Q&A: Teide Bryce

Get to know Teide Bryce, the new Junior Judge for JSS Europe!

How long have you been singing and playing the guitar for?

I’ve been singing and playing the guitar since I was 12 years old! My dad was the drummer in a rock band from before I was born so I’ve always been around music. I only really began to enjoy it when I turned 12 and began to teach myself the guitar. Since then, I’ve never put my guitar down!

How did you first start touring with Junior Star Singer?

When I was 14, I entered into the pilot of Brooklands Future Starz, where I met Amanda. I began weekly mentoring sessions with her after becoming runner-up on the competition. This gave me many opportunities including touring with Amanda and Junior Star Singer. While with JSS, I’ve been given countless opportunities to get my music heard and out there.

What has it been like for you to hear the new contestants on the tour?

It’s been really great getting to help find new talent. Hearing all the different contestants has made me remember how I began my musical journey, if you want to call it that.

What is your most memorable gig?

My most memorable gig is the set I did at The Cavern Club in Liverpool. It was the biggest thing I’d ever done! Not a lot of people get to say they’ve played on the same stage as The Beatles, Adele, The Rolling Stones, Queen and Oasis. I remember being so nervous as I was performing Imagine by John Lennon. The minute I began my first song, my nerves vanished and it was one of the best gigs I’d done. I really enjoyed myself and was so grateful that I got to play there.

 

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What new artists emerging on the music scene should we look out for?

I feel that emerging artists at the moment are so talented! Most of the music on my phone are from small musicians or people who haven’t quite made it yet. But I feel their music is the realest if thats a word. People such as Declan McKenna, Jack Garratt, Tom Walker, Hobo Johnson, Tash Sultana and S-X are all artists that I feel will be breaking through very soon!

If you had to choose, what is the most important thing to you as a vocalist?

I’m not really sure about that… The most important thing SHOULD be to look after your voice and make sure you always do your warm ups before you sing, but I just normally sing and don’t really do anything before, which is BAD so don’t do that!

Out of these who would you choose?

Anne -Marie or Dua Lipa? Dua Lipa

Ed Sheeran or James Arthur? Ed Sheeran

Demi Lovato or Selena Gomez? Neither!

Justin Bieber or Justin Timberlake? Justin Bieber

Rihanna or Beyonce? Rihanna

Adele or Taylor Swift? Adele

 

Any of the above that you would love to support?

Ed Sheeran, 1000000%! He’s always been my biggest inspiration. The first song I learnt on guitar was You Need Me I Don’t Need You and I feel he is one of the best ‘pop’ musicians out there today. His first and second album are amazing.

If you had to choose a passion of yours, what would it be first, singing or songwriting?

Definitely songwriting. I feel that it’s my strongest passion and writing songs are the thing I love to do the most. The feeling you get when you write a good song is like no other. Obviously I enjoy singing as well but writing my music is my escape.

What advice can you give potential artists for JSS Europe?

Be yourself. Literally that’s it, where your music is concerned be yourself do what makes you happy and don’t let someone change your opinion on something. Saying that, make sure you still listen and take on advice but make sure you are happy. On a few occasions now I’ve made the mistake of not saying how I want something to sound and not being happy with the end result. Always make sure that YOU like YOUR music and if you do others will most probably love it.

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