So i got in touch with lead vocalist for ‘LOUDKIDZ’ and asked if I could have an interview and they said YES!!
What are your Full names ?
Chez Davis , Benjamin Donaldson ,Jamie Skehan
What is your band’s Genre?
Acoustic driven Pop, with hints of R&B and Dance music
Give us a little bio of the band and you guys as individual.
As a band ‘LOUDKIDZ’ are from Manchester & Preston but from distinctly different musical backgrounds.Together, the thre boys formed LoudKidz..what makes us stand out from other boy bands is that our music is our own. We’re not styled, produced and written for by others – we define Ourselves by being Ourselves – creative, dynamic and NOW! as many people have said !!!
Chez: I was a singer in a Punk-Pop band a few years back.
Ben: I come from Hip-Hop and Soul.
Jamie: I was an indie/electronica record producer.
These boys get evertything done with just the knowledge they know and ready to get their music heard.
Where did you get the band name from?
We used to be called Clown Of The Neighbourhood , Then “Clown” but it was too hard to find us on youtube you’d just get a load of creepy Clowns coming up and nobody wants that haha … So we just used our Dj-Remix Name “LoudKidz” which we already had instead 🙂
Who does what in the band?
Chez: I’m Lead Vocalist and Guitarist.
Ben: Im the Rapper and also play Piano.
Jamie: I do the backing vocals, play guitar and Piano.
Are You Signed?
Snap B Music is Our management and consists of Bjorn De water & Simon Napier Bell (Wham,The Yardbirds,Boney M)
What other instruments do you play?
The Three Boys play a variety of Instruments.
Chez: I play Guitar,Bass,Drums …. a little bit of piano.
Ben: I play Piano and These two are teaching me how to slap some Bass too… which is good.
Jamie: I play Guitar,Bass,Percussion…. a lot of piano
How did the band come about?
The Band came about by chance really , at some amateur film festival a few years back now. Mine and jamies original pop video for Clown Of The Neighbourhood was being show cased…and at the end we was looking for a rapper to guest on some stuff of ours THE REST IS HISTORY haha and Also met at the festival which was a good thing Ben was there really.haha
Who are your influences?
A wide range of influences but here are some
Justin Timberlake, Outkast, Newton Faulkner, Green Day, Above & beyond, Oasis
How did music come in to your lives and when did you start doing it?
Chez: I was 12 years old and got my first guitar lesson and went from there.
Ben: i was around 17/18…
Chez: Rap battles with scallys on the street (
Jamie: i was about 13 and messing with my brother recording together.
When will you be releasing material?
Thats hush hush 😉 but we will be uploading our first music video in the next couple of weeks on youtube so keep an eye out.
how do you get inspiration to write songs?
It comes pretty natural to us since we’re such close friends everything just seems to flow nice & easy and we always agree !!! which is good right ? haha
Of course its good…
Chez, You was in a band before LoudKidz, what happend, do you think you learnt a lot more from being in it?
We got signed we got loads of fans …my voice broke hahaha but Yeah its all just a learning curve . I was young !!! I recorded with all these famous bands & producers but now i’ve learnt my “Craft” …now I’m ready to go!!!
Has this impacted on this band or would you say it’s different?
LoudKidz is a much better band to be in, we’re best mates and we love the music we play !!! in my previous band we never saw eye to eye probably best it ended haha.
Where do you see the band in 2-5 years time?
I hope to see you worldwide too!
If you wasn’t doing music what would you’s be doing?
Probably football for a decent professional club … I played for Manchester City until I was 13 Then Bolton Wanderers , Then Burnley Fc but the music is progressing massively so its a shame I couldn’t keep the football going!!! maybe ill get to play in the next Soccer Aid Robbie Williams does haha.
do you have a website, social media pages and music pages for your fans?www.Loudkidzmusic.com