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PIDGE catches up with the very Talented Layla Bv
PIDGE – Hey Layla, Lovely to get the chance to catch up with you for metal gods, What have you been up to recently?
LAYLA – Hey, Lovely to be here and thank you for inviting me. For the past couple of months now, I have been working on a couple of new songs. I can’t say too much as I would like it to be a surprise but expect bigger and different.
PIDGE – The name Layla sounds familiar, Nothing to do with the Eric Clapton track would it?
LAYLA – Actually yes, My dad was a huge fan of Eric Clapton and when he was Eric and the Dominoes. Layla was his favourite song and he then decided to name me after it.
PIDGE – What style of vocal would you consider yourself to have?
LAYLA – Well I think I have a deep soulful type tone to my voice but it’s very powerful too. I have been told my voice is very saprano.A teacher once said I very versatile, My voice can go from a tenor to a saprano and inbetween.
PIDGE – What’s your plans for the rest of 2017 and beyond?
LAYLA – Without giving too much away I would like and expect things to just keep getting better for me as I improve myself and work harder than ever. I fully intend to embrace every opportunity and keep on working on what Im working on at the moment as well as new endeavours. My only hope is that you all join me on this journey and enjoy it as much as I will.
PIDGE – So what type of artists inspire you and mold the style you sing today?
LAYLA – I thoroughly enjoy most genres as I love music and the different ways it can mold and go in but as I was growing up I gravitated towards artists like Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Whitney Houston etc. I loved the passion and big voices of Celine and Whitney, It made me want to have that passion and big voice too. I remember practising all the time at home in my bedroom to songs that they sang. I would record songs from the radio and write down the lyrics so I could learn them and sing them. Most of the time this would take all day but I absolutely loved it and still do, Although the process is a bit easier now ha. I like Britney because I thought she was an amazing performer and it made me believe I could be like that too and nothing was out of reach.
PIDGE – I see you broadcast some of your videos on your fans profile and your page, Do you think YouTube is better than ever in terms of promoting young new, exciting talent like yourself?
LAYLA – I think it is yes, Like a lot of apps and platforms out there it gives new and current singers an outlet to promote and put their music out there for the world to see. Whereas when we didn’t have social media and platforms like these we could only promote ourselves through venues and radio stations etc. This gives everyone the chance to share their talent and be heard.
PIDGE – If you could sing any Heavy Rock/Metal song what would it be?
LAYLA – Well I do love rock music too, My mother was a biker so I was exposed to a lot of Led Zepplin, Meatloaf, Jon Bon Jovi, Guns N Roses as well as many others. I think my favourite though would be Poison by Alice Cooper.
CHECK OUT LAYLA ON HER OFFICIAL FB PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/laylabvofficial/?pnref=lhc