of Sciences in October — it’s the world’s largest planetarium, and a brilliant colleague gives a tour of the universe while I do live-scoring (and I’ll do a few solo songs before and after the presentation of the universe). This is an encore performance, and it’s one of the most trippy experiences for everyone, including myself! I’m collaborating with other filmmakers on a few experimental and timelapse films, too. And finally, there is so much new music pouring out of me these days… and I want to be sure that in between all of the travel, I have the time to continue composing on my viola – because I have new effect pedals and looping machines that I’m working with, and it’s all such good and juicy fun.

Skope: How many hours in the week are devoted to your music?
Christen Lien: I work all the time, all day, every day on my music. I’m sure other musicians understand when I say that the amount of work for a musician is never ending! The composing, marketing, booking, promotion, social networking, business development, strategizing, innovating… I go at it every single day with all of my time and energy. And I love it so… because I’m doing what I love!

Skope: What other bands and music are you listening to?
Christen Lien: I get a lot of my influence from film scores and some dark and funky music out there. In regards to the film scores, Clint Mansell, Mark Isham, and Hans Zimmer are getting a lot of my attention. And on the dark and funkier side, I’m studying the rhythms and chords of groups such as Nine Inch Nails, RZA, Prince, Radiohead, and CocoRosie. I’m also bringing the harmonica in with the viola, so there is a good amount of jazz and blues that is coming into my life. And then there is Brian Eno. I’m diving into Eno’s world more and more these days.

Skope: At what point of the day are you finding that you are most creative?
Christen Lien: I can be creative just about any time of day, but what I enjoy most is playing music as soon as I wake up. Half of me is still in dreamland, I grab my coffee and make my way to my comfy rug, my viola and the effect and looping pedals. Before my left brain starts thinking about all of the business around my music, my right brain has a chance to dive deep into the music as I wake up. It’s the best way to start the day. And then naturally being an artist, the nighttime serves the muses very well.

Skope: What is coming up for you and where can readers learn more about you?
Christen Lien: Besides the birth of my next album, I’m currently building a team of support and representation around me — so the business development is quite heavy these days. This is a great thing because there is more opportunities on my plate than I have the time to deal with (a good problem to have). I’m also researching a few projects where my music will confront a few controversial ecological issues, such as mountaintop removal and deforestation of the Amazon rainforest. I like to use my music to try to understand and process these complicated types of issues (similar to how I wrote a song for the oil spill that I recently performed at TEDxOilSpill, or how I went to the Amazon rainforest to study culture and music from some of the Amazon tribes). I like to be a witness to these types of controversies through my music, so those types of expeditions will continue as well. Readers can learn more about my music, projects, and other viola adventures at my website, www.itsnotaviolin.com.

Bub Luv
www.sonicbids.com/BubLuv

TroubleKarmaFlow
www.sonicbids.com/troublekarmaflow

Skope: What does it mean to be included in A2W on Skopeing.com?
TroubleKarmaFlow: It’s awesome to get our music out there and Skope is a perfect place to do it. This is the day of digital downloads and all things Internet, so it’s only fitting that great sites like yours makes new music accessible to people who wouldn’t otherwise know about us. TroubleKarmaFlow would like to thank you guys for this, or as we would say “Cheers mate”

Skope: How are you gearing up for the fall and any touring plans?
TroubleKarmaFlow: We have some great shows coming up with a few festivals thrown in for good measure. We’re hitting up the Australian East Coast from December onwards, so are pretty excited about it.

We really feel at ease in a festival environment so our aim has been to push ourselves to that scene. We have played so many outdoor shows this year, that we feel it’s the right place for our music, so we’re going to continue doing those kind of shows. On any given weekend you will find TroubleKarmaFlow (TKF) playing at a park – not randomly of course, we get asked to by local organisations and councils. I think for a a band at our level, we have played more shows than most bands in Brisbane, at different venues, not the usual pubs & clubs. It’s great for our music to get out there as we’re not relying on bringing our friends and family to shows and pleasing a venue owner or promoter – we have a ready made audience passing by- it’s awesome for TKF!

