Heath Millett is a musician that has been playing music since the early 90’s. Known by many for his thundering bass lines, bare feet and stage antics. He has played with progressive rock and roll blues alternative psychedelic bands, Wejah Stone, the undecided, WUB and HodgePodge before turning his attention to his solo work.His Solo Albums have generated much press and many fans world wide. The Music is a mix between folk story telling and ambient trance. His videos and animations are a clear insight into the workings of his mind. Whether it is his Art, Photos, Films, or Food, he leaves a footprint that disguises and distinguishes him all at the same time.
What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
Singer Songwriter, rock, folk
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
Mother, gave it to me at birth.
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
I grew up around musicians and have always loved the way music can transport you to a different place, whether it was Classical, ambient, rock and roll, folk songs or traditional. There are truly only two types of music, Good and Bad.
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
I am working on collecting all the music I have been involved with writing and recording. Consolidating them to a single Website. ECHONMUSIC.com I have written and recorded over 300 songs with several bands that span from the early nineties thru today. writing more all along the way.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
My ultimate goal is to write the perfect song. As this can never happen I plan on playing and writing music for the rest of my days.
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
oh so many too choose from. It would really depend on the setting and scenario, but a crowd favorite has always been Buddha’s Caravan, A song I wrote in 1994 that always gets the crowd going. It is a bass thumping, drum pounding, guitar screaming song that can last anywhere from 4 minutes to the all out Jam that easily surpasses 20 minutes.
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
I wear so many hats as a producer, engineer, musician, promoter, manager, financier and songwriter, that I rarely get to sit back and take it all in. The biggest challenge is finding the balance between the passion of writing and the work of getting it heard.
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
Most of my songs come in an instant. I am merely an antenna for the sounds of the universe. Half the time I don’t even realize the words pouring out of me until I go back and write them down. Having a Recording device around at all times helps with capturing the essence and the stream of consciousness of the hailstorm of ideas that come about as fast as they go.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
I get to interact with fans a lot more and see how my songs may influence someone. I love when a fan writes and tells me how my song changed or helped them in their lives. Instant Gratification! It used to be those interactions only happened at shows, but now they happen all the time.
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
I don’t really make playlists, not since mixed tapes where a thing. But I do have 2 Terabytes of music on random shuffle. I can be listening to some classic rock, EDM, followed by Chopin, and then Winston Churchill comes on for a national address followed seamlessly into Monty Python’s Look on the Bright side of Life.
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
Played on the swings and merry go round. I started recording my self and my friend on rubber band guitars in the 2nd grade. We both still play music and it has always been a constant for me. Although when I was younger, I always had a job in restaurants. So great for starving artists, get paid and bring home leftovers! but getting Saturday nights off was always a hassle!
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
Always hit record! some of the best songs strike like lightning and disappear into the ethereal in a flash. oh and Never Give up or listen to people who tell you that you cannot succeed in the Music Biz.
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
Mentoring. I would make sure that the knowledge of the predecessor is passed onto the up and coming. We loose so much great music when it doesn’t get passed onto the next generation.
How Do You Feel About Originality?
Be yourself always! we don’t need clones of mediocrity, we need visionaries who can tell their story. Be Authentic!
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
I’ve said too much already! Thanks for listening and sharing!