Currently studying at the world famous Berklee College of Music, Gianna Adams has had music in her blood from a young age, having begun song-writing at the tender age of 5. A talented actress and performer, she recently released her EP I Don’t Know, and she spoke to ThisIsTheLatest about her favourite track on the collection, the venue she’d most love to play and her thoughts on the power of social media. TITL: Please introduce yourself if you would.

Gianna Adams: My name is Gianna Adams. I am an 18-year-old singer-songwriter from Las Vegas.

source site TITL: What would you say your artist unique selling point is?

GA: I think a major selling point for myself is that I also act and dance, which gives me great advantages in a lot of situations, and then there’s just being a total dork and really telling stories through my music for people to relate to. I think we all bring our own personal magic to things and my music and brand is really surrounded by my silly, sarcastic self just loving what I’m doing and really aiming to inspire others like those who inspire me.

here TITL: Which three artists or bands would you say you’ve been and are most influenced/inspired by? What impact do they have on the music you make?

GA: The three people I have been majorly inspired by are Bea Miller, Madison Beer, and Camila Cabello. These three power house females make such amazing music, and are all writers as well which I connect with tremendously. They all have such dope sounds, and grooves, and really just put their hearts and passion on the line – you can clearly hear it through every word, and every song they sing. They all make music that I not only enjoy, but that is also very much up the alley of the kind of sound and music I enjoy and make. They have definite influences on my own music for sure.

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GA: I honestly couldn’t put my finger on an artist I necessarily sound similar to. I think if I had to choose though Meghan Trainor would be someone who has a similar vibe.

source TITL: You attend the Berklee College of Music. How is the school impacting your career in terms of what you’re learning/being taught there, and what’s it like attending such a famous institution?

GA: School is definitely impacting my career in various positive ways! I am studying music theory which is greatly improving my musical abilities; helping me play more fluidly and just allowing me to learn more about musical techniques and the language of music itself. I am also taking music marketing and techniques classes which are a huge help in developing and working towards promoting my music and myself and having more of a professional and knowledgeable approach in doing so, as well as achieving overall improvement as a songwriter. It’s such an honor to be attending this amazing institution. So many artists and songwriters I look up to have studied here, and to have this on my resume, knowing so many artists I admire have it on theirs too, is just such a blessing. I couldn’t imagine studying anywhere else. TITL: When it comes to song-writing, where or how would you say you most find your inspiration?

GA: I find so much of my inspiration through my own life and experiences I go through. I tend to write a lot about the events and moments in my life, as well as pulling ideas and inspiration from things people around me are go through as well. I also get very inspired by other music and general ideas and concepts, but I’d say I find inspiration most within myself; my feelings and moments I experience. TITL: Tell me about your debut EP I Don’t Know. Is there a story behind the title and what can you recall of the writing and recording process?

GA: Well you see, there’s a funny story about that. So, a fun fact about me is that I am extremely indecisive about… well…most things, so as it was coming down to naming the EP, every time my team or my parents would ask, my answer would be “I don’t know”, because quite frankly I didn’t know what to name it. And basically months went by and we still had nothing and my dad said, “you know what, we’ve known it all along, you’ve said the name every time we ask so that just it!” So that how that happened. The recording and writing process was such a lengthy process, and hard work, but it was so much fun. Having my songs come to life and really making them perfect and finally getting to share what we had worked so hard on with all that would listen has just been surreal.

trading 60 secondi demo TITL: Do you have a favourite track on the collection and if so, which is it and why?

GA: That’s a tough question, because I obviously really have a connection with all 5 songs, but I’d say one of my favorites is “No Hero”. Lyrically I was really proud of this song. It’s such a powerhouse piece that really embodies and empowers girls like me in the sense that it tells me – and them – that you don’t need a boy or anyone for that matter to sweep you off your feet and “save you”, or need that to feel worthy. You are strong and beautiful and powerful and your biggest savior and safety is you. You can do anything with love and confidence in you, and as females in society today especially, it’s really important to remember what incredible individuals we truly are. TITL: Do you have any performances lined up for the coming weeks/months?

