Interviews



Hello dear RQL friends !!

Here we are with a amazing interview just for you, let's have a chat with our dear friend Ozzi from Liverbox :



Hello Ozzi,

Would you like to indrotuce yourself to the listeners / readers ?
HEY There All You Radio Loviisa Rock n´Rollers ...!! They call me Ozzi and i Bang the drums in this band called LIVERBOX .

When the band was born ?
The Roots of the band goes back all the way to year 2006 when Mr.Järvenpää and Mr. Thomas.
formed the first incarnation of the group to play one AC/DC Tribute gig here in Oulu at the AC/DC Marathon happening .
But THIS here form of the Band was born during the spring of 2013
Why are you called Liverbox ? Who came up with the name ?
The name of the band ...oh me oh my . I Think Mr.Järvenpää , our singer would be the best one to answer this one but
i can tell you this : He had some kinda weird vision in his head that he should have this Flashy, Funky n Cool Band called
Rico Tubbs and His Liverbox ! So , the name stuck in his head and one day they were about to go and play that AC/DC Marathon thing and they had to call the band something ,,,,so , LIVERBOX it is then !! Hehee ,,, xx
Were you in some other band before Liverbox ?
Other bands before Liverbox ,,,, You know , i didn´t play drums for more than 15years before i joined the band !!
Yes we had bands in the 80´s and early 90´s but then i quit playin´drums when i was still quite young .
( Mostly cause of my ear problems but a big reason was that i was so thirsty that i didnt find a time to play anymore)
Sure i´ve played some acoustic gigs as a troubadour here n there during the years but it was my buddy K.Thomas who convinced me to start playin´ the drums again after such a long break . So , hats off to him !!
When did you started playing / singing ?
I Started banging everything at quite young age already , you know ...with the forks at the iron pot and so on ...
but i think i was around 13-14 years old when i got my first drum kit and that´s when it got way more interesting and real.
Which is/are the best memories you have as a band ?
Best memories as a band ....oh well , it´s been an wild and interesting 3years with these guys .
The team Spirit and the chemistry in this band is what it is all about so ,,,i´d say that for me all 3
years is the best memories for me in this band ...and the story continues :) ** @ -
If you could perform with any singer/band who would it be ?
 I Think we would gladly open a show or three up for Michael Monroe Band ... that would be great ... ! xx
But it really doesnt matter who we´re playin´, we´re just gonna Kick Some Serious Azz U Know !! heheee... xx

Last autumn your album was released, was it your first one ? Would you like to tell us something about it ? Where the listeners can buy your album ?

Yes our debut Cd was released november last year and be sure you get it from LEVYKAUPPA ÄX !!!

We went in studio with kind of Punk attitude so not too much planning was done around that time .
The idea was to get us recorded raw ,greasy and Loud ...! so that´s what it´s all about and i think
it came out the way it was supposed to .
Do you have any plans for the future (gigs,albums,new songs......) ?
The future ....yes we have some gigs comin´up during May n´June and yes we have a bunch of new tunes written that we plan to record at some point ...so ,

Stay Tuned! for all of that on our Facebook site ... !!
https://www.facebook.com/liverboxtheband/

Thank you very much Liverbox for this interview, we wish you all the best and if you come to Loviisa let us know ;) :)



 
 
 
 

Cesco Interview
Hello RQL friends, here we are with a new interview to this great singer from Italy !! To celebrate tonight's italian special during Back & Forth, let's have a chat with Cesco :




-Hello Cesco would you like to introduce yourself to the listeners / reades ?

-Hey, my name is Francesco, but for friends I'm Cesco. I'm a boy who is following his passion for the music.... but mostly I'm a boy like you, that is following his dreams, living for them and let the rest apart.


-When did you start playing / singing ?

-I started playing when I was 10 years old and since then I couldn't take my hands off a guitar, at that time I used to be mostly in rock bands playing Deep Purple and Pink Floyd covers, just the opposite of what I play now ... at 14 I took a different path. I wouldn't describe myself as a singer, but as a storyteller, as a songwriter who tells his life music.
-Has it always been your dream to be a singer ?

-Not really.... at least not in the womb (ahahahaha) but as soon as I hit my teenage years I started to dream about it.
-How would you describe your music ?

