Shardul Pandey: I welcome you Aspyre at SANGKRIT.net, please tell our netiznes about yourself.
Aspyre: My name is Aspyre. I’m a Canadian born country singer. I started writing songs when I was 8 years old. I always loved singing but I knew just singing wasn’t enough. I always had an interest in guitar but never knew how to play. As fate would have it, I ended up getting a guitar with a broken neck from a friend. He was gonna throw it out, so I decided to see if I could fix it and teach myself. A little wood glue and dedication changed my life forever. I’ve never had a real lesson in my life, but think I’m doing pretty well with it! I know all the odds are against me in this industry but I’m hoping to beat those odds and travel doing a career that I love!
Shardul Pandey: So what are you doing now-a-days ? What musical projects you are currently working on?
Aspyre: Well right now I’m working at a seniors home and pursuing music on the side. I’m completely self-taught on guitar and practice non stop! I’ve dreamed about this since I was a little, and it’s so exciting that I was FINALLY able to start this journey two months ago. So far though, the support has amazed! I’m planning to record an EP in the next few months, so everyone can keep an eye out for that and a music video! I’m always uploading new videos on YouTube (Aspyresings) and new photos on my Facebook page all the time!
Shardul Pandey: How would you describe your sound to people who have not yet heard your music ?
Aspyre: Describing my sound is hard for me to do, but if I had to put it into words, I would say I’m an indie/country singer. My sound is what makes Aspyre so different from the rest.
Shardul Pandey: Any loves, other than music? Is there any other creative mediums you work in?
Aspyre: My two love’s other than music are my miniature Australian shepherd Baxter, and being able to help others any chance I get! I’m also a great sculptor, not just a writer! I can’t draw at all, but give me a ball of clay, and I can make anything.
Shardul Pandey: Any favorite moment you would like to share?
Aspyre: My favorite moments would have to be the first time I ever heard my voice on a recording and realised, I sounded good! How am I unique? My story is a long and special one. I won’t go into detail, but I will say that I’ve been on my own for this entire journey. My parents/family never encouraged me to sing. I taught myself how to play guitar in my basement bedroom with my guitar I found and fixed.
One day I will share my whole story with you:)
Shardul Pandey: What you do for fun & entertainment? Any peculiar interests?
Aspyre: For fun, I don’t go to cinemas or watch tv. I prefer to spend my time surrounded by my closest friends.
I believe time spent with loved ones is a million times more precious than hours wasted on a TV screen.
Shardul Pandey: Tell us about your favorites.
- My favorite films are Edward scissor hands, SNL’s Superstar and Anchorman.
- My favorite actors/actresses: Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum.
- My favorite singers: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts and Luke Bryan
- My favorite international artists: I really enjoy european EDM artists. Hardwell, avichi, kaskade.
- My favorite food will always be pineapple and black olive pizza or simply, a grilled cheese sandwich
- My favorite travel destination would be hawaii, but I would love to see England!
- My favorite music festival is Shambhala in British Columbia.
Shardul Pandey: Best advice ever given? First song ever sung? Secret craving?
Aspyre: Everything happens for a reason. Never give up, and never stop trying because clouds will always go away. Sunshine is only hidden as long as you let it.
My first favorite song that I remember is ‘don’t be stupid’ by Shania twain. My all time secret craving is candy! Cotton candy, rock candy, sour candy,… Etc..
Shardul Pandey: How do you best describe what music is to you?
Aspyre: Music to me is what water is to a fish. With out it, I couldn’t make it through my day. I wouldn’t be able to travel anywhere, I wouldn’t be able to keep a smile on my face when others pulled me down. I couldn’t go to sleep at night or wake up in the morning. Music is what I live and breathe for. Music is everything to me.
Shardul Pandey: What songs get you moving ?
Aspyre: Red- taylor swift, Killin it- krewella, Get down – Kairo kingdom, Chicken fried – Zach brown band
Shardul Pandey: According to you, what are easy and hard parts of singing ?
Aspyre: The easiest part of singing for me,is simply just the singing part! But I do find that it is harder for me to play certain or difficult guitar rhythms while I sing.
Shardul Pandey: What you feel is your strength as a performer and how would you like to be remembered?
Aspyre: My strengths would have to be my strong vocal range and vibrato. Similar to Carrie Underwood. I hope to be remembered by my unique sound!
Shardul Pandey: Would you like to give any advice to newbie musicians?
Aspyre: Never put your self down or worry what others think of your music. Confidence is everything these days.
Shardul Pandey: Any new plans for an international tour on your skyline?
Aspyre: I have some plans for a tour around the southern united states for summer 2014, but I haven’t even released my EP yet so it’s still up in the air where I will end up in the future!
Shardul Pandey: What is your ultimate message for netizens ?
Aspyre: My ultimate message to everyone: never give up!! Always follow your heart with a positive attitude and outlook. People will always be waiting to pull you down, but if you don’t let them, you will rise to the top!! Never let anything tell you that your dreams are not possible.