Interview with Owen Wonder
Artist name: Owen Wonder
Birth name: Stephen Moore
Music genre: Reggae, lovers, Ska How long have you been making music? 6 years
Who inspires you? The great Bob Marley and his family, Gregory Isaacs, Bres Hammond, Dennis Brown, John Holt, and Ken boom, Lloyd Brown, Morgan Heritage,
What’s the decision behind your image and stage name? I’ve all ways like fashion looking smart, and I think the older you get the smarter you want to look hence I wear a lot of suites I think the style just followed me. Owen is my middle name, and wonder came from my Dj name which they called me Stevie wonder, but as you no I couldn’t take that name as a singing artist for obvious reasons
What can we look forward to in 2012? I’ve just released my first Music video on the 5th March 2012 and single release will be available from iTunes on the 19th may. The next single release will be called “Going Home “and should be out in may with a new video to follow. Ep should be out by October.
Most memorable musical moment to date? Singing at the Peterborough festival to around 13000 people and every one from all walks of life enjoying Reggae and Ska music Advice to any up coming artists? Learn to sing with a live band that will give you the confidence to sing anywhere, and it also helps you to control your vocals and to project them with control. Try to be in control of what you are doing within the music business as it’s easy to be lead down the wrong path. Anything you do execute it with passion or it might just turn around and bite you in the ass.
What do you think the music industry needs ? More structure in the industry just like Pop Music
What personal musical goals do you have ? To win a MOBO, award, because for me you are Reggae artist representing England.
Are you musically trained ? No
Who is your favourite artist and why? Bob Marley is my favorite artist, I grew up in the 70s were black and white people were still having trouble with each other, then come along Marley and brought some unity between all races, nothing more said
who is your favourite sound and why? Stone love is my sound, I was in Jamaica back in the early 90s visiting family and went to a stone love dance with lees unlimited. When stone love pulled up to unload the sound they had a arctic lorry just to unload there boxes I was hook from then, the noise was amazing and bwoy they could select. Where
would you most like to perform ? Sting in Jamaica Who would you most like to do a track with ? Morgan Heritage Where can a fan find more about you? http://www.owenwonder.co.uk http://www.facebook.com/pages/Owen-Wonder/ and all social media
Personal preference section :
How do you prefer your egg ? fried boiled scrambled. Fried
How do you prefer your dumplings ? boiled or fried Both
How do you prefer your plaintain ? boiled or fried Fried
Favourite colour ? Black, Green, Blue
Favourite car ? BMW 5
Favourite football team ? Arsenal
Any other info : Single available for download globally on the 19th May 2012