Helen Lederer interview with Scott McGlynn

Being a fan of Helen’s from the first time I saw her in Ab Fab, I was honored to have a interview with her, She is amazing, talented, funny woman!  I love her! 

 

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Scott; We seen you in some amazing projects, Before we get to that, What made you want to become a actress?

Helen; I always seemed to want to devise plays as a child and somehow  ended up being the MC for a circus show. Maybe this was a start to being a stand-up comic. I was also an elf for a Christmas show. I loved being hysterical and comedy performing was a step towards that.

 

Scott; Most people know you from Ab Fab, How did all that come about your audition process etc? 

Helen; Well I was around on the stand up circuit in the 80’s and although Jennifer and dawn were 3 years ahead of me..they knew my work and it sort of stemmed from  there. At first Jennifer liked to have people she knew around her. And then it grew and grew and grew!

 

Scott; I am very EXCITED for the Ab Fab – Movie! What was it like getting all back together? Did it feel you never left the AF family?

Helen; It was a laugh as ever.. we are older and some of us wiser (not moi) but the affection is still there -very proud to be invited back especially as my role is small but fun.

 

Scott; Your one of my favourite comedians, Does it just come naturally to you being funny? 

Helen; I  have always wanted to laugh…and it has got me into trouble..there’s always one in every class isn’t there.. I was fat and asthmatic  as well which helped..

 

Scott; I’m into my comedy acting & being funny, If i wanted to join a comedy sketch show / series what would be your tips? 

Helen; Be yourself. Authenticity is the best.. although lots of people choose copying and bossy agents to get ahead. Guess which one I favour ?

 

Scott; You had some amazing feedback from you novel “Losing It” being a author myself to my autobiographical  story “OUT” whats your experience like being a author? 

Helen; I LOVE writing..it brings peace when it goes well, and stress when it doesn’t…keep at it write every day and watch out for my next book called  ‘HAVING IT’

 

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Scott; You made the word “MId-Lit” for your book, Have you copy right this yet? 🙂

Helen; shit no.. how do I do that. Everyone copies me all the time…I can smell  it..

 

Scott; How has been your experience on Hollyoaks & Splash (2013) how were they for you?

Helen; Splash has given me a bigger fear of heights than before and hollyoaks was fun fun fun..also I was killed but maybe I can go back as a ghost..it has been known? …

 

Scott; Being a fellow welshly, Do you still visit your home town? Anything you miss from Wales?

Helen; I was born in llandovery and just did HTLGI festival  in hay on wye which is near I LOVE that  country -warm friendly  and top singing in pubs.

 

Scott; What’s to come for 2016 / 17 for Helen? 

Helen; Abfab movie in June finish  my book ‘having it

– and praying  it will all be OK  and that people will go on amazon and leave a five star review for ‘losing it’ while they wait for ‘Having it :  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Losing-Helen-Lederer/dp/1447267648/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1433441727&sr=8-1&keywords=losing+it

 

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Vangelis Polydorou Interview – Scott McGlynn

BBC The Voice 2016 Vangelis Polydorou amazing talented guy with a powerful voice, I met him in London to talk about Boy George, The Voice, LGBT, Boyfriends and things he can’t live without…

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Scott – We seen you on The Voice this year, Your blind audition you sang  “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me”, Was it a reason you choose this song? Does it mean anything to you? 

Vangelis; I was originally meant to sing Wings by Birdy for my Blind Audition but I didn’t think it was the right song. The team rang me up and agreed and said ‘We don’t get alot of voices like yours on The Voice and we want to create a different arrangement that will help to showcase your unique voice even more’  Do You Really Want To Hurt Me was just an idea at first, it wasent always going to be the song. I got sent a rough demo and worked on the vocals on the weekend and then I came together with the band and told them some of my own ideas for the track. The funny thing was it was so rushed and I didn’t think about it too much but it just worked. I felt like we had made something special and it was the perfect song for me to audition with. I couldn’t have asked for more.

Scott – What made you choose George as your mentor?

