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Interview with Lee Lindsey

Lee Lindsey
Music has many new fans throughout Europe who may be hearing about
you for the first time. How would you describe yourself and the music
you play to someone who has never seen or heard you?
First of all I’d shout HELLOOOO very loudly from the tall blonde
Crazy Canadian Woman in Vancouver British Columbia Canada – I’d
have to be loud because of the distance over the Rockies, across the
prairies, through the cities of rolling hills of Ontario and Quebec,
finally reaching our Maritimes only to hit the big Atlantic pond
before getting to you guys in Europe….I’d ask everyone to visit
my FB page, Lee Lindsey Music and they could pretty much get a good
idea of who I am and what I’m about. I’ve been in music most of
my life, I write, I perform, I host shows, I’ve raised 2 musical
children and I’ve got a damn good story or two to tell!
perhaps more aptly put by Tom Harrison of the Province here in BC
“Lee Lindsey’s lyrics show her maturity, of someone writing from
personal experience and therefore unafraid to appear vulnerable. The
music is acoustic based with elements of folk-rock (or more
cringingly, countrypolitan) that, especially with the e crying of the
violin, has an emotional content that swathes “flowers’, hopeful
as it is, on melancholy.”
– I’m rather a kooky, outspoken, far from mainstream, down to
earth, spiritual, fun loving, and happy camper!
How was the last year for you? What were your highlights?
Answer: WOW
– last year was a momentous one…if you read my bio then continue
on from there – and it sounds like a country song….I built my
house after the fire, I lost my house due to foreclosure, my kids
moved permanently back to England, the love of my life left my life,
I went to the UK for my Daughter Grace Lindsey’s X Factor debut, I
had an accident and was hit by a cyclist while I was cycling and
broke by shoulder bone (scapula) and fractured my skull leaving me
with brain damage, memory loss, vision impairment, taste and smell
gone…and during all this I was recording my third album, forced to
sell my home, moved to a little cottage, carried on recording and
creating my marketing plan to promote the new record, recorded my
first official video for my single release, ‘Flowers’, got
international exposure on an X Factor L.A. site and my views went up
to 15,000, had my album and Flowers Fragrance launch, and
finally….just got back from the UK from my son Sam Bradley’s EP
release in London – now back promoting my album with Canadian and
US Radio Trackers!
that was last year for me – all big stuff!
Do you write the songs yourself? If not, how do you go about finding
the songs for your CD?
Yes I write all the songs or co-write them. I’ve plenty enough for
3 or 4 more albums and always writing more when the inspiration
Your current single is being played by radio. What do you feel is
special about this song that makes people want to hear it?
My song Flowers, like the video for it – is about what all women of
all ages and ethnicities would like from a man, from love – they
way they all pretty much want the same thing – just simple
gestures, passionate moments, crazy spontaneous laughter, strength,
acceptance, and finally – yes flowers will do! And men see the
feminine side of women in this and allow themselves to be ‘the man’
again! Its country folk pop innocent appeal is refreshing!
You did a duet with your son (Sam Bradley). How did that happen to
come about?
Answer: I
did a duet with Sam Bradley my son. It was one of my songs from my
second album ‘I’m Not Running” and we sang it at one of his
shows in L.A. at Cafe Hotel and Gene Simmons was in the audience
where he shouted up at Sam – SAM you’re Mom’s HOT! Very
What is your favorite song among all the songs you have recorded and
what’s the story behind it?
I love Warrior, the last song on this album…I was in love with a
soldier and although I wrote this song before I met him I feel I must
have written it intuitively knowing that he was coming into my
life…it’s not only about going off to war and leaving the one you
love but its metaphorically about the lone battle in a man’s life
when making the choices that he does and the consequences and the
woman making the choices that she does in order to get by if he
doesn’t come home…the melody has the qualities of a lullaby, very
soothing and hypnotic – its a 6 minute song!
What has been your greatest challenge in music business?
Probably raising my kids as a single Mom and not being able to tour
and build up some sort of fanbase. I chose to be with them everyday,
for every meal and every weekend – best decision in the world!
Being the entrepreneur that I am though I figured out a way through
that whereby I created a forum that I would host my shows with other
acts as guests, known and unknown artists, under the moniker of Tall
Poppy Presents in London England – I hosted more than 500 acts over
the course of 3.5 years, then moved to Vancouver Canada, recreating
the same thing and now 12 years later – I’ve got a database of
8,000 friends, fans, artists, my FB Likes are going up everyday –
now my kids are doing their own thing, its time for me to get on that
What’s the best compliment a fan has ever given you?
So many stories people share with me on FB but one most recently made
me giggle with delight cuz I thought it was so cute – here it is
copied from a fan:
remember way back when on MySpace I told you about my then 14 year
old nephew who said you were “hot” and poor Sam because all
his friends growing up must have had crushes on you… Well that
little boy is now 18 and graduated 2nd in his class with high honors.
Spent his summer abroad traveling with people to people as a US
representative. He also got into the university of his choice. So
where am I going with this? He’s a pretty smart guy. Last night we
were listening to Sams EP and he said to his dad “hey dad guess
what this guys mom is hot AND she is talented I know cause I’ve
seen her on YouTube and went to her website and listened to her
music! Oh and he said to tell you he’s legal now but his girlfriend
didn’t like that bit of the conversation LOL.
Many European fans travel to the United States to attend the several
of the music festivals for the opportunity to see so many of their
favorite artists, bands and celebrities. Will you be participating
and how will the fans be able to find you?
I have a few fans in Germany, Italy, Spain and of course in England
so I would LOVE to tour there – just gotta get me a European Agent
is all! And of course with FB nowadays – we’re ALL easy to keep
in touch with and follow! My US Radio Tracker Peter Hay of Twin
Vision is also doing a push there with around 10 stations – if you
know of any we should get in touch with please let us know!
What’s your favorite song that you wish you could have recorded?
I’ll Be by Edwin McCain – but I just recorded on Youtube today –
I love that song….and there are so many more of course!

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