Deanna Chase is a British breakout artist who stopped by for a chat!
Colby: What Do You Enjoy Most About Being A Musician?
Deanna: I really enjoy it when I can feel that I just created something special. I could listen to a demo on repeat because I can’t get enough. It either took a mood and articulated it word for word perfect without me really having to try or it simply sounds like something plucked from somewhere magical.
Colby: Which Track Of Yours Means The Most To You?
Deanna: Each track I have made embodies its own individual significance, and its value can change depending on how I’m feeling. That’s the beauty.
Colby: The First-Ever Gig You Played, Can You Remember It? How Was It?
Deanna: The first gig I played was in my hometown in Northampton for Northampton’s Got Talent haha. I was 15 and I got through to the semi-finals, I was proud of that. I was so nervous and almost forced myself to do it. I knew what I wanted in life so I knew I had to overcome that initial fear of performing alone in front of a crowd. Now I’m performing all the time. It’s poetic because now, it’s when I feel the least alone. I love the connection. I’m just thinking of a show I did a few days ago, and I caught someone in the crowd with a wide smile, and we just smiled at each other for a while as I sang. I’ll remember that for a long time.
Colby: What Do You Think Is The Key To Success As A Musician?
Deanna: It’s hard to say because I’m still learning and there are lots more I want to achieve. I would say, as cliché as it may sound, stay true to yourself. If you love something you made there is someone out there who will love it too, even if it sounds really different to what is “popular”; I think that’s true success at its core. I think it’s also key – if you want a working career as a musician – to remind yourself that you are also a business, and be open to adapting to ways of reaching people as the world around us changes and adapts too.
Colby: If You Wasn’t A Musician, What Job Would You Be Doing?
Deanna: If I wasn’t a musician I say I would be a teacher or I would be working in the music industry in some other form. I’d work for or start my own record label, I think I’ve got a good ear.