Meet Myke Terry, former lead singer of heavy metal band, Bury Your Dead. Myke. Since leaving the band, Terry has transformed his sound from heavy metal to a combination of funk and electronica after growing up listening to soul music. Read more about Myke and his transformation in the following interview and be sure to check out his debut solo EP, Red Handed, out soon!
Gadfly Online: Can you provide us with some background? Where are you from? What made you pursue a career in music?
Myke Terry: I was born into a musical family in Richmond, Virginia. I grew up playing and singing in bands. It wasn’t until at the end of my first successful self-booked tour that I realized that I might be able to support myself doing what I’m passionate for that I really began to pursue music fulltime.
GO: How would you characterize your music? Do you fit into a stock genre or create a fusion of genres?
MT: I would characterize it as its own entity. It’s an amalgamation of sounds from the Motown/funk eras and modern day electronica.
GO: Who would you cite as your musical influence?
MT: It’s always a crazy long, ever changing list, but some staples include James Brown, Thom Yorke, Kanye West, Kurt Cobain, and Mick Jagger.
GO: What project are you promoting right now? How does this fit into your overall career arc?
MT: The album is called “Redhanded” and it’s my first release as a solo artist.
GO: What do you hope to communicate to listeners through your music? What does music mean to you?
MT: I’d like to communicate to everyone that it’s all right to let go every now and then. Have some fun and be free! My music to me means that it’s okay to be different and think for you. No matter how bad things look around you, keep on holding on. It’ll pay off in the end.
GO: What can we expect from you in the future?
MT: I’m only just getting started and it’s already looking to be a pretty crazy year. Currently, I’m working on a video for the first single, “Redhanded”, preparing for the album release, and beginning to book tour dates for early 2015.
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