Interviews

Interviews are always an adventure trip. At best, they give an insight into the way of working and the world of thoughts of artists and musicians. Here you find our WEST COAST Soul interviews.

Joel Sarakula – Companionship

On his new album “Companionship”, prolific writer, producer, performer and multi-instrumentalist Joel Sarakula keeps the mood easy and the grooves deep. Ten new songs see Sarakula develop a deeper, more introspective lyrical style from his previous works as he celebrates and laments friendships, love and loneliness. The result is one of the most exciting albums of 2020. We spoke with the Sydney-born and London-based artist about his new album, his fascination for smooth West Coast and soul music of the 70s, and the effects of the Corona crisis on his new release.

Corona Crisis Chat with Marcus Liesenfeld (Too Slow To Disco)

The current corona crisis especially affects musicians, bands and artists. Against this background, we at WEST COAST SOUL would like to give musicians the opportunity to talk about the current situation, but also give fans a little insight into their musical roots. Today we talk with the Berlin based DJ veteran and Too Slow To Disco curator Marcus Liesenfeld aka DJ Supermarkt.

Corona Crisis Chat with Marcos Valle

The current corona crisis especially affects musicians, bands and artists. Against this background, we at WEST COAST SOUL would like to give musicians the opportunity to talk about the current situation, but also give fans a little insight into their musical roots. Today we talk with the legendary Brazilian pianist, singer and composer Marcos Valle.

Corona Crisis Chat with Fernando Perdomo

The current corona crisis especially affects musicians, bands and artists. Against this background, we at WEST COAST SOUL would like to give musicians the opportunity to talk about the current situation, but also give fans a little insight into their musical roots. Today we talk with the American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer Fernando Perdomo, who has just released his first 70s inspired Yacht Rock album with the fitting name “Yacht”.

Corona Crisis Chat with Marc Jordan

The current corona crisis especially affects musicians, bands and artists. Against this background, we at WEST COAST SOUL would like to give musicians the opportunity to talk about the current situation, but also give fans a little insight into their musical roots. Today we talk with the multiple award-winning Canadian singer, composer and producer Marc Jordan.

Corona Crisis Chat with Andy Platts (Mamas Gun/ Young Gun Silver Fox)

The current corona crisis especially affects musicians, bands and artists. Against this background, we at WEST COAST SOUL would like to give musicians the opportunity to talk about the current situation, but also give fans a little insight into their musical roots. Today we talk with the British singer, songwriter, producer, founder and bandleader of Mamas Gun and the ‘Young Gun’ of Young Gun Silver Fox Andy Platts.

Corona Crisis Chat with Shawn Lee (Young Gun Silver Fox)

The current corona crisis affects especially music makers, bands and artists. Against this background, we at WEST COAST SOUL would like to give musicians the opportunity to talk about the current situation in an interview series, but also give the fans a little insight into their musical roots. Today we talk with the singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and ‘Silver Fox’ Shawn Lee, who we have reached in London.

Corona Crisis Chat with Don Breithaupt (Monkey House)

The current corona crisis affects especially music makers, bands and artists. Against this background, we at WEST COAST SOUL would like to give musicians the opportunity to talk about the current situation in an interview series, but also give the fans a little insight into their musical roots. The start is made by the profiled pianist, singer/songwriter, composer, arranger, producer, author and Monkey House leader Don Breithaupt, whom we reached for a chat in Los Angeles.

Izo FitzRoy – How The Mighty Fall

Three years after her excellent debut album ‘Skyline’, British Soul singer, songwriter and pianist Izo FitzRoy releases the highly anticipated follow-up ‘How The Mighty Fall’ this March. Recorded between Paris, London and Sheffield, the native Londoner convinces on her new album with a captivating blend of Gospel, Soul, Funk and Disco and of course with her unique big voice. WEST COAST SOUL talked with the artist about the making of the album, sources of inspiration, strokes of fate, the creative potential of collaboration and the power of gospel music.

Young Gun Silver Fox – Canyons

After their critically acclaimed milestones ‘West End Coast’ and ‘AM Waves’, Shawn Lee and Andy Platts, better known as Young Gun Silver Fox, return this February with their long-awaited new album ‘Canyons’. In the third chapter of this British-American success story, which began five years ago, the talented musicians, singers, songwriters, arrangers and producers take their listeners on another journey into the world of soulful West Coast, AOR, soft rock and boogie. ‘Canyons’ is a consequent further development of the distinctive YGSF sound and convinces with excellent songwriting and musicianship, wonderful harmony vocals, incisive brass sections and a superb production. Reason enough to talk with ‘Young Gun’ and ‘Silver Fox’ about the new album, their band anniversary, sources of inspiration, kids and further plans.