Interview by Tarja Virmakari
Italian singer/musician, vocal coach, record producer, songwriter MR.JACK released his first solo album “Long Road” on March 20, 2019, produced by Wanikiya Record and recorded at Mountain Rock Studio, in collaboration with Metal Shock Finland, Metal in Italy and Italia di Metallo. “Long Road” features great special guests of the rock and metal scenario all made in Italy.
We had a pleasure to interview MR.JACK, via the video interview, which can be seen below. Among the topics, of course, his latest solo album, the details around it + his ‘Da Jack Live Club’ and future plans.
Watch the interview below + questions listed under the video:
The questions we made to MR.JACK are:
1. Hi MR.JACK, our readers already know you via our articles about your music and latest effort and debut solo album “Long Road”, which was released on March 20, 2019 via Wanikiya Record, and in which also Metal Shock Finland was involved, as one of the sponsors. What drove you, in the first place, to start working on “Long Road”?
2. What can you tell us about the song topics and what inspired you in the songwriting process?
3. “Long Road” mixes genres, from Metal, to rock, ballad, hard rock, why this choice?
4. “Long Road” features a long list of special guests, great names, all made in Italy! could you please tell us, shortly, about each of them and their input in the album?
-Freddy Delirio (Death SS)
-Maestro Mistheria (Vivaldi metal project , Keyboard of Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden)
-Tomas Valentini (Animae Silentes – Skanners)
-Valerio Edward De Rosa (Soul of Steel)
-Steve Volta (Pepetual Fire)
-Raffaele Albanese (From the Depth – 5th Element Project)
-Mario Zeoli (Red Sofà Lab, The Angelis, Thirdston3)
-Alessandro De Fusco
5. The album came out last March, how the album has been received by your fans and music scene?
6. Let’s go back to past, you started to sing and play with various bands at age of 14. But what was the moment when your knew that Music will accompany your entire Life in various ways?
7. You’ve done several collaborations with great artists along your long road, what are your highlights so far?
8. Not long ago you made one of your long time dreams come true, opening ‘Da Jack Live Club’, giving a great platform to many bands to play their music live. While telling us more about your club, please tell us also from where you take your endless passion and energy?
9. What are your next plans for the future?
10. What is your message to young people of today, when too many times the future doesn’t look bright to fullfil their dreams?
Thanks a million for your time and for this chat, Jack, may your future bring along satisfactions you can’t even dream of yet…
Stream “One Love” here: https://youtu.be/xv2ZrddLLcA
Watch “Trip to Paradise” video here: https://youtu.be/X5pPDgqEwuI
“Long Road” Tracks List:
Trip To Paradise
More information at http://mrjackofficial.wixsite.com/mrjack