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Artist Info
Artist Name Europica
Location EUROPE > England
Band Members Solo Artist
Influences Just about everything
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Record Label Unsigned
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Why did you choose this artist name?
I once went to a seminar and a guy was collating figures from Europe and Africa. He put them under a heading of "Europica" which I quite liked and it kinda stuck in my mind. Years later when I started producing I decided to use it for my artist name.

Do you play in front of a live audience?
Not at the moment, but yeah I have been seen plucking my bass in the odd pub or two.

Would you consider signing with a major label?
That probably wont happen. I'm not being negative here, just realistic. I just wanna continue making music. If anything else happeneds then that's a bonus.

Could you tell us more about your music history?
I started playing bass at the age of 24 in a rock outfit called "Motorboat", playing original material and we had a gig review read out by John Peel on his show. We gigged around Lincolonshire, Nottinghamshire and Bedfordshire in the mid 80's. Later, on came "The Night Shift" playing in the sunny corners of Bedfordshire, we were a covers band. Then I formed a band with some friends called "Handy" in the late 90's. The last band I played in split up around 2003. We got our name, "Chicken Inspectors" from a Daffy Duck cartoon. We giggged locally and out of town and also a few festivals. Our highlight was playing at the Bedfordshire Millennium Fest in August '99.

What music equipment do you usually use?
BB 2000 Jazz Bass guitar. Laney Bass Combo, PC quad core running Cubase SL3. Bass Pod, Zoom Effects pedal. Halion Sampler v1.0. Softsynths are, Z3ta+, Nexus II, Superwave Trance Pro, Superwave Pro, Superwave Performer and Trangle II.

Which song of yours is your favorite and why?
"Some You Win, Some You Lose" is my favourite, a collab I did with the awesome talents of Billy and Dennis. I gave them the bassline and they added their parts to it which really made it swing. You can play that track 50 yrs down the line and it'll still sound good so someone told me.

Is there any other info that you would like to add?
Thanks for visiting and listening.