I love my fans from the UK and today I’m featuring a fan & a friend…
…UK singer/songwriter, Ernie Jackson!
Ernie emailed me a few months back saying that he was a fan of my blog and that he would love to be featured. I can’t stress it enough…I love getting emails from discover artists and bands! I really do! HAHA I was so happy that he stated being a fan of mine which is so nice to hear! So naturally, I had to find a spot for him!
Ernie’s unique voice is what draws me into his music. His voice is so wonderful and he’s got great instrumentation to back it up as well!
Ernie is from North Yorkshire, England and was influenced by incredible artists such as Chuck Berry, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, and Little Richard.
Let’s be real…
Who doesn’t love Little Richard?!
His music has been played on BBC Radio 2, BBC Introducing, and XFM London to some pretty impressive reviews!
What’s crazy to me…and what I need to ask Ernie more about…is that he shared the stage with one of my favorite people on earth:
I’m gushing and freaking out! I just listened to the album commentary video she made for her latest album “Sheezus” YESTERDAY! 😀 I’m a Lily Allen superfan and Ernie needs to tell me if she’s really as cool as she seems in real life! HAHA
Ernie answered some interview questions for us, so let’s get right to it:
1) When did you first find yourself interested in music?
“I’ve been interested in music ever since I was very young. I heard Little Richard’s Tutti Frutti on a battered 7inch vinyl and have been hooked ever since!”
2) How long have you been pursuing a career in music?
“My music career has been a life long pursuit. I started playing guitar when I was 16. I have been writing songs and learning new instruments constantly.”
3) What is your hometown?
“I live in London. I’m originally from a small town in the North of England called Ripon, but I love living in the capital!”
4) Were you ever in any bands?
“Myself and my friends in school started a band. We learned to play together, writing songs, recording and gigging. It was a great experience. Obviously people decided to do their own things so I’ve continued as solo artist.”
5) What do you wish to accomplish with your music?
“I’d like to accomplish so much as a singer/songwriter. I’d love people to connect with my songs, play to crowds all over the world, write songs for other artists and record some great music. I’d like to excite people about music in the same way I’m excited by hearing new music.”
6) How would you describe your sound?
“My music has been described as ‘explosive pop’. I would say that is a pretty good way of summing it up. I love music that makes you feel good and tempts you on to the dance floor. It’s music to put a smile on your face!”
Smile! It’s Ernie!
I’m pleased to announce that in current music news, Ernie has just released a brand new single called “Stars Fall Down” on November 17th as a free download by liking his Facebook page!!
Take a listen to “Stars Fall Down” here VIA SoundCloud:
Please like him & get your copy of his new single!!! (facebook.com/erniejacksonmusic)
Congratulations Ernie on your success and here’s to much more!