Artist Interviews: Vicen Martinez
Define you and your music in just a sentence:
I decided to devote myself to music and I’m still seeking a hobby.
Who inspired you to make music?
Many different artists from different genres, from the Beatles to Tame Impala.
Do you believe in practice or innate talent?
I believe both aspects are important, but if I had to choose one it would be practice.
How has Covid-19 affected to you directly and how do you think it will affect to the music industry in the near future?
Evidently, it has severely affected the live music industry. Still, I believe it can promote in some measure the creation and production of music.
What are you working in right now?
I am mainly recording and producing online, in my studio GuitarRec.com
What would your perfect rig be like?
Depends on the project, from a guitar plugged straight into the amplifier for a whole gig, to a guitar and amp with different preset pedals for each song. ????
Which songs do you sing in the shower?
I rather think when I am in the shower. I don’t usually sing, although I have come up with some lyrics every now and then.
Your best creation vs your worst creation?
The last song you’ve made is normally the best one, isn’t it? You can surely find it in my phone’s voice notes. The worst? I am certain I erased it from my memory.
Have you ever been jailed in a Turkish prison?
I didn’t order fish.
Which are the first, the last, and the next concert you will attend?
The first concert I went to… I think was Extreme in the early nineties in Barcelona. The next one will be Bon Iver in the Palau Sant Jordi (if it ends up taking place).
Who would you share stage with if you had the chance? Why?
John Mayer. I would love to have a close listen to his sound and have a chance to study his rig in depth.
What would you have liked to be if you hadn’t become a musician?
As a kid I wanted to be a firefighter. So, I think it’s ok like this ????
What’s the most awkward situation you have experienced during a performance?
Who hasn’t been targeted with some object onstage?
Name a musician you would have loved to meet and haven’t
You have to choose a record to take to a desert island. Which one would you choose?
Impossible to choose only one. I would choose to take a guitar (and many strings).
Which was the first record you purchased with your own money?
Lenny Kravitz - Let Love Rule
Talk us about your upcoming projects and what are your next plans!
I’m going to continue recording and producing artists in my studio GuitarRec.com, playing live (I hope we can go back to normal as soon as possible) and continue with my music project as a composer and singer: Tripulante
Know more about Vicen at the Aclam artists page
Or at his website: https://vicenmartinez.com