Wolverine The Summertime Vibe Interview

Wolverine The Summertime Vibe Interview

Wolverine The Summertime Vibe Interview

Question: How would you describe The Summertime Vibe?

Scott Kent: The Summertime Vibe, is filled with funky rhythms, catchy hooks and lyrics. The beats celebrate the traditions of funk, jazz and soul with funky rhythms with catchy lyrics and hooks, while relating to everyday issues.

Question: What inspired the album, The Summertime Vibe?

Scott Kent: I think what truly inspired it was my love for funk and soul, I was in a few funk bands and I wanted to capture that vibe on a hip hop record. I also really wanted to do an album that people could listen to in summer whether they are laying on the beach or up loud at a party. This is an album that celebrates summer.

Question: Who do you compare your sound to?

Scott Kent: With this album it's definitely got a Hilltop Hoods, Funkoars sound to it. Fans of my old group, Figures of Speech and my funk bands will understand the sound and the progression. My sound changes constantly as I don't like to be pigeon holed and I like funky party styles. I do raw hip and battle tracks and pretty much everything in-between.

Question: Do you write your own songs? What's your inspiration?

Scott Kent: I 100% write my own songs and produce about 75% of the albums too. Life in general, struggles, hardships, good times and bad times all inspire my music.

Question: What music/artists do you listen to when you are not playing your own?

Scott Kent: So many, I listen to pretty much every style of music, and switch my favourites weekly (laughs)!

Question: What's next? Tour/Album/Single?

Scott Kent: Loads of gigs and playing a national tour for summer. Also working on my website and record label including videos, merchandise and another album - I have heaps of stuff to look forward too.

Question: Do you prefer performing live or recording?

Scott Kent: You can't beat the feeling of a live show, when fans are yelling your words back to you, but I also love the studio where I can let myself go and create whatever I want.

Question: What/who was your inspiration to go into the music industry?

Scott Kent: My parents and my brother. Both my parents are singers and my mum is a dancer too, my brother is 15 years older than me and has been playing in bands since I was born, so I grew up with music all around me.

Question: What is the biggest challenge you have faced along the way to your musical success?

Scott Kent: I'd have to say getting my stuff heard by the masses; it's such a competitive industry. As well as being screwed around by labels.

Question: What's a typical day like?

Scott Kent: Depends if I'm working or not, but get up have brekkie and go to work or the studio: write, record, create music, promote and market. Then I like to go to local gigs or out with mates, or crash in front of the TV (laughs).

Question: What has been your favourite part of becoming a music artist?

Scott Kent: The fans, hearing someone say your music saved their life and got them through some hard times, is the most rewarding part of being a musician.

Question: If you could collaborate with another artist, who would it be?

Scott Kent: Eminem for sure, but in Australia I'd say the Hilltop Hoods.

Question: Do you have a website fans can visit?

Scott Kent: www.headnodrecords.com

Question: Can you tell us 5 things required for a happy healthy & enjoyable life?

Scott Kent: Loved ones, pets, music, laughing and fun.

Question: What message would you like your music to say to your fans?

Scott Kent: Never give up on your dreams! I've gone through a lot of hardships and struggles in my life, losing loved ones, health issues and family and relationship struggles, I just hope they can find enjoyment and understanding from someone who's been through what they're going through.

Question: What is the story behind the name?

Scott Kent: I was a fan of comics when I was in high school and X Men and Wolverine where my favourite, at the time Wu Tang where really big and they were using comic book alias's so I just thought what about Wolverine and it has stuck ever since.