My music talks about me, it's not 90's simple rap, just a laudspeaker,a bass and words ... it's an explotion of music ... not that the old style was bad, what I mean is that in my music I want to hear the guitar and the voice following it.
-Do you write lyrics and music by yourself or you work with someone else ?
I usually write the lyrics, as for the music I make a sort of 'blueprint' with the guitar or the piano and then I take it to my producer to finalize it.
-What inspire you to make music ?

-My inspiration is the world around me
-If you could perform with any artist who would it be ?

-I would like to perform with many artists, but let's say that a duo with Mengoni wouldn't be bad
-If you could perform in any place where would it be ?

-Olympic stadium.... Is this too much :)
-How do you see yourself in 5 years ?

-I don't have a clear vision of my future, I prefer living in the moment and build a strong fountadion for the future I want.
-Do you have any plans for the future ?

-Yes.... A lot of singles, an album with all my songs e maybe also an official CD and some collaboration with other artists

-Where the listeners can find your music ?

-On youtube by looking for
"Cesco"

-Where the listeners can follow you to be always update ?

-On
facebook and instagram looking for "Cesco"

 
In may my new single will be released
 
 
Thank you very much Cesco for this interview, we wish all the best to you in the future and if you come to Finland please come to visit us.
 

 
-Ti andrebbe di presentarti ai nostri ascoltatori/lettori
Buongiorno, mi chiamo Francesco, ma per la maggior parte Cesco, sono un ragazzo che coltiva la sua passione per la musica .. ma soprattutto.. sono un ragazzo come voi, uno che sta inseguendo i suoi sogni vivendo per loro e tralasciando da parte tutto il resto.
-Quando hai inziato a suonare/cantare ?
Ho preso la chitarra tra le mani a solo 10 anni, da all’ora ho avuto gruppi in cui si suonava principalmente rock come i Deep Purple i Pink FLoyd, il contrario di quello che faccio ora.. infatti abbandonata la scia "Rock" all’ età di 14 anni ho intrapreso questo percorso.. non mi definirei un cantante ma semplicemente un raccontatore di storie, un cantautore uno che racconta le proprio vita "canticchiandola"..
-Hai sempre sognato di fare il cantante ?
Diciamo di no.. ho meglio quando ero in grembo ancora no.. (ahah) appena ho appreso la lucidità e la "razionalità" di un adolescente sognatore si..
-Come descriveresti la tua musica ?
La mia musica è il racconto di me, non è il semplice rap che andava degli anni 90 con cassa basso e parole… ma è una vera CONCENTRAZIONE.. un esplosione di musica… non che quella precedente non sia musica ovvio, ma intendo dire che nella mia, mi piace sentire la chitarra che suona, e una melodia che la segue.

-Ti occupi da solo di scrivere i testi e le melodie, oppure collabbori con qualcuno ?
I testi li ho sempre scritti da me, invece per quanto riguarda la produzione musicale.. solitamente le musiche partono da me che creo con il piano o la chitarra dei mini arrangiamenti da cui parto a scrivere.. succede che spesso mi creo anche una base integra da solo (la produzione è un altra cosa a cui mi sto dedicando parecchio, voglio arrivare al punto di essere più autoproduttivo possibile..) che poi porto al produttore che affinerà il lavoro.
-Qual'e' la tua ispirazione musicale ?
La mia ispirazione è il mondo circostante..
-Se potessi duettare con un artista qualunque chi sarebbe ?
Mi piacerebbe duettare con parecchie persone, ad esempio un ritornello di Mengoni non sarebbe male…
-Se potessi cantare in un qualsiasi posto quale sarebbe ?
Lo stadio Olimpico.. chiedo tanto?
-Come ti vedi da qui a 5 anni ?
Non ho una visione lucida di come sarà il mio futuro, preferisco vivere il mio presente creando le basi forti per costruire il futuro che voglio io.
-Hai progetti per il futuro ?
Si.. singoli a gogò, un disco di raccolta dei miei brani più riusciti con qualche pezzo inedito messo in cantina… e perché no.. anche un nuovo CD ufficiale.. delle collaborazioni..
-Dove gli ascoltatori / lettori possono ascoltare la tua musica ?
Su youtube, cercando Cesco.
-Dove gli ascoltatori/lettori possono seguirti per rimanere sempre aggiornati ?
Su Facebook e Instagram sempre cercando "Cesco"
      A MAGGIO USCIRA' IL MIO NUOVO SINGOLO.
Grazie mille Cesco per quest'intervista, ti auguriamo tutto il meglio nel futuro e se mai dovessi venire in Finlandia mi raccomando facci visita.


