Interview With BTH band
Have you always been interested in music? What is your story and how did you start making music?
I saw a movie called Mo better blues by Spike Lee and started studying the history of jazz. I listened to jazz and decided to buy a clarinet. Soon being self taught and some basic music theory from high say in with some local bands. After meeting and learning from band leaders they gave me great advice plus a few pointers that encouraged me to pursue my dream.
Sometime later I became part of a band and we played weekly and travelled to New Orleans to play in a French Quarter jazz festival on Bourbon street. A friend at work knew I played music and asked if we would like to play a booking. I agreed working with the same members from the jazz band and did funk/jazz/afrobeat/hip hop fusion in 2009 and BTH was born
What are you working on now? Any future releases we can look forward to?
We have just released our debut album LBF100 (Live band fusion at around 100 beats per minute dancehall/hip hop/afrobeats/funk/jazz fusion)
Our first single is currently on YouTube on BTH band channel.
Our next release off the album will be HLF(hot like flames)
We will be shooting a video for that release shortly (1 month)
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry?
We would like to play a once a month booking in our home base Toronto plus any festivals .
We would like our music to be exposed to a bigger fan base to sell our music and merchandise.
We would like each of our tracks to get radio play.
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
The biggest challenge thus far is musicians double and tripe booked for rehearsals and bookings..so meeting musicians at jams is essential, even going on line to find a specific instrument.
How do you go about writing a song? Do you have a melody in your head and then write the other music for it or what’s Your typical songwriting process?
Creating music with the keyboard and drum machine firstly.
Adding baseline ,gutters,horns,synth,piano,strings.
The next step is to listen to the recording until the chorus is created.
The next step is writing 2 verses.
Once the verses are complete we are ready to record
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
The internet is of great benefit to musicians and artists
List some famous musicians currently on your playlist?
Major League DJs (amapiano)
Jelly Roll Morton
Grover Washington Jr
How do you feel about originality?
This is very important. Probably #1 on our list. There are currently no bands in Toronto doing exactly what we are doing.. even globally
Is there anything else we should know about you? or Something that you would like to add?
Music for us is organic because we play acoustic instruments. If the power goes out we will keep playing
Links to Where Your Music Can be Purchased