Skope: How many hours in the week are devoted to your music?
TroubleKarmaFlow: We all work full time, although TroubleKarmaFlow will one day be a full time venture for us (fingers crossed). I’m a carpenter , Nicole is a composer and is studying her Masters and Kurt is a helicopter pilot/instructor. We rehearse every time we get a chance but do have a set night each week for rehearsal at a local studio. Often though, I’ll head over to Nicole’s as she has this amazing grand piano – I wanted to drape myself over it and sing Michael Buble covers, but the band wouldn’t go for it! Not sure why?

When we’re not rehearsing as a band, I normally have a strum on one of my many guitars – I have a few, seven maybe, and they often come out, all at once, to a show – although some stage’s aren’t big enough to hold them all – I was thinking of putting Kurt’s drum kit on the dance floor in future – they do love to go for an outing and live the spot light.

Back to our music, well I always have songs running through my head at work and then when I get home, over a few quiet beers, I’ll get the basic sound and then bring that to the band to evolve into a TroubleKarmaFlow song. Usually we end up playing them at our next show and I never have lyrics, but something always comes to mind on the night and we just go from there! I think we’ve been playing one song now for three years and I still don’t have lyrics, but it’s part of the fun – the band never know what I’m going to say, so I keep them on their toes. (I’m cool like that)

Skope: What other bands & musicians are you listening to right now?
TroubleKarmaFlow: I’m loving John Butler’s new line up and album. His change of direction and style was a great move. I’m also enjoying Xavier Rudd and other great Aussie Artists at the moment. Too many to mention.

Skope: At what point in the day do you find you are most creative?
TroubleKarmaFlow: At nights when the kids are in bed !!!

Skope: What is coming up for you and where can readers learn more about you?
TroubleKarmaFlow: Our music is continuing to grow and evolve as we experiment more with Electric guitar and keyboard effects. OUr sound has been predominantly acoustic based, but as TKF started as a duo of roots & hip hop (with synth & electronic sounds), it’s a direction we really wanted to get back to – pushing the boundaries of Nicole’s instruments (cello, violin, viola, flute & clarinet) without effects has been exciting for us as she has taken over the role of the synth & computer generated sound – that’s why she plays so many different instruments. She’s crazy good like that!

It’s exciting times as we are going back into the studio to re-record one of our songs to release as a single. I think it’s going to be “She Lies”, but the song goes for over 5 minutes – we may have to shorten it, but we love playing it the way it is, so a bit of a dilemma there. Perhaps we should get our fans to vote for our first single – we have hundreds of songs and more keep coming so we’re bound to have something someone likes!

We have a video clip lined up also, so 2011 is going to be a big year for us. In the Chinese Calender, 2011 is the year of TroubleKarmaFlow (it’s in the fine print).

Lucky for us our drummer is a helicopter pilot, so we’re going to hijack a helicopter and film a video clip like no other – we’ll let you know as our fans are going to be part of the clip.

We will be putting a “cattle” call out (not that we think our fans our cows) later in the year, so keep an eye out for it or people can join the mailing list – we only send real spam, you know, like in the can?

People can check out our dates and pics on www.myspace.com/troublekarmaflow or Facebook. Hell, we may even join the world of Twitter someday but I still think my Iphone is purely for having as many Apps as possible rather than Twittering – is that what it’s called?
You can also get a copy of our live CD – it’s a six track album giving you a taste of what’s to come – you have to buy it because we’re poor and Kurt has like 32 kids to feed.

Cheers. Ben Trouble (Lead singer & guitar/lyrics)

Johnny ‘Amazing’ Meza
www.sonicbids.com/JohnnyAmazingMeza

Skope: What does it mean to be included in A2W on Skopeing.com?
Johnny Meza: I decided to go online and read some of the featured artists on Skopemag.com and I have to admit all of your featured artists have a good story to tell. With the internet as a useful tool to get yourself out there I feel any access we performers can get to a world-wide audience is always a plus. Having an established portal to get our information and music out is definitely the way to go. New artists now days have to think on a global level, hey, who knows maybe this is the way to world peace? We can exchange music and not missiles.

