Who’s Eli T.?
A madman from outer space.
How you got started in the music scene?
The CEO of EMI South East Asia heard one of my demos and hooked me up with a sub-label. This was a few years ago and there’s a new CEO now. I’ve also left the label.
You always wanted to sing and play this type of music?
I write, compose, produce and arrange. That was all behind the scenes.
Now that I’ve embarked on a different journey, there’s much I want to do and this is a first of many.
What are your music influences?
People like Common, Erykah Bahdu, John Legend and Joss Stone inspire me. These days I find myself listening to Lorn, Monarchy, Brad Walsh and Hurts.
How was it to work with Wang Lee Hom (Multi-platinum selling Taiwan artiste) , Wilber Pan (Multi-platinum selling Taiwan artiste) and The Gorillaz (Un-released EMI remix of their smash hit “Feel Good Inc.”) and Royston Tan?
Nothing like my first hit with Pop-Princess from the Philippines Sarah Geranimo. I can’t begin to describe the feeling when we started seeing lyrics, videos, and countless fans singing along with her.
What else do you do besides music?
There are other things to do besides music?
So you are hitting the road? Can you give us some insight, details and what can fans expect from this tour?
The music from the album has been updated and mixed. We’ve also added some new material and we’ve upped the ante with the new costumes and display formats.
What has been the funniest moment you guys have been or took part while touring?
Someone wore their pants inside out.
Are there any more plans for the near future?
We’re heading up to Napier, New Zealand to play the City Showcase. Gonna make a stop in Australia after. Then, the plans are to head back into Asia for a bit before we head up to Toronto.
What’s your method at the time of writing a song?
Music and Lyrics invade my mind at their own will. Sometimes a whole production will play in my head.
I usually sing it into my phone and I run into the studio.
I have one too many opinions and I need to purge.
Do you guys feel you are moving on the right direction?
I’m inclined to say yes, but who really knows. We’re working really hard, but the fans make it all worthwhile.
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