 


Maria Laura Baccarini Interview

Hello RQL friends, today we host a very special artist on our web-site : Maria Laura Baccarini, who agreed to have this lovely interview with us. Be sure to read it as it is so interesting coming from a multi-talented artist whose career has been full and interesting. I highly recommend to go and see her live if you have the chance !
For our Loviisa's readers, she will be here tomorrow, the 22nd of april at Keskus Centralen

Read more about her in Finnish and enjoy a video HERE

 -Hello Maria Laura, would you like to introduce yourself for our listeners\readers ?
Well, hello! I am an Italian woman,  actress-singer or singer-actress, I can’t tell what comes first … I live in Paris where I moved 12 years ago … since then I started a new career , a different life, by sharing wonderful experiences with amazing musiciens and composers, like Régis Huby.

 -You’re a very eclectic artist, actress, dancer, singer; would you like to tell us something about these different aspect of your career ?
I am very curious , I like to explore… but to do that you need to know very well your instruments, and all different ways to express yourself. Your body, your voice, your heart, your mind. Then you also need to « live » intensely each moment of your life: happiness, pain, excitement, deception, failures, and victories … that ’s the « natural experience » of life … Then, you put all of that in what you do on stage … and that is fascinating … you change … always …  that’s surprisingly good.

-We read that you have worked for a while with 'La Rancia' troupe.We saw 'A chorus line ' production back in the 90's. How is to work in a musical ?
I worked in musical-theatre about 15 years of my life … I really enjoy that . I had the chance to play wonderful roles like Cassie in « A Chorus line » ( in Italy and also in the UK tour ), Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Anita in West Side Story ( European Tour ), Roxie Hart in Chicago, and many many others … it was so much fun! I travelled a lot, I have seen so many towns, so many theaters, full houses … it was exciting … but at some point I felt I needed to go somewhere else, and I felt the urge to grow up, to choose what to «say» , to be responsable of a precise « message » to deliver …

-You have worked for television, theatre and cinema. Which one is your favourite?
Theater is my life … I like live shows, I love the « truth »… theater is made of real bodies, real voices, real audiences , so no tricks, just real life and pure emotions …

-Would you like to tell us something about your cd ‘'Gaber, io e le cose'' ?
Gaber, io e le cose is a « duo ».  A voice ( my voice ) and a multi-violinist Régis Huby, who has done an amazing work of arrangements, so original and also very respectful of the meaning of each word .Giorgio Gaber is an italien ICON. He was a singer-actor-song writer and also an intellectual . He had the urgence to get to people , to touch their hearts, to wake up their minds .He and his friend lyricist Sandro Luporini, they wrote a portrait of the italien society, but they also told us about the deepest and complex part of the « human being ». Their language is so poetic and so real, so direct and refined .So, this project is deeply connected with my personal state of mind. It tells what I think about « le cose della vita »  The music in beautiful and words are pure poetry .
Hello RQL friends ! Today our web-site hosts a very special artist, Maria Laura Baccarini, who kindly accepted to have a lovely interview with us. Be sure to read it because she has had a wonderful and eclectic career and if you had the chance be sure to go and see her in one of her northern dates.

 -Is this your first time here in Finland ?
Yes it is , and I am so happy to be here. People are great, full of kindness and very very sensitive.

-How did you get here in Finland ?
Thanks to Charles Gil ! He is a rare example of a manager who really does his job … he works hard ! His job is very difficult nowadays, and thanks to him a lot of musiciens come to this beautiful country and get the chance to meet wonderful people and know your culture.

-Will you have other shows after the one in Loviisa ?

