Check out my interview below with artist Michael Shelly!
I'm originally from Bonita Springs, Florida but moved to Orlando for music. Been living here for a little over a year now working out of Plush Studios with my manager Corday Cardwell and engineer Mr. B The Blender.
That's cool. So what encouraged you to pursue a career in the music industry?
I've always had an interest in music but never really planned on pursuing it as a career until my senior year in high school. I didn't have the grades to go to a regular university and I didn't have the interest. I realized that music is all I wanted to do and refused to settle for anything but music.
Some things are just meant to be! How long have you been doing music? Describe your style.
I've been making music for about 5-6 years but was recording out of my bedroom at home until I was given the opportunity to work with industry professionals at Plush. So I've been professional recording for a little over a year now. I've also been playing and reading instruments ever since I was a little kid in grade school. My style of music I would say is a blend of hip-hop mixed with electro-pop, acoustic, and even a little punk rock in there too.
It's safe to say that you have a profound blend of music. Who are some artists and producers that you've worked with? Anyone internationally?
Lately I've been collaborating with some local Orlando artists such as Roquois, Wankaego, & Andre Vega to name a few. You can expect a lot more collabs with artists this up coming year. But me being a producer myself I prefer work with musicians over producers. Working a lot with my guitarist Jon "Boston" Whynock. Also, I've been working with music producer AYO The Producer. Expect to see some production on my next project from him.
I'm very familiar with AYO's work. Are you currently working on any new projects or events?
I'm always working on new things. Everything you recently seen me release, I'm already 5 steps ahead of that! Got a lot of stuff coming out just waiting to finalize things before announcing any titles. But for events I always have random shows pop up out of nowhere. So keep your eyes open on my Facebook page for upcoming events.
I'll definitely be on the look out! What can we expect from you as an artist?
One thing I tell a lot of people to expect from me as an artist is to be surprised. I'm always trying new things and my team that helps me along the way is always pushing me to try new things. So expect the unexpected.