We caught up with musician Wayne Madder following the release of his folk-rock album, ‘Unconditional’. Read the full interview now!
How did you first get into music?
One doesn’t get into music as a songwriter. It just happens from emotion within. But that being said, I believe the emotion was sparked by watching my father play the piano when I was around five years old.
Who influenced your superb latest release, ‘Unconditional’?
I influenced my release. The album wouldn’t have been created without me being my own biggest fan and believing in myself. There are no other influences.
‘Unconditional’ was released in March 2022; how did you work around Covid when making and releasing the album?
COVID wasn’t an issue at all. Myself and the engineer laid the tracks in separate rooms and at different times. He did the mix and bounced everything to another person for the master.
‘Unconditional’ won Album of The Year in the Oshawa Music Awards; tell us what that moment felt like?
Winning was not expected. But I guess I underestimate my music. It has been a wonderful experience for me.
What is wonderful is my son attended the Oshawa Music Awards with me, and his support of my nomination and my music is something I hold dear.
What motivates you to make music?
The sound of different chords on the guitar conjures up emotion and out come the words.
What is your biggest mistake in the music industry so far?
What are your other passions aside from music?
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
You can’t change the music industry.
What is the best music advice you have ever been given?
Not everyone will enjoy your music. Play for you.
What new music are you listening to at the moment?
My own. I don’t really listen much to other people’s music. I’m working on more songs.
FVMusicBlog October 2022
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