Vaxxo is one of the preeminent musician’s and ever since he graced the music industry and released his first single in 2013 he is fast becoming a household name in Canada and beyond. Many have witnessed his electrifying live performances and he has amassed a lot of fans who are attracted to his eclectic sound, style, uniqueness, and ability to bridge music genres and generational lines. More so, his technicality is enhanced by his capacity to integrate his own style into rock music and the singles he released in 2017 and 2018 have been nothing short of a masterpiece.
Born and raised in Portugal, Vaxxo passion for music started at an early age, having been inspired by the likes of David Bowie, Iron Maiden, and Nine Inch Nails. He decided to pursue his passion as a creative artist and he began carving a niche for himself on the celebrity scene. His live show experiences, extraordinary attention to details, commitment to quality and the need of his fans as kept him in high demand. To him music is everything and he is presently on a wave mission to become a nexus of global music with the release of his new electro-rock album titled I AM VAXXO.
Interview by: Tim Brown
1-When and why did you start the music industry?
It all started when I was a kid. There was always music playing at my parents house, and then as I got older I built an explainable love for music that brought me to where i am today.
2-Let’s Talk about your music and your last work…
My sound is a mix of rock and electronic music, based on crunchy distortions and melodic synths. I try to incorporate all my influences to create a unique sound. In fact my latest single Alive released last May is an example of of this. Full of different sounds including gospel.
3- Knowing that you had your last two singles on the top ten of the website reverbnation, what can we expect from the album coming up?
I think its going to be a great album with great tunes….laugh. There’s a variety of songs for different tastes, from rock to electro to slow jams. I hope the fans like it because it’s been created for them.
4-Which famous musicians do you admire? Why?
I admire David Bowie. I think he brought a completely different approach to the industry. He was different from everyone else and was able to show the world that we don’t need to be the same to succeed.
5-Do you perform in public? Concerts, radio, TV
We are preparing a few release shows as soon as the album is fully complete, followed by radio and tv appearances.We’re also aiming to play a few shows in Europe as well.
6-How do you feel about the internet in the music business?
In my opinion its amazing how we are able to share with the world in one minute what we created for a couple months or even years in the studio. That wouldn’t have happened 20 years ago. That’s a plus! On the other hand, there’s so much music out there that you have to stand out from everybody else. But yes I find that internet its a big chunk of the music business these days.
7-How has your music evolved since you first began playing music?
It is night and day. I used to be more of a 80’s guy….laugh and you can see that on the singles released in 2013 and 2015. But you learn and you change things as the time goes by. I find myself less conservative these days and more open to new sounds and shapes.
8-Why did you choose to play this kind of music?
As a teen I was playing in cover bands and it allowed me to see what kinds of music I identified myself with. Rock is what felt the most real.
9-Could you briefly describe the music-making process?
Most songwriters/musicians have different ways to work. I usually create music by first putting some chords together on the guitar or keyboard and then create the melody and the lyrics. That’s what works for me. But like i said people work differently. What matters is what you get as a final product to present to the world.
10-What are the plans for the future?
I have a few ideas for the next album and a few songs already written. Most likely the next album is going to have a few collaborations from other artists around the world. I also want to work with younger artists to help them reach their goals.