Q: Tell us about who you are and what you do?
A: I'm Livvy Griffiths, and I'm frontwoman of pop/rock band The Silence. So basically I sing and dance and
keep the other guys in line..
Q: Describe your music in 5 words
A: Dance around naked pop rock.
Q: Please give your fans 3 fun facts about you.
A: 1) I can do a fabulous Britney Spears impression.
2) I once ate my goldfish when I was 2.
3) The first time I ever got on stage it was during a competition,
I forgot the words and the dance routine and ran off stage crying
and came first place, because I was cute and dressed as a cloud.
I never did another competition again.
Q: What makes your voice stand out from other artists?
A: I guess I can be pretty versatile with my voice, I can change it up to suit different songs and styles when I
need to, meaning I can
make it sultry, or I can keep it bouncy and light, I think that's a useful quality for a singer to have. I have
been told that there's
something different about my vocals that separates us from a lot of other pop/punk bands, and that's always
good to hear. Maybe it's because
I'm not American.
Q: Do you write your own material?
A: Yeah, we write all of our own material. We found a creative formula to songwriting that works for us, the
guys will come up with some music,
like a chord progression, a fun riff, a certain beat, and I will write my vocal lines and lyrics over the top, and
when we have a foundation
to our song, we'll develop it. It could take months until we're totally satisfied with a song, but that's one of
the best parts. As a musician you
should always be thinking about what more you can do to improve yourself and your music, I always tell
myself 'you're not the best you can be, keep going'.
Q: What are your current projects that you are working on?
A: Right now we're in preparation for our tour in May. We've got loads of projects lines up for the rest of
2014. We shoot the video to
our next single on the 18th, so we're all super excited for that and hitting the gym as much as we can! We've
got some pretty cool
festival slots and gigs for over the summer lined up too, so I guess you could say this is the calm before the
storm. In between
touring and gigging we will be continuing to write new material.
Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
A: In 5 years time I want my waist to be little and my band to be big. Im kidding, as long as we're still hav-
ing fun and as long as I'm still
on a stage somewhere that's all that matters. I could be really predictable and say 'rolling in cash, about to
play wembley arena', which is
obviously every band's dream, including ours. That would be pretty fantastic. But as long as I'm still making
music I'll be happy.
Barbados would be nice.
Q: Where do you get your inspiration from?
A: I get my musical inspiration from other Artists and from my band. I get my lyrical inspiration from eve-
rything around me. There's always
something right infront of you that can inpire you if you just pay attention to it. I'm a fabulous evesdropper,
I like to listen to other
people's conversations, and sometimes I pick out lines and phrases they use if I find them interesting. And if
they're lucky they might just
make it into one of our songs, but I guess they'll never know.
Q: Who would you rather listen to UK or US music?
A: Personally I like a good mix. I dont even think about whether its UK or US music, if I like it I will listen
to it. Both England and
America have some amazing artists and bands. The first time we played out in the US the crowds seemed to
really go wild for us, so I would say
our music's definitely suited to American audiences and the market out there, or maybe Americans are just
massive party animals compared
to us Brits, who knows.
Q: What Arsist do you listen to?
A: As a musician Its really important to listen to loads of different bands and artists. At the minute I'm really
into The 1975.
When we tour we have 2 rules,
1). I get to sleep across the comfy seats in the van and everyone else has to sleep on the floor
2). make sure each band member brings ridiculous amounts of CDs for the van.
We always end up blasting Biffy Clyro, Paramore, Deaf Havana, Twenty One Pilots. And sometimes S Club
I'm also a huge fan of Arctic Monkeys and Lana Del Rey.
Q: Who influences your music?
A: I think that when you're a musician, you've grown up on music and probably listened to all sorts of differ-
ent genres, you get a feel
for the style of music that's in you when you start writing your own music. For some people, writing soul
music comes natural, or writing
heavy metal. Individually and as a band, we find writing pop/rock music the most natural to us. Sometimes
you can be influenced without even
realising, for example Blondie have always been one of my favourite bands and I have always loved Debbie
Harry, and it wasn't until we started
gigging that people were telling us we were 'like a modern Blondie'. I would say that bands such as You Me
At Six and Deaf Havana influence
our music. Freddie Murcury is definitely responsible for influencing me performance-wise.
Q: Please describe your fashion style in 5 words
A: Daring, fun, edgy, different, loud
Q: How can people contact you and collaberate with you?
A: People can contact us via our social media sites and our website.