Q&A With Jamaica Moon and The Black Sundays

1. Where are we talking from today?

A. At the moment I’m in Nashville, working on the videos for the new album.

2. What would you like to accomplish in 2019?

A. Team up with with someone in the music business that will promote, distribute and put my band on the road.

3. What is your take on politics?

A. I try to keep it out of my music.

4. Where did you get your artist name from?

A. It was given to me by a Jamaican artist, Colour Red. I produced two songs for him in Kingston. Real Jamaica music mek A Yard and Almond tree. ( look him up ) YouTube. Di Culture Vulture. I have a song called Brasila Moon. He started calling me Jamaica Moon. by the time I left there six months later everybody was calling me Jamaica Moon. I just rolled with it.

5. Growing up, how important has music been in your life? Can you recall the moment when you decided that you wanted to be a musician? Was it an easy or difficult choice to make?

A. Easy, my best friend and I started a band. I bought my brother a set of cheap drums and we talked the kid down the block into playing bass. We where 12. Been rocking ever since.

6. Was there ever a time when you thought about doing something else? If you weren’t a musician today, what could you see yourself doing?

A. Cooking, I love to cook, especially at large gatherings.

7. What has been the biggest surprise so far about making music your career? What has been an unexpected or welcome challenge to it all?

A. The internet I would have to say started to change the way I started to recorded and promote my music.

8. What was it like putting together your E.P?

Fantastic, ” Dog Called Desire ” is a Bomb of a single. The video will be out soon, I’m in the editing stage.

9. Who are some of your favorite artists or rather, what musicians have continued to inspire you and your music? Who would you absolutely still love to work with in the future?

A. Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Tom Waits, The Doors, Janis Joplin. 

10. What has it been like keeping up with your social media accounts and all of the different platforms? Is it hard to stay up to date on it all? What would you say is your favorite way to connect with your fans now?

A. I struggle with that every day… I’m an old school cat. I spend most of my free time writing, recording and creating. But I do think it’s important and I plan on finding someone to help me with that. To get Jamaica Moon and the Black Sundays out there. If you know of anyone have them contact me .

11. If you were going to be stranded on a deserted island, what musical item would you take with you and why?

A. All I need is my guitar, or bass. 

12. If your music was going to be featured on any TV show that is currently on right now, which would you love it to be on? Or if you prefer, what is a movie that you love that you wish your music was featured in?

 A. A Jim Jaramush movie would be cool.

13. At the end of the day, what do you hope people take away from your music?

A. A good song is a good song I say, but you must understand I do it for me. I’m not looking for fans, slowly but surely they will find me. It’s the peeling of the onion mentality.

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