Tre Samuels


July 2012

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Tell us how you got started in music? And when did you start making covers on YouTube?
It basically all started when I injured myself in a soccer match (2010). I was always singing before the injury but the thought of doing covers on YouTube had never crossed my mind. I thought it would be a great way to share my love of music & to express myself.

Of all the covers you’ve done on YouTube, if you could collab with any one of those artists which one would you choose and why?
Wow! I would have to choose Michael Jackson, because he inspired me and so many others to pursue their dreams and to really think about what ‘you’ want to be in life.

When did you first start writing songs? How important do you think it is for people to write their own songs when they want to pursue a career in music?
 I am actually quite new to song writing, I started early last year & have been writing ever since. Writing is important to me as an artist, but I think it is up to every individual how much they have to do with the writing process. You guys should definitely give it a shot!

Tell us about your new music video “Man I wanna be,” what inspired you to write that song? And who is this man that you are striving to be?
When I was in the process of writing ‘Man I Wanna Be’ I was basically thinking about where I want to go in life. And at the time I was 12 turning 13, heading into my teenage years! So that’s what inspired me the most (Grow into the man I wanna be).

Are you working on an album soon?
Yes, hopefully! I’m actually working with a very talented and well known producer in the U.S, Shaun Bless (Souldiggaz). About to close a huge deal with one of the major labels, so I will keep you all posted J

How do you practice to improve your voice? Do you take lessons? Or do you practice on your own?
I take singing/keyboard lessons every week at Vocal Art Studios. I do vocal scales with my singing teacher to help warm up the vocal chords while at the same time it helps with vocal riffs and the control of my voice. I also do a lot of singing around the house and when working out how I want arrange my covers on YouTube.

Do you ever get nervous when you are about to perform on stage? And how do overcome those nerves?
Of course, I think it’s normal to get nerves before you hit the stage. Once you’re up there and doing your thing the nerves fade away. And I have to say, it is the best feeling when you know you’ve had a great show. Hard work really does pay off!

What do you like to do for fun when you’re not singing?
Chill with family & friends, and play basketball.

Last question for you Tre. What advice can you give to kids today that are striving to have a career in music but are also in school. How should they go about balancing the two?
You guys just have to remember, school is more important than anything. You guys will have music forever. You have to find time for music not time for school! That’s the motto

Thanks for the interview Tre. You are an awesome singer and we can’t wait to see what you do in the future with your music!
You guys are so welcome, thanks for having me! And thank you for all the support, it means a lot!


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