Vangelis; I like his honesty. If he doesn’t like something he’s telling you. He keeps you on your toes and although I still find him a little intimidating he has helped me a lot throughout the process. I won’t say he’s like a father figure because he’d hate that! Haha 

Scott – Your done some awesome songs on the show, What was your favourite moment and why? 

Vangelis; I loved Do you really want to hurt me of course but I also loved Here Comes The Rain Again. I nearly didn’t do it because I was scared of doing something upbeat. It showed a different side to me though and I was really fighting to stay in that week. I was thinking to myself I need to fight for this shit, and I did. Thankfully the public voted me through to the next round. I hated beautiful though. It was a rushed suggestion from one of the team and I didn’t like the arrangement but I did the best I could with what I was given. I did feel like I was being thrown under the bus that week and I knew I would go. 

Scott –  Your a LGBT supporter, I brought out my 
autobiographical story about being gay and bullied in school & workplaces, how was it for you?

Vangelis; Yes I’m heavily involved in the LGBT scene. I actually sang and closed the LGBT awards which was a great honour. When I was younger I always knew I was different. I was eally shy going to new places incase people would notice that I was different. I did get name called alot but my bullying stories were nothing compared to some people. I was lucky because I went to great schools they didn’t tolerate that. I just think it’s awful what people have to go through. 

Scott – If you could say one thing to bullies what would it be?
Vangelis; Get a life and stop trying to ruin other peoples. 

Scott – You been doing some gigs around the UK, Where will we be seeing you this summer?

Vangelis; Yes. I’m doing London, Oxford, Warwickshire, Stoke-on-Trent and Leicester Pride. I’m not just doing Pride though, i’ll include a list below. 

Scott –  I love your new hair! What was the process like getting to sliver?

Vangelis; I had to get it bleached 3 times on the same day and then come back a few days later to get a permanent colour. I had scabs on my scalp from the bleach and then got bad dandruff. I know this is way too much info but I want to keep it real ha. It got better though, but my scalp felt a bit traumatised. It’s hard to maintain so as the permanent colour started to fade I used a semi permanent silver toner which you have to use weekly to keep it that way and my hair is starting to feel healthier again. 

Scott –  Who were your role models growing up?

Vangelis; I loved Celine Dion! I always wanted to sing like her and hold the notes and she was just amazing and still is and Whitney and Mariah. I just loved that big diva sound. 

Scott –  Its news going around about the Spice Girls getting back together, Excited?

Vangelis; So excited! I actually met Mel B at the LGBT awards. I had a dress run where I had to sing in front of Mel and Duncan James from Blue. She came up to me and said ‘Hi I’m Mel’ and all I could think is ‘I am talking to a spice girl and going to be singing infront of her’ she was lovely though and they both clapped me afterwards. 

Scott –  Is there a guy in your life? OR are you still looking for love?

Vangelis; There is someone in my life. Tony Fran AKA Fantasy. He does Drag and he’s a very arty person. I think he will do big things. Here is a link to a short film he made which I feature in.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haI5cSA54sc

Scott –  Top 3 things you can’t live without?

Vangelis; Cup of tea….Blow Jobs…..Singing

 

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Scott McGlynn Book – OUT 

Hello everyone..

This is a little different from my regular blog. But some of you might not know I brought a book out called “OUT” it’s about…

Years of being bullied for being gay and how I overcame them, It takes a close look at my experiences growing up and learning to accept my true self.

My mission is to end bullying once and for all my autobiographical story about my struggles with peer pressure and coming to grips with my sexuality at a young age gives readers a personal insight into the life of a young man’s growth and my newfound ability to embrace who I am. My aim is to inspire people of all walks of life so that they can be proud of who they are.


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I like to share with the world worldwide that if this is you right now, everything will be ok and i never change who you are!

Book – Amazon
Twitter – ScottyMcglynn

Instagram – Scottymc14

Snapchat – Scottymc14

Connor Hunter Interview with Scott McGlynn

MTV ex on the beach hunk Connor Hunter interview we talked about drama, TV shows, Fitness, grooming tips and underwear….

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Scott – You appeared on MTV Ex on the Beach, How life been after? 
Connor –  very interesting…

Scott – EOTB is full of drama, Whats your life like? Drama or Drama free?
Connor – I always seem to have drama follow me.

