I classify myself as a singer/songwriter, meaning that I am a singer and songwriter equally. While that may not be the right path for every artist, it was certainly the right one for me.
During an interview with Gerry Gittelson in 2016, he asked, “Are you tired of being almost famous?” In all honesty, I’m not. I’m in it for the music, not the stardom.
My style has stemmed from a variety of influences over the years. My music and lyrics are often influenced by my personal life, but I‘ve found that my actual style as a frontman draws from a handful of familiar names.
If we all pretend L.A.’s music scene is perfect, we’re essentially abandoning all hope that we can ever fix the glaring issues. I grew up in the streets of Hollywood, and this isn’t the Los Angeles I fell in love with.
When I say music saved my life, I don’t say it lightly. Without music, I wouldn’t be who I am today.
Being an authentic singer/songwriter is a beautiful talent that true artists should be proud of. My writing process is unique. Life is what inspires me.
As a musician, making a music video that brings your song to life is a rewarding experience. Here are four of Blacklist Union’s most popular music videos to date.
In 2004, I founded my band, Blacklist Union, and became lead singer. Here’s how we came to be and some background.
In 2012, Blacklist Union released our album Til Death Do Us Part. I dedicated the album to Mike Starr, former Alice In Chains bassist, who passed away in 2011.
Back in June of 2015, Keven Skinner of Fox Force Five News interviewed Tony West for an article. Here are highlights, giving insight into Blacklist Union, Back to Momo and Tony West.