Name: Beck Black
We had the pleasure of interviewing a young and talented musician - Beck Black. She is the perfect FashionGirlGoneWild - her style is beyond genius. In this interview you will be able to see that she is a true FashionGirlGoneWild because she sets her own trends and as a young artist she knows how to delight her fans with new ideas.
Beck Black delivers a bluesy punk experience with the dynamic soul of pure Rock'n'Roll theater. Together with Adam Alt, award-winning drummer from Street Drum Corps., front woman, keyboardist, & composer Beck Black reaches new cosmos of sound and energy with tightly woven songs and an electrifying stage presence not to be missed.
Their dual singles, "Life's a Circus" and "Rock On", two golden rock'n'roll anthems, currently enjoy heavy rotation on The World Famous KROQ Fm, under Rodney Bingenheimer's gaze, and select stations across North America and Europe. They've been voted one of the Top 5 Live Acts by LA Weekly, enjoyed a feature as Artist of the Day in Artist Direct Online magazine, and an interview on Europe's SkyTV. Beck Black's following grows every show, nearly selling out the world-famous Troubadour in Los Angeles last January!
"Music Saves Lives" was Beck Black's first appearance at SXSW in March 2014. Beck just appeared on the cover of "Rockwired Magazine", the April issue, with Lita Ford from "The Runaways". Beck Black fuses fashion with music & is an ambassador to the Academy of Couture in Beverly Hills. Keep your ears peeled for "American Mister," the latest single from their upcoming EPClandestine, out soon on DJ Central Records via Red River Entertainment/SONY Red.
1.) How old were you when you started getting involved in music?
I was 9 years old when I started to take piano lessons and began writing poetry.
2.) Who do you look at as a role model in the music industry? Why?
Alive: I Look up to David Bowie as a role model in the industry because his song “Space Oddity” played across the nation as everyone watched the moon landing in 1969. Dead:Jim Morrison. I look to him as a poetic muse who’s life was swept short on the wave of success.
3.) What kind of music do you listen to?
Post punk: The Stooges, Joy Division, Doors, Elvis, John Lennon, Pink Floyd, The Cure, Cuban music, Edith Piaf. George Gershwin, Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Flock Of Seagulls, Bowie, Blonde, Donna Summer, Disco & 80’s. I also like old blues preferably Robert Johnson and Lead Belly.
4.) Where would you most like to perform?
Radio City Music Hall, Grande Ole Opry, Grecian Ruins, The Greek Theater, Hollywood Bowl, and Red Rocks.
5.) How would you describe your fashion style?
My style is romantic, goddess, glamour and charm -with a dash of attitude. It’s a stylistic choice influenced by the theme of the showcase or the venue. The previous showcase at "The Viper Room" - I donned a Marilyn Monroe glamorous look styled by the talented Gail Garrison ( http://www.gailgarrison.com ).
6.) What is one item from your closet you can’t live without?
My new RG73 (http://rg73jeans.com ) high waisted dark jeans designed by Roger Gaon. I have been wearing them everyday. Thank goodness I have a few pairs. I have only been introduced to the jeans for a month now and am in love already.
7.) What are your favorite stores? And what do you like about them?
I go to Belks ( http://www.belk.com ) a lot! Also my mom and I share a lot of stylistic choices and end up with similar pieces. I love Edge of Urge ( http://edgeofurge.com ) in Wilmington, NC - it’s a couture shop on the waterfront of the Cape Fear River. It is in the outer banks or the Caribbean where I accrue my jewelry. Out here in LA – I work with stylists and designers and don’t shop in stores often. But when I go south, I find the treasures buried in small towns. Ocracoke Island.
8.) Tell us what is one trend that you just love this season?
I don’t really follow trends. I somehow am at the brink of them unknowingly. But I just looked up the summer trends for this 2014 and I liked the holographic jackets, purses, and skirt wear.
9.) Who is your inspiration in the fashion industry?
I look to romanticism for my inspirations in style – rather then looking at a specific individual, I look at themes and time periods. Shades, textures, and colors are only really identified and altered due to seasons and weather. Our bodies are sacred temples and the clothing the bodice is a reflection of the self.
10.) What advice can you give to our readers about the music industry?
I advise everyone who has the passion and desire to be a professional artist and musician to really work hard at what it is you dream and aspire to do. Dream big and don’t take no for an answer. Yes is the answer.
11.) Where can our readers listen to your music?
They can purchase two songs currently circulating KROQ fm via www.beckblack.com only “rock on” is available via itunes all links are via www.beckblack.com
12.) Where can our readers follow you? ( List any Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Website pages.)
Like Her Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/beckblackmusic
Follow Her On Instagram: Beck Black Music
Follow Her On Twitter: https://twitter.com/beckblackrocket
Check Out Her Website At: www.beckblack.com
We wish you a lot of success in your career - and keep being fabulous!!
" She is so talented and her style is beyond amazing! - I wish her the best in all she does and she will forever be a FashionGirlGoneWild."
Interviewer: Barby McQueen
Interviewee: Beck Black
Date: May 16, 2014
Pictures Provided by Beck Black.