Scott –  Love your soundcloud site, Has DJing always been a interested of yours? 
Connor –  yeah i’ve been djing for about a year now, i’ve played around UK and last summer abroad.

Scott – Will we be seeing you coming around clubs DJ soon? 
Connor  – yes this year i will be smashing it 100%

Scott –  Your into fitness, How do we get a body like yours? 
Connor – yes i love to train and keep healthy that’s for sure, specially with the amount of partying i do aha

Scott – What is your fitness daily routine?
Connor  – i train 6 days a week for around 1.5 hours a day, i do try to diet but not as strict as when i was competing.

Scott –  Modelling we can see the camera loves you, What’s been your best shoot so far?
Connor – yeah i really enjoy modelling, i don’t have a favourite as I’ve loved them all and cant wait to do more

Scott –  Have you been offered any other TV shows like “The only way is Essex” or game shows like Big Brother?                                                                                                                  Connor – yes me and my manger have had several talks with possible TV shows.. but cant confirm anything 😉

Scott –  I think most of the ladies will love a 2017 calendar, Can you make this happen? 
Connor  – yes one is being done very soon

Scott –  Out of CK and Hugo Boss which underwear would you wear? 
Connor – CK all the way there NAWTY

Scott –  What your top 3 grooming tips, and why?  
Connor – cheeky Tan that’s on point , fresh hair cut , good eye brows .

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Sam Callahan interview with Scott McGlynn

I met with Sam Callahan, A X-Factor UK star, Who’s music career has rocketed, We chatted about X-Factor, Louie Walsh, New Music and The Perfect Date…

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Scott: We know you from the x-factor 2013 tell me how did you find the experience?
Sam: X Factor was an incredible experience. Don’t get me wrong it deffo matey had its ups and downs, it was practically an emotional rollercoaster but it created so many amazing opportunities for me that I’m so lucky to have as a young artist in the industry and I got to perform a whole two month arena tour after would’s which is a dream come true for me!
Scott: Louis Walsh was your mentor how did you find him? And if you could of chosen any judge who would it be and why?
Sam: Louis was really funny, he’s a good guy! I think the British public believe that the mentors have more to do with helping you along your way in the show than they actually do though. My personal feeling is that I got to where I got in the show because I didn’t stop working.
I was last to bed each night and first up in the morning, if I wasn’t filming I was practicing and that would remain the same no matter who my judge was… However if I had to choose a judge… It’d be Nicole. Say no more. Ooft!!!
Scott: This year will be the last year of the X-Factor on ITV, Do you think its time the show needs a break?
Sam: They say that every year though don’t they? I do think so to be honest, in 2013 the did 42 arena dates and sold most of them out but last year they did 14 and I think sold out about one!
Also Louisa’s song bless her didn’t do as well as previous winner singles. Which baffles me, because personally I believe she’s one of the best things to come out of the show.
I think the public are just getting tired of X Factor now, I also think they see through a lot of the fake side of tv with the show now.
Scott: Recently you done a interview and photo-shoot with GT magazine how was it getting half naked for the camera?
Sam: I have to say I’m not usually shy to take my kit off, it’s the sort of thing I’d do anyway when I’ve had a skin full and can’t walk straight with my friends.
However the only awkward thing was the videographer who was dotting about, because whilst concentration on the actual shoot, you had to make sure you weren’t giving him any strange or intrusive angles! It was slightly off putting to be honest!
 
