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Meg Myers, a newly signed LA artist, will be performing in our benefit concert, “Requisition.” We couldn’t be more excited to see her perform in our show. Her music is very powerful and deep and she really has an energy about her that is exquisite. Her heart and soul is enveloped in her music and she really believes it is important to follow your heart and do what you love. Thanks Meg Myers for supporting Girls Rock SB! We can’t wait to see you perform in our show on February 23, 2013!
GR: How old were you when you first started playing music?
MM: About 12-13
GR: What is your favorite instrument to play?
MM: That’s hard. I go through phases. I love playing bass, piano and guitar.
GR: Is anyone else in your family musical?
MM: Yea, My mom and dad both sing and play guitar and piano and all my siblings play too.
GR: Do you remember the first music you really connected with?
MM: There was so much, but to name a few, early on I really connected with Enya, Sting, The Police, Fleetwood Mac, Dire Straits, Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, James Taylor, Elton John, Van Morrison, Heart, Jewel, Tracy Chapman, Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, Shawn Colvin, Joan Osborn, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
GR: Whom would you most like to open for?
MM: Nine inch Nails, Sting, John Frusciante. That’s hard too…
GR: People are always comparing musicians to other musician’s, is there someone who people are always comparing you to?
MM: Fiona Apple, Alanis Morissette and Sinead O’connor. I also get “the female” Kurt Cobain
GR: Whom would you most like to meet?
MM: Enya or Sting.
GR: Where is your favorite place to play music?
MM: I don’t get out much so I wouldn’t know what its like to play many different places. I’m either at home or in the studio
GR: What hidden talents do you have?
MM: Nunchucks, writing, I draw, paint, and I can shoot a basketball pretty well.
GR: Besides music, what else do you enjoy?
MM: Hiking, animals, painting, boxing, gardening, collecting action figures and weapons, watching movies and documentaries, reading…visiting grave yards.
GR: What motivated you to become a musician?
MM: My older brother and the joy I got from creating music. It’s truly therapy.
GR: What songs are on repeat on your ipod right now?
GR: Where do you find inspiration?
MM: Love, death, pain, beauty, sadness, getting older, and sometimes joy.
GR: What musical influences did you grow up with?
MM: Well I guess everyone I named earlier and then as a teen I got into Goo Goo Dolls, Nirvana, Alice In Chains, Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden, Michael Jackson, Outkast, Beck, Smashing Pumpkins, Depeche Mode, The Cure, Ben Harper, Pearl Jam, RHCP, STP, Marylin Manson, Incubus, Metallica, Tool, Slipknot and Seal. Oh and Pinback.
GR: What has been the biggest challenge for you as a musician?
MM: The business part of it all. I hate it, but I do it, but I hate it. And having to be in Los Angeles. I miss nature, I miss my family and all I want to do is create and be myself 100%. But you know, it is what it is i guess. Oh and the “image” part of it all. Ridiculous. I don’t care about fancy clothes or cars or any of that because I’m going to die one day and I want to feel like I lived a true and beautiful and loving and free life. Material things have nothing to do with love. It’s all a trap. Not many people are in touch these days though.
GR: What is your ultimate dream as a musician?
MM: To live in the mountains and have a studio in my house, tour here and there, write music for movies, and make movies but never have to work an uncreative day job ever again. Just to be able to create wherever and whenever I want. To do what I want when I want.
GR: What would you say to a young girl just starting out as a musician?
MM: If music is what you want to do then do it. If painting is what you want to do then do it. If you want to be a nurse then do it. Sometimes you have to support what you want to do with a crappy day job, yes. Sometimes you don’t make enough money doing what you love. But life passes you by, and I would rather look back on life, poor and unsatisfied, knowing that I spent my life doing what I loved, rather than rich, unsatisfied because I’m wondering what could have happened if I had only followed my heart. Follow your heart. That saying is true.
GR: What can we expect from you in the future?
MM: Music, music videos, shows, an album, craziness.
GR: Where can we listen to your music and get in touch with you?
Have you heard about our benefit concert?
Girls Rock SB! is holding their very first benefit concert and it’s less than a month away! It will be held on February 23, 2013 starting at 7pm at the Marjorie Luke Theatre. The title of the concert is, “Requisition,” and it’s goal is to raise money for scholarships and instruments for our summer and after school all-girls music program. We will be putting together unlikely pairings of dancers and musicians, such as a punk rock band with a ballet company!
Not only is this going to be one of the most ambitious shows you’ve seen but all the money raised will be supporting our amazing cause to empower young girls through music and to boost their self esteem and to show them that girls truly can rock!
We have an amazing night of music and dance planned for you with an incredible headlining band from Los Angeles, Meg Myers, who just got a major record deal! Performances from aerial dance companies: SB Centre For Aerial Arts ( La Petitie Chouette) and Airealistic, Local musicians: Jennifer Terran, Khasy Modisette of The Kinds, Technical Difficulties, Jamey Geston, and Kate Graves, Jen Baron, & Connor Weinstein.. dance by Alliana, Nebula Dance lab, Kaita Lepore and Film by Robin Bisio and Arna Bee…and much more…
The night will also include a silent auction and raffle. We hope you will come out and support a great cause and help represent the young women in our community.
$10 for students w ID or 12 and under
$20 for adults
Tickets are available pre-sale here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/311607