Saturday, 30 July 2016

A quick catch up with Céline Schmink, a famous singer-songwriter (Paris-Memphis LP)

Celine Schmink is a french singer and also writer, journalist and Associate songwriter of SACEM. She writes in french and english in a pop folk style. Her musical work is regularly praised by the regional and national press and broadcast in France, Greece, Australia and the USA, where she leads a bilingual performing career. After twelve years as a freelance journalist on behalf of major magazines (Christianity, Life, Amina, spiritual, France Soir, Entrepreneurship etc.), she devoted herself full-time to writing her own books and composition. It is notably lyricist for many performers in France and the USA. Celine Schmink is also passionate about dance.

Check out the interview :

Love Music : Hi Céline ! You’re a famous singer with a solo career but also THE voice of the dream pop great band The Oengus Projekt. That’s huge ! Let’s talk a bit about your music and what is the secret behind your success ?

Hi dear ! I think the secret is that I always produce my LPs with musicians who consider music as their main job and not as a simple hobby. They all work only in the musical sphere, here in Paris but also in Los Angeles and Camden, England. All musics and lyrics are mine and when I don’t play them with my autoharp, I need great and unique musicians with a real artistry. The complete artistry is also my secret : I write the lyrics, I compose the musics, I sing my songs, I play the autoharp and I dance on stage. What else ? That’s why my music is so different I think ! I’m very happy to work on my new album with the famous French musician and singer Eric Miller who works with the Greats of the French pop-rock scene. My new album will be comprised 13 love songs. Its name will be “Héroïnescence”, a mix between two words : Héroïne (Hero) and Essence. I take my time, working with the bests. I’m really grateful to be so lucky with my music and personal life.

Love Music : You won many contests this year. Let’s talk about it !

Houah! I won more than 20 contests this year so it would be too long to talk about all of them. All you need to know is that my album is played in Nashville and Memphis, that’s a great symbol to me ! For example I’ve won the Music Selection contest (I’ve been number one!) with my song Bêtes d’orage and my songs have been selected by many radio contests to be played as Skope radio, Pika radio, Wesu Radio, Women in music radio, DSC Memphis radios, Jammerstream radio (USA), Radio WVKR (N.Y), Indie Radio Music (WI), Appetizer Radio Show(TX) but also Radio Yes! (Patras, Greece), Radio Trier (Germany), Indie Cast network (USA), NHS RADIO (Miami, Floride).Psychedelic Baby Magazine (Slovenia) and many more. They all enjoy the indie touch of my music!

Love Music : How do you feel when fans leave a good feedback on your albums "Paris-Memphis”, “Lil’wild ones” and “Solo rider” ?

I feel happy to know firstly that people from all the world are listening to my music and secondly always appreciative about their age : my listeners are 20 to 50 years old, that’s huge!

Love Music : You choose music industry, as a career, or as a hobby?

It’s a real career. I have to stay creative but also fit and healthy because I sing in many concerts, festivals and show cases. Last year I was THE featured artist in a festival near Paris. That’s a great memory.

Love Music : What's your fav. song and why?

I have many fav songs as Mary’s the name (Elvis Presley), Song to the siren (Tim Buckley), Lilac wine (by Jeff Buckley), Storm of nails (Lisa Marie Presley), Love song (The Cure). They all talk about love and life. They are very authentic.

Love Music : Do you set goals for yourself and how do you do that?

I used to but now I’m a mummy twice, I never set goals I might not achieve ! I believe in my shiny little star. What must be done will be done and hasta la vista !

Love Music : Tell us about your latest achievements ?

Being featured artist and number 1 on Music Selection website.

Love Music : What do you find most inspires you to do that work?

I don’t need to feel inspired. Songs litteraly fall over me ! Sometimes I have a shower, I sing a little melody and finally it becomes a great song ! I’m always connected to the highest vibrations of the universe !

Love Music : Any tip would you give to other musicians?

Never give up, follow your dreams, never listen negative people ! They all are very frustrated !

Love Music : How can people find you and follow you online?

Céline Schmink Official websiteFacebookItunesYouTube


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