Turn Me On 4 Model: Jenny Laszlo

    May 16, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Jenny Laszlo JVC Mobile EntertainmentHow long have you been playing the piano?
    I have been playing the piano since I was about 8 or 9 years old. I taught myself how to play by ear while listening to the piano music that my mother would listen to. I thought it was beautiful and wanted to recreate it and I apparently got it in my head that I could,  so I sat down, and started playing George Winston and Yanni with remarkable accuracy.  I began creating my own music as well at that time, recording it on cassette tapes for my mother.  The only thing I wanted after that was piano lessons, and she didn’t even hesitate to get me started.

    Do you have your own band?
    I currently have a few projects going, one of which would most likely fall into the “band” category. 

    If so, what is the name and what do you do in it?
    Our band is called “Akeru” for which I am the lead vocalist and I co-write the songs. 

    What genre of music would you place your band in?
    Akeru would fit into a few categories: electronic, indie-pop, and house. We wanted to mix it up to have a few options. We are currently recording a 6 song Ep that we are hoping to have completed in July 2011, and I also have a couple of solo projects in the works as we speak.  So be on the lookout! ; )

    Are you a song writer?
    I am a song-writer.  I prefer to collaborate and write my music that way, so typically I work with artists who create a song and I will then take the song and create the melody and write the lyrics for that.  Outside of that I also constantly write instrumentals on my piano. Every time I sit down at the piano, I play whatever comes out of my fingers and usually end up rushing over to my mini “rig” (my Macbook, LogicPro,Yamaha 88 weighted-key midi keyboard and M-box) and recording my idea so I can use it for the base to a new song or just keep it as an instrumental and clean it up.

    If so, where do you get your ideas/inspirations for songs?
    My inspirations for songs come from my real life experiences and my emotions.  They’re usually things that I need to get out somehow and they choose to express themselves musically- and I don’t mind that at all! 

    Can you name your top 10 favorite songs from the 90’s
    Wow – this was a very important decade of music for me — So many amazing bands and concert going was at an all-time high — I’ll try to rattle off some of my favorites —

    1. Smashing Pumpkins- “Today”
    2. Alanis Morrisette – “You Oughta Know”
    3. No Doubt – “Just a Girl” (felt like my damn theme song!)
    4. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony – “Crossroads”
    5. Garbage – “Stupid Girl”
    6. Candlebox – “You”
    7.  Notorious B.I.G. – “One More Chance”
    8. Radiohead – “Creep”
    9. U2 – “So Cruel”
    10. Nine Inch Nails – “Closer”
    (You can see I have a very wide taste in music!)

    Can you name your top 10 favorite songs from 2010?

    Wow, 10 songs from last year– only 10? 🙂
    1. Drake – “Over”
    2. Young Money – “Steady Mobbin”
    3. Kaskade feat. Dragonette – “Fire in Your New Shoes”
    4. Medina – “You and I”(deadmau5 remix)
    5. Rhianna and Eminem – “Love the Way You Lie”
    6. Florence and the Machine – “Dog Days are Over”
    7. Lil Wayne – “Drop The World”
    8. Miniature Tiger – “Bullfighter Jacket”
    9. Dragonette – “Volcano”
    10. Massive Attack – “Paradise Circus”

    Please describe how you think music has changed from the 90’s to 2010:
    I feel music has drastically changed from the 90’s to 2010. Digital media and social networking have created a totally different experience for the common everyday music listener.  In the 90’s it was all about the live shows and going on tour to create a fan base and now, all you need is a Youtube video, a facebook and a mp3 to get fans listening.

    I saw so many great concerts in the 90’s and was introduced to so many bands at shows, which is how I would become a listener, and now, I am introduced to new music via Pandora (which admittedly I haven’t been able to live without since 2006).  Additionally, now, electronic music has infiltrated the majority of genres which creates a more refined and produced sound versus the raw edge of the grunge and hard rock scene that dominated in the 90s. (sigh) I miss those days….

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