Chloe Chadwick Talks of Her Start, Music, and the Future!


British singer/songwriter CHLOE CHADWICK has a country, rocker edginess to her, with such an array of content it's flawless and truly endless. She just released her newest single this month, with much more content to follow. For now, Chloe herself does the talking in term's of her music, start, and where she wants this career to take her next.


1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members 

I have always performed live with musicians and bands, because I’m a singer/songwriter I don’t necessary have a fixed band I play with. The beauty of my style of music is that sometimes I perform shows entirely on my own, sometimes with a musician or 2, and sometimes if I really wanna kick some ass, I will go with a full band! Everyone I have worked with over the years on stage has been a pleasure to work with and I’ve been really lucky to play with some outstanding and talented musicians across the world, all of whom I still keep in touch with today, because my music and performances would be nothing without the live band experience! In terms of where i started out, I learnt to play the guitar at the age of 10, I started writing very early on too, music resignated me since I was a child, we always had music playing around the house and I was hooked! And so when I was old enough to travel, I took my guitar with me and ended up performing all across Europe, just me and my guitar, and that's how I started my career! Since then it's been a roller coaster ride of ups and downs, but I wouldn't change my musical path for anything. I've never been handed anything on a plate, I've always had to work hard and learn fast in the music industry, and I'm proud of sticking with it and becoming the artist I am today.

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

The name is me, Chloë Chadwick, I thought about changing my name for years, but then this is who I am, you can’t get anymore personal than that, so I’m pleased I kept my band name as my actual name, it offers a personal approach I think!

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there?

I am from the north west in England just south of Manchester. Until COVID-19 the music scene was always vibrant in the cities all over the UK. The UK created some of the best music ever written and venues to ever play on, the list goes on for British legends and bands. We have some really cool music venues here which emerging acts and big artists perform on, I've had the pleasure of playing a few, however there’s always more to consider and hopefully I will be able to play them in the future! The Brits love our live music and so I dont think even COVID-19 will get in the way of people wanting to go to festivals and music venues, sure some venues will not overcome what has happened and that's really sad, but the future is bright and I'm sure things will move forward from here!

Are there any local bands you could recommend? Yeah of course, the problem is sooo many people are making music nowadays it's hard to pin-point the best! I’m currently listening to a band called ‘Cassia, who are 3 local lads from just outside of my town, they perform a cool surf soft indie/pop vibe, it’s been great for my self isolation garden BBQ playlist! Happy and positive music. So yeah, check them out!

4. How would you describe your style?

It’s always a tough one to be asked this, my style has a multitude of textures and sounds and always has had ever since I started writing music. I’ve always been a commercial writer, and I believe I developed this from my interest in the Beatles music. I have quite an eclectic music taste from pop to rock, country, to reggae, to heavy rock and metal to even dance! And so I don’t like to really categorize my music as such, but it definitely has that country pop rock flair of which comes naturally to me when I write. I always write a song with an acoustic guitar and build the song up from there, so roots music has always been where my strengths lie. Writing country music in England is also challenging as it's not as appreciated over here as it is in the US and that’s what I like, a good challenge! Shania Twain succeeded over here right? Where there's a will there's a way!

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

I released 3 singles and an album back in 2017 of which hit the UK country charts. The album had mainly elements of country, folk and pop/rock. The album was me doing what I wanted with the songs I had written regardless of the outcome, there was no real plan to how the album was going to sound. I didn’t want to write or record songs for a specific genre, or to please anyone but myself, I love every second of it and I love seeing a song I've written come to life in the recording stages, there's no better feeling I've had, than the achievement of bringing a song to life! What you can expect from my music is someone who doesn't take life to seriously, but at the same time, I do like to write about my life, other people's lives, subjects with meaning and relatable experiences, because nine times out of ten, there's always someone who has always experienced what you have. My gift is to share stories through song and it's a gift I like to embrace with people all over the world. That's what I love to do! I would also say my music is fun, raw at times, expressive, and most of time you can tap your feet or get up and dance to it! I'm not ashamed to say I've danced to my own music on more than 5 occasions whilst cooking dinner haha! Luckily enough my fiance likes my music too, otherwise I would be in the dog house.

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Yes I have just released my new single ‘Devils Game’ on 14th August! Exciting times! You can listen to it on all online streaming platforms! The single in particular shows a more serious side to my songwriting, of which is a true story about a woman who decides to take her own life as a result of a gambling addiction. It's an awful story, yet one that I felt connected with in some way. Not that I've gambled myself, but I have been in a previous relationship with someone who had a gambling and alcohol addiction which inevitably tore the relationship apart. Writing about this awful story was tougher than any song I've ever written because for one, the story is based on true events, and two, it feels like added pressure to tell a story of someone else's life and the tragic end of which she left behind her family. However to turn it into a song that people can enjoy, yet empathize with, or even relate to, was something I felt strongly about. The subject is more poignant than ever and I hope my single can help spread the awareness of female suicide, and addiction in all forms.

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

Things have been difficult to plan with COVID-19, although I’ve taken part in some online streams to maintain and touch base with my fans whom I love, it’s been difficult to organize some live shows to coincide with my single release. Having said that, the future's looking brighter as each day gets better, and performing is what I miss and do best. I’m sure there will be some new shows organised for the not so distant future once our venues and festivals are all back up and running. So watch this space!

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

I never try to think too far ahead.  But I shall certainly be writing music, releasing music and doing what I love best!

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

You can listen via all social media streams and you can buy physical CDs of my music via my website  - https://www.chloechadwick.com

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

The lyrics, and the story behind the music, because there always is one! More importantly, grab a glass of wine, or your partner, and enjoy the sounds of 'Chloe Chadwick', Thanks so much xx.

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