Andy Lugo - 10 Questions Interview
Updated: Jun 11
Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it.
Growing up, my dad, RIP, was a guitarist and he would play music just about everyday and he would write his own songs. He was a huge inspiration for me to pick up the guitar and to start writing my own songs, but I would say the "catalyst" was this bartender I used to work with who would bring his guitar to work, and it would get him girls. So at 19, I thought, I gotta get me a guitar.
Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career?
Craziest thing that happened to me was playing a gig at a biker bar (where I'm pretty sure they didn't even know a show was going to happen) and accidentally offending one of the bikers with a light hearted penis joke. He didn't take it to well. He said he was going to jump me, but I played enough to where he cooled down.
What has been the high point of your music path?
The highest point for me is now because I have been working tirelessly to perfect my songwriting and production and I feel like I've reached new heights with the "Stay..." ep coming out soon.
So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like? I always start by picking up the guitar when I feel inspired and just begin improvising. I don't hold back and try to be in the moment. If I come up with something, I will record it and then spend the next few weeks perfecting it.
What do you see as the biggest challenge facing Indie Artists today? Or, if you could ask the music industry to change one thing, what would it be? The biggest challenge thus far is finding a discernible sound you can call your own. I think before you start looking for your fanbase, you need perfect your sound so people don't see you as a dime of dozen. In my eyes, I want to be one of a kind.
If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
I would share the stage with Ed Sheehan if I could. His song writing talent and his on stage performances are incredible. I've always thought of myself as an edgier Ed Sheeran.
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show? I just play till I'm sick of the song, but the right notes are engrained in my head. Then I don't play for 24 hours before so when I do play, It comes out naturally.
Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it! The current song Stay was tough to write. The chorus and first verse, I came up with right away, but the bridge and dynamics of the song took me a while. I also recorded and produced the entire song so that took a long time.
What's coming up in the future? Well, I have an EP coming out soon called "STAY..." and it's part 1 of 3.
Tell us where fans can access your music?
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For more information on Andy Lugo, visit his website.
About Andy Lugo Andy Lugo has hit the scene running with his fresh upbeat style of pop and rock with just a dash of hip hop here and there. Andy found his love for music at an early age when he first bought the Marshal Mathers, LP. His dad heard the record, then immediately crushed the CD with his bare hands, but that did not stop Andy. Soon thereafter, Andy picked up the guitar and began studying the greats like AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and more. He fell in love with songs that told stories and songs that made him feel happy, and since Andy himself is a generally happy, upbeat guy, he decided to make his music reflect that.