22/04 Loviisa, Keskus Centralen
24/04 Tampere, Tampere Art Museum
ESTONIA Jazzkaar 2016
26/04 Viljandi, café Fellin
27/04 Otepää, Gümnaasium
28/04 Tallinn, Punane Maja
LATVIA
29/04 Ventspils,  Juras Varti Theatre
 

Ny Oh interview

Hello listeners and friends of Radio Queen Loviisa ! Here we are with a new interview with an amazing singer and songwriter. Our friend ROAMAN introduced us to her music during his interview and we immediately fell in love with the angel-like voice of this fairy girl and her strong and powerful messages of love.



- Hello Ny Oh,would you like to introduce yourself to our listeners\readers ?
My name is Ny Oh and i'm a world traveling / hitchhiking musician spreading a message of love and unity from the heart. I'm English, however, i grew up in New Zealand.. so i've got a funny accent!

- We know you have chosen a rather unusual path to fullfil your dream as a  musician. Would you like to tell us something about ?
Some would call it unusual.. it feels right to me. I spent a few years solidly in London studying music, playing bar gigs, don't get me wrong, i loved it, but i feel music so much, i play it because it free's me and i didn't feel like it was having that effect there. A few metaphorical roller coaster rides in London lead me to end up on the street, which turned into the biggest blessing in my life. I met some wonderful friends (The Lyrical Nomads), together we went through some beautiful perspective changes and that freedom that music gave me came back. Music and my life we're being lived as two separate things, i was singing about good things, but was i learning from them and was i living them? It's been a journey since then, i'm getting better each day at living my truth, living responsibly on this earth, sharing love and creating space in my life for good things to come in. My life as a traveller is all about actioning my words, living from the heart and sharing that with everyone i meet... i trust in life and am blessed to be on this journey.

- How many places have you visited in your traveling and which one is more dear to you ? Have you ever been to Finland ?
I'm what you would call a slow traveller.. i love to go and spend a decent time in one place, so as not to exhaust myself and also to get the real feel for a place. New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Canaries, Spain, Italy, France, UK, Netherlands, Belgium i've been busking around in the past couple of years. Tenerife was a place of such growth and peace for me, it'll always be special.. but i'm blessed to say i've had such wonderful times in all the places i've visited. When you're hitchhiking, you have to surrender to the flow and life ends up taking you on the adventure, rather than the other way around! I haven't been to Finland.... Guess that'll have to change!

- When did you start playing and singing ?
When i was 4 i started learning the Violin (special thanks to my mum who pushed to me to not give up) and i swapped it for a guitar at 12, which i taught myself on YouTube (yes it's possible!!) As for singing, it's my one true love in life, i've always known that my voice was a powerful instrument to share with people. When you find yourself harmonizing with vacuum cleaners, you know you've got the singing bug!

- From where you draw inspiration as a songwriter ?
That's always a changing and evolving subject for me. When i started out it was very much trying to make sense of my emotional reactions to 'usual dramatic teenage life'. At the moment i would say i'm inspired by the beauty of the earth, the vastness and connectivity of it all. Songwriting is a release for me, it feels more comfortable, or more like my true nature, for me to sing out my feelings rather than say them.

- Which messages we can find in your songs ?
Messages of change, love, unity, not only with the world but with yourself. I guess i just try to be as honest as i possible can, so that maybe it will help another person be honest too.

- Which the best place where you have played ? And where you would like to play ?
Ohh that's hard to say -I've played in some beautiful places! Playing anywhere with all of the Lyrical Nomads together always so special and magically charged - Last year at St Pancras Old Church in Kings Cross was very special! Some days just playing on the street can be better than any big venue.. it's all about connection! I would love to play a gig in a beautiful cave somewhere - any suggestions?!

- Is there an artist you would like to play with ? And why ?
Joni Mitchell - i admire her honesty, her spirit and her musicality!  Have a listen to Woodstock (one of my faves)

- We know you're preparing your second EP, do you want to tell us something about it ?

Yes, it's nearly ready  and I'm so excited. I'm proud of this body of work, it's got emotion, which for me getting that onto a record is always a challenge as recording environments can sometimes feel a little sterile. I had some incredible help from Takatsuna Mukai and Jesse Sheehan, they helped me bring out some magic, let go of some worries in order to get the right sound!
It's called 'Lovely and Honest' and it'll be available mid June (2016) on BandCamp for donation (or free), Spotify, Itunes (and all that Jazz!)

