New Interview with Showers Jalloh

Exposed Vocals: So tell us your story. Where did you grow up? What made you decide to become an artist?

I grew up in Sierra Leone and I have been singing since young age in church and with bands in The Gambia and in Sierra Leone. After few years of playing in hotels, parties and weddings I decided to start writing and recording my songs.

Exposed Vocals: How did you come up with that name? What was your inspiration behind it?

Showers is my middle name and Jalloh is my last name

Exposed Vocals: What do you think about online music sharing? Do you ever give your music away for free? Why?

I think it’s awesome if used appropriately. Yes I do give my music free to my fans. I am currently recording one track which I will give free to fans. If anyone wants to get hold of the new track which comes out in May, go to my website http://www.showersjalloh.com and subscribe

Exposed Vocals: Since everyone was a start-up once, can you give any smaller or local bands or artists looking to get gigs and airplay some tips?

Do open mic sessions, contact venues (Pubs or night clubs)

Exposed Vocals: Do you ever make mistakes during performances? How do you handle that?

Yes!! But I just carried on performing like nothing happened

Exposed Vocals: Do you tour? Anything interesting happen on tour that you think our readers would enjoy hearing about?

I haven’t been on tour yet though I have done few gigs in various festivals across England

Exposed Vocals: Where do you usually gather songwriting inspiration? What is your usual songwriting process?

Anywhere. I record melodies on my phone and write lyrics down on paper. Sometimes I write in while I am the recording studio

Exposed Vocals: Do you have a band website? What online platforms do you use to share your music?

Yes. http://www.showersjalloh.com I share my music on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, YouTube, Spotify and Sound Cloud

Exposed Vocals: What are some really embarrassing songs that we might find on your mp3 player?

I can’t think of any

Exposed Vocals: If you were given half a million dollars and a year off, what would you do? How would you spend it?

Support the less privileged, visit some holiday spots that are on my wish list

Exposed Vocals: Any planned studio upgrades? What are you working with now?

I am working on my album

Exposed Vocals: How do you find ways to promote your music? What works best for you?

At the moment I do gigs, talk to people and blogging  

Exposed Vocals: If you could perform anywhere and with any artists (Dead or Alive) where and who would it be with? Why?

O2 Arena in London, Staples Centre in Los Angeles, Wembley Arena in London. Artists would be Michael Jackson, Usher, Will I Am, Bob Marley, Fela Kuti, Mariama Keba, Angelique Kidjo, Tinie Tempah, Fuse ODG to name but few.

Exposed Vocals: So, what’s next? Any new upcoming projects that you want to talk about?

My new music video for my latest song BROKEN CHILDREN is being edited at the moment so looking forward to the final cut. A teaser of the video is on youtube right now and you can buy the song on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and any major digital distributors

Exposed Vocals: If you weren’t making music, what would you be doing?

Working as IT Specialist

Exposed Vocals: Do you remember buying your first album? Who was it? What was going through your head?

The first album I bout was The Score by Fugees. I have already heard their songs few years back in Sierra Leone and loved it but didn’t have the opportunity to buy the CD as I was busy escaping from bombs and bullets during the war.

Exposed Vocals: How do you juggle the rest of your responsibilities while trying to stay ahead in your music life?

Being organised is the key. It’s not easy but I do my best

Exposed Vocals: What should fans look forward to in 2015?

New, fun and inspiring songs

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