Eddy Chapman is an Alternative Rock Artist. His lyrics and songwriting style captures the emotions of everyday living. He released his self-produced debut album, Lie-a-bility in 2020 with the single Trust in Love. Trust in Love has had great success among listeners and has been selected in the Unsigned Only Music Competition, making him a semi-finalist for 2020. Eddy's sound is a unique blend of genre's as he believes that an artist should not be confined by or placed in a box by a specific genre alone. He believes that music affects each individual differently and that all styles are needed as life consist of both the good and bad parts. Accordingly his writing style ranges from energetic to melancholic melodies. Eddy wants to manifest emotions through his music to which fans can relate to when they themselves do not have the words to express their feelings. Eddy grew up in a musical family, inheriting his love for music from his parents where the melodies of CCR, Roxette and Neil Diamond used to echo through our house. He used to play piano but when he stumbled across Bon Jovi's "It's my life" on MTV at the age of 15, Eddy decided to play the guitar instead. He wrote his first song at the age of 16 and haven't looked back since. Eddy knew then that he wanted a career in Music. Eddy write and record his own music and is very excited about his album, as he spent endless hours arranging, mixing and producing the entire album in his studio. Over the years, Eddy was influenced by many renowned artists such as Bon Jovi, Coldplay, Oasis and Foo Fighters. "As a musician I am a dedicated and passionate individual. In my personal life I'm grounded and coming from humble beginnings, I know how to work hard, overcome obstacles and persevere to make my dreams come true. My greatest aspiration is, hoping to leave my mark in the music industry".
I think music is the manifestation of emotions in every human being on earth. I have been blessed with the responsibility and talent to create these feelings and emotions so people can relate and not feel alone. Music is the bridge and language that every person understands and I feel that if I can make just one person feel something, I have not failed in my responsibility towards my fans.
My dream is to perform and share my music with my fans. Music is my passion and my dream is to continue to share that with everyone around the world.
Well, I'll start with myself.
Oh, that's easy. It's Dead or Alive by Bon Jovi This is a great song with great lyrics and an amazing riff especially the lyric "I've seen a million faces and I've rocked them all" I would love to rock a million faces!!
Bon Jovi is a great inspiration of mine. I saw Bon Jovi on MTV at the age of 15 and they just changed my life. Bon Jovi got me into music. A friend of mine gave me an album of Blur as a teenager. I found out that Blur and Oasis had a rivalry and out of curiosity I listened to Oasis and that was the end of it. I was hooked on Oasis. The energy and feelgood rock were addictive. Their musicianship is just amazing. What's not to love about Oasis? Believe it or not, I actually learned about Foo Fighters before I knew Nirvana. I loved the Foo Fighters' sound from the get go and obviously Dave Grohl is a legend. How they handle themselves on and off stage is an example to a lot of artists. There are so many more, as an artist I get inspiration from so many artists and just love music, it's just impossible to mention them all but I'd say those are my absolute favorites.
What doesn't inspire me? I guess if I have to pen it down, I'd say it's the love and passion I have for life.
Truth, especially in a world today where most things are fabricated and manipulated.
I feel as if I'm the most fulfilled I can ever be every single time. It's an indescribable feeling.
Musicians' reality is that they have to look out for themselves more than ever. There are so many platforms these days. The days of going out and just be seen by someone in the crowd is long over, as everything is online. It has it's advantages as well, making it easier to distribute your music. Like someone once said, if the music is good someone will listen and someone will notice. What can be improved is, I think that music should be allowed to be just for the people. The people should choose what they really want to listen to. There is something for everyone out there and allowing yourself to move out of the box of genre's keeps innovation and diversity in the profession.
It creates an amazing platform for independent artists such as myself to get heard and noticed.
I think it's the fact that in our profession "everyone" can be a "musician". That sometimes creates the idea that music is not a career because "anyone can do it" and that is not the case, music takes a lot of hard work and dedication. Dedication to perfect the art of music. Sadly, with all the technology today almost anyone can create a backtrack of their favorite song and be a "musician". Don't get me wrong I don't mean singing along or karaoke at the bar or even doing a different rendition of an original song, but claiming it as your own work dilutes the profession.
Yes, wherever I can I do support local scene. Through the years I have gathered enough information and equipment to be able to open a small studio in my home town. I live in a very small town and local musicians don't always have the means to record at a grand studio in the city. My hope is that this gives young musicians the opportunity to get started in their career.
I think musicians nowadays have to accept the fact that their everyday activities are in the public eye because of social media. We have to adapt. What we say and do matters these days as a lot of people look up to musicians. I would say that being compassionate towards others is important but I think a strong belief in your own work is the most important.