Name: S1mple Music Community
Members: S1mple, Remedy Sounds, Just Millie, Tom Martin, Conan Mac and Eagle & Weeks.
We caught up with S1mple Music Community who are a collection of singer/songwriters who have collaborated together in order to provide a platform that increases the exposure of there own original material. The guys and girls have done very well between them through a lot of hard work and perseverance in order to get where they are today.
Q:Tell us more about S1mple Music Community?
A: S1mple: S1mple Music is a community of Artists that work together to provide a platform that increases the exposure of there own original material through a regime based on honesty, respect, trust and loyalty where there is no place for hierarchy.
Q:Who is the founder of S1mple Music Community?
A: S1mple: The Creator and Founder is Mark Ruddock – The Directors are Mark Ruddock (S1mple) & Josh Clark (Remedy Sounds)
A:When did you form?
A: S1mple: We officially formed on 29th April 2014
Q: Have you entered any battle of the bands or anything like that?
A:S1mple: Artists within The Community have won numerous awards and battle of the bands. Remedysounds has won “Best Original Song” and best acoustic act with Live and Unsigned, Eagle & Weeks have won Bishops Waltham ”Battle Of The bands”. S1mple came second in Havant’s “Battle Of The Band”
Remedy: All the artist have stood there ground in various competitions across the UK but their main focus is the development of their own original material rather than competing in competitions
Q: What made you start this up?
A: S1mple: Being an independant artist in an industry that is brutally fierce with a lot of competition and set backs is very hard. By banding together as a community of artists we become stronger, fairer and ultimately more valuable.
Q: What are your influences?
A: S1mple:The influences of the community members are all very diverse and different but they are also influenced by one another.
Remedy: The musicians in the community are all fabulous songwriters that draw inspiration from everything around them
Q: How did you decide which artists would make up S1mple Music Community?
A: S1mple: There is a huge amount of trust involved in The S1mple Music Community, so we are very particular with who we sign up as members, we don’t just base our selections on natural talent but work rate, morals and ethics. The Community is still growing and as it stands our current members are Conan Mac, Eagle & Weeks, Just Millie, Remedysounds, S1mple, Tom Martin.
Remedy: We look to sign artist that have the right attitude towards music. Talent and originality are important but ultimately we want artists that are working just as hard as we are.
Q: How did you get the collection of artists you have on board?
A: S1mple: Through being out on the local scene and getting involved with local shows.
Remedy: In five years time i would like to see the community putting events on across the UK and have at least one artist to have broken into the UK chart.
Q: What would you say to someone that was a bit shy but wanted to come along?
A: S1mple: We invite you to attend one of our monthly S1mple Music Academy meetings where you can learn more about the local scene, network with Artists, Performers, Videographers, Musicians and promoters in the local area.
Remedy: Man up and enjoy life! we don’t bite and we love our following, get involved!
A: S1mple: Each member of the community has been performing between 3-5 years.
A: Remedy: We like to do a lot of networking at events and promotion. We also enjoy day outings together as a community. This year we’ve visited Marwell zoo and had a community camping trip!
Q: As a community where would you most like to perform?
A: S1mple: We would like to perform at some of the most well known and prestigious venues alongside putting on special showcases at the local venues that supported us from the outset and gave us a foot in the door.
Remedy: Anywhere that has the same principals that we share as a community. we avoid promoters and venues that exploit musicians.
Q: Have you ever all performed together at once for a song?
A: S1mple: As there is no place for Hierarchy within The S1mple Music Community when you come along to a S1mple Music Event you will see a little bit of magic at the end. After each artist has performed there own individual work the whole of The S1mple Music Community takes the stage together and provides the most exciting audience engaging experience.
Remedy: We’re always jamming
Thanks guys for your time.