- If you could make a wish, which one it would be ?
Make a wish? hmmmm-  Oh magic genie, to see the beauty in everything, i'm working on it myself though, thats how you turn those concepts into reality!

- Do you want to say something to our listeners\readers ?
We are all mirrors to each other, keep choosing goodness, keep smiling, and if thats too hard, then cry, let it all out, feel whatever you need to. Then remember that we're all the same, we're all here together and you are the change. If you don't know where to start, start with Love.

- Where we can follow you ( social networks\web-sites ) and where we can buy your music ?

Facebook/Youtube/Insta @lookitsnyoh

http://www.youtube.com/user/Nomessilvertears?feature=mhee

https://soundcloud.com/ny-oh

https://twitter.com/lookitsnyoh

https://vimeo.com/144753562

https://lookitsnyoh.bandcamp.com - Is where you can donate what you'd like for my recorded music! <3

Thank you so much Ny Oh for this interview, we really love your music and we're inspired by your journey. And please, come to Finland !!

 


Roaman Interview

Hello RQL friends !
 Have you had a good Easter ? Our sure was, filled with music and laughters.
 Here we are back to you with a new amazing interview.
As it often happens we found Roaman by a lucky chance in our quest for new inspiring artists, and after following him for a while we thought to interview him. Beside being an amazing musician and lyricist, this young man has a really nice heart and soul, really worth to know.


 Hello Roaman, would you like to introduce yourself to our listeners\readers ?

Hi beautiful people! My name is Roaman and I am a story-teller, a Lyrical Nomad and an "artivist" from Italy.

When did you start playing\singing ?


I've always been singing as far as I can remember. My mother used to sing a lot around the house when I was little and growing up in a Christian church every Sunday we'd sing before the sermon so as a child I was already hooked to singing. On the other hand I started playing guitar very late: I was 20 years old (later than any musician I know), had just dropped out of my first university and wasn't really sure what to do with myself. So one day I picked up my friend's old classical guitar and started teaching myself how to play on youtube...once I started I never stopped!

How would you describe your music ?


 Uplifting, joyful, rebellious and thought-provoking. It is hard to pin-point it to a specific genre, I'd say it's an organic mix of acoustic indie-folk with (especially on this new EP) lots of reggae with influences from gospel and r'n'b.

What inspires you writing your music ? Tell us something about the writing process.


 What inspires me is all those things that I believe we should be talking about as people to move towards the direction of change, peace, compassion and universal love. The writing process is kind of a mystery to me as well. It can start from a sentence, a single word, a chord progression that I like or from an idea of something I'd like to talk about. However I have very little control of when the song is going to come or how, all I can do is be present and allow it to flow through me and give it all my attention. It is truly a magical process that I am always so humbled to witness

Which message can we find in your lyrics ?


 the overall message that permeates every song I write is always LOVE, love for ourselves, for others, for Mother Nature. I want to remind people that we are all in this together, that they're beautiful the way they are and that change is possible if only we really wanted it and worked together. Recently I've began writing songs which are more "political", meaning I want to talk about that which mainstream media isn't talking about, I want to help people develop a more critical approach to what they hear and ask questions: why are we living this way? What is really going on? Is this really the best we can do? I believe that asking the right questions is the first step towards positive transformation, inner and outer.

One of our favourite song of yours is "Be a friend", would you like to tell us something about this song ?


 "Be a Friend" was inspired by the story of a homeless musician based in Vancouver called Andre "Gipsy" Girard. One day many years ago I stumbled upon an independent youtube documentary (you can watch it  HERE) about this beautiful man so full of love and joy despite living in absolute poverty and it inspired me so much that I knew I had to write a song about it. Then, finally, last year the song came to me when I was in Tenerife and it became a sort of an anthem for me, like a personal mantra I feel like it sums up perfectly a lot of the things that I believe in my heart

With which artist would you like to work with ?


 I would love to work with Nahko and Medicine for the People, Rising Appalachia, Xavier Rudd, Trevor Hall, Brett Dennen, Jason Mraz, Ben Harper, Macklemore and so many more... all artists that have had a big influence on my journey as a musician and that I love and respect very much.