Scott: Your new single “I Love It When You” released 12th April 2016, Can you tell us about it?
Sam: Sure I’d love to!
After X Factor I spent a while very confused about my artistic direction. Partly down to the vast amount of different advice and opinions you get fired at you from all angles whilst you’re in a show like that.
But In the show they made me out to be like a Essex boy / Ken doll, who would sing a little too… that was never my niche market!
I love all sorts of music so dipped in and out of a couple of genres, released an EP called “BiggerThings” in November 2015 which I’d say was along the lines of ‘The Script and Lawson’ still a sound I feel very passionate about, however NOW finally I’ve found my sound, the place in music where my writing and vocal belongs and sits perfectly.
Dance music! I got together with a group of producers and DJs called ‘AudioFreaks’ and created ‘I LOVE IT WHEN YOU’.
Before being fully released the song hit Number 1 in a DJ chart called ‘KingsOfSpin’ in the USA, then hit top 10 best selling preorders here in the UK on iTunes and was fighting for a spot with Zayne Maliks new track!
Then on the day it was released wen number 5 in the iTunes chart, number 5 in the MuiscWeek Commercial pop chart UK and top 20 in the RunDMC Pop chart!
The song went mad!!!
I even heard it played in a club when I was in Miami for one night by pure coincidence!
Safe to say that this is where my future is at and that ‘I LOVE IT WHEN YOU’ has been my first real successful release.
‘ILOVE IT WHEN YOU’ is now being licensed with different major record labels around the world for release in many different countries whilst I work with the boys from AudioFreaks, Soulshaker and the the likes of Freaktone records to create my next big thing… and boy it’s going to be huge!
Scott: Will we be seeing a album to follow?
Sam: Yes there will fingers crossed, but right now I’m creating a genuinely credible hype in the dance music industry with some of the biggest DJs, mixers and dance producers on the planet and that is something that has to be handled with care if I want to carry on doing so!
So I’m taking my time on this one.
Scott: Will we be seeing you on tour this year?
Sam: I’m not sure yet. There has been a lot of talk about but nothing concrete that I can reveal just yet. With things finally doing as well as they are in music for me, that’s the most important thing for me to be concentrating on. I love seeing my fans and of course I want to travel around and meet them all, but I believe you can’t call yourself a musician if you’re not making music.
Right now is for me about being the best version of myself that I can be and focusing on the next musical project at hand.
Scott: If you have to choose to be on Celebrity Big Brother, I’m A Celebrity or Strictly which one would it be and why?
 
Sam: ‘I’m a celebrity’, would deffo be more suited to me. I’m a little wild myself and Without blowing my own trumpet, I literally have no fears, so I reckon I’d be pretty good at it!
Shall we give it a go do you think? Haha.
Scott: Finally, what would be your perfect date?
 
Sam: My perfect date would be something out of the box, a little wild. Maybe, sky diving, a quad bike safari, something along those lines. I don’t like to sit in silence on dates munching on food.
I want a girl with a bit of bite to her, so let me see that exciting side!
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Tim Oliver Interview With Scott McGlynn

Tim Oliver is best know as a Ricky Gervais lookalike, We talked what it’s like living the life of being a lookalike and the show channel 4 show lookalikes.

 

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Scott –  We all seen you on the TV show “LookALikes” as Ricky Gervais how did it come about?

Ive been in the entertainment industry for many years and have been a Ricky double for 12yrs. When Ricky became famous as David Brent in “the office” I was running my own entertainment business. I was constantly being asked “are you that bloke from that documentary on BBC2?” or “oi mate, do that dance” etc
My secretary finally convinced me to be a Lookalike in 2004 and I had a photo shoot and sent my pictures to lookalike agencies. I immediately got a booking from an agent called Fake Faces, the owner Jez Lee, asked me where I had been hiding, he said he has Del Boy, Basil Fawlty, Ali G, but he had been searching for two years for the latest and funniest comedy character to come out of Britain, a David Brent. I haven’t looked back since.
 
Scott – Was there any audition process for the show? If yes what did you have to do?
Tim – I was approached a long time ago, along with Andy Harmer aka David Beckham & Martin Jordan aka Gordon Ramsay, by Knickerbokerglory the production company for Lookalikes. We were on BGT in 2010 as “The Chippendoubles” where we got through to the live semi finals. We have had over 40 million views on youtube and still perform together at many different events. After BGT, we were asked to be on Louie Spences Showbusiness and had cameo rolls on five episodes, we kept in touch with Knickerboker after that and were asked to head up Lookalikes last year. Series one has been such a overwhelming success, we have been asked to work on story lines for series2.

