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RGM INTRODUCING – WE INTERVIEW EDI CALLIER

Hiya folks thanks for joining us in the virtual RGM lounge today, grab a brew and take a seat.

What made you decide that music is a thing for you?

Music is honestly just a part of me. My parents used to tell me stories of how I started singing before I knew how to talk so naturally when I started making decisions for myself, deciding that music is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life was one of the first ones.

Introduce us to you and your musical history.

My name is Edi Callier and I’m a recording artist, singer, songwriter, producer, and mental health advocate living in sunshiny Los Angeles, California! I was born into a musical family and I’ve pretty much spent my entire life doing what I love. I’ve had the amazing opportunity to share my gifts on stages across the United States on tour and I’ve even gotten the chance to be on stage in front of people like Diddy, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor, and Fergie on national TV.

The music industry is the hardest industry in the world to progress in, How do you feel you are doing?

I feel like I’m doing as well as I should be, if not better given the circumstances. I’m still independent (until someone says something that makes me want to do something other than that), I own my master, I make what moves me, and I get a chance to see what that does for people in real-time in person every time I touch a stage. That feels great.

We set up RGM USA and many other countries in the world to share music with America and the UK, good idea?

Great idea!

Do you sign up to any conspiracy theories?

Of course! But “they” are probably watching so I can’t let “them” know what I know.

Let’s share the love, what bands are doing really well in your Town / City?

I’m actually gearing up for a tour with two of my amazing friends here in LA, Kindal Tate and Josh Moreland.

What advice would you give other artists starting out?

Keep going, even when it’s hardest to do so. As many times as I’ve been told that, I never thought I’d actually need that advice until the day I did. You’ll always feel better on the other end of hardship knowing that you held on to what you love rather than giving it up for what felt easier at the moment.

Did you buy anything you don’t need in the pandemic?

Of course! And I have NO idea what any of it was anymore.



What was the worst experience on stage?

The most embarrassing one was the first time I split my pants on stage but my least enjoyable one has to be when the sound guy was freaking out trying to figure out why there wasn’t any sound coming from the system for my entire set just to finally realize at the end of my set time that he’d never plugged the speakers in.

Tell us something about you that you think people would be surprised about. 

I don’t know how surprising it is but I’m a pretty immaculate vegan chef. I have yet to make a meal that wasn’t amazing and I love to cook for people.

If you had to describe your band/music to an alien how would you describe it? 

If the alien knows music history, I’d say it’s an eclectic blend of soul, funk, rock, pop, R&B, and jazz with some international flare – sort of like if Prince, The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, George Duke, Danny Elfman, and Miguel had a baby in church and it listened to exclusively Indian, Latin, and African music for a year.

What makes you stand out as a band/artist?

I’m authentically me in everything that I do. I believe that everyone that’s an artist at their core has the ability to be differentiated from the next because that’s an artist’s nature and desire and I stand heavily in that truth.

I hear you have new music, what can you tell us about it.

I do! I just released a new single called ‘V.I.B.E.’, a.k.a. my dance/house song with a message.

Talk me through the thought process of the new tune/s.

I wanted to make something liberating and fun yet declarative in nature and this song essentially says “I know everything isn’t perfect, I know things have been rough, I know what I’ve been through but in this moment, I choose to live my life and have fun doing it.”

What was the recording process like?

It was so fun and different! Most of my music up to this point is melodically driven but this one was primarily rhythmically and lyrically driven and it definitely took me out of my comfort zone in the best of ways. I pretty much spent about an hour at Pirate Studios in LA yelling and jumping around in the recording booth probably freaking out the neighbors.

What was the biggest learning curve in writing the new tunes?

Learning to fully let go and really lean into everything that was coming to me creatively. I’ve always thought of myself as relatively creatively free but this song really made me push the bounds of it.

Would you change anything now it’s finished?

Not at all. If all of my songs are like my children, this is my weird child that always shows up to the function as a party starter to make people smile and I love it as much as the rest of my kids.

Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?

I’m going on tour! And I’ve been on a spree of releasing new music so there’s a ton of it for anybody to listen to on all of the digital platforms just by typing in my name. There’s a little something for everybody in my catalogue and a whole lot for somebody that likes a bit of everything.

Multi-Link for ‘V.I.B.E.’ – https://soundbirth.lnk.to/EdiCallier-VIBE

Website – edicallier.com