With which artist(s) have you already worked ? (If you had)


 I haven't really worked with any popular artists yet but it's coming. My dear friend Sam Garrett is probably the "most popular" artist I've worked with (he features on my first and second EP). He's been a strong, positive influence both in my music and personal life. Definitely keep an eye on this guy for he's about to explode on the scene

We've read something about the "Lyrical Nomads" collective. Would you like to tell us something about this project ?


The Lyrical Nomads is a collective of touring singer-songwriters, troubadours and best friends coming together from 3 continents to share, connect, inspire and heal through music. We come from very different paths of life but somehow we all met in Camden Town (London) at the former InSpiral Lounge, a lovely vegan cafe where we all worked at one point or another. Over the course of 2014/2015 we went from being co-workers to friends to family until eventually we realized that supporting each other and working together we could accomplish so much more than as individuals and so the Lyrical Nomads were born. We're still very much focused on our individual careers but we are also big fans of each other's music so whenever we're all in the same place we put together shows (from house gigs to sold out 200 seater venues), we travel together, have lived together, we basically can't get enough of each other. I am very blessed to be a part of such a tight group of amazing people united by the same fire and the same love, truly they've changed my life.

We know you're about realising a new EP, tell us about it.


I am very, very proud of this EP and couldn't be more excited to be sharing it with the world. It is a collection of tracks that celebrate our common humanity, 5 songs that speak of brotherly love, the necessity of realizing we're all in this together (quite literally) and an invitation to look within to find out that we have more in common than we ever thought. "Free at Last" speaks of hope, unity and peace and it's an EP that will get people to dance, groove, think, laugh and maybe even cry a little bit. I feel this EP is the beginning of something really special and I am so excited for what the future holds.

Which is your favourite song (among yours ) ?


 Probably "Free at Last", the last track featuring Sam Garrett, Ny Oh and Jesse Sheehan (all great friends of mine and some of my favorite musicians). It is the first track that gave me a taste of what reggae, r'n'b and gospel could sound like together and I really want to explore these three genres further. It is a reminder that we're all born free and it is as free men and women that we should be able to live: free to be, free to choose, free to love, free to be free. It is a topic that is very close to my heart and I hope it will spark something within those who will listen to it. And it's has a very engaging rhythm that always gets people grooving!

And your favourite song ever ?


 My favorite song ever....mmmh, that's a tough one. I've had many "favorite songs ever" over the years. Currently the song that I listen to the most is "Warrior People" by Nahko and Medicine for the People, one of the most powerful songs I've ever heard.  I also love so so much a new song by my dear friend Ny Oh called "I See Change", I can't help but cry every time I listen to it (HERE's the link to a live version). It will be featured on her new EP coming out this summer so definitely keep an ear out for her too.

Which is the best place where you have played ?


Probably St Pancras Old Church in downtown London, a 12th century church with incredible acoustics where I've performed two sold out shows with the Lyrical Nomads. There's something really special about playing in a church and the atmosphere was truly unbelievable, so much Love in one place, seeing our community coming together to celebrate life has changed me for the better and I can't wait to play there again. Also, I've had some of my all time favorite gigs at InSpiral Lounge where I used to work. It was a very tiny place but the people were so loving, everyone would listen quietly and many gigs turned out to be incredible evenings of human connections, I think I've cried pure tears of joy on that stage a few times.

If you could make a wish, which one would be ?


For my music to have a positive impact on someone's life, to heal, comfort, encourage and inspire and to make a difference in this world. For me to empty myself of "me" in order to live a life of service through music to help wake up our fellow brothers and sisters and be a catalyst for positive change. To keep playing and reach larger and larger crowds and to be able to do so sustainably so that I don't have to struggle to live my dream. I know it sounds like more wishes but they are definitely part of the same vision to me.

Is there anything else you wish to tell to our listeners\readers ?


 To love themselves because they are walking miracles, to find out who they truly are, to inquire within and without to discover what's really going on and to find out what they can do to help. Our world needs healing, so much is not right and only us, together, can do something to change it. To be brave and follow their dreams, to listen to their hearts and be the people they wish they were because it is possible to live the life they want. To be kind to one another and realize that truly there is no separation between me and you, what's inside of me is what's inside of you and we can live in peace, it is possible, and never like today we need dreamers and lovers and artists and happy people to bring about the change we hope to see. You are beautiful and I love you very much.