 
Scott –  Do you get stopped in the street people actually thinking you are Ricky Gervais? 
Tim – People are funny!. When they have had a drink you get approached all the time, but during the day its not so often, however, a woman walked past me in Victoria the other day and paused and said hi, I said hi back and thought, where do I know her from, have i seen her on tinder? but then I realized, she thought I was Ricky. Even after this long, I sometimes forget i look like Ricky. 

Scott –  What so far has been a highlight of yours?
Tim – I have many highlights, the five that stand out the most, are when I was asked to be Rickys body double on the Muppet movie. Meeting Ricky and chatting for a couple of hours. being asked to perform in Australia for two weeks. Performing on BGT with my 6 brothers the chippendoubles. Staring on the Lookalikes TV show for Channel4.

 
Scott – Have you got any embarrassing moments you can share with us? 
Tim – A lot, but cant really share them with you, however, heres one just to give you something. I was meeting & greeting at an event as David Brent, fully in character at the front door. A pregnant lady walked through the door and I said “alright love, we met before” she said “really” I said “yeah, about 9 months ago hahaha” as David Brent would, she said “fuck you mate, im not fucking pregnant you cunt”. suffice to say, ive not made that mistake again.

 
Scott –  I know you met Ricky, What was he like? What was his reaction like meeting you?
Tim – We had a great laugh, he said he reckons his Dad shagged my Mum, He looked at my teeth and said “your fangs are straight and mine are crooked, you should have plastic surgery to look more like mine” i said, “no Rick, im not having anymore plastic surgery operations to be like you, ive already had a penis reduction, boom!…. He pissed himself laughing.

 
Scott –  Has there been anyone else people say you lookalike?
Tim – I sometimes I get mistaken for George Clooney or Ryan Reynolds

 
Scott – Can people higher you for events and personal appearances as Ricky? 
Tim – Yes, I have relied on that fact for over 12yrs, I host award ceremonies (Golden Globe Ricky style) I do personal appearances and speeches at Weddings, Birthday Parties, Anniversaries etc, I perform spoof motivational speeches as David Brent at conferences and sales meetings etc. I produce Corporate Videos for all types of businesses, but my favourite thing is my recent performance as a David Brent Tribute Act, singing all of Ricky’s songs from his upcoming movie “Life on the Road, with David Brent”
 
Scott –  The show is full of comedy, Is this something you always been into? Have you ever done stand up comedy?
Tim – I am a massive fan of Ricky and comedy in general, I often perform stand up as a mix up of Ricky Gervais and David Brent with a bit of Derek rolled into the mix, I like to get some audience participation as it makes the whole evening more personal to them and if the customer has the budget, I bring a brilliant Gareth Keenan aka Brett Sirell into the stand up with his health & safety presentation and a bit of close up magic thrown in, its hilarious and its my favourite thing to do.

 
Scott – What advice can you give someone starting out in the lookalike business or acting?
Tim – Don’t just take it from ya mum saying, “ooh, you really look like them”….No, If you are approached on the street by absolute strangers during the day, then take it seriously, learn your character, hone your craft and focus on the most famous and recognizable thing your celebrity has done. Its the most rewarding thing you will do. Its a fact you look like a celebrity, don’t waste it, embrace it, it will be the best thing you have ever done.

 

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Haydn Blower Interview with Scott McGlynn

Haydn Blower who has a passion for singing, modelling and dancing, He’s well know for uploading his first freestyle dance video, this video had 37,000 views in just over a week, I caught up with Haydn to talk more about YouTube, Modelling, Fashion and more… 

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Scott:  We know for YouTube channel, Your freestyle dance video got huge hits, What was you feeling from all the support? 
Haydn: I think the feeling was shocked at first, so crazy that someone out there liked what I did and that’s a great feeling 

Scott:  Your channel is full of mix videos, what’s been your favourite bar your dance video?

Haydn: Well I like the singing ones cause you can show passion when you sing and I think everyone enjoyed it and could connect.

 

Scott: You do a lot of modelling how did you get into it?

Haydn: Just posting random pictures on social media and got asked by a brand by the name of OnePiece if I would model some of their stuff in return for goods and opportunities 

 

Scott: What’s been your best shoot so far?

 Haydn: Along with the OnePiece one I did one for my website which was great fun cause I could do whatever

Scott: Any advice to people starting out in modelling you can give?

