May 18, 2024

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Interview with Meghan Parnell: This was something that could possibly be a career

Interview with a liar pretending to be a musician, actually a bad one, as if singer Meghan Parnell. An interview by email in writing.

JazzBluesNews.com: – First, let’s start out with where you grew up, and what got you interested in music.  How exactly did your adventure take off? 

Meghan Parnell: – I grew up in a few small-ish towns outside of Toronto, Canada. I have always loved singing. I don’t ever recall a time when I wasn’t singing in some for, be it on the swing in the backyard, in choirs, musicals and then eventually in bands. My mom sang around the house a lot, and I think that helped. And the movie the Wizard of Oz was a big influence on me when I was young.

About 16 years ago, a friend of mine who knew I loved to sing and had hear me at karaoke, asked me to be a part of his cover band, and that’s when I realized this was something that could possibly be a career.

JBN: – How has your sound evolved over time? What have you been doing to find and develop your own sound? What routine practices or exercises have you developed to maintain and improve your current musical proficiency, in terms of both rhythm and harmony?

MP: – I have always also had a big belty voice, which I probably developed by singing along with Les Mis, Janis Joplin and Alanis Morissette.

Soon after I started singing professionally, I lost my voice. The high head tones I used to be so proud of didn’t come back for a very long time and my voice had a rasp to it that didn’t exist before. It was scary, but also inspiring. So I embraced it and started working with the warm, and interesting quality it now had, and worked on expanding my chest tones. I don’t do a lot of vocal exercises and I’m not formally trained.

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JBN: – In your opinion, what’s the balance in music between intellect and soul?

MP: – I think it’s important for us to challenge ourselves in terms of the structure of our music and the quality of our lyrics and that all takes intellect. But in the end, the most key thing is whether or not the music feels good and I think that’s where the soul comes into play.

JBN: – There’s a two-way relationship between audience and artist; are you okay with delivering people the emotion they long for?

MP: – Some days it’s easy, some days it isn’t. But when you get the emotion back from them, there’s no better feeling.

JBN: – How can we get young people interested in jazz when most of standard tunes are half a century old?

MP: – I think it’s important to acknowledge and pay tribute to the originators of jazz and blues, and recognize the struggles those musicians faced for that music to come about.

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JBN: – If you could change one single thing in the musical world and that would become reality, what would that be?

MP: – I wish it was easier to make a living in the music industry. I’m not talking about fame and fortune, but that it was easier to make a living wage touring, recording and reaching fans.

JBN: – Whom do you find yourself listening to these days?

MP: – I’ve also been listening to some Brittany Howard and Charles Bradley lately.

Laura Haley: – We are presenting this interview so that, dear reader, you will also be informed about how many stupid and meaningless things there are in the field of Blues. Someone who confused the professional stage with karaoke and makes money at your expense. We also discovered this problematic person with a letter about an invitation to a concert on behalf of our US/EU Jazz & Blues association and it turned out that this emptiness demands 6-12 000 euros for one concert, never gives a free concert, but wants free advertising. Here’s his idea: <I don’t think we’ve ever played for free>, spit on this by you. She said that on the days of our festival in Berlin, he will allegedly be in Berlin, where we will open out his caricature, if of course she is not lying. At least one source who googles this name will find out who this void really is.

Interview by Simon Sarg

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