How did you get your initial start in music?
I am a naturally gifted singer and have been actively fronting bands since I was 16. My first proper band “Bookhouse” recorded and produced our own mini album in 2007 which set the template up for doing as much “in-house” work as possible. In 2004 as part of the band “Prolific Noise” we won the all Wales “Gathering” Battle Of The Bands, and as frontman for the band “Losing Sun” I have been lucky enough to tour europe extensively and make numerous radio and TV appearances.
What would be your ultimate aim in the industry?
To grow a dedicated fan base for goldbringer and sell enough CD’s, merch and gig tickets to run the band as a full time job. That and world domination, obviously!
How long have you been writing your own music?
Since I was 16 years old.
Who are your top three influences and why?
I am mostly influenced by my own thoughts and ideas or conversations I have with other people. This creates a narrative in my head and the words and music follow naturally. There is no direct musical influence on goldbringer but there are a series of bands and artists that inspired me to become a musician when I was young:
Black Sabbath, Faith No More, Buddy Holly, Pigeonhed
Is there anything you would like people to know about your current release?
“Telling The Truth” marks goldbringer’s transformation from a solo electronica project to full blown rock band. The narrative of the album deals with social and political issues of our time as well as being a scrapbook of my thoughts opinions on the world and some of the people in it! We have self recorded and produced this album, as well producing our own music videos and artwork/branding to accompany it. “Telling The Truth” really is an exercise in doing everything ourselves without any outside influence or opinion.
Where are you based and what’s your local scene like? Any favourite venues?
Goldbringer is currently based in Swansea, South Wales, however the album was recorded in Bridgend, South Wales. Local venues who have supported us and visa versa include –
Hobos Music Venue – Bridgend, The Moon Club – Cardiff, Crowley’s Rock Bar – Swansea
Who else can you recommend from your local scene for people to have a listen to?
No Digital Harshness, Between Waves, Man Without Country
Give our readers a round up of where they can find you online and hear more of your music.
Vist www.goldbringer.com – this acts as a central hub to all our online content including itunes, google play music, spotify, facebook, bandcamp, soundcloud, twitter, reverbnation, wordpress etc etc. The album is available across all the digital services now and physical copies of the very attractive 6 Panel CD Digipak can be ordered from our online store at goldbringer.com