Crash Bang Wallop With Guy Snowdon & The Citizens

The heart of rock ‘n’ roll is still beating thanks to Guy  Snowdon & The Citizens who  give that refreshing take on Rock with Anthem Guitars accompanied by sharp vocals. Their sound is a great homage to their musical Predecessors of the 70’s and 80’s   when rock really ruled; it’s never more clear than in their latest single Desert that you’ll hear that obeisance  Guy puts it best as what inspired him to write this song…

“Desert” is the centrepiece  of the album and is the 2nd in a trilogy on the album. Guy wanted to write something special, a show stopper. His original demo took inspiration from man’s search and finding a path to one’s vision of meaning, belonging in life. Many refer to it as the one with the scream. 

You can hear the single here and wherever you Stream Music! Make sure to add it to your own Playlist. The album starts with “Into the Desert”….a preamble written by Keyboardist, Billy Brock. And followed by “Out of the Desert”, performed by Cleveland violinist, Michele George. 

A wee bit about the band as they are a  mix of those from the UK and the States:   Guy Snowdon & The Citizens is the creation of its bassist and singer, Guy Snowdon, who is a transplant from Birmingham, United Kingdom. He is supported by Billy Brock (Keyboards), Tyler Ray (Guitar), and Zachary LeFeber (Drums). The Citizens were born in October 2019 at the Beachland Ballroom’s John Lennon Tribute concert and benefit. 

Make sure and follow them on social media for tour dates and updates on the album along with exclusive behind the scenes sneaky peaks. 

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What first got you into music?The cooking class at college was full so I chose music! It turns out I was pretty good and joined my first band as a bassist. Growing up, there was always music around so I was raised a healthy mix of rock, jazz, pop, and world music. I taught myself Beatles songs by listening to albums and reading books.. 

Who inspired you to make music?
A turning point for me to write music was hearing Oasis’ version of I Am The Walrus. It was like a lightning bolt. From that moment, music has been a huge part of my life.

How would you describe the music that you typically create?
Anglo American rock. I am heavily influenced by British rock groups like Queen, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Cream, The Cult, and Oasis. As I collaborate with more American musicians, I have started to work in everything from Gospel, Americana, and Country. 

What is your creative process like?
Fast. When inspiration strikes, I have to get it down. The song takes shape pretty quickly and then finessing begins. If I can’t build the foundation of the song within a couple of hours, then I will probably drop it. I also shop my demos to some of my closest friends and manager who I can trust to give me unfettered feedback. 

Who would you most like to collaborate with?
I have aspirations of writing songs with traditional or world music acts from genres in Eastern Europe, India, or Native American. I would also love to work Butch Vig or Giles Martin as a producer. 

If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?
My goal is to open for Bad Company or Queen. 

What is one message you would give to your fans?
Thank you for supporting us and joining us on this crazy journey in rock and roll. It takes a village to make a band work. We can’t do without the people that believe in us.

What is the most useless talent you have?
I can imitate a turkey gobble. Suppose that’s useful during Thanksgiving?

Do you sing in the shower? What songs?
A shower is always accompanied by a Spotify playlist or the latest album I bought. Recently, I have been singing the latest releases from Noel Gallagher and Tears for Fears.

Whats ON next for you?
We are hitting the road. We are weekend warrioring throughout Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania with more dates to be confirmed.