Jeffrey Bergmann [bergmanmusic]
What do you do? What is your musical specialty?
I`m a songwriter
Do you work alone or in a group? If in a group, who are the others you work with?
I`ve just become one half of the project Electric Alibi
Is there a web address where one can listen, see, or read some of your work?
It`s just around the corner, or you can check out Bergmanmusic on Twitter
Please list any awards, competitions, or other acknowledgments you would like to mention.
Several performances as warm up for the Swedish monster success Ace of Base in the 90`s. Recently my song "American Dream" was picked out among 10 000 songs, as song of the month on www.almostfamousartists.com
Please list discography in which you have participated.
2010 American Dream
2011 Let it Ride
2011 Choose You
How did you begin making music? Who introduced you?
I`ve loved music since day one. A friend of mine once asked me to take a listen to this new band called Wham! I played Young Guns and never looked back.
What was your musical education?
I`m a educated vocal teacher.
When did you realise that making music could be a way of life for you?
When I signed a contract during the period I was warming up for Ace of Base.
What is your creative process?
Strangely enough I`m most creative when I`m stressed. I get influenced by noises, sounds, images, a word or a sentence or even a situation. It`s crazy and unpredicable and I love the strange ways my brain works.
When do you have your most lucid moments, in the morning or night?
oh, it`s so different. I guess both...
Have you ever awoken with a melody created from your dreams?
Absolutely! That`s the way my song "American Dream" came about.
How do you know when a song is finished or needs no more changes?
It`s a feeling you get. After working on a song over time and listened to it hundereds of times it`s very satisfying to get that feeling.
How did you discover your creative territory? How would you describe it?
I`ve basically grown up in creative surroundings both at home and in the schools I went to. There was always creativity in the air and everybody was encouraged to step forward - I just did that.
What part of your job is your least favourite?
Having to work on demand and when you your head are in other places.
How often do you practice?
How do you feel right before going out on stage?
just a bit nervous. Just enough to keep me on my toes.
Which musicians or groups have been inspiring to your career?
List three songs that are key to your life.
Haha, no I can`t do that. I have so many songs that mean so much to me.
What should be done to stop piracy?
Yea that`s a tough one. I whish I had an answer for that.
What type of music do you detest?
No, I don`t think I detest any kind of music. I could detest a particular performance of any kind of music thou.
What time did you get up this morning?
How do you sell yourself? What has been your experience with record companies and representatives?
My experience with record companies and representatives during the time I was signed to a label is so different from how you can sell yourself today.
You can do so much more just by yourself. You have much more oppertunities pushing your stuff now a days.
What other things have you done to make a living?
I`ve run different compnies a long side.
Have you ever played on the street or in the subway? How much did you collect each day?
No, I have`nt.
Who would you play with, without a doubt?
Oh, there`s many. But vocalists ? George Michael, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Prince and the list goes on and on......
What advice would you give to someone starting out in the business?
First get your music right. Then use the opertunities social media gives today to get your music heard by as many as possible to create a buzz.
Oslo - Norway