Haydn: Don’t stay in your comfort zone try new style of clothes and always bring your personality out in photos you take it puts you from the rest of everyone else


Scott: You a brand ambassador for “OnePiece” what can you tell me more about the brand?

Haydn: Well the company was founded in 2007 on a Sunday morning in Oslo Norway the idea came of tying together a hoodie with a pair sweatpants using a giant zipper ended up in what would become the OnePiece Jumpsuit, the very core product of the brand. Some said it would look stupid, some said it wouldn’t last, most people agreed it wouldn’t work out. But they became a global movement of slackers, counting 10 Concept Stores, over 1000 retailers selling in over 100 countries and over 1 million fans worldwide – and the slumber party has barely just started…

 

Scott: I recently brought out my first book called “OUT” its my autobiographical story of being gay in high school age 11 and getting bullied for who i am, What advice would you say to people getting bullied?
Haydn: I got bullied myself at a young age moving schools and even been having to be pulled out a one point as it was affecting my grades but I chose to go back to school cause I know that school was just a small part of my life and that I was going on to do better things then the people who put me down, so my advice would be stay cool headed and surrounding yourself with good friends at school or wherever and just think you in the end will come out on top
Scott: We love to see you come around the UK any plans for this?

Haydn: I will be doing a few tours of the UK with events coming up
Scott: What’s the 3 most things you can not live without? 

Haydn:

My iPhone

My family/friends

And air 🙂
Scott:  What does 2016 / 2017 hold for Haydn? 

Haydn: I hope to be even more involved in brands etc and maybe even a career in dancing or music.

 

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Haydn Social Media links..

Website: haydnblower.com

YouTube: youtube.com/HaydnBlower

Damien O’Brien interview with Scott McGlynn

Damien O’Brien is well known magician to the stars and TV from Alexandra Burke to Kesha, He’s travelled worldwide to show his amazing talent, I caught up with Damien for a Q&A enjoy…

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Scott – We seen you on “BBC 3 Killer Magic” what was it like? Did you enjoy the experience?
Damien – Killer Magic was a lot of fun to film , it gave us all a chance to show off our talents and to also reach a new audience , I personally loved the experience as I got to work with 4 amazing magicians incredible directors and producers plus I got to try out big illusions and tricks I have always wanted to do what was fun.
Scott – Your well known for your tricks with celebrities who has been your favourite and why?
Damien –  I would have to say Nelly has still been my favourite just because of his reactions he was so chilled out and just loved every second of it , but Alexandra Burke is a close second for me as she goes cray when you pull off a trick to her , see for me its not always about who I’m performing to its more about getting that great reaction
Scott – Out of everything you do from magician to hypnotist which is your number 1 trick is your personal favourite? 
Damien – Hmmmm that’s a tough question as I have so many , but I think my favourite trick was from Killer Magic doing the card in the fish as it was so random and the guys just went absolutely crazy when the found their signed card in the fish , its reactions like that what makes magic so much fun for me.
Scott – Has there ever been a time something went wrong? If yes explain what happened.
Damien – Yeah sometimes things ain’t gone right and I have to fix it like I might get the wrong card and then I just have to make it lookalike I did that on purpose and recover you would never know I did something wrong as a good magician can recover.
Scott –  Have you got any plans doing a UK tour visiting city’s?
Damien  – I don’t have plans for a UK tour as I’m not really a stage magician so all my work is private booked but who knows maybe one day ill decide to create a stage show.
Scott – I recently brought out my book called “OUT” dealing with sexuality and bulling in school, If you have something to people getting bullied in school or workplaces what would it be?
Damien – It would be don’t be afraid to talk to people and let others help sometimes we are to proud to admit these things and to admit we need help , so my advise is you should never have to be bullied by anyone so never be afraid to ask people for help.
Scott – Is their anyone you like to meet to do tricks on that you haven’t already? 
Damien – I always wanted to do magic to Eminem I grew up listening to his music the man is a genius so that would 100% be my first choice.
Scott – Now with BGT back on our TV screen, any magicians you enjoyed watching?
Damien – I think there has only been one magician i haven’t  watched to much of BGT I never do , but the one I saw he seemed OK hopefully we will see some more magicians.
Scott – What advice would you give young magician’s starting out?
Damien – PRACTICE !!! and perform as much as possible as it will help so much I know so many magicians who are skilled but can’t perform , the performance is everything I say its a good 80% and the other 20% is pulling of the trick so practice and perform as much as you can.
Scott – *This is a request question from your fans* Do you have snapchat?
 I have snapchat a lot of time its me posting up food and photos after the gym my add is the same as my Twitter , Facebook and Instagram DamienMagician , if you want to watch my tricks in action then subscribe to my YouTube channel www.YouTube.com/DamienMagician
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Matt Jaffe interview with Scott McGlynn

