Every Monday we will be bringing you an unsigned singer or band as part of our Independent Music Monday feature. This week, we caught up with Emmanuel Nwamadi find out more about him…
Where are you from and how did you first get into music?
I was born in Nigeria, and now live in the east end of London. I first got into music listening to Grunge Rock/Metal bands such as Alice In Chains, Nirvana and Metallica.
Who were your musical influences when you were growing up and who are your influences now?
The lead singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain from Nirvana is who influenced me to learn the guitar, and Layne Stayley Lead singer of Alice In Chains, is who influenced me to start singing. Artist that has influenced me to day would have to be Lil Peep.
How would you describe your sound?
What is your latest single called and what was the influence behind it?
A song I released a few years ago '6IX'. It’s about a heart break, a college crush, I was feeling a little bit down, I listen to a song called “Changes” by a Band called Crazy Town and the guitar playing really had an emotional vibe to it, so I used some of what was on the song to write '6IX'.
What’s your local music scene like?
It’s really good; living in East London is great as it’s pretty much filled with open mics everywhere, so there’s always somewhere to perform.
What do you have planned for the next 12 months? Any albums or festivals?
I’ve got quite a lot of single releases and an EP coming out in the next few months. I’m going to be at the on the “Shout About It Live” Festival in Liverpool 18-19 of August 2018, Bfest Kent 1st July 2018, FoodFest Kent 3rd June.
Is there anyone you’d love to collaborate with?
Layne Staley, Kurt Cobain and Lil Peep, but It’s late cause they’re all dead now.
Any funny stories surrounding your live performances?
I’ve forgot the lyrics to my own songs, and sometimes would replace them with words I made up.
What is the one thing that you want readers to know about you?
I really do love dark emotional music.