10 Questions with Shane Guerrette

1- Tell us about your musical background, how you got into songwriting, and any current projects you have now.

I come from a very musical family. My older brother has been playing drums for as long as I can remember and my older sister is a singer/songwriter who plays piano and guitar.  After learning guitar, I began experimenting with songwriting, and it just fell into place.

2- What influences you as a songwriter?

My influences vary, as I’m constantly influenced by whatever my current situation may be. It changes from day to day, and it’s hard to exactly pinpoint those influences as my songs are pretty much all written in a day where the only influence was what mood I was in during that time.

3- What do you think about the current state of the music industry? Do you think it’s more difficult to build a career in music today than say 10 years ago?

I think the current state of the music industry is very difficult. Even though social media exists now a days, it is still very hard to get discovered because many people are trying to do the same thing online.

4- Who are some of your favorite songwriters right now?

Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Sam Smith, and John Mayer are some of my favorite songwriters.

5- If you haven’t already, are you open to working with another songwriter or a team of songwriters?

Yes, I would be open to working with another songwriter, as it could be more effective for a song. I have yet to try combine thoughts with another to create a song.

6- How important is outside opinions of your working songs?

I always appreciate constructive criticism, it helps me to reevaluate what others may prefer with my music.

7- Do you think it would be beneficial to have an unbiased team of songwriters in the studio with you while you record music?

I think I might prefer someone who is slightly biased and honest, to help make the song the best it could be.

8- What’s the most unique location you’ve ever written a song?

I’ve never completed a song in a unique location, but am always inspired to jot down lyrics at any given time.

9- Your YouTube channel has over 36,000 subscribers. What do you attribute your success on that platform to?

I try to pick covers that I enjoy, or that are currently popular.

10 - Where do you see yourself in two years?

In two years I hope to have a fan base big enough that allows me to tour.

Thanks to Shane for the interview.  We’re wishing you much success with your music and career in this crazy business we all know and love!  
Listen To Shane Here: YouTube: www.youtube.com/shaneguerrette FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/ShaneGuerretteMusic Twitter: www.twitter.com/shaneguerrette

Stephen Antonelli

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