Special Interview: JUENO (Vic Murdaca)

theaussieword.com talks to JUENO (Vic Murdaca) for a one on one blog interview.

What can you tell our readers about you? How and where did it all begin?
Im a big fan of funk music the rest is history! I began writing when I was 13. I started writing lyrics initially and I found myself expressing emotions on paper. I guess it grew from there. I formed a band “The People” around the age of 16 and we were gigging up until late last year when I decided to work solo.
What had you first interested in music?
Initially I was very influenced by artist’s who had interesting image ie: KISS, BOWIE, PRINCE. It helps when you can identify a character to the music, particularly when you are young. It draws you to the music.
Who motivates or influences your quest to make great music?
Its building something from the ground up. Its creation from scratch. There is no better satisfaction that I could possibly get.
What are some of your biggest goals you hope to accomplish as an artist?
My biggest goal to accomplish is to be recognised on a large scale. I would also love to be able to collaborate with other great established artists.

What can fans expect from you in the coming months?
Alot more music!
Which stars of the music industry do you find inspiring?
Prince by a long shot. He just pushes all barriers musically and performance wise. He is a genius and an inspiration for me.
How would you best describe you and your music to your fans?
The music is a blend of soul, funk, rock and gospel tinged harmonies. A fusion of old and new styles.
What can you tell us about your latest single?
“Beautiful” which is the first single release for me, was put together late last year. It’s a song about a recent event in my life. It will also be on the upcoming album that will be put together later this year.
Are there any new exciting projects in the works?
Recent arrangements have been made for a trip to the U.S as of March this year, to co-write with Rikk Angelori. Rikk is a songwriter/producer who is based just outside Brooklyn NY, working with many established soul artists there. He got in contact with me late last year after hearing some of my work and asked me to head over to record and album together.
The music industry is huge, where do you see yourself a few years from now?
I honestly can’t say as I’m open to all possibilities. As long as I am making music in some way, shape or form I’ll be happy.

Name a few of your favourite Aussie artists.
Melbourne based “Harts”. His funky grooves have just hit the scene but have garnered some great attention. Great songwriter and an amazing guitar player! Watch out for him!
The shape of the music industry has changed significantly over the years, including the use of social media, how do you feel about the industry as a whole and what does it mean to you in getting your records out into the public eye?
Depending on which way you look at it, the industry has changed for the good and the bad. It’s now a lot easier to get your music out there, but the idea of mainstream has been somewhat ruined I believe. I guess you have to be adaptable and resilient in the business. All I’ve ever wanted out of my art is recognition and that’s what drives me to create music.
Thank you for the interview! What can you leave fans of theaussieword.com with here today?
A promise that more good music is on the way!

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