Skope: How are you gearing up for the fall and any touring plans?
Johnny Meza: Right now we are concentrating near our base which is in the Southern California area. We have some gigs in San Diego, Los Angeles and Orange County where our music is currently being played on the smooth jazz radio stations. We spent this summer traveling in a RV stopping in Omaha, Nebraska to perform a July 3rd concert then we just hit the road on a fact finding mission, if you will. We made stops in some of the major cities in Montana, Washington and Oregon. At every town we tried to make some contacts, do some jamming and gigging. Now that I’m on the charts we have a better picture of where to market ourselves and we’re looking forward to being booked at jazz festivals, live music venues and basically anywhere people care to listen to my music. I’ll play anywhere from a 30 seat restaurant to a 3,000 person or larger venue. The point being is, I want to get my music out to the people no matter how small or large.

Skope: How many hours in the week are devoted to your music?
Johnny Meza: Being on the road right now it’s a little sporadic. If we are in an area more than a day or two I set up my gear and get to work. If I had to break it down, some weeks I’m lucky if I get a couple of hours in but usually I spend 4 to 8 hours per day. While I’m driving I’m also working on songs, I had to develop that a little since sometimes we spend several hours on the road driving to the next destination.

Skope: What other bands & musicians are you listening to right now?
Johnny Meza: Since I perform both vocal standards and smooth jazz instrumentals I like to listen to anything that Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme or Tony Bennett did that I never heard before and I’m also an Antonio Carlos Jobim, Brazilian Music fan. As far as smooth jazz, I love what Innervision Records artists are doing like saxophonist Will Donato, who played on my “Dirty Martini” cut and guitarist/producer Blake Aaron.

Skope: At what point in the day do you find you are most creative?
Johnny Meza: I love to start when the sun starts to go down and well into the night. That’s when the creative juices really start flowing. Most nights I work until “Jazz Noon” or midnight if you will, but if things are really happening I’ve been known to quit about four in the morning.

Skope: What is coming up for you and where can readers learn more about you?
Johnny Meza: Well, I just made the charts at number 48, which is pretty nice since we just started our campaign August 9, 2010. Hopefully, we can climb up the charts and get a chance at some of the more lucrative gigs. I’m on Facebook under Johnny Meza and my web site is: MuzeMuzic.com, so my upcoming gigs will be posted there and any current news that will pertain to my career.

Canor
www.sonicbids.com/Canor

Grab Brothers Band
www.sonicbids.com/GrabBrothersBand

Skope: What does it mean to be included in A2W on Skopeing.com?
Grab Brothers Band: It’s very exciting to be featured in A2W on Skope!! We’ve been working so hard on music that any promotion is a great welcome to our art. We’ve been so busy performing and perfecting our craft, that we somehow forfeit great publicity, which is key to our music business success! Thank you, Skope!

Skope: How are you gearing up for the fall and any touring plans?
Grab Brothers Band: We are looking for a Tour opportunity, but at the moment we play locally and have a 200 mile radius that we constantly play. We play 3-4 times a week, we are one of the lucky one’s and always love to play live!!

Skope: How many hours in the week are devoted to your music?
Grab Brothers Band: I would say at least 40 or even more is devoted to music! it’s our job and our passion!

Skope: What other bands & musicians are you listening to right now?
Grab Brothers Band: Well myself, Larry Grab is listening to Steely Dan and Led Zeppelin lately-not sure what the other band mates are listening to?

Skope: At what point in the day do you find you are most creative?
Grab Brothers Band: It’s either early moring like 1am or 2am and sometimes afternoons

Skope: What is coming up for you and where can readers learn more about you?
Grab Brothers Band: We are promoting our latest CD “Asian Red”. We are looking to go into the studio to put out a 3-4 song CD as well in December 2010.
Plus another video and of course hoping to acquire a Tour Nationally and/or Internationally!

You can always find us @ www.grabbrothersband.com. Once again. Thank you, Michael and Skope Magazine!!!

Porcelain Cameo
www.sonicbids.com/PorcelainCameo

Skope: What does it mean to be included in A2W on Skopeing.com?
Porcelain Cameo: Being included in A2W on Skopeing.com is terrific!! It means that my music is making an impression and that means a lot.   Getting featured on a site like Skopeing.com which has great readership means that we are being exposed to new listeners who will hopefully turn into fans.   I love the fact that Skope is driven by good music and not by what’s ‘safe’ – thank you for that!

