We're back from the holidays! There is a lot to come this month, with content and announcements, but let's jump back into things with a 10 Questions Interview. This time, we are featuring Dorian Whisper, a talented artist who grew up in the Netherlands.
His track "And the Days After" is featured in the New Artist Spotlight Family of Playlists.
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Okay, let’s get into the Ten questions for Dorian Whisper.
𝟭. 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗵𝗼𝗯𝗯𝘆?
I grew up in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, but have lived all over the planet for my work and consider myself a World Citizen these days. I have two serious hobbies: Music and Music.
𝟮. 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰/𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻?
My parents love and make music; my mom sings and my dad plays the harmonica. And my older sister plays the piano and violin. So, I grew up with music.
𝟯. 𝗪𝗵𝗼 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝗶𝗴𝗴𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗹𝘂𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀?
My influences come from a wide range of musical traditions. Here are a few in order of how I discovered them: Pink Floyd, Genesis, George Gershwin, The Cure, Ella Fitzgerald, Erik Satie, Paco de Lucia, Sting, Johnny Guitar Watson, Tom Jobim, Miles Davis, etc.
𝟰. 𝗪𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗯𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗻 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰?
I started playing the piano when I was eight years old and picked up the guitar when I was twelve. It started with classical music on both instruments, but soon played covers from the radio with friends. Guitar becoming my preferred instrument, I played in several bands, accompanied amateur flamenco dancers, and taught guitar to beginners to earn some extra money during my student days. I picked up singing in a choir, did close harmony and sang lead vocals in a jazz band.
𝟱. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗴𝗼𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗶𝗻𝗱𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘆?
I have always enjoyed writing music, but only started releasing it recently, and I am interested to see where my music finds its audience. I am not yet sure where it is heading, but I am incredibly grateful for the supportive community here at NAS and my faithful listeners.
𝟲. 𝗜𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗮 𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗶𝘁 𝗯𝗲?
It would love to bring together the various musicians I have worked closely with from all over the world in my home town, so that I can invite my parents to the performance.
𝟳. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗳𝗮𝘃𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗻𝗴?
I have favorite songs in all types of genres; it would be impossible to pick just one.
𝟴. 𝗠𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁?
During a gig, my amp gave out and we had to hook up my guitar to the singer’s monitor. This resulted in none of the five musicians being able to properly hear each other and had disastrous consequences. Awkward…
𝟵. 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗱𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗔𝗰𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁?
Referring to music, my proudest accomplishment is the studio recording of my debut EP in January 2020 :-)
𝟭𝟬. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗯 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗶𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗼𝘀𝗲?
Let me describe a wish that unfortunately can no longer be granted. I have always admired Toots Thielemans. Everything he played was divine, everything he did was with passion, and yet he was such a charming und humble individual. That would have been the greatest musical experience ever.
"And the Days After" on Spotify
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You will not be disappointed!
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