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Spate Magazine Exclusive Interview with Briana Brady

Who is Briana Brandy and where are you from?

Briana Brandy is * pause * a very crazy and all over the place girl who just likes to have fun. I am very social, outgoing, and approachable. I like meeting new people and learning about them. I am originally from Canton, Ohio but I am currently based musically out of LA.

How did you discover your musical talent?

I discovered my musical talents when I was very young and started keeping a journal. From writing my feelings out it developed into writing songs. I also had an early interest in basketball and I would incorporate hoop into a lot of my songs.

Who has been your greatest inspirations musically and why?

Honestly, as cliché as it sounds the church because this is where it started for me being involved musically in the choir. The greatest artist inspiration without a doubt for me was Da Brat. She was the first artist that I grabbed onto and I totally wore her cassette tape out.

What do you feel you offer the music industry that we don't already have in other performers?

I strongly feel I bring my own unique relatable style, like I wear one eyebrow colored it reminds me to always be positive and stay bright because nothing is ever that bad. I feel people can latch onto my songs and feel that there is a lot of themselves in my music.

Have you encountered any problems in getting to this point in your career?
The biggest problem I encountered has been adapting to the different paces people within the music industry work. I am always going at a fast pace, like bouncing off the walls fast pace. Recently, several seasoned old school people within the industry have showed me that it’s OK and sometimes can be more beneficial to strategically plan my attack.

What do you want people get from your music?

I want people to gain a personal experience. I really want people to know me and feel me from my music. I want my personality to shine through my songs and most importantly for people to relate to my music. Through my website BrianaBrandy.com I focus on creating this feeling for my fans and give them the entire look at Briana Brandy, no masks.

What can we expect from you in 2015?

Answers: I have my sights set on an EP and expanding my tours to reach more fans within the U.S. and abroad. My Instagram @Breezy747 is constantly blowing up with fans from all over inquiring and requesting that I come to their city. I am going to personally try this year to try to reach as many fans as possible.

What has been your greatest achievement so far?

Definitely my fan base. I have so many people who hit me up unsolicited at a show or through social media and express how much they love my songs and how much they mean to them. They are taking it upon themselves to share my songs with their friends and I am so grateful to them.

If you could collaborate with one artist, living or dead, who would it be and why?

Honestly it’s a tie between Prince and Jimi Hendrix. I would love to see their whole creative process from the musical instruments side, writing, and all the way up to recording. They brought so many elements to the game I could learn so much. Not to mention I am such a fan of both.

One track of yours that you think defines you and why?

Answer: I would probably say my Ode To Failure song because it defines me as far as not giving myself any excuses when it comes to success. I want success and I am going to have success. The song totally embodies everything I believe in as far as pushing forward towards your goals and not letting anything stop you. In the song I am looking at fear, which we all have and saying your not going to hold me back or stop me. I always feel like I have lived me life that way.

Last but not least ...What's your CRAZIEST "Where they do that at?!" moment...

I recently performed on a Juicy J tour and at one show in Texas we were in the dressing room celebrating after our show. One of my dancers was enjoying himself a little too much when it came to having a few too many drinks. Later in the evening, I was notified by security that they had him passed out in a wheelchair with a barf bag sitting on his lap. Needless to say, the way he felt the next day he wouldn’t touch a drink for the remainder of the tour.


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