Skope: How are you gearing up for the fall and any touring plans?
Porcelain Cameo: Touring is not an option at the moment as I have one more year of high school to finish.   But we are working our hinnies off to book as many local gigs as possible.   It’s a bit of a challenge at the moment as most venues are 19+.   But we keep looking and asking and working and our fall schedule is starting to firm up with local gigs.

Skope: How many hours in the week are devoted to your music?
Porcelain Cameo: Well, I could say 24/7 but that would not be accurate.   It’s not that I consciously work at my music all the time.   After all, I am a regular teenager who loves to hang with friends and be stupid.   And of course there must be time for that necessity in life called ‘shopping’.     It’s more that music is part of who I am.   Inspiration can come from just about anywhere, so that would mean that every hour of every day is devoted to my music — unconsciously.

In terms of writing, that’s daily.   It might result in just a single line, a complete song, or nothing at all.   I spend many, many hours together with my notepad and my piano.   In terms or rehearsing, it depends on what’s coming up. If there’s a show close by, then I know that we need to put in more hours to prepare ourselves–anywhere from 2 hours, twice a week to 6 hours, 4 times a week. It also depends on how ready we think we are.

Skope: What other bands & musicians are you listening to right now?
Porcelain Cameo: Where do I start? I love listening to everything – literally.   Lately my biggest obsession has been A.F.I. I just recently attended the Green Day concert at the Molson Amphitheatre here in Toronto and A.F.I. opened for them. I have to be honest, from when they started to now; they’ve come a long way. But anyways, I’m also shyishly a fan of Katy Perry and absolutely LOVE California Gurls and Teenage Dream. I love all the catchy tunes on the radio just as much as I love my traditional rock n’ roll music; Joan Jett, The Used, KISS, Suzie Quatro, Green Day… the list can go on and on!

Skope: At what point in the day do you find you are most creative?
Porcelain Cameo: If you can classify it as “day” then I’d have to say during the night. Crazy morning hours of the night, I mean. I find that my lyrics just flow right out of me after the 1:00AM mark. But anything inspires me really. I just find that at night, I have less to do and more time to think. But if I see something that grabs my attention during the day at school or at work, I have to write it down immediately or else I’ll lose the idea/inspiration. I even find cool things that motivate me when I’m just hanging out with friends and the movies or at the mall.

Skope: What is coming up for you and where can readers learn more about you?
Porcelain Cameo: Right now, the last song for the debut EP is being recorded.   Once that is done, a video will be shot to support the release. The release is targeted for late fall/early winter.   So we are preparing for that as well.

Our focus will then be on putting together our live shows — really getting tight to deliver an amazing performance full of energy and great music for our fans to enjoy.

We have a number of shows coming up that we are just finalizing dates and times.   Best place to check for those dates are our web sites:
www.porcelaincameo.com
www.myspace.com/porcelaincameo
www.facebook.com/pages/Porcelain-Cameo/135776663127960

Kim Rose
www.sonicbids.com/KimRose

Fat Opie
www.sonicbids.com/fatopie

Skope: What does it mean to be included in A2W on Skopeing.com?
Fat Opie: FAT OPIE has been working really hard since we regrouped. New songs, new record deal, new members. Our sound keeps changing all the time and being recognized by Skopemag lets us know we are on the right track. We’re thrilled.

Skope: How are you gearing up for the fall and any touring plans?
Fat Opie: We have some regional shows but no full tour at the moment. Still dedicating a great deal of time on our next full-length.

Skope: How many hours in the week are devoted to your music?
Fat Opie: Between writing, rehearsing, recording, promoting I would say at least 20. Never really counted.

Skope: What other bands & musicians are you listening to right now?
Fat Opie: I can’t speak for the other guys (Robin Hildebrant, Dave Tavel and Erin Seibel) but I listen to music from the 50’s. Sinatra, Cash, C. Perkins, also a big Radiohead fan.

