AMERICAN-FUSION ARTIST ‘JASON CALLEAR’ TALKS WITH US ABOUT HIS TIME IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY, HOW HE USES LOCAL STUDIOS AND BRAND NEW ‘BROTHER’. GIVE THE FULL CHAT A READ RIGHT HERE.

What is your name? 
Jason Callear

What is your genre of music? 
Americana / Fusion

Give us a little bio about you.
I’ve been playing music for 44 years, always loved the idea of writing and recording, spent a long time on drums. I’ve done 2 UK tours with Michael Bruce of Alice Cooper Group and a a show at The Whiskey in LA. I’ve been a solo artist now for 10+ year, multi tracking most of the parts myself plus a wealth of top musicians to collaborate with in Staffordshire UK.

What made you go into music?
I guess I was born with it, got into making noises at primary school and could keep a mean time on the tambourine. 😊

Who are your influences?
A huge range from Glen Campbell, The Eagles, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Free, Queen, Cream, Robin Trower, to name a few.

Are you a signed?
No but I use Inspire Music Studios for all my production, local lads and time served.


You released your new single ‘Brother’, tell us more about the single.
The lick came about whilst jamming on a resonator and grew quickly into the arrangement and sounded pretty dramatic. I didn’t want too much fuss on it and started thinking about a theme. I landed on the American Civil War, I’d read a few stories about friends that wound up in opposing sides and wanted to make it fit the song. Still friends they put humanity first and help each other out. The single version is a little shorter than the album version as you’d expect but it’s all there. I think the tune works well with and helps put sound to the story 

Are you a signed?
No but I use Inspire Music Studios for all my production, local lads and time served.


You released your new single ‘Brother’, tell us more about the single.
The lick came about whilst jamming on a resonator and grew quickly into the arrangement and sounded pretty dramatic. I didn’t want too much fuss on it and started thinking about a theme. I landed on the American Civil War, I’d read a few stories about friends that wound up in opposing sides and wanted to make it fit the song. Still friends they put humanity first and help each other out. The single version is a little shorter than the album version as you’d expect but it’s all there. I think the tune works well with and helps put sound to the story 

Who did you work with on the single?
All parts are played by me on this one. My good friends and ex-pupils Matt and Tom Bishop recorded, mixed and mastered at Inspire Music Studios.

Will we see a music video for ‘Brother’, if so what can we expect from it?
There is a video, simply footage from the Civil War Reunion in the 1930’s. I do plan to film some live sessions soon so I may add a performance based video this year.

Will we see an EP or Album and if so, what can we expect from it?
The full album version of Brother was on my last album Contrast from 2016. There’s a new 12 track album coming out in ‘22 entitled ‘Train Rolls On’ and a single or 2 from that ahead of the release.

What else can we expect in 2022?
We’re just finishing a rebrand and I’m planning a 4 track covers EP and some live lounge sessions to come. Merch is next to make good use of my great new logo.

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
I live in hope that the releases do well and I’d be doing a few good shows too. One big dream is to have a tube used in film.

What quote or saying do you always stick by?
I will back myself!

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Well, I have a trusted mic stand that weighs a tonne and never falls over, me, my guitar, a decent mic and my rusty old stool.

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
The usual suspects:
Facebook 
Twitter
Instagram 
Sound Cloud 
TikTok
Music available from all regular outlets 
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