EMQ’s with Tsarina Wilson
What Is your name, what do you do, and can you tell us a little bit about how you ended up doing it?
Hi, my name is Tsarina “T” Wilson, my day job is cleaning/housekeeper/laundry at a well-known sausage company in North Yorkshire! My other job is writing reviews for Ever Metal. I met Rick when he was a drummer and instantly hit it off with his crazy sense of humour. A while later he asked for people to help with reviewing music and I asked to help. He knew I had dyslexia but was still kind enough to let me give it a go. I’ve been here since and enjoy all that it has become.
What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
I live in North Yorkshire, but in the middle of nowhere so only a few pubs near-by. There are often bands in York etc.
What is your favourite latest release? (Album, EP, Single Video)
My favourite album so far this year has to be “Culto” by Die Ego, but with so many new ones on the horizon then that could change but, to date, it has to be “Culto”. My favourite single is definitely ‘Bangin In Your Stereo’ by Massive Wagons along with their video for the song!
Who has been your greatest influences, in the music or in life?
Greatest influence has to be my Dad (sadly no longer with us) he introduced me to music and how to enjoy it.
In music then Motorhead, Queen, Manowar, Meatloaf.
What first got you into music?
My Dad! He used to have his own nightclub and he had music nights, everything from rock ‘n’ roll to rock nights. He taught me to sit and listen to the lurics and feelings behind the songs.
What’s the weirdest music related thing you own?
I own a plectrum that Meatloaf played with on stage in Exeter! He would sing, then play some guitar then flick the plectrums out into the crowd. One flew up and when straight down my top. I had a kind offer of help to retrieve it, but I politely declined…
If you had one message for your Ever Metal readers, what would it be?
Be kind, it doesn’t take a moment to say hi to someone or just be there for someone who needs a chat. With all the things going on in the world today you never know if there could be something you could do just to put a smile on someone’s face. One message, text, call, note etc could be all it takes.
If you could change one thing about the music industry what would it be?
That new bands get more of a chance to be seen and get their work recognised! So many of them spend all their spare time on the road and promoting themselves whilst holding down their day jobs and having family life. It would be great if there was a platform for up and coming bands to be seen and not spend so much of their own money just to get up and running.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
Meat Loaf – “Bat Out Of Hell”, which can always be sung LOUD and PROUD!
What’s best Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s, or Downloads?
Vinyl at home, definitely and downloads while out and on the go.
What’s the best gig that you have been to, and why?
Out of the bands I have been able to see then Meat Loaf! I have social anxiety so find being in large groups terrifying! Going to gigs is something I am working on.
(Bless her though, Tsarina rarely missed a gig when the band I was in played, but that was probably to do with the fact that large crowds weren’t a thing at our gigs 😊 – Rick)
What do you get up to when you’re not writing/taking photos?
Ooooh good one! Working a lot and running, but my favourite thing is visiting my grandkids (yes, I am THAT old lol)!
What five people would you invite to a dinner party?
Meatloaf, Barry “Baz” Mills (Massive Wagons), Lemmy, Gage (Unto The Wolves) and Yvette Fielding (she makes me giggle so much)!
Jaffa cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?
Who cares, they are lush…lol!
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else you would like to add?
Manners cost nothing so let’s start being kind to others. You may be having a great day but you never know what is going on in another person’s life/mind/home. I don’t care if you’re black, white, brown, green, gay, straight, bi-sexual, trans anything, I will treat you as you treat me. My private life is just that, but if you ever want to chat, I’m always here for anyone who needs help. Music has helped me overcome many things in life and picked me up when I have been down.Lastly, thanks to the boss Rick for giving me a chance (I just give him nightmares while trying to get through my reviews with lack of comma’s and full stops, but joking aside, cheers Rick you will never know how good if felt to finally have someone believe In me and give me encouragement and not put everything I do down, I owe you big time, but will have to settle for a drink.
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