GA: We are currently working on setting up more performances through the next couple of months. I play shows in Vegas here and there and am working on expanding and maybe performing some around LA soon too. TITL: Which venue in the world would you most like to play?

GA: I think Madison square Garden is a big one because only the best of the best get to headline shows there!

good personal dating questions TITL: You’ve already received support and acclaim from the likes of AXS and Live In Limbo. Do you pay much attention to what the media says/writes about you, or are you more concerned with what your fans think?

GA: I am of course am so honored to be acclaimed by such wonderful platforms and love collaborating with the media and outlets like this, and it is important to do so. But when it comes down to it, I’m truly doing this for my fans. Being in any spotlight makes you a target for negativity of any kind from any platform whether it be the media, online, etc. but I think as an artist in the business you just have to stay true to you; to know who you are and your worth and to know why you’re doing what you’re doing. With the focus and eternal love for it all nothing else matters.

follow url TITL: What would the nicest/greatest thing someone could write or say about you be?

GA: I think the nicest thing anyone could say is that I’m real and their inspiration. I just like to be silly and sarcastic and have fun and be who I am, so if people can see me and love me and my music for what it is and who I am and feel my authenticity, I think that’s one of the greatest achievements you could ask for.

TITL: Given your growing social media following, particularly on Instagram, how do you feel about the power the likes of Twitter and other sites can and do have in terms of helping an artist grow their fan-base and keep themselves current? Do you think there’s such a thing as too much of a social media presence?

GA: I think social media is such a wonderful platform for up and coming artists such as myself because it really allows you to be reach out, put yourself out there and begin growing a fan base independently. Social media is such a powerful tool and I think it is a very positive thing in so many ways. I don’t necessarily feel like there is such thing as “too much” social media, but I do agree that sometimes it is used to spread negativity and hostile things. Overall, you just need to be careful and use it positively, cautiously, and appropriately of course.

lisinopril/hctz tab 20-25mg TITL: Away from music, you made your first appearance in a feature film at the age of 6. Is acting something you’re still passionate about and what would your dream role be?

GA: Yes, acting is something I am more then passionate about! It, like my music, is such an obsession of mine and my happy place, and I am most definitely pursuing that as well. There are so many phenomenal roles I would kill to get to play –  one would be a role in a show such as Pretty Little Liars or Jane The Virgin, and I would adore to be in an action film. Anything in this craft would be a blessing honestly.

endep 10mg kaufen TITL: Finally then, are there any other plans or projects in the pipeline you can tell me about and, looking further ahead, whose career would you most like to emulate? What would you have to achieve in order for you to believe you’d ‘made it’?

GA: I am just writing like crazy and working towards a next single, and of course, a potential album in the near future. I’m not sure who specifically I would most like the emulate, but I’d love to emulate the careers of the many artists who inspire me and have been successful in this industry. I think believing “I’ve made it” for me would truly just entail waking up every-day feeling stable and successful, getting to do what I love and inspiring people. Not only that, but having a voice to give back to those that need it and just be a positive force in our industry and society. There is always more to work towards, so I hope to achieve my present goals and from there develop more and more to constantly and forever be growing as and artist and as a person.

To keep up to date with Gianna Adams and her music, visit her website, give her page a like on Facebook or follow her on Instagram. Her EP I Don’t Know is available now.

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Inspired by artists such as Kenny Chesney and having opened for Thomas Rhett, Cole Bradley has always had a passion and affinity for country music, and now, thanks to releases such as his new single “Happy Hour”, he’s well on his way to being a real star of the genre in his own right. ThisIsTheLatest caught up with Cole to talk song-writing, dream shows, and his ambitions for the next six months and beyond.

