J. Black Q&A
I just thought I’d take the time to answer a few questions about myself just in case you were wondering.
Q. What is your Home Town?
A. Sunnyvale, CA. Silicon Valley Baby!
Q. How Long have you been singing/ performing for?
A. I’ve been singing since I could talk. I grew up singing in church and was leading songs at the age of 5 and playing piano for the choir by age 7.
Q. What Inspires You to do what You do?
A. Sharing my gifts with people and showing them a good time inspires me to keep writing and performing music.
Q.What’s your most embarrassing experience?
A. I have to pick just one? I was a victim of a sort of band initiation or hazing in my high school marching band as a freshman by the upper classmen. I remember one late night waking up to shaving cream on my face after they had busted into our motel room while we were away on a band trip.
Q. Do you have any other interest or hobbies besides making music?
A. I enjoy watching movies, going to cookouts and outings, taking walks, and reading, I also recently started a little patio gardening, and disc golfing.
Q. If you had to describe your music in three or four words what would they be?
A. Soulful, Sexy, Fun, Deep.
Q. Describe your show visually and musically
A. Visually, I would say the J. Black show consists of a high energy front man that parades around the stage doing my very best to draw in and engage my audience. Ex. Would be David Lee Roth fused with John Legend. Musically you should be prepared for a soulful and moving sound somewhere between Smooth and Sexy all the way up to Wild and on Fire!
Q. What are your songs about
A. A lot of love, some loss, friendship, and a little partyin!
Q. As a child growing up, music surrounds us; what type of music did you hear the most back then? How does it differ from what you listen to now?
A. I heard a variety of music while growing up. My parents both sang gospel and played Motown records around the house. I was also heavily influenced by my older brother’s musical collection. I remember old KTEL compilations having everything from Wild Cherry, The Silvers, and Bill Conti compositions. I’m still heavily into a variety of music. I like to listen to hair medal bands of the 90’s and many new current pop acts. I still like a variety of music.
Q. What’s your claim to fame
A. Providing my fans and supporters with a Soulfully Delicious Contemporary R&B Experience that’s both satisfying and inspiring.