We sat down with Gabriel Byrd to find out what makes them tick…
In this feature, we’ll speak to some of HOT VOX’s favourite new artists on the gigging scene and find out what shaped them to be the artist they are today
Today we’re featuring Gabriel Byrd
WANT TO HEAR MORE? Gabriel Byrd is taking part in RISING, our brand new series of live-streamed events, which aims to support and raise money for War Child UK to assist their work during the Covid-19 crisis.
HOT VOX have raised thousands of pounds for War Child through live gigs and events over the past two years. Now we’re taking RISING online, and with the help of our immensely talented roster of artists, we hope to raise even more vital funds for this valuable cause.
Tune in to see Gabriel Byrd streaming live on Thursday 28th May at 8.00pm
Someone writing Rock & Roll music in the 21st Century.
I was born in the countryside of Brazil, where we have farms, mountains, and waterfalls, kinda B side of my country. Nothing to do with the usual beach, Carnival and Samba propaganda. I’ve been living in the EU/UK since 2013.
I come from a musical family, I started to learn piano by the age of 10 encouraged by my grandma but by the age of 12 swapped to the guitar, influenced by the vinyl collection of my dad, it was when I discovered British and American rock music.
Honest, Organic, Mystical, Melodic, Fierce
I think it needs to be Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, and old blues musicians, but there’s loads of good music out there…
I also have to mention names as Nina Simone, Astor Piazzola, Yes, Erik Satie, Crosby Stills Nash & Young…
Most of the times I’m improvising on Guitar, Piano, Mandolin or any instrument I play, and I find some motif that calls my attention, It can be a melody, a riff, a groove or whatever, then I build the structure and the lyrics around it
Animals – Pink Floyd
To make a living with my original music and to help people in need
Tedeschi Trucks Band or The Rolling Stones.
Tedeschi Trucks Band was the best music concert I have ever seen, regarding performance and dynamics.
The Stones because come on, it’s only Rock and Roll. The aristocracy
Billy Preston – Keys
John Paul Jones – Bass
Dr. Steve Gadd or Mitch Michell – Drums
Doris Troy & Sam Brown – Backing Vocals
That’s a tricky question…
A magnetic, soulful and intense rock encounter
I warm up and sing a bit before the gig to keep the fingers’ motion going and keep the lyrics fresh in my mind. At the venue, before I go to the stage, I face myself in the mirror and reaffirm a promise I made years ago
A ’59 Gibson Les Paul and an Orange Amp in the dressing room would be fine, I’m a simple man…
haha probably Super Freak by Rick James. Jackson 5? Carla Bruni?
I like to draw, Dystopian Sci-Fi, and Modern Art. I speak 3 languages.
My website www.gabrielbyrd.com All the social media links are in there.
The Future is now