Where can we follow you ? ( social\youtube\website) And where we can buy your album ?


 Follow me everywhere!!! My official website is www.roamanmusic.com , you can also find me on Facebook, Youtube, Soundcloud and Instagram at @roamanmusic. You can also become a Patron and support my music at www.patreon.com/roamanmusic , an amazing website where people from all over the world choose to support me on an ongoing monthly basis by pledging from $1 to $50 for me to be able to keep making music. It is truly a wonderful community of lovely people who believe in my art and I am so so grateful for their presence in my life.

Thank you so much Roaman for this interview, we're sure future holds incredible surprises for you !
 
 


 
 
 It is so uplifting finding artists like him, who tries to bring forth such powerful messages through their music and we are really happy to support them with our work.
 

 Young Solace Interview

Hello RQL friends and listeners, here we are with another interview to an international artist very dear to RQL. We've been following and playing Young Solace for quite a while now and finally we got the chance to know a little more about him. 


-Hello Solace, would you like to introduce yourself to our listeners\readers?

 My name is Solace, I am a rapper/entrepreneur from Tampa FL,
I'm very passionate about everything I do

-When did you start singing\making music ?

I started writing at the age of 9. That was when I decided I wanted to be a rapper because I knew that I could be myself and still make good money.

-Do you play any instruments? 

I like to play the piano and guitar on occasion, but i'm definitely no expert in neither field, but im trying to find time to take lessons, but because I'm so busy I don't know when that will start.

-How would you describe your music?

My music is a refelection of me and joys & pain that I go through. I like to let people know I'm no different than them, I got family problems and struggles just like everyone else & the studio is my relief to let out all that I've been going through in a postive way

-Can you tell us something about the writing process ? Do you write all the lyrics or you work with someone else ?

I do write all of my lyrics or in some cases I dont write at all, I just flow with what's on my mind. I pay attention to all the details of my music because I like for the listeners to have a vivid understanding of the point I'm trying to make. Sometimes I write the hook first & then the verse other times I do the complete opposite so my process changes all the time, but I overall like to make sure I'm having fun and staying true to myself as an artist.

-Which kind of message we can find in your songs?

I think the message that I like to get across the most to my listeners is to believe in yourself even if nobody else does and no matter how hard things are you have the ability to change your situation, because I come from nothing and if I didn't believe in myself I would still be nothing. The only person that can stop your success is you.

-Do you want to tell us something about the single you released in the last days ?

Rotation is the first single I have released this year and the song is pretty much about how I didn't know I achieved success when I became a little successful, I just kept working. I never focused on the success because there is still so much more I want to achieve.

-Is there an artist (or more than one ) who especially inspires you ?

 
T.I. is someone who inspired me growing up, because I feel as though we have similar backgrounds. T.I. is one of those people that is able to adapt to any situation that life throws at him and still remain himself, which is something i have the upmost respect for.

-Is there an artist with whom you would like to work ?

Lil Wayne is definitely at the top of that list, because his work ethic is out of this world. He means so much to hip hop that as soon as I get the chance to record with him I'm definitely going use it as a learning experience, and going harder then ever because you have too, it's Lil Wayne.

-We know you're very proactive, you also work in a record label and you run your own business. Would you like to tell us something more about this ? How can you do everything ? It's amazing !

Working with Cash Money Records is definitely a dream come true for me. I'm learning so much about the business and getting the experience of a lifetime that is priceless. My shoe store, called "Soleciety", is where a lot of hard work goes into, but I wouldn't be able to do this without my team. I really have a group of amazing guys that help me keep the dream alive and if it wasn't for my boys Tee, Wolf, Medz & Ace I don't know how I would be able to do all this. I'm grateful to those guys forever as well as the Lord up above.

-If you could make a wish, what would it be?

I just wish I can take care of my family and friends, so that we never have to struggle ever again. That's why i do this, to put a smile on my mother's face and just enjoy life witht the people I will never forget.

-Is there anything else you wish to tell to our listeners\readers ?

Thank you all for listening and stay tuned in to Radio Queen Loviisa. Go get my new single "Rotation" available now for free download comment & share. Remember to follow your dreams your miracle could be right around the corner.

-Where can we follow you ? ( social\youtube\website) Is it possible ot buy your music ? If it's possible, from where ?

