It’s an honor to speak with you today. How did you get into music and for how long have you been in the industry for?
Thanks for having me! I was about 12 years old when I picked up my first instrument, so I have been doing music for 17 years now. For me, my interest in playing music began having music class in grade school. I got chosen to be one of the main singers for a school program and after the program it just sparked something inside of me. The following year, they started teaching my class how to play the reorder, and that’s when I knew I wanted to learn how to play instruments and I wanted to learn how to play as many of them as I could.
I got more series about making music my career at age 16 when I began composing my own music. By this time I had learned how to play the Saxophone, various percussion instruments including a full set, Bass guitar, Guitar, and the Ocarina.
Congratulations on your latest single “Prisoner To My Mind”, how do you feel about the newfound success and what was the motivation?
I am without words, truthfully. It didn’t seem real at first. The more the days go by, the more real it feels. I’m humbled.
This song is about drug addiction. It’s about the thinking process I had from the beginning stages of addiction, to “I’ve had enough” stage. Verse 1 being in denial, thinking I can handle it. Verse 2 coming to realize I have a problem and admitting I need to do something about it. Then the Bridge talking about what it is I need to do to get out of it..
How would you describe your sound to someone who just listened to your music for the first time?
If I am being honest, I don’t know how I could describe it. It’s not anything like you hear on mainstream media, that’s for sure. My lyrics can certainly send you down a rabbit hole of deep-thinking. I just want to share my experiences I have had with the world, in hopes of somebody actually learning something for their own journey.
Can you talk me through some of the essentials that keep you locked in during a studio session?
Truth be told, that’s something that I try not to even think about. I just gotta pretend like I’m not recording. I feel like I psych myself out and try too hard when I consciously think I’m recording. Making a beat on the other hand, that’s just come second nature to me by now.
Everybody is influenced by somebody else. Who would you consider some of your biggest musical influences and how are they influential?
My biggest influence is the drummer for Rush, Neil Peart (R.I.P.) and also Devin Townsend, guitarist/vocalist of “The Devin Townsend Project” and “Strapping Young Lad”.
What would be your dream venue or event to perform at?
This is a tough question for me, because my dream even has always been Mayhem Festival. Seeing as how I don’t play heavy metal music anymore, I’m not sure how possible that is.
Where can people find you online and your music?
You can stream my music on all major streaming platforms or by simply going to wizekaizz.link
You can also go to my website at https://www.wizekaizz.com
For our final question, is there anything else you would like to add?
THE TRICK IS TO TRY!!
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