Today we're spending Seven Questions In Heaven With Chanel Samson!
Describe your music for our readers who may not be familiar with you.
My name's Chanel Samson and I'm a circus freak with some angry yet comical love songs and always a good message. I do strange things like run around town with giant gold hearts for people to pose with and kissing campaigns :D
Who are your musical influences and idols?
Regina Spektor saved me as an adolescent, I can't get enough Gwen Stefani, and Led Zeppelin are musical gods! In terms of political music, Rage Against The Machine is top dog inspiration. I also did a lot of musical theatre growing up and I love '20s jazz. This all feeds into my sound, which I've named "Circus Rock" because it didn't quite fit any other title.
What was the first album, cassette, or CD you bought with your own money?
To bo honest I can't remember. Probably Evanescence :P
What was the strangest gig you've ever played?
La ti da... Depends what you mean by strange. There was a good few where the guy my whole set's about, Matthew, was in the audience and of course I pointed him out. We're still friends.
What is your current favorite guilty pleasure?
CAKE especially carrot cake from Bolt St. Coffee, Liverpool. I've had to make myself stop for a full month because i was getting addicted.
If they named an ice cream flavor after you, what would be the name and why?
Rainbow Jet because it sounds ace and colors make me happy.
Final question: You're the opening act of a music festival. You can get any five artists, living or dead, to perform on the bill with you. Which five do you choose and what song do you all perform as the final jam?
Well I'd have to recount a couple above. No Doubt, Regina Spektor, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Billy Holiday and go out on "I Love Rock N' Roll." Quite a mash up, but I think it would work ;)
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