3 quick questions . . .
with Fiona Silver
Fiona Silver is an up-and-coming New York-based singer-songwriter/guitarist who undoubtedly deserves more attention than what she might get. On the other hand, maybe that’s what makes her who she is. The indie artist has already garnered a following and has her own unique signature sound. Silver has a new song and music video out that she is graciously premiering online here in “3 quick questions”.
Here are the 3 quick questions asked of Silver:
1. You have your new video "Sandcastle" that we are premiering here. Since some of my readers may not be as familiar with your music, update us. Can you remember your first professional gig and if so what was it like to experience that for the first time?
Silver: I remember being so nervous my hands were shaking as I was playing. I was at a little jazz club in Williamsburg, Brooklyn that no longer exists. It was dark, and everyone was seated at little coffee tables lit with candles. I was like a one-woman show performing with a keyboard, a guitar and my ukulele. Despite my nerves, I had the most incredible support from all the people who came out to see me play. I was in my element, and there was something beautiful about being so vulnerable in front of a crowd.
2. Since Halloween will soon be here you get one of the fun Fall questions On your next album you have the opportunity to resurrect one dead rock star to work with--whom do you choose and why?
Silver: On one hand, that's a tricky question because there are so many incredible dead artists! But immediately, I know the answer: Jimi Hendrix. There's really no need to explain why. He's pretty much Rock N Roll Jesus.
3. What's next for you?
Silver: I'm gearing up to release another single and music video that's actually quite different from “Sandcastle”, though the video was done by the same director, Leslie Van Stelten and makeup artist DNICOLE. It's more dancey and electronic with hints of disco, reggae and psychedelic flares, and certainly takes you on a journey... it's called “Medicine Man”. While that's in the works, I'm also writing new material, playing shows and recording more.
So there you have it, boys and girls, 3 quick answers from Fiona Silver. Hopefully, you found these 3 quick questions entertaining and interesting.
My name is Phoenix and . . . that's the bottom line.