Sunday, December 20, 2015

Music: Interview with UK singer and motivational speaker Leo Golden Child

To finish off the year in a very positive note, we're bringing to the blog  UK singer and motivational speaker Leo Golden Child. Learn more about the life and work of this talented artist reading the interview he graciously gave us. I hope you find inspiration in his words and music!

Tell us a bit about yourself and your background! We'd love to know more about you.
Hey, my name is Leo Golden Child. I'm a recording artist and motivational talker from the United Kingdom. My career started when I was just 15, becoming a young caretaker for my mother who was really ill. My only means of releasing my stress from a lot of things I saw, was to start writing poetry, and so poetry became rap and the rest is history :)

That must have been hard on you, but it released your artistic side! So your poetry became rap, and what other genre of music do you play? 
I play hip-hop, R&B , and acoustic experimental. Music to me is like a massive buffet, I try to mix up my genres! 

That's an excellent comparison, it's always great to experiment! What is your biggest influence in music? Why? 
My biggest influence would have to be Michael Jackson, and my mother. A weird combination I know (LOL)! Michael, he made music and spoke emotion through notes. And my mom, she used to do gospel so it's her that generates my passion for music. 

It's awesome that your mom has been a great positive influence in your career! And what's the story behind your artistic name? 
The name Leo Golden Child came pretty strangely in my life to be fair. My grandad, who I never got to meet, had my first name as his second name which is 'Howard'. And I wanted a name to represent him, so I googled Spanish/Latin names that have a meaning towards families and Leo came up as head of the family, the King of the pack, and I thought this was pretty cool ! And as for Golden Child, me and my brother both stopped breathing at birth - luckily I pulled through, and since then everyone in my family calls me the Golden Child. 

That's very interesting, you're truly a survivor! When was the first time you performed live and
how did you feel? 
The first show I ever performed at was a place called Shropshire, for an X-factor boy band called union J - it was awesome !! I felt like a man on fire; the audience was fantastic! 

How cool! So you seem to have a cool rapport with the audience. What do you enjoy the most between the interaction with your fans? 
The loyalty and trust they have with me; I see them more as family than fans! I love them all!

Amazing feeling, I bet! Is there a specific performance you feel was your best ever? If so, where and why?

My best performance I would say was Osfest, which is a massive festival in Shropshire. The mic cut out on accident whilst live and I still managed to maintain the audience spontaneous! It was the way forward that day :) 'Rock on! 

Sounds like it was really an amazing experience! What are you plans for the coming year? What are you working on? 

My plans will be to create more music videos, with more acting scenes, and then perfecting the album :)

Now tell us where can we find your music?

Leo, is there anything else you'd like to share with our readers? 
Stay positive and please check my work out :) 

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us this interview and let us know a bit more about you and your music! For more information about Leo Golden Child, please visit his website and follow him on twitter: @leo_Goldenchild