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Posted September 2nd by Design Splat in Musician, Singer, Songwriter

Today we have our second Singer/Songwriter interview in the history of Design Splat! These are two very talented people who were in school with me and have continued with their passion for singing and song writing. Check out their Myspace page and listen to their songs! Enjoy!

– Interview

Hello and Welcome to Design Splat Chloe and Meecon aka The Razzled Squirell Project!

How did you get into song writing and singing?

Something we’ve both done from a young age! wanting to imitiate the people from TV and CDs.

Where did the name The Razzled Squirrel Project come from?

We both made a list of names… we found it funny how no one could say this one…and it stuck!

Are you signed or unsigned at the moment?


How would you describe your music to people?

Acoustic with ska, punk and folky influences. We have quite an ecclectic style but we’d like to say that it’s feel good music that’s easy to listen to!

What are your songs about?

We have written a couple of sing-along pub type songs, which are fun, but we also have some about slightly more serious matters like love, loss and songs about things that happen in day to day life and things that you see on the news!!

What image do you think your music conveys?

We try to make people happy through listening to our music…

What or who is the influence for your music?

We’ve got so many influences! King Blues are a big influence, with out them we wouldnt have even heard what a ukulele was, or how acoustic music could sound so full of energy!  The ”juno” soundtrack!! err…Jesse Lacey from brand new because his lyrical talent seems to show no end. Billy Bragg because of his simple and catchy songs and because of what he believes in and the fact that his songs have a message. Dropkick Murphys,Ssublime, Mumford and Sons. Pretty much every band in the uk ska/punk scene!

Who is your target audience?

Open minded people with a wide range of musical taste and anyone who’ll take a few minutes out of their day to give a new band a quick listen!

Which part of creating music is the most important to you? The writing of the lyrics, the beat or performing?

All these things are important factors- the songs as a whole have to be good to begin with, but putting on a live show and having good stage presence is also important.

How do you know when a song is good?

You just know… it feels right and we cant stop playing it.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Not selling our souls for minimum wage.

How do you rate yourself as a singers/song writers?

We’re not the best but we get better with every new song we write.

In your eyes what makes a good singer/song writer?

Someone who writes about things which actually matter and stuff people can relate to! Also people who write their own songs and dont just steal the credit from someone else.

Do you think the Music Industry is becoming more and more difficult to break into?

With the internet it makes it easier to be heard but that also means there are more artists out there wanting to be heard, which makes it harder!

What do you think it takes to become successful in the Music industry?

A good demo, a whole lotta luck and the balls to go for it.

What drives you/give you the ‘go’ to keep at it and do everything?
It’s fun!!

What level of fame do you aspire to reach?

We want our faces carved on the moon!!

Where can we buy/download your music?

From myspace…its freeee 🙂

Do you have any new releases coming up?

We’re working on our new ep at the moment with a very talented producer and good friend Aaron Perry.

Three words to describe yourself?

Fun, Determined and Passionate about music

Hobbies and other interests?

BMX, Xbox(COD!), Fancy dress parties, Holistic Therapies, Writing, Drawing.

Favourite singer/songwriter?

Too many to name!!

Tools of the trade?

Two guitars, a ukulele, a stylophone and Aaron Perry.

Any Tips or advice to share with aspiring singer/songwriters?

Don’t give up! we started out with songs that we knew wernt exactly great, people would think it was a bit of a joke, but we stuck at it because we loved playing and its something we’re really passionate about and now people are actually starting to listen and take us a bit more seriously!



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