The Beatles, Dave Stewart, Annie Lennox, Kraftwork, Mike Oldfield, Sue, J.M. Jarre.
Morrissey, for speaking his mind and being a lyrical Genius.
Prince for his sheer musical genius. Incredible songwriter, ahhhh where do I start?
Madonna - strong minded woman in control of her own destiny....
David Bowie for originality and production styles.
The Sex Pistols for their Glamour and strength.
Marlena Shaw for staying excellent for so long....
Poison Ivy and Lux Interior (R.I.P.) - Fantastic pair of fruity cakes....
Jim Morrisson.... Mmmmmmm
80's music... ambient vibe. We need more of that.
Travis Barker, Tony Royster Jr., Jose Pasillas, Jon Fred Young, Chad Smith, Roland Kerridge.
The great composers I grew up listening to like Bach, Beethoven, Mozart and Brahms (Copland too). Then into 20th century composers. Always a lover of jazz.
Inspiring to my career: John Corigliano, Anthony Newman, Henri Dutilleux
Hendrix. Miles. Zappa.
the list would be long, I'm going for the essential there.
1. Stevie Wonder
2. Eva Cassidy
4. Norah Jones
5. Ray Charles
6. Dusty Springfield
7. Jools Holland
8. Sam Brown
9. The Stereophonics
10. Dionne Warwick
I could continue this for a lot, lot longer but I'll leave it there!
Chet Baker was a big influence in my life as a trumpet player,
Many of the classic rock and blues artists.
RIVER CITY REBELS
Nas, Lupe Fiasco are my 2 most inspiring artists.
Biggie Smalls, Tupac, Jay-Z, Nas, Eminem, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Ghostface and Lil Wayne
Every artist influences me. Whether it be their music,work ethic, or just the fact that their doing what they love, its all inspiring
Definitly Osunlade,big to Yoruba Records.He has played a big role in our music career.