Amber J

Performing has been a big part of Amber J’s life since she was just 11-years-old. Now, at 17, this talented teenager has gone on in leaps and bounds.

Amber’s music is very much inspired by the pop genre and that’s the direction she is thinking of going towards, however, she is open to experimenting with her songwriting at the early stage of her career, searching for her ‘sound’.

She said: “To sum my music up, I’d say my new sound is a mixture between Zara Larsson, Alessia Cara and Kehlani. I love all of their songs and how different they are to other artists.”

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Amber J

She said: “Writing about your issues is not only an incredible way of getting things off of your chest, but it’s also a way of helping others that are going through the same or similar things in their life. I sometimes find it hard to truly express how I’m feeling in certain situations but music has always been amazing therapy for me.

The Liverpool teenager writes all of her own music, with everyday life and her emotions being a key factor in what shapes her music.

She said: “The song of mine that I’m really proud of right now is my latest one called Miss Invisible. The song title is pretty much self explanatory as to what it’s about, but at this present moment in my life I feel like that’s the song that describes me and what I’ve been going through the most right now.”

The Artist Development student would not have been able to pursue her dreams without a strong network of support around her.

She said: “My family and friends are incredibly supportive of my music. I’m extremely lucky to have such amazing people around me 24/7. My Mum is the most supportive person I’ve ever known, she does so much for me and if it wasn’t for her I really wouldn’t be able to do what I love. She’s always taking me back and forth to singing lessons and gigs, and she’s never once missed a performance.”

Looking to the future, Amber told Scouse Sounds: ” I will be performing at my College Singer-Songwriter Showcase called “Rare Unplugged” at Studio 2 Parr Street on 9th May, doing a couple of my originals. I’ll also be performing at the Fusion 2 Year Anniversary Show with Loyal To The People at The Zanzibar Club on 25th June, tickets are on sale now at £5, I’ll be performing a mixture of covers and originals.”

Amber has lots of other performances coming up during this year. All of the information will be posted on her Twitter and Facebook pages

Have you been to see Amber perform? Let us know what you think in the comments below…

Wired Goliath

It was Looprevil Radio’s Student Stations fundraising night, and Scouse Sounds got VIP access to interview Wired Goliath before they performed.

Taking to the stage, the band performed a series of their own riff-filled songs. Enjoying their music as much as the crowd did.

The band consists of Liverpool born Chris Lennon and Thom Schofield, who have performed in Liverpool’s music scene for the entirety of their musical careers. When asked what it meant to them to perform in Liverpool they said: “Well it’s our home city isn’t it, this is it. This is where our heart lies, representing.” However, the band revealed that they are planning to fly the nest with a scheduled gig down in London in the next couple of months.

 

The duo described their music as “riff-city” saying they thought of it as quite energetic and driving. Noting some of their artistic influences such as: The Beatles, The Hives and Jimmy Hendricks saying that they were inspired by music that makes you “move and bang your head a bit, and you get a lot of energy out of it.” Chris added: “It’s like Jeff Buckley as well though, it’s quite melodic so it’s not just heavy in the way a lot of metal music is, so it’s got a bit of a song to it I guess.”

With Chris performing on guitar and main vocals and Tom on base, their clear lyrics yet energetic music gave the crowd a night to remember. Making their riffs look easy to perform both musicians appeared to be at ease with their guitars, taking a comfortable stance and rocking in time to their songs.

With their goals set high the band’s dream place to perform would be: “any big festival like Leeds or Glastonbury.” But they are taking to the stages of  London for their first big steps.

All in all this duo know how to work the crowd and play some amazing songs, to hear more from them check out their Sound Cloud: https://soundcloud.com/wiredgoliath or follow them on twitter: @WiredGoliath.

Have you seen Wired Goliath perform before? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.

(*performance video provided by Wired Goliath – performed in Liverpool Zanzibar Club)

The Boho’s: O2 Academy Liverpool

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The band originally formed seven months ago but only last night did the final line up feel right with the inclusion of guitarist Dom, who has only played one other gig with the band.

Lead singer Finn Power, 16, claims that Dom is ‘The Mothership of Guitar’ and his place in the band was well earnt.

Musical influences vary from classic Beatles vibes to the Stone Roses and this is definitely reflected in their songs. The set list of original tracks showed off the bands collective music styles, separating them from the run-of-the-mill indie band.

A personal favourite of mine was “In the Summertime” which is filmed below…

The Boho’s weren’t afraid to state what they wanted out of a career in music, laid out in simple goals. These included world domination and a Death Star (standard!)

The band is playing next at The Zanzibar Club in Liverpool on March 5th, and they promise that this will be the gig to be at.

Finn said: “I’ve bigged up the Zanzibar gig the most. Everyone I speak to about my music, I say if you’re going to come to any gig come to the Zanzibar. It’s going to be boss!”

It’s set to be a big night for The Boho’s and get them one step closer to that dream of a Death Star!

Give the lads a follow on their social networks to keep up to date on more upcoming gigs and give their songs a listen on Soundcloud:

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If you go along to any of their performances, let us know what you think!