Payne Pepper Jam


London - based music producer / songwriter Payne Pepper Jam, also known as Janis Peins (Payne) born in Latvia. Janis first held a guitar at 13 years old, since then his music journey lead his music passion to Youth Community guitar school. Despite nylon strings and acoustic guitar classes, his songwriter journey with lyric sheets after a few years landed on metal strings in alternative music. With the focus being on the creative process and music vision, Payne Pepper Jam started to work around the sound design at home studio. Music is my way of communication. Since I was able to play a guitar, all I wanted is to be understood. This little bit of sentimentality or originality still chases my songwriting foundation until now. Having grown up with music that truly took my dreams into another dimension, day by day learning from and listening to Freddie Mercury and Queen songs was a time when my emotional mature led to the music world.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Belief, hope and love!

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

with myself

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Ludovico Einaudi, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Avicii, Arctic Monkeys and many others. I love ♥️ music, great stories!

What inspires you to make music?

sadness and happiness

What is the message you want to send with your music?

One world, one personal message - read it!

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?


How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Behind the music networking, I would like to think we are live people not beat machines.

What do you think of Drooble?

just joined, I would tell you later.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

music transformation

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

pub, clubs

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

production and communication skills

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