Probe the act – Shiraz (Singer, Songwriter )
I’ve been singing solo since they age of 14 singing covers of different artist.
I started playing guitar since the age of 9 and went to classical singing lessons from the age 10, after a few years I decided to do some more contemporary stuff, which I enjoyed so much more.
I have a banking band, there are 3 members ,base guitars and drums, we are all Worcestershire based nd they are a bunch of extremely talented musicians Ryan O’Neill ,drums Charlie Bird guitar and will on base guitar.
I have also performed with the band with their own stuff.
My first gig was at the Mars Barr Worcester at an Open mic night at the age of 14.
I have been trying to discover my own style over the last few years and would say that my music is melodic, soulful and haunting.
My last gig was at the Hay Festival on the BBC introducing stage , in front of packed audience.
I write my lyrics songs , with the help from an amazing group of local music production team ASM Music Group Redditch.
My ambition when I first started was just for people to enjoy my music, but it seems to be goi g from strength to strength.
My genre is more pop as I feel my vocal tones is suited more to this style of genre.
I always get nervous when I start to perform and messing up on my lyrics always unnerves me.
I hold my family most dear, my mum as been amazing supportive and my jack Russel Tommy.
I have always been into music grown with a house full of music, to not have it life would be pretty insane,
Worst gig I have ever played, hmm there been a few,but I think it was more about my confidence back then. One was singing at the Worcester music festival and it the weather was bad , raining and few people showed, but the show must go on.
Best solo artist was Sam Smith , see a few bands play and must say a big fan of the 1975s.
My fans would be important keeping them up to date and keeping it real with them, never losing communication.
Down loading of music is the way to go, but it should all be monitored due to free downloading.
I would like for people to enjoy and listen to my music and if they like it and it goes somewhere then amazing. I’d like to think people will take inspiration from my music.
My music taste is diverse,but fan of Jorga Smith.
My web page is just under going through transition, which should be up and running .
Twitter @officialshiraz
My advise to other bands, artist , work hard and don’t give up. You may get knocked down , but you still have to keep going.
Obstacles, there may be many but keep playing and don’t give in.
My sound soulful, melodic, hanging.