Whilst attending the latest Starfury G2 Glee Convention I met a talented young Swedish singer/songwriter who was one of the winners from the events talent competition. I was able to take the opportunity to speak to Moa about her past experiences with music and her future goals of being a part of the music industry.
Hi, my name is Moa and I will be 20 in October. I have been playing music since I was 11 years old. I listened to Green Day and became a huge, huge fan. I decided that I wanted to play like that so I picked up a guitar and decided to learn. When I started upper secondary school (as it is called in Sweden) we were able to choose the program, I went to music school and chose a guitar as my main instrument. When I was in my third year we were allowed to choose another instrument so I chose singing and started singing lessons. I joined the school musicals and that’s when I decided that singing was the best thing ever which was good because where I had the guitar in the background, I could do my own stuff.
Did you have the main part in the musical?
Yes I did and that was a chance to develop my singing which I did not think I could do at first but my teachers decided I could. I have always been in bands since I was 15 years old until last year when the singer moved to America. So I used my acoustic and started playing song covers and last January I got into Glee and discovered Darren (Criss) and thought he was an amazing performer when he did Teenage Dream so I checked him out and found out about his musical about Harry Potter (AVPM), which I loved. I have never been into YouTube before and downloaded his EP,I loved the way he does his arrangements, he always makes the songs his own and that inspired me to write my own arrangements of covers and write my own songs, I am having a hard time writing alone as I am used to being with other performers.
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