WeirdMusic.net EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW:
Some of the best solo stars start off their career as backing singers and session vocalists.
It happened to Madonna and now it's happening to the UK born dance virtuoso, SANDY.
She's been singing since the age of five and turned professional in the Nineties when she
did sessions as the lead vocalist on dance projects that charted throughout the world and
sold millions of copies. She sang backing vocals for Italian stars of the calibre of GIORGIA,
JOVANOTTI, CLAUDIO BAGLIONI, ZUCCHERO and LAURA PAUSINI. She showed the
subtler side of her vocal range in the duet "Vivo per lei" with ANDREA BOCELLI. She
toured with MARIAH CAREY.
She lives England and Italy and is now about to get the international recognition she
deserves for her outstanding performance on ILLUSION by Benassi Bros. feat. SANDY (top
3 in the European Dance Chart). The track was included in Benassi Bros’ album
Pumphonia. ILLUSION has been released in most territories and has achieved excellent
results in club charts all around the world. In France it was a smash hit, staying at the #1
spot of the club chart for over month and entering the top 10 of the sales charts.
The follow-up "Feel Alive" (taken from …Phobia lp) lingered in the Billboard Airplay Dance
Chart for 19 weeks.
In 2008 Sandy collaborated to two dance projects: the first was together with Dhany
(Sandy vs Dhany Break the wall) and the second one was a featuring on Favretto’s track
Get Out Of My Mind, remixed by the top Italian producer Samuele Sartini.
This is Me is - her NEW single, produced by Alle Benassi (studio partner of Benny Benassi).
BTW In 2008 Benny and Alle won a GRAMMY Award for his remix of Public Enemy's “Bring the noise”. )
WeirdMusic.net EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - SANDY:
Do you Like/Write Weird Music ?
I didn’t know about WEIRD MUSIC before but I had a good look and I love it!!! I will definitely be reading and listening from now on!
When and where did your experience in music start?
My musical experience began as a child in a group with my two brothers singing at local talent shows and parties. I was always singing in variuos bands right throughout school and university but started professionally when I moved to Italy and officially became part of the Italian dance music scene. The rest is history!
What are you currently working on and what are your plans for the rest of the year?
I am currently working with various producers in the Off limits production team and on my solo project/album......wish me luck!
What do you consider your greatest inspirational sources in music?
So many artists inspired me as a child ranging from Patti Labelle, Michael Jackson, Lisa Stansfield, Aretha Franklin, Alexander O’ Neal...so many! I think my greatest inspiration however was my dad, a very successful man who always told me that if you really want something enough you can achieve it. And I truly believe that.
What are your favourite readings?
I love to read psychological thrillers and my favourite authors are Jonathan Kellerman and James Patterson.
In your opinion, what role does the third sector, public and non-profit entities; have for music on the Internet?
I think the wide availability of music on the internet is a godsend in some aspects however the abuse of this has led to the crisis in our industry.
Who is Wacky Jacky ?
Michael Jackson is without a doubt the forerunner of almost all artists living and working today. He was no more crazy than you or I , I feel he gave the public exactly what they wanted to see. Being in the public eye is a double edged sword, the public adore and then destroy, this is not a new phenomenon and will continue for many years to come. We live in an era in which tabloids have more followers than politicians do, and human natura is such that a scandal is always more interesting than success. Michael Jackson is only one of the many who will die for this reason.
Anything else ?
Keep doing what you are doing and I will be reading!!!!!
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