RGM Introducing – We Interview Pembrokshires own JC
Hiya JC thanks for joining us in the virtual RGM lounge today, grab a brew and take a seat.
Sweet. Appreciate it.
What made you decide to become an artist?
I’ve always been creative, always loved music.
From a very young age, I’ve looked up to both of my older siblings and the music they grew up with.
My brother was in a sick band called winch house and ever since I could remember I wanted to make music and follow in his footsteps.
Sometimes I find it hard to express myself, I guess I just do that through being creative.
Introduce us to you and your musical history?
I’ve been making music for what feels like my entire life, playing all sorts of instruments growing up but I’ve been making music properly for about 4/5 years solid now.
I’ve made a lot of music over the years, finding the right sound, perfecting it.
This past year I feel like things have all fallen into place and my upcoming album will be the start of something great. A taste of my roots.
What’s one question you’re sick of being asked when interviewed?
Unfortunately, I haven’t had the pleasure of being in enough to answer this properly, ha-ha!
But one question that I always get is “what does my name mean/stand for?”
To be honest, I have no idea.
A great friend of mine started calling me that back in my school days and it just kind of stuck.
What’s your favourite song right now from another band currently on your local circuit?
Damn. This is difficult, I couldn’t say.
One project I’ve got on repeat recently though is ‘RONALD’ by 6Dogs.
No skips, masterpiece.
What support is out there for new artists in Pembrokeshire?
Pembs seen is pretty supportive, got a lot of love for all of my friends that still support and share my stuff. That shit really does mean the most.
Who is inspiring you at the minute on the Pembrokeshire unsigned scene?
Someone who is really inspiring right now is my bro @4kdubs although he’s not actually from Pembrokeshire, he’s Carmarthenshire and I’m pretty sure he has just signed.
Nonetheless, seeing what he’s achieved and seeing first-hand the work that’s been put into his music is a breath of fresh air.
We’ve worked together a lot over the years, shout out 4k man. Top dude.
What would you like to see more of in Pembrokeshire?
I’d like to see more creatives putting their work out there into the world.
I’d also like to see different genre events being put together. That’d be sick!
What useless party trick /talent do you have/?
A party trick, damn, I don’t even know.
I can do that weird eye thing that most people hate where you turn your eyelid inside out.
Another thing, I have a 5 tatted on my palm so giving people high fives is that much better.
What was the most fun you have had on stage?
Most fun I’ve had on stage, every time, it’s always super sick as long as the energy is there it’s all good.
What was the worst experience on stage?
Worst experience, probably the ones where you’re playing for the bar staff ha-ha!
Tell us something about you that you think people would be surprised about?
One thing people are always surprised about is the fact that I was a fat kid growing up.
Loved the food, still do. I ate a lot growing up, still do.
Do you sign up to any conspiracy theories?
I’m a sucker for them. Anything that questions normality or has solid facts surrounding it I’m all for it. I don’t really take it too seriously though.
Anything to do with UFO’s or aliens I’m the first there.
Name a four-piece band made up of legends – who would be in it? (drummer, bass, lead singer etc)
A four-piece made up of legends, my girlfriend and I always do stuff like this.
Still, this is tough.
Ok so, on guitar I’d have John mayer. Always been a huge fan.
Bass, has got to be Flea
Vocals, damn I’m gonna say juice wrld considering how he could freestyle and how versatile he was.
Drums, for sure travis barker.
This would be so sick to see.
What’s your biggest achievement as an artist?
It always makes everything worthwhile when someone reaches out to let me know how my music has helped or affected them in some way. I’d say no matter what I achieve that’s always something that brings me most happiness.
What makes you stand out as An artist?
I think the fact that I can be so versatile. I’m yet to show all of my true colours, I have a vision for my career and my projects will truly show how much of a chameleon I can be.
Right now, what’s pissing you of the most in the industry?
I don’t really get too vexed about anything that doesn’t concern me. I understand there’s a lot of things within the industry at the moment that is difficult and wrong, but I tend not to let that negativity get in the way. Anything that we truly want we can achieve. Manifestation is a powerful thing.
What’s your favourite song to play live and why?
Drowning, the track has so much energy. Super fun to play live.
I hear you have a new single, what can you tell us about it?
Slow-motion. I’m super proud of this one, really dives into what I’m like as an artist and is a good taste of what’s to come on my upcoming project.
Talk me through the thought process of the single?
Really, I was just focusing on the thoughts and feelings I had in the past few months and wanted to share through my music and hope that anyone that could be going through similar things could relate and realise that we’re not really alone in any situation. We all go through shit. That’s just how it goes.
What was the recording process like?
To be honest, I don’t tend to write too much down anymore, I just play the beat and punch in whatever I feel necessary. Sometimes it takes me a while, sometimes it’s like water, it just pours out of me. I find going off the dome feels more at home recently. Not to say I don’t write, I still enjoy poetry and writing down thoughts. My notes are my best friend.
What was the biggest learning curve in writing the single/?
I think upon writing this project, a slow motion was the first single I wrote, and I approached it with the mindset of just focusing on where I’ve come from, what makes me make the music I make.
Would you change anything now it’s finished?
No. I would never put anything out I wasn’t completely happy with.
What are your plans for the year ahead?
Focus on the things that make me happiest, focus on my music, continue on my path to deliver the message I want to deliver.
Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?
Stream slow motion.
Brand new album – DustyCirclePits coming soon.
Follow my socials @jc5uk
Thanks for doing us today JC, all the best and keep in touch.