Monday, 24 April 2017

Music Tag: Niall Higgins


Aloha!
A few weeks ago I went out with some awesome souls to Arts on Main in the heart of Johannesburg. My favorite place in this city. There we discovered a great new open mic initiative every Sundays, produced and recorded by Wolf Pack Studios

And then I watched this video posted:
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Blimey!!! Had actual goosebumps! I knew then, without a shadow of a doubt that I had to feature this amazing dude on the blog. So here he is, a singer & a truly down to earth guy.



He loves music more than anything in the world and plays both guitar as well as the drums. He not only sings but writes & produces his own original music. He loves everything to do with performing; whether it be acting, public speaking, dancing, modeling, or singing at a concert. Niall believes that inspiring and motivation people through entertainment is the most important part of being an entertainer.
Niall further states that the purpose of life is to live, love and inspire every person that you may come into contact with and by doing so, make the world a better place.

Music Tag

1. Name your top 3 favorite artists/ bands:
  • Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber and The Weeknd

2. What is the last song you listened to?
  • D.N.A - Kendrick Lamar

3. What was the first concert you went to?
  • Eminem Concert
4. If you could spend a day with your favorite singer who would it be?
  • Michael Jackson (Provided he was still alive!)
5. What has been your greatest achievement so far?
  • My greatest achievement was to speak at Nelson Mandelas memorial service in Hong Kong. After that, the Ambassador of SA in Rome Nomatemba Tambo (the late Oliver Tambo's daughter) personally invited me to stay with her at the embassy in Rome and I was invited to speak at the 20th Anniversary of Democracy Celebrations Ceremony that took place in Malta. I spoke in front of many of the world's ambassadors and prime ministers and gave a ten minute speech that was broadcast live on Maggs on Media
6. Are there any songs that you can’t stand hearing?
  • The Lumineers - Hey Ho
7. If you could have a soundtrack to your life what would it be?
  • Michael Jackson - Thriller
8. Do you listen to any classical music? If so, what are some of your favorites?
  • No, I do not listen to classical music
9. Your favorite cheesy song?
  • Baby - Justin Bieber
10. What songs do you listen to when you are feeling down?
  • Usually Justin Bieber or Michael Jackson if I need some inspiration, or Eminem if I'm looking to vent some frustration!
11. First L.P/C.D/Mp3 you bought?
  • Kanye West - 808's and Heartbreak (I bought it for ONE song - Heartless)
12. Do you like musicals if so which is your favorite?
  • I love Grease and High School Musical
13. Favorite musical instrument?
  • Guitar
14. If you could see anyone in concert who would it be?
  • Michael Jackson (If he was alive) or The Weeknd

On Your music

15. When did you first start singing?
  • I started singing in the church choir when I was around 10 years old and started training vocally when I was 15 or so

16. What Genre/s do you sing in?
  • My genre's include Pop, Rnb and Hip Hop
17. What is your music about?
  • I write music to inspire people, to tell a personal story of my life or to express romantic love towards a muse of mine at the time. 

18. To date, what is the best song you’ve created? 
  • Many of my best songs have still not been released. However, a very popular song of mine is called "Baby Girl":

19. If you wrote a new song right now, what would it be called?
  • I'm in the process of writing two songs. One is called "Invisible" and the other is called "Cinderella".
20. If you had just One message, One Golden nugget to share with other artists out there. What would that be?

I would tell other artists to stay strong in the face of adversity. Many people will criticize your music and tell you that you are no good. Successful artists are those who face the criticism and overcome it, and they prove others wrong by thriving in their craft and becoming better and better every single day.

Quick Fire {Choose One}:

RnB or HipHop

Sing in the shower or on Stage

Musical or Concert

Guitrar or Drums

Ear phones or speaker

Music while you work or quiet

Justin Bieber or Usher

Sing or Dance

Instrumental or lyrics

Prince or Micheal Jackson

© Enricoh Alfonzo ~ Alfonzo Words
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22 comments:

  1. Awesome interview, he really does have such an amazing voice!

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  2. Great interview. though couldnt believe that his top 3 favorite artists/bands.
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  3. Great post... hearing his first purchased record makes me feel old!

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  4. He sounds really down to earth. What an awesome interview.

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  5. What a talented and charming young man. He'll go far, I'm sure.
    Katja xxx
    www.katnapped.com

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  6. I have never heard of him! This is a great interview! I need to check him out.

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  7. What a cool interview! He seems great--I enjoy Michael Jackson too.

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  8. I love The Weeknd and Micheal Jackson as well. He seems so down to earth bless him x

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  9. He has such an amazing voice! He is the definition of a true musician not just someone who sings or players an instrument but also produces, that is awesome!

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  10. I agree that to thrive you have to keep going in the face of adversity. And adversity always comes. It's the moment about how you choose to do with it that makes all the difference.

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  11. Sounds like a great place to visit and that was a great interview too. Seems like a down to earth guy.

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  12. I've never heard of him before. Aside from Michael Jackson, his inspiration really is all the new artists these days. I'm sure he'll create more tunes if he also tried listening to older artists.

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  13. He sounds really dedicated to making it big. I hope he never gives up and it's nice that he has this drive to reach his dreams.

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  14. He has a great voice! I'm sure if he stays dedicated he could do something major with his music career!

    www.boundbyhappiness.com

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  15. That's a fantastic interview, he seems to have achieved a lot for someone so young. And dare I say it? For a Belieber!

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  16. What a great interview and he has an amazing voice!

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  17. Comparing the artists then and now, i think the current are more on air brushing, and not showing their true identity.

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  18. I've never heard of this artist before, was so curious to know him better! Amazing interview Ricoh! Love how he said ‘Stay strong in the face of adversity’, we can apply it in every aspect of our life because it's so much easier to criticize someone than encourage.

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  19. Great interview. His greatest achievement sounds so special

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