Interview with Luck Surus:

Interview with Luck Surus:
Artist Name
Luck Surus
Born Date
February 13, 1962
Birth Place
Beverwijk, Netherlands
Year activate

Interview with Luck Surus:  Biography

‘Hatched’ is the latest album by Luck Surus, based on poems by Irish artist and patient with M.E. Corina Duyn ( The song Fly by is taken from that album.
In the words you can hear life with a horrible disease and trying to cope with it. The music tries to amplify the words. Hatched is the first of two albums on this theme.

Music in itself is powerful, it can take you to another level.
Netherlands based Luck Surus tries to use that power, by melodies that come from the heart.
Ever since he started playing the guitar and noticed that people liked what he did, he finds pleasure in having people listen.
Even though his musical education (Conservatory with guitar as main instrument) was mostly classical, he never lost sight of other genres, like sympho (prog), jazz, blues, rock, world music, and the music of the hit lists that played on radio and television.
As the youngest of five, each of them with a distinctive musical taste, he came in contact with a wide variety of sounds, ranging from mainstream pop to the deepest underground of the sixties and seventies. You might hear some of these styles in the music on this website.
Luck Surus played in classical ensembles, in a folkrock band (Tate Younger), in a James Taylor Tribute band, in different cover bands, in a band that accompanies a Seamans Choir (Shanties) and has performed as a solo guitarist with classical music.
Some of his songs were part of the repertoire of these groups.
Lately he is usually working as guitar teacher and as studio recording artist. Also his skills can be found through the compositions for (classical) guitar and different other ensembles, such as string quartet and choir, he has written.

Have you always been interested in music? What is your story
and how did you start making music?

Yes. (also see biography)
As the youngest of five I have always heard very different kinds of music. Coming from the sixties my musical taste covers a wide variety of music. Also working in the music industry for many years has broadened my knowledge.
As 11 year old boy I started playing the guitar and have done since. Classical music, folk, pop, jazz, have all influenced my style.
I have played in many different groups: folkrock, chamber music, a James Taylor tribute, a cover band, a shanty choir, a classical choir, as a solo artist and more.

What are you working on now? Any future releases we can look forward to?
Besides working on Hatched and it’s follow up lately, I am working on different songs based on Irish tales, also on a new album built up around piano tunes, and on classical compositions. In this last section I have already won some prizes for compositions for strings (orchestra).
Every day, when I have some spare time besides teaching the guitar and another job in the morning, I spend some time working on music. Composing, writing, playing and singing.

What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry?
To have people hearing and enjoying my music. That’s all.

What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
To widen my audience.

How do you go about writing a song? Do you have a melody in your head and then write the other music for it or what’s Your typical
songwriting process?

Lately the most used method is writing from lyrics.
When I have words, I imagine the sphere and try to catch that in a melody. Then the chords and instrumental filling come in.
In my classical compositions I always have an image in my head I work from. Trying to envision the image and putting it into notes.

How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
For most artists it has become more difficult to earn money, as the income through internet is very poor.
However, it might be easier to find an audience, but one has to invest.
For myself, I have not much opportunity to play live with my own music, so for me the internet is better.
List some famous musicians currently on your playlist? David Sylvian, Spock’s Beard, Kate Bush, Peter Hammill, David Crosby (he is very missed), and many more.

What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
I was a kid.
Would you have any advice for young people wanting to follow in your footsteps?
Think very hard about what you are trying to do, only a few will make it in this business. Make music for your own pleasure and if possible for other.

If you could change anything about the music industry, what would it be?
Focus more on independent artist, instead of the few that make “easy” music for the masses.

How do you feel about originality?
Most important thing in music. Don’t be afraid of doing things that might sound a bit strange.

Is there anything else we should know about you? or Something that you would like to add?

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