IceBurghSociety.com Exclusive Interview:
Welcome to the new exclusive interview series, called "My Intro..."! This series will be the first introduction for many talented up and coming artist out of the coldest country out, Canada!
We introduce the latest featured artist, who is a change from the regular, London Rock artist Rose Cora Perry!
Read below as she gives you an insight to who she is, what led her to Rock music and where she plans on bringing it.
IceBurghSociety.com: Where are you from?
Rose Cora Perry: London, Ontario CANADA!
IceBurghSociety.com: What led you to know that you wanted to be a musician?
Rose Cora Perry: I think music “found” me more so than I had a “plan” to become a professional musician. My parents enrolled me in classical vocal training at an early juncture but I didn’t pursue working within the entertainment industry seriously until I formed my first band at age 15. I have always loved being on stage however - even as a little girl - and I started writing songs at age seven.
IceBurghSociety.com: How would you describe yourself as a musician?
Rose Cora Perry: I would classify myself as a “rock” artist…minus the “sex and drugs” lifestyle! I’ve designated the genre for my just released sophomore solo album, “Onto the Floor”, as “acoustic alternative” in that while it’s primarily driven by delicate acoustic melodies, it also incorporates electric guitar-playing techniques typical of alternative/hard rock.
IceBurghSociety.com: Which musicians and/or people influence your music?
Rose Cora Perry: My favourite band of all time remains Veruca Salt. I am enamoured with the DYNAMIC of their compositions. Their songs take you on a journey - from soft to hard and back again. You can feel the emotion in their melodies and haunting harmonies. I also greatly admire the incredible wordsmith skills of Ms. Alanis and I LOVE LOVE LOVE Chris Cornell…basically anything he does is perfect.
IceBurghSociety.com: How do you think you differ from other artists?
Rose Cora Perry: I have a great variety of influences given my classical upbringing coupled with my love for all things '90s and my occasional venture into the realm of jazz, all of which is reflected in my work. I’m a firm believer that one’s songwriting can only evolve if one is open to new ideas and new challenges, and the best way to open one’s mind is by rethinking how songwriting is done by listening to different genres. In honour of all of the incredible artists who’ve made me into the musician I am today, I also frequently pay homage to various bands and musicians through my lyrics, melodies and rhythms. Finally (and perhaps most importantly), I have three goals as an artist: to provoke thought, to relate and to inspire. I always try to leave my listeners with a sense of hope that there is someone else out there that “gets” them and will help them along their journey.
IceBurghSociety.com: You wear many hats as a musician, media personality and model, how do you balance them all? Does one take priority over the others?
Rose Cora Perry: Music ALWAYS comes first. As for my other “hats”, I think we all have different aspects of ourselves we like exploring and I’ve always been one to encourage others to do what makes them happy. You only have one life so live it :) It’s up to YOU how you wish to devote your time and how you devote your time is what gives your life meaning.
IceBurghSociety.com: What ‘s the most important item in your music collection?
Rose Cora Perry: Cd-wise, Alanis’ Jagged Little Pill. That album changed my life and songwriting. Instrument-wise, my leopard print acoustic guitar Delilah. I use her to write all of my new compositions.
IceBurghSociety.com: Dead or alive, who would be your dream collaboration?
Rose Cora Perry: I would be honoured if Bob Rock would like to produce a future album (fingers crossed!!!). As far as a collaboration with another player, ooh that’s tough - probably Chris Cornell, Jack White or Chantal Kreviazuk or maybe even Jason Mraz.
IceBurghSociety.com: What's the most successful or highest point in your career?
Rose Cora Perry: In the words of Frank Sinatra, I’d like to think, “the best is yet to come”. I’m thankful for all of the wonderful touring opportunities I’ve had thus far and look forward to rocking more cities in 2017!
IceBurghSociety.com: Any Final Shout-Outs?
Rose Cora Perry: Be sure to visit my Youtube Channel to check out my film noir-inspired Music Video trilogy series for the first three singles from my new album, “Onto the Floor”. If you like what you hear, please do support this here indie artist by purchasing a copy of my album via my “Keepsakes” store on my official website. Doing so allows me to continue making beautiful tunes for you to enjoy! Oh and also connect with me on social media! I'm always up for a good debate or talking "music".
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