TITL: First of all, who exactly is Cole Bradley?

Cole Bradley: Great place to start! I am a country singer-songwriter from Calgary, Canada, who currently lives in Nashville, TN. I love to have a good time, live everyday like it’s my last and put out music that hopefully people can connect with.

TITL: When did you first realise you wanted to make music a career?

CB: I’ve always loved performing and songwriting but the moment I realized that I wanted to pursue a career in country music was when I was twelve years old. It was when I heard my first Kenny Chesney record and I was mesmerized by the way Kenny was able to make people feel through his songs. From that moment on, I wanted to be like Kenny and create music that everyday people could relate to.

TITL: Which three artists or bands would you say you’ve been and are most influenced/inspired by?

CB: Kenny Chesney, Garth Brooks, and Darius Rucker would have to be the top three country artists that inspire me. The reason being is that their songs tell the best stories. Their music makes people feel something!

TITL: What impact do they have on the music you make?

CB: Obviously, Kenny’s beach influence has impacted me in my song writing but ultimately, these three artists make me want to write better songs and push myself to new heights. In my opinion, Brooks, Chesney, and Rucker set the bar when it comes to releasing new and interesting songs, so my hope is that one day I can be on their level.

TITL: Where or how do you most often find inspiration for your songs?

CB: My best inspiration comes from real life experiences. I need to live my songs! If I can “live” and experience different things every day, that’s where I’ll find inspiration and that creates the best songs.

TITL: Tell me a little about your new single “Happy Hour.” Where did the idea for the track come from?

CB: The idea came from my first year of university in Canada. Every Thursday night my friends and I would huddle into my dorm room and we would play a game called “Power Hour” where each of us would do a shot of beer each minute for 60 minutes straight. We had a ton of fun to say the least! In the end, the song is all about just enjoy a few drinks with your best pals and getting into some fun afterwards!

TITL: Are there any tour dates/performances coming up?

CB: You bet! We have some shows planned for CMA Fest in Nashville this weekend. After that we have some real fun shows planned in Western Canada over the course of the summer as well as a few US dates that haven’t been announced just yet.

TITL: You’ve already opened shows for a number of country stars including Thomas Rhett, but if you could share a stage with three other bands or artists, living or dead, who would you pick and where would you play?

CB: Obviously, Kenny Chesney and Garth Brooks would have to be at the top of that list as they are my heroes! From the past, if I was a sixties kid I would want to hang with The Beatles – “Penny Lane” was one of the first songs I ever listened to and probably inspired my love for singing. Is there any band more legendary than them?

TITL: What has been the nicest thing someone has so far written or said about you, and what would be the ultimate compliment someone could give you?

CB: Wow, great question! I think some of the best compliments I have received are from people who have been following my career from the very start. Just to hear those people say that “you get better every time I hear you” or  “you’ve grown as an artist” is such an affirmation that I’m on track. The ultimate compliment someone could give me is that my songs helped them in a tough time or that one of my songs made them think of a special memory. For me, if someone tells me that they relate to my music and connect with it – that’s the ultimate compliment in my books.

TITL: Given that bands and artists today all but HAVE to be on social media, how do you feel about the power the likes of Twitter and other sites can and do have in terms of helping an artist grow their fan-base and keep themselves current? Do you think there’s such a thing as too much of a social media presence?

CB: Social media is a great platform for artists. It has never been easier to build a brand, release new music and build an audience. Social media engagement is huge in helping an artist grow their fan-base. If you can master the art of having great communication with your fans – I believe you will find success. It’s hard to say if there is such thing as “too much of a presence” but I believe if you have quality content and your personality shines through then I think you are doing the right thing.

TITL: Finally then, what does the rest of the year in store for you and where would you like to see yourself five years from now? What do you want to tick off your bucket list?

