Loz Campbell Chats with Ignite Music Magazine, “I love live gigs because they’re LOUD! “

UK Based Rock artist LOZ CAMPBELL has released the official music video for her newest, bluesy, “What Are You Doing It For?”. Filmed by Fly Girl Films, “What Are You Doing It For?” was recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by Tom Gittins (Monochrome Productions).

Loz Campbell is known for travelling around the country & shocking crowds with her “growling” guitar & angelic but fierce voice. With strong links to PJ Harvey & Garbage the band have gone from strength to strength with the success of their latest single launching them onto iconic stages such as the 100 Club London & joining Mungo Jerry for a date on his tour. Loz Campbell has recently joined forces with Earache Records & was featured on the NEW WAVE OF ROCK N ROLL compilation album.

1. Tell us a little bit about the band and how long you have been together for some of  our readers that may not know about the band?

We are a three piece band with an  old school rock and roll/new wave of classic rock sound. The bands line up has  changed however the band has been going since 2016.  

2. What is new with the band?..New Album out? New Videos? 

 We have just released our latest single/music video “What Are You Doing It For?”  Which is available to purchase from our Bandcamp/website or to stream on iTunes,  Spotify extra. 

3. With all this madness going on with the virus…What do you think the music scene  will be like in the future…and how are you prepared to make your music heard if  there will not be any concerts or festivals for the year of 2020?

I believe the music  scene will be reborn, I have already seen elements of this at the weekend when I  drove past a pub car park filled with tables of people waiting for a band to take to  the stage, it was a lovely sight and the enthusiasm for music is now very real! We  have just this weekend recorded a live set which will be streamed for a festival so  we shall roll with the internet world for as long as we have to and make sure that  ball still keeps rolling. 

4. What got you into music and what is your earliest memory of when you told  yourself…”THIS IS WHAT I WANT”? 

I saw The Pretty Reckless live when I was around 12 years old and I shouldn’t have been there as  I was underaged but thank God I was because I’ll never forget how that kick drum felt through  my chest and it is still the reason I love live gigs because they’re LOUD! 

5. Who was your first concert and what is your best memory 

My first concert memory is from being around four years old when I saw Billy Joel, I still  love the song Piano Man to this day!  

My best memory is seeing Def Leppard in Sheffield a few years ago, that opening riff left  shivers down my spine that I’m still feeling even now. 

6. If you didn’t become a musician, what would you be doing right now? Well the dream would be to be working as an editor in New York, but maybe not so realistic ha! 

7. On a scale of 1 to 2593, How good is your newest single compared to your last  single? (my attempt at humor, but please still answer) 

HA! 2592 I’ll stay just a bit humble. Although I feel I’m being a bit unfair to the previous single  as it still kicks a**.

8. What do you feel is the best song you have released to date and why?. “What Are You Doing It For” (our latest single) I think it shows the best elements of all the band  memebers we all have a wow moment in the song and it is just catchy! 

9. Do you think you can get any better as a musician/singer? And if so, How would  you achieve that? 

I believe that we are always improving as musicians so yes. We get better by practicing  obviously, new experiences (gigs) and working with new people (players who are better than  me) 

10. If you could give your fans one random fact about you that you think they should  (or should “not” know) about you what would that be? 

I love pasta! 

11. You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?

Pink – “Coz it’s not even a question” Aerosmith 

12. Who are you inspired by? 

Lzzy Hale, Joanne Shaw Taylor. 

13. What’s an average day like on tour? and what about these days?

Eat, drive, eat, play, eat, sleep, repeat. 

14. Please discuss how you interact with and respond to fans? 

At gigs I always spend time before and after chatting to fans. I tend to respond online via  Facebook/Instagram/Twitter posts. 

15. Have you ever dealt with performance anxiety? 

Yes when I first started performing, one day it just disappeared, it has been a long time since I  was that nervous.  

16. Tell me about your favorite performance venues? 

O2 Academy Leeds and 100 Club London, I think mainly because of the history behind these  two venues and how good the gigs have been when we have played there. 

17. What advice would you have for someone wanting to follow in your footsteps? Work hard, stay humble and write good songs.

About Bryan Joe Corder (4279 Articles)
Concert Photographer at heart, Love listening to music and going to shows to try to capture the magic on the stage with my imagery.I also review albums and live concerts.
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