Jessie Poland (AKA Charlotte Sometimes)
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Interview With Jessie Poland By Chris
Now known as Charlotte Sometimes who doing big things. But read about her before she became who she is today
1.how did you get into music?
Music was the only thing that calmed me down since I was a
baby. I was always singing and dancing, so I started taking
dancing classes and was involved with various plays.
Instead of paying attention in school, I would write poems
in class and turn them into songs. I started showing them
to my father, and he told me I needed music to put my
melodies to so… I started taking guitar lessons when I
was 14 and started writing songs with my guitar.
2.what were your major influnces?
This is such a hard question, because my influences change
all the time. I find new artists that I become so in love
with and some of my old favorites that don’t fit me
anymore. But, since I have to answer… I guess I would say
Lifehouse, Fiona Apple, Lisa Loeb, Tegan and Sara, Deathcab
for cutie, and Snow Patrol. There are so many more
3.if you could have a three band bill who would they
Hmmmm, what’s with all the tough questions? ha. All the
bands I’d pick would make me look so bad, but I’d pick them
anyway. I’d pick Snow Patrol, Tegan and Sara, and
4. what would we find on your stereo at
At this very moment I have The Cardigans “first band on the
moon” cd in my stereo.
5. where do you think you will be in 10 years?
Well, I can’t really be sure. I hope that I will be making
music as my full time job and out on my own supporting
myself. But maybe my life will take me down a different
path, I guess I will see when I get there.
6. what has been your best gig you have played so
I just recently played a show with the band The Format.
They are on atlantic records and I got the chance to open
up for them. I am a huge fan, so it was so much fun. I
broke a string during the show, but my other guitar player
just continued playing and I got to dance around, so it was
a great time. Oh and what makes it the best is that i got
to cover, “toxic” by Britney Spears… now come on, that
would make anyone have a good time, am I right?
7. what are you thoughts on shows like american
I am not a huge fan of American Idol. Personally I think
it’s such a waste of time. I wish the artists who won the
best of luck, but personally I wouldn’t want to be known as
the contest winner the rest of my life. I also don’t think
iit’s fair that some contest winner who can kind of sing
will get a record deal instead of some one who is actually
working really hard to get one and probably has more talent
then the contestants. My friend’s band is amazing, but they
probably won’t ever get the chance, because the music
industry is run by a bunch of business men, instead of
people who actually know anything about music.
8. what is one album we would find in your collection you wish you
hmm ha that’s top secret! ha jk. Um… well I secretely
enjoy all the music I buy, but I don’t tell people I listen
to it. Like I own pretty much all the backstreet boy cds,
Christina Aguleria cds, some Britney cds, O-Town, the Spice
Girls cds. Ha you name it, I probably have it. But keep it
on the down low
9. who would most like to record a song with?
It’s a tie between two bands, Lifehouse and Snow Patrol.
The lead singers of the bands just have the most beautiful
voices, so soothing.
10. what is the scene like where you live?
Well if you are talking about the scene as in music scene
over here then it’s very indie rock. It’s all about how emo
you are here ha. We have a lot of talented people in NJ,
but where I live it’s a little too much about how you dress
and how many shows you go to. But there’s still a place for
every type of music, and it’s like a little family when you
come to shows, most people know each other and it’s just
Thanks for your time any last words
Sorry if I offended anyone with my words about American
idol! Even I can’t say I never watched it, so if you’re
addicted, I understand hehe. Be well 🙂