CB: For the rest of the year, my plan is to keep building my audience, touring in new markets and improving my craft. I think if I can keep improving on my live show, songwriting and in the studio as well as making new fans then I’ll be very happy. My main goal is to able to share my music with as many people as possible and if I can have a career in the next five years where I am still making a living playing music – then that’s a huge win in my books!

Check out Cole Bradley’s latest track “Happy Hour” below and for more information on him and his music, visit his website, give his page a like on Facebook or follow him on Twitter.


With his “kamikaze pop” sound already having caught the attention of BBC Introducing and BBC 6 Music, Jack Angus Golightly, AKA Jango Flash, is slowly but surely making a name for himself, and his latest single “Perseid 45” is sure to have more music fans and critics alike talking. ThisIsTheLatest caught up with Jango to talk song-writing inspiration and his big plans for the future.

TITL: Please introduce yourself if you would.

Jango Flash: Hi my names Jack, AKA “Tasty Daniels”, AKA “Ooo what’s in dem briefs”, AKA “Jango Flash”.

TITL: Where did the name Jango Flash come from?

JF: It was two nicknames which I ended up gluing together. All of my close friends call me “Jango” because it kinda acts as an Abbreviation of (J)ack (An)gus (Go)lightly, and when I worked in a kitchen, I used to get called “Flash” because of how fast I could chop onions. I feel like every artist at some stage has made a list of “cool” sounding words to put together, like I did. But I ended up hating the process of deciding on something that felt concrete, because it was always so over analysed and contrived. I guess that’s why some people have went back to using online generators for sourcing a name without much thought, or just adding 5 more letters in or around a word. If you’re looking for a good name, it’s usually right on your doorstep.

TITL: What would you say your artist unique selling point is?

JF: That’s a tricky one, I never really think about USP’s in music but I guess it would have to be my hands, apparently I’ve got lucky thumbs.

TITL: Which three artists or bands would you say you’ve been and are most influenced/inspired by? What impact do they have on the music you make?

JF: Damn, that’s tough. Subconsciously I guess I’m inspired by early 2000’s music like t.A.T.u. because they came about at a really weird time in my life. I remember seeing the music video for “All The Things She Said” on Kerrang! and just feeling so many different emotions. They have this wonderful ability of being able to take darker, guitar driven music and then re-purpose it in a huge girl band style, it’s bad ass! I think there’s something to be said about their influences and how they decided to express that in their music. Death Grips are another group I love. From the get go, they’ve had an entire fan-base in the palm of their hands because they are masters at toying with peoples expectations. They’ve got a powerful presence on and off stage, and I can admire that they still do everything them selves, they are essentially modern day punks. Them Things is the band I play drums in, and I’m influenced by everything that we do together. Everyone in Them Things is full of fire and we’re all pretty free thinkers. We’ve fought badly with each other in the past and equally seen each other through a lot as friends, so I find it hard to imagine not being with those guys.

TITL: Is there a story behind your latest single “Perseid 45” and is there an EP or album in the works?

JF: I’ll have a fully illustrated, four track E.P finished by the end of July time. I have a second single ready to release in June called “Deeper Thrill”, and two music videos in the works. The story behind “Perseid 45” came from a time when me and my partner took some duvets and deck chairs out into a field in Edinburgh and watched the Perseid meteor shower. I found it so strange to see that many in one night, it was pure magic. We had gone through a really rough time together when I wrote this song and I guess that was the first thing I thought about. It’s a blown out projection of extra terrestrial pondering, experiences shared and dark feelings of existentialism brought on by losing someone who you may have took for granted.

TITL: When it comes to song-writing, where or how would you say you most find your inspiration?