Matt Jaffe is an American Singer/Songwriter, and founder of the band “Matt Jaffe & The Distractions”, I Skype called Matt to have a Q&A check it out..  

 

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Scott –  Your a amazingly talented singer/ performer who inspired you growing up?
Matt – My main inspirations are songwriters.  The people who originally motivated me to write and perform were mostly punk rock and New Wave folks like David Byrne, Elvis Costello, Joe Strummer, and Debbie Harry.  Recently, I’ve been really inspired by country music and Americana, artists like Hank Williams, Lucinda Williams, Gram Parsons, Townes Van Zandt.  Some of my favorite musicians, like John Doe and Old 97’s bridge these worlds really well.
Scott –  Can you remember the first record your bought?
Matt – I believe the first album I owned was “How to Dismantle An Atomic Bomb,” by U2.  Although I really dig some of U2’s earlier stuff, that particular record didn’t do too much for me.  The first actual vinyl album that blew me away was Elvis Costello’s debut, “My Aim is True.”  I found it in my parents’ basement, and wouldn’t stop spinning it.
Scott –  Your YouTube channel is a massive hit, Tell me which was your favourite one to film?
Matt – My favorite one we have up right now is a live video of our tune “Wander No More” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJQTYtakV-0).  It was filmed live, and I remember feeling very free during that performance.
Scott –  I seen your performed in some great places what’s been your most remember-able and why? 
Matt – I really enjoyed playing at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa.  It had terrific portraits of Hank Williams and Bob Wills and Loretta Lynn and other incredible country acts.  I felt catapulted by that history.  And the people in Tulsa are real nice.
Scott –  Your new song “Write A Song About Me” is my personal favourite, Can you tell us what the song is about? 
Matt – It’s meant to be a narrative of a relationship.  A pretty commonplace relationship, one that goes sour pretty quickly.  The twist is that the song sort of begins en media res with me being asked to write her a song, but only doing so in spite after that loving feeling had decayed.  The style of the music was meant to be a rockabilly travelogue a la Johnny Cash.
Scott –  If you had the chance to do a collaboration with anyone in the world who would it be and why?
Matt – I’d like to star in an Alfred Hitchcock movie.  I don’t think it’s going to happen anytime soon.
Scott –  Have you ever thought about going on American Idol or The X Factor USA? 
Matt – Not really.  I don’t think original music belongs on those shows.
Scott –  What advice would you give to anyone who is looking to start out in the music industry solo or band?
Matt – Find a pure love of songwriting and performing.  If you’re doing it for money or attention or celebrity or any other kind of external validation, you’re going to be very disappointed, even if you succeed.  If you love music for music, nobody can take that from you.
Scott –  Do you advice to start up a YouTube channel?
Matt – I’m not sure, but I think people like videos that make them feel close to the artist, stuff filmed at home or in a DIY style.  They want connection.
Scott – What is your 3 top emoji’s you use all the time?
Matt – I’m afraid I don’t use emojis very much, but I like the dog emoji where its the profile of a dog, the dog emoji where its the head of a dog, and the thumbs up is a timeless standby.
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Matt’s social links…

Official Website: www.mattjaffemusic.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/mattjaffemusic/

Twitter: www.twitter.com/MattJaffeMusic

Instagram: www.instagram.com/mattjaffemusic/

YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/user/sittingduck420

SoundCloud: www.soundcloud.com/mattjaffemusic