Jeremy Thurber is a singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, California who has an impressive and ever increasing portfolio of upbeat Pop songs. When we first checked out these we were really keen to interview Jeremy. Read the full in-depth interview below where Jeremy discusses, amongst other things, what he’s been working on for the last 12 months, which modern day artists he is inspired by and what he does to relax when not working.
Q: If you could use a tagline of less than 20 words to describe your music and who you are what would it be?
My tagline would be… Music of the heart Music for the should Music to dance to Music to stand by you !
Q: What is your musical background?
My musical background all started through dance at a very young age, becoming a professional dancer by 15 years old, everything else is self taught and grown through experience and passion.
Q: How have the last 12 months been for you?
The past 12 months have been Amazing. I’ve been able to work with some very, very talented people (producers, writers, artists) and have seen a lot of goals and dreams come to life and a lot not so much. This journey is quite crazy with 1,000′s of unexpected twists every day it feels like. I love working and that’s exactly what the past 12 months have been but I LOVE IT! It all lead to me releasing my video for “Forever & A Day” directed by David Lehre, you can check it out on YOUTUBE.
Q: Who inspires you musically?
I’m inspired by a lot of new talent, anyone who fights for what they believe in and who believes in them self. I love most contemporary artists who inspire me everyday but I really have a thing for the 80′s Richard Marx, Duran Duran, Flock OF S! And I really dig Dido and Ester Dean. I’m all over the board but that’s one of the amazing things about music, you can find something in every genre.
Q: Which modern day artists do you look up to?
I look up to anyone who can make me feel or heal me thru his or her music. I love Katy Perry’ new song “Part Of Me” which I recently did an acoustic cover to in the original key! BOO-YAH! : P
Q: Is there anyone you would like to collaborate or gig with?
On collaborations. hmm, well again I would love to write with Dido or Ester Dean, Dr Luke, Richard Marx.
Q: What music are you listening to at the moment?
Been working on a whole bunch of new stuff so a lot of that but also Nicki Minaj, Katy, and a lot of K POP.
Q: What is your creative process for creating a track?
When creating ALWAYS, and I mean ALWAYS; doing what feels right. You cannot go wrong
Q: What’s more important, melody or lyrics?
What’s more important, Melody or lyrics? Both just as important but I would say Melody.
Q: Where are you based?
I am based out of Los Angeles CALIFORNIA and born in San Diego, CALIFORNIA
Q: What’s it like being where you’re from?
Where I’m from; it’s amazing, there is so much energy here and so many creatively talented people to work with, and I love it.
Q: What are you currently working on?
I’m working on a lot at the moment, writing for a bunch of artists and constantly writing and recording for myself. I just debuted my First ever Music Video for a song called “Forever & A Day” which you can catch on YouTube or at www.jeremythurbermusic.com
Q: What’s been the highlight of your career to date?
The highlight of my career thus far? There are SO many… its hard to say, maybe being on a radio tour in Canada or quite possibly shooting the music video for “Forever & A Day”
Q: What are you hoping to achieve in over the next 12 months?
In the next 12 months I hope to get my music out to the world even more and create a platform to where I can be totally creative and honest with my songs and to be able to perform for everyone on the road.
Q: Do you have any gigs or shows that you’d like to tell us about?
Working on those AS WE type!
Q: Where would your favourite holiday (vacation) be and why?
My favorite vacation spot…. Well, I just went to Hawaii for the first time in a few years this past holiday season and its amazing there, you could definitely get caught in the island vibe and never leave if you wanted.
Q: If you could give a little piece of advice for new or aspiring musicians what would it be?
My advice for new artists or aspiring musicians would be; Patience is key, never give up on your belief as to who YOU are as an a artist. Stick with it, because hard work, dedication, and experience always pay off! PROMISE
Q: Is there anything else you’d like to let our readers know about?
Yes! There’s always more! You can check out much much much more at www.jeremythurbermusic.com Bio, Pics, Music, Videos, everything you could ever wanna know or see! And please follow me on twitter and FB, I love to chat with all my fans and see what’s going on in other parts of the world. ALSO the Katy Perry Cover I mentioned “Part Of Me” -- Jeremy Thurber. think you will dig it!
Editor’s Note: Jeremy Thurber’s music effectively molds the best parts of pop and urban music to create and upbeat, appealing sound with a commercial edge.
If you’d like to learn more about or contact Jeremy Thurber just follow the links below:
Twitter link: www.twitter.com/jeremythurber
Facebook link: www.facebook.com/jeremythurbermusic
Web page link: www.jeremythurbermusic.com
Sound cloud link: www.soundcloud.com/thurberfans