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Indie Artist Ayy Brooks!
Let’s Find Out What The Indie Artist Ayy Brooks Is Choppin’ It Up About!
DSR: Welcome Ayy Brooks! Let the people know where you are from.
Ayy Brooks: Auburn, New York.
DSR: What is the significance of your name?
Ayy Brooks: Well my real name is Adam, but my stage name is Ayy Brooks. Growing up my group of friends all just gave me the nickname “Ayy” and it stuck.
DSR: How old were you when you developed an interest in music?
Ayy Brooks: More than likely before I can remember. However, I got into hip-hop and writing songs around the age of 15.
DSR: Have you learned any lessons so far as and indie artist and if so, what are they?
Ayy Brooks: Yes, quite a few. I think the most important lesson I’ve learned so far is the importance for consistency. Working in today and planning for tomorrow.
DSR: After reading your bio, it seems as if you stayed on a constant grind and was determined to get your music in front of everyone you could. Can you speak on how you managed to handle all of that?
Ayy Brooks: Honestly it’s a rush, but nothing that I can’t handle. I put a lot of effort and time into what I do, so I think I inevitably caused it, and it feels pretty good.
DSR: Sometimes it can be hard as an indie artist trying to attract the type of attention you’d want to from your fan base. How did it feel to be putting out a lot of money and not seeing any of it come back in from your failed promoting attempts?
Ayy Brooks: All of the money spent I look at as investments. Potentially I could have lost it all anyways. The failures in my journey are going to be rare so I am learning to embrace every one.
DSR: And with perseverance you managed to come through it all! Where can the people find you performing these days?
Ayy Brooks: Just recently booked a gig with the national touring act Chris Webby. This will be my second time opening, and this time it will be at the Lost Horizon, December 8th.
DSR: How would you describe your sound to someone who has never heard it before?
Ayy Brooks: Revolutionary, or well put. I would tell that someone that they would have to witness it to understand.
DSR: Who is in charge of writing the songs? Where do you draw your inspiration from as an indie artist?
Ayy Brooks: I write all of my own music, and collaborate with many producers in the production phases I pull every piece of inspiration out of my day and make anything worthwhile. I kind of seize the moment every day.
DSR: If you had to put yourself into a genre or create your own as an indie artist, what would it be called?
Ayy Brooks: Wavey Sounds
DSR: Are you working on any projects at the moment?
Ayy Brooks: My new EP that I am working on titled “Beyond Infinite” is setting up to release this coming spring, I am sorry I don’t have an official date yet!
DSR: Where can we find your music? Online and offline?
Ayy Brooks: On my website you can find all of my links to my pages, social media, music, and even my upcoming events. Places I perform are posted on my website http://www.ayybrooksmusic.com
DSR: As an indie artist, if you can change one thing about the music industry what would it be and why?
Ayy Brooks: Umm maybe that the labels became obsolete, so artists would be more diverse, and independent.
DSR: What other talents do you possess?
Ayy Brooks: I can play piano, guitar and in my spare time I like to think I am a five star Chef.
DSR: We ask every indie artist that we interview, what’s the best piece of advice someone’s ever given to you as an indie artist?
Ayy Brooks: Be yourself.
Appreciate you Ayy Brooks! Stop through any time!
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