Interview With Seth Roach
1. Tell us about your new album "Synthernal"
Synthernal was an interesting experiment for me. For the last decade I have been a 50's, 60's, 70's classic rock front man, performing in bars and festivals across the planet, and in 2018, it was time for a change in direction. This track was a live recording of my very first performance of electronic music. I didn't even know this track existed and thanks to Chill Sessions Records, this performance is now available for the public. This is only a glimpse of what is to come from me. I have been working with some of the most talented artists trying to find the missing piece to the puzzle known as, "the future of music."
2. How do you get inspired to write crazy awesome music these days?
The concept behind my music is based upon 2 factors, the classic sounds of the 20th century and the current technology being used in electronic music. I am trying to blend my knowledge acquired from studying the masters of the past with the most cutting edge concepts and innovations of the modern technological world. I am extremely thankful to be alive making music in such an exciting time in music history.
3. What has your involvement with Chill Sessions been like?
For almost 4 years I have had the privilege of collaborating with and performing for Chill Sessions in Singapore. This has been a very fruitful experience for me. The artists associated with Chill Sessions are as real and true as they come, and the interactions between these talented individuals and myself has been invaluable and extremely influential on my career. I look forward to seeing what the future has in store for the Roach Show and Chill Sessions.
4. We've missed you and want to know if we will see you rocking out at the Crazy Elephant this year?
If everything goes as planned, I will be fronting the Blues Machine at the Crazy Elephant in Singapore from February to May. This is one of my favorite contracts of the year. I perform mainly the classics, but on Saturday evenings I am given the chance to explore the live looping aspect of performance, and even dare to mix in some electronic in the bar setting.
5. What plans for 2019?
After The Crazy Elephant contract is completed, I plan on performing various locations in South East Asia, looking for the funnest venues, and the most animated audiences. I am going to branch out even further, both musically speaking, and in terms of new locations not yet explored. I have performed over 2,000 shows, but only a handful in my own country, the US. I am planning on touring the US cities known for their vibrant music scenes, like New Orleans, Austin, Memphis, San Francisco and Los Angeles just to name a few. I am also going to do collaborations with Impromptu from Berlin and Chill Sessions in Singapore. Until now, my work has been only experienced in a live setting. This year, I am going to make my art more available to the online audiences.