Skope: At what point in the day do you find you are most creative?
Fat Opie: After coffee and after 10:00 at night.

Skope: What is coming up for you and where can readers learn more about you?
Fat Opie: We have just released our new single “Said + Done” (Blue Pie Records) and will be beginning a College/Specialty Radio promotion. Also, our entire catalogue is now available on iTUNES, etc. Please visit www.fatopie.com and www.myspace.com/fatopie for more info.

Sky K
www.sonicbids.com/SkyK2

Skope: What does it mean to be included in A2W on Skopeing.com?
Sky K: I think it’s a great way of promoting yourself and getting your name out there. Not everyone has the opportunity to have a spot in this type of element, especially one with such a wide fan base. To be included to me means, you’re actually doing something special, you’re stepping in the right direction, and having this type of exposure is going to get you noticed more.

Skope: How are you gearing up for the fall and any touring plans?
Sky K: I have a lot in the works actually. I’m almost complete with a new album and have been doing quite a few features on tracks with other artists. Also, I’ve been helping out with youths who want to get better lyrically and am learning more about my studio and the things I can do with it. Currently, I have a track called Hey Hello featuring Miss Dee which is getting much play in Greece and I’m looking to head out that way for a tour. I’m also looking at doing a few gigs around NY and NJ and tons more to come for me here in Australia. So all in all it’s exciting stuff.

Skope: How many hours in the week are devoted to your music?
Sky K: Geez, I’m a music freak! I would say between the production, recording, fine tuning, and rehearsing, it would easily be about 5-8 hours a day so you’re looking at a minimum of 35 hours. It never seems like it’s that long though because you’re doing something you absolutely love. I love it, respect it, ands just can’t get enough of it.

Skope: What other bands & musicians are you listening to right now?
Sky K: Locally I like listening to my underground cats like Phrase, Fluent, Barbone and of course the Hoods but outside of that I’m really big into R&B and what I call baby making music, though you’ll never hear me try to get down like that hahaha. Some artist I admire and have in my cd changer at the moment are Monica, Ciara, Prince, Drake, Usher and Amy Winehouse, and Mavin Gaye never comes out hahahaha.

Skope: At what point in the day do you find you are most creative?
Sky K: I think it really depends. Generally I would say about noon until early evening but it really depends on what I have going on. I could be at the grocery store and have a situation arise that will spark the creativity or maybe even an argument with my partner will happen and i’ll have to throw myself into the studio. Most of what I write is about me and my changing moods and emotions so the time i’m at my highest creative peak is the time when something very serious whether positive or negative just occurs.

Skope: What is coming up for you and where can readers learn more about you?
Sky K: There is so so much coming up. Like I mentioned earlier, I have a new album underway, I have tons of features with other artist happening, I have a track called How You Play The Game which is getting quite a bit of radio play on Indi stations in the USA, Hey Hello with Miss Dee still continues to do quite well, I’m looking into doing a bit of acting and a lot more gigs in Australia, and just staying flossy. If you want to know more always feel free to catch me on my website at www.skyk.com.au. It’s a work in progress but soon it will be updated regularly and the site itself looks simply amazing

  5 comments for “AUGUST 2010 SONICBIDS “ARTISTS 2 WATCH”

  1. December 21, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    I definitely appreciate you guys, adding my arist Bub Luv to the artist to watch column, but we never recieved any type of notification about it. We recently released his debut mixtape All I See Is Mad Lights. We would love to set something up with you.

  2. Regnald
    October 25, 2010 at 5:10 am

    I always check through the new artist to see and it was great to see Sky K. I’ve been a fan of his in the Australian scene and think he’s crazy and his shows are wild. It was great to see him here. I also got to hear Bob Luv n am loving the Hip Hop/Rock infused sound. Thanks A2W!

    Reggie

  3. August 22, 2010 at 5:08 am

    I think Troublekarmaflow has a really amazing original Australian sound, and i hope they get more international airplay time . Thanks for the interview on the band !
    Madeleine Lane NZ singersongwriter

  4. August 20, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    thanx for the acknowledgment! Canor really appreciates this! we would have loved to answer any questions you have though…but thanx again…Canor

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