JF: Inspiration usually strikes me at the worst times, it sucks. I’ll be on public transport with a melody rattling around my head and I’ll have to pull out my phone to record it, but somehow play down looking like a fruit loop by casually whistling to myself. Sometimes it’s circumstantial, like I woke up one morning and my partner was humming something, so I was like “what is that” and she went “oh, it’s chamber of reflection by Mac Demarco” and I say “nah it’s not, it sounds nothing like that”. I loved it so much that I ran downstairs to record it and it ended up being the guitar hook in “Perseid 45.” In terms of writing lyrics, I write a hell of a lot… like every day. When my first MacBook broke I lost around 600 notes full of stories, lyrics, poems and ideas. I just keep writing down my thoughts until I’ve struck something that makes me feel good, or accurately conveys a particular emotion. Other times I’ll highlight a phrase that sticks out to me in a sentence. Maybe the person talking is a character I can live through for a while, and they can be the ones writing. I try and pay attention to oddities that throw me off kilter.

TITL: Which song, by another band or artist, do you wish you could have written, and why?

I’m sure I thought about this again last month, and it would probably be Carol King ‘s “Too Late.” Every time it comes on I just well up, because in it’s essence it’s so full of warmth and forgiveness, whilst ultimately saying “well I guess this is us then, bye”. It’s totally heart breaking in the best of ways, and it’s got to be one of my favourite songs in the world.

TITL: Are there any tour or performance plans you can tell me about? 

JF: I don’t actually have a band together yet, it’s all just me at the minute. I have a few close friends on standby who are whole-heartedly ready to play with me should I be called for duty. Hopefully this year I can play my first show, but for now I want to create a body of work I can be proud of.

TITL: Which venue in the world would you most like to play and which four bands or artists, living or dead, would you like to share the bill with? 

JF: Jesus. I’m not really au fait with venues, I’ve never been a big dreamer on where it is I’d like to play, I’m always just happy playing live in general. I’ve always been more into dive bars though, they seem to have more character than academies etc which usually feel like glorified sports halls with overpriced drinks. If I were to choose though, it would have been CBGB’s when that was still around. I watched a documentary all about that place, it’s a great shame that somewhere with such colourful history got shut down. As for the acts – The Doors, Trash Talk, Timber Timbre and Babylon Zoo. I’m ready to hire in for parties.

TITL: As someone who’s already caught the attention of BBC Introducing and BBC 6 Music, do you pay much attention to what the media says/writes about you, or are you more concerned with what your fans think? 

JF: I haven’t really had much written press until now with blogs starting to show interest in my work, plus my fans are still very much local at the moment. The thing I care about the most is how all of it is represented, I feel strongly about my work and it’s the only thing I really care about right now besides Them Things, my partner, my friends and my family. If those people are enjoying my music right now, I’m happy.

TITL: As a modern day artist in a technology obsessed world, how do you feel about the power the likes of Twitter and other sites can and do have in terms of helping an artist grow their fan-base and keep themselves current? Have you found using social media to be a help or a hindrance when it comes to your career?

JF: I think on the DL I don’t like the fact that artists almost have to use social media if they want to be counted. At the same time though I don’t see it doing any harm because it’s helping people to connect with one another in creative ways. Not to sound all TED X about it, but I think we’re going to see a lot of expansion on the platforms we’re using, and that will bring in new and exciting ways to promote content, so that excites me. As much as I’d sometimes love to scrap social media, I’m still guilty of sitting up and scrolling through spicy ass memes. If you want to make money in today’s world, here’s a tip… create top quality original memes, watermark them and build an empire, THEN become a musician.

TITL: Finally then, what’s your ultimate goal? What would you like people to remember you for in terms of your music and what would you like your legacy to be? 

JF: I have far too many crazy goals, but I’m trying to take this project one step at a time. I’d love to have my own podcast, direct videos, produce music for film and TV and write my own screenplays. Right now though the wheels are in motion, I’m happy making my own music and seeing where it takes me, I just need to keep pushing myself out of my comfort zone.

Check out “Perseid 45” below and for more information on Jango Flash, give his page a like on Facebook or follow him on Twitter. You can also see Jango Flash live on June 8th in Newcastle, as support for Ty Segal & The Freedom Band.