Interview with Uk Music Band “The Glass Skies

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5 min readApr 27, 2023

Q: Please introduce yourself to the readers what made you want to become a musician?

I’m John and I’m our frontman. I wanted to become a musician because I was surrounded by music from a young age, my mum has the most amazing taste in music and always had records on in our house, still does. One of the first real idols I had as a front man was Ricky Ross from Deacon Blue, he’s got that presence that every frontman should have, and he’s got a great voice.

Q: Who has been your most influential teacher or mentor?

I’m Sonny the drummer for The Glass Skies and my most influential teacher/mentor is a man called Graeme Lycett. He taught me so much from a young age about drumming, being the best musician, that I can be, but also the best version of myself. I think as a band we would all like to make a special mention to a very special man known all over Liverpool, Paul Kincade. He helped not only us but so many young and talented people. We lost Paul a few years ago but we owe a lot to him.

Q: What are your favourite musical genres, and are there any you dislike?

I’m Lachlan man with the guitar for The Glass Skies, I listen to a lot of stuff, mostly progressive metal/modern metal, but I can’t say there is a genre of music I know of that is rubbish, it’s all about the artist and every genre has good artists and bad artists, I just listen to the stuff I think is good! I’ve always been drawn to more technical music though, I love an artist who is unique.

Q: What would you say is your greatest weakness as an artist?

I’m Ewan, Bass for The Glass Skies and I still have so much to learn. I’ve spent so long expanding the breadth of my knowledge I don’t have as much depth as I’d like.

Q: John In terms of the overall composition, what is your favorite song and why?

We have a song off an old EP called Seventeen, it’s 6 minutes long and it’s got a huge guitar solo, the production on it is class and it sounds absolutely epic, it’s totally different to anything that came before it for us, I love that song.

Q: Lachlan what kind of music artist would you classify yourself as?

I don’t like putting myself or other musicians in a box honestly, nobody should ever just learn one instrument and call it a day, there’s so much fun to be had with so many instruments. The same can be said for Genre, you can’t really put The Glass Skies in a neat little genre box, the four of us draw on so much that it doesn’t really work. Genre is fluid and so are artists.

Q: Sonny who inspired you to be a part of the music industry ?

Being the youngest of 3, my sisters had a lot of friends in bands, and they were some of the coolest people to me when I was younger. Another thing that inspired me to be part of the industry was the fascination I had with the journey.

Q: Ewan would you agree that it is very important to learn, study and understand the old music and music history?

Imperative? No important? Absolutely. Going back and figuring out the roots of your genre will help you write for your genre and understand it better. Also, every decade has some amazing music and musicians to draw inspiration from.

Q: Sonny where have you performed? What are your favourite and least favourite venues? Do you have any upcoming shows?

I’ve performed in some of the best venues in Liverpool. My top 3 I would have to say are; The O2 academy, Arts Club Theatre, The Picket. There are some venues that I’ve not enjoyed playing just based on my own personal preferences.

Q: Ewan what’s next for you?

Long term? I don’t know really, I always fancied myself the frontman of a pop-punk band but this project always comes first for me. Short term? Keep smashing it with these guys, play some gigs and record some absolute bangers.

Q: Ewan how did you come up with the idea for your Music video?

Although I haven’t been the ideas guy this time around, I’ve been involved in the editing process a lot, I was just looking for it to look cool to watch and for the colours to pair up nicely.

Q: John do you have any advice for young music makers like yourself?

I’ll give you 2. Learn to produce your own music, this is going to help you progress so much, it doesn’t matter what DAW you use (we use Logic Pro) they’re all basically the same thing, if you can record at home you’ll be so much more ready by the time you get into studios, and it’ll help your writing a lot as well because it opens you up to infinite possibilities for your songs, something we found writing in a rehearsal room didn’t give us. Make sure everything is recorded to a click, so that you can potentially add midi elements in like synths, pianos, extra parts that’ll make your sound bigger & jump out the speakers more. There are millions of tutorials on YouTube for every aspect of music production, go and learn how to do it and you’ll instantly notice a huge change in how you write and record your own songs.

Secondly, don’t play too many gigs where you must sell tickets in the same city too close together. The reason for this is: say for example you play a gig on May 1st, and you sell 50 tickets for this first show, that’s brilliant. However, if you then do another show 2 weeks later, you’re not going to sell another 50 tickets because for especially working-class people, it’s in the same pay cycle (for people on monthly pay) so if they’ve had a night out watching your band already that month, they mightn’t be able to afford another so soon. Also, your set isn’t going to be too different to the one you played 2 weeks ago so again, less people will come to see you the next time. Whereas, if you don’t do another one where you’re selling tickets for another month, more people will be able to afford it, and you might even have a couple of new songs to play for the people, which always goes down well, it gives you the time to improve in between gigs. And, if you keep selling 50 tickets for your shows, that’ll only increase, and more promotors (and other bands) will view you as a band that’s notorious for selling shows out. It’s just basic supply & demand really, if you sell out, more people will want to come and see what the fuss is all about, and in turn when you upgrade to bigger venues, you’ll sell more tickets. There are far too many bands that don’t realise you can’t do this if you play loads of shows in the space of a few weeks. Think about it…

Q: What are The Glass Skies social media profiles:

You can find our stuff on every social media platform or any streaming site, just search @TheGlassSkies on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, google us and check out memories on Spotify and youtube now.