What is your name?
My name is Savannah Wellman, and Savvie is a nickname that was given to me in the first music venue I ever worked in. I liked the sound of it and decided to use it as my artist name.
What is your genre of music?
Give us a little bio about you.
I’ve been making music in different bands for over 10 years. I released my first album as Savvie in 2015, and Creature of Habit is the first new song I’ve released since then!
What made you go in to music?
I have always loved singing and writing songs – it was a way for me to express my emotions. I can be a pretty internal, introverted person, but music allows me to connect with people and really share how I feel.
Are you a signed?
No, I’ve always released my music independently, and started my own music company called Tiny Kingdom.
You release your new single “Creature Of Habit” tell us more about it.
Creature of Habit is a song about the things that take a hold on us, for better or for worse.
What was the writing process like?
The first version of this song was actually quite different, it had more of an electronic pop vibe to it, but it didn’t feel very authentic to me, so I rearranged it for guitars and ended up with the single we have now!
What was the recording process like?
I got to work on it with John Raham of Afterlife Studios as well as my partner, Brendan Guy. We all had a great time collaborating on the process and having fun with sounds and tones.
Who did you work on the Single with?
(same as above)
Take a listen here
Can we expect an EP or album this year and if so can we have a teaser?
I have a few other singles to release in the coming months, stay tuned!
Do you play any instruments?
My main instrument is guitar, however I did also study piano in jazz school.
Who are your influences?
I love so many classic rock icons, like Stevie Nicks, Debbie Harry, Patti Smith – and modern classics like Alison Mosshart (The Kills) and Courtney Barnett.
Which TV channel would you like one of your songs to be played on?
It’s a funny answer, but I would have loved to be on Much Music (the MTV of Canada) back when it was in it’s prime, and when music videos were such a big deal for artists!
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
My inspiration always comes just from observing the world around me and the feelings and experiences I go through. Sometimes it’s hard when it feels like there are so many issues in the world that deserve our attention, to think that anyone should care about what you’re feeling – but I think we come together by acknowledging that we all share the same human experience.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
I run a music company called Tiny Kingdom that helps other artists get their music out into the world!
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
To always be true to yourself and not give in to industry trends.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
“A High Tide Floats All Boats”
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
Your coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first?
2/ Who do you see first?
3/ What do you eat first?
I would definitely head to my house where I could hang out with my 2 cats, Loki and Luna J
The first thing I crave when I’ve been away from home is a breakfast sandwich called a Sunny Start from a chain of restaurants called White Spot that started in Vancouver 90 years ago. I was a waitress there when I was a teenager and I have been addicted ever since!
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?