Follow me on Facebook & Instagram @youngsolace
and follow our exclusive store @soleciety_ on Instagram.
We do international shipping and make sure you click the link in my bio on instagram.
I do have music for sale on Itunes and  Amazon.


Thank you so much Young Solace for this interview ! 
Radio Queen Loviisa is so proud of you and to call you a friend ! 
Keep up the great job you're doing.
 


Steven Sedalia Interview

Hello RQL friends, so here we are with a brand new interview. As you know our vision as an indipendent radio station is to feature and help new and experienced artists to get known and listened to. Few weeks ago we bumped in Steven and started following him, and when he said he was about to release his first album we thought to let all of you know a bit more about him. Its music is somehow different from the usual RQL music, but nontheless beautiful and full of positive messages which we love. So here we go ...


 


-Hello Steven, would you like to introduce yourself to our listeners\readers?

I was born and raised in North Carolina. Everything to know can be learned through the music. I am a servant of Love and give my breath on Earth to facilitate compassion and connection amongst all things.

-When did you start to play\sing ?
In the womb! But actually I’ve been playing instruments ever since I was little, but was given a guitar at 16 and began singing around 17 and writing songs around 18, a critical time to begin learning these expression techniques.

-Do you play any instruments?
I play guitar, banjo, and my own body,
I also like to incorporate rocks, sticks, leaves, and other gifts of nature to make percussive sounds.

-How would you describe your music?
I always say sun kissed mountain flower music. It’s based largely in a folk fusion style using organic acoustic instruments along with earth-tone percussion and a mantric vocal style, emphasizing themes of Love, wonder, and connection to the Great Mother Nature. Raising consciousness and awareness is a huge goal of the music, as well as facilitating personal and global healing.

-Do you write either the songs and the music or do you work with someone else?

The songs are written through a dialogue with the Great Mother herself, the Spirit of Nature, the Goddess of the Wilderness. Through communication with her breath in the form of leaves and rivers and wind, she is the song, and my work is to transcribe her language and infuse it with the emotion of our humanity to create a form recognizable to all our brothers and sisters in the human family so to sing a bridge into existence between humanity and “the transcendent Other”.

-Which kind of message we can find in your songs?

Oh, Love, the truth that everything is connected. You are Nature. That which is outside is also inside. If you listen, you will hear. You will be guided, by what some call God, others call it the heart, the ancestors, Spirit, the Universe, Consciousness, etc. Language is everywhere, melody is everywhere, wind, ocean, river, rhythm exists in all things, all things are rhythm, everything is rhythm. Everything is music.

-Do you want to tell us something about the upcoming album? Is this your first album?
This is my first album and it would not have been possible without the love and support of all the people involved in the project. The Great Spirit that flows through everyone and all things is the source of all beauty we see. The seeds we sow are the fruits that grow. I am grateful.

-If you could make a wish, what would it be?
The balance will always prevail. The dark and the light must always be equal and lovers. I wouldn’t want it any other way. But a center wish would be to for everyone to treat everyone else with love and compassion.

-Is there anything else you wish to tell to our listeners\readers ?
I love you. And, Our ancestors live in the leaves and our descendents live in the seeds. So sit with them, be with your family of the Earth, and realize that every being ever to have lived and every being that ever will live is your family. Furthermore, the beings that live purely in spirit like the rivers and the wind and the sun, they are your great relatives and they will always look after you, as much a part of you as your own heart pumping life through you.

-Where can we follow you ? ( social\youtube\website) And where we can buy your album ?
Come connect! Album can be downloaded for FREE or name your price on Bandcamp, or bought on itunes. Download the record for free and share it!! If you like it and want to support future work, there are ways to do that. However, I first and foremost above all costs, want you to listen to the music!
(ed. the album is not out yet, we will keep you updated )

Instagram @stevensedaliamusic https://www.instagram.com/stevensedaliamusic/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/stevensedaliamusic

Upcoming website: https://www.stevensedaliamusic.com

Twitter @sedaliamusic

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx43DLbnScA3SYLJPVsFo6w

Bandcamp www.stevensedaliamusic.bandcamp.com


Thank you so much Steven and keep up the good job you're doing ! We look forward listening to your full album as soon as it will be released !

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