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When did you decide that a career in music was for you?

I've always wanted to be on stage since I was 10 years old, however I wanted to sing

I still do actually, as singing is my first love


Who are your musical inspirations and why?

My musical inspirations run from Mariah Carey, to Deadmau5, from The Brothers Osbourne to the The Jonas Brothers


Can you tell me 3 things about yourself that people might not already know?

Three things people may not know about me is I am an excellent cook, I love anime and I am an avid reader


What song of yours best describes you and why?

The song of mine that best describes me is my current single, Ferris Wheel(In Heaven). I think musically it gives listeners a taste of where the next chapter of my sound is heading, especially if people have been listening from the beginning


What has been the best gig you have done to date and why?

Due to the pandemic, I haven't had the opportunity to play any gigs yet, but its definitely at the top of my list.


If you could perform a gig at any venue where would it be and why?

 I'd love to perform, work and live in the UK and all over Europe and Asia


What has been your best achievement to date and what would you like to achieve in the future?

 My biggest accomplishments so far have been the release of LYGHT RELOADED, and the single Ferris Wheel. I'm very proud of that particular body of work. In the future I'd love to win a few music awards. 


What do you like best about being a musician and why?

What I love most about being an artist/musician is the idea of connecting with the audience, and taking them with you on the musical journey


If you were not in the job you are now what would you be doing?

If I weren't a musician I'd be a teacher


What has been the best concert you have been to as a fan?


My favorite concert so far has been seeing Blackbear and ModSun perform. I've been a big fan of both of them for FOREVER a I hope to share a stage with them


What would your idea festival line up be? Also who would you like to share a stage with?


 I'd love to share a performance bill with BlackBear, ModSun, and MGK with Deadmau5 


What would you say is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?

The best advice I've ever received is."Don't give up" powerful words when I was at my lowest point


What things do you like to do when you are away from music?


When I'm not working on music, I'm usually working out, cooking, watching anime, or giving back to my community in some way. Giving back keeps me grounded and humble.


Do you think social media and the internet are a good thing in the music industry?


I believe that social media and the internet have good points and bad points, and just like anything else, its all in how its used.

By the same token, image is important because as an artist I believe I have a responsibility to lead by example and help people out of a dark spot, which is the whole idea behind LYGHT.


Do you have any Tattoos?


Ah, body art! Yes I have quite a few tattoos, and each one tells a lot about me, as well as where I was at a particular point in my life


If you run the country for a day what would you change about it and why?

 If I ran the country for a day? That's a hard one because there is SO MUCH to change!! Oh boy.. A day wouldn't even be close to enough time


What would your ideal day consist of?

My ideal day consists of performing and sight seeing in another country, jamming out with other artists, and copious amounts of pizza


What has been your experience during the Covid 19 situations.Can you tell us how this has affected you personally,how it has affected you professionally and maybe a story from this time or a message for people out there?


Thanks to the pandemic, I have been really blessed to reconnect with my art, as well as recommit to it. It also taught me the value of self care. I know for many people that has not been the case, but I have been very fortunate to rediscover myself


If you could say one thing to your fans what would it be and why?

If I could say one thing to my fans it would be thank you for the support, encouragement, and love. I would be nothing and nowhere without them


 Who is LYGHT? 


LYGHT is all of us. LYGHT is the way out of bad situations. LYGHT is hope, LYGHT is music, elevated. LYGHT is just a House Music producer/artist/ singer that just wants to let my listeners and fans know that they can achieve and accomplish anything, no matter what barriers are in their way, or whatever their past might be


What would say to someone thinking about becoming a musician and getting into the music industry?

 Anyone who is thinking about getting into this business, make sure that the passion should always come before money or fame. Passion will sustain you more than fame ever will


If you could have written one song from history which would it have been and why?

If I could have written any song from history it would have been "Let it Be" by The Beatles. The message of that song is so simplistic, and the vocals are amazin


What has the rest of the year got in store for you?

The rest of the year I'm working on an animated short film and doing the score for it based on a song I created called "Worlds Away" coming at the end of 2022