The Meet & Greet: Deion Gill Dishes About Love and Music
Welcome back to the Celebuzz Meet & Greet, where we talk with rising actors, musicians and entertainers before they hit it big. Watch out for these future A-listers!
He may only be in his ‘teens but Deion Gill has already established himself as a heavy-hitter on YouTube. The young singer has over 10, 000 subscribers on his channel and his fans are blowing up his Twitter everyday. From the looks of it, Deion might very well be the next Justin Bieber!
We recently sat down with the rising star to talk about his music, his newfound home in Los Angeles, and his huge female following.
Tell us a little bit about how you got started on YouTube.
Basically, I kind of just started making music when I was about 12 and eventually started putting tracks up on YouTube. I started sharing them with my friends and it kind of took off from there — more and more people started sharing it and posting on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and different websites. It kind of just spread around.
Were you involved in music in school, or was it strictly an online hobby?
I’ve been surrounded by music my entire life — a lot of my family was doing music, like my grandfather. I was in my school band and my church choir when I was in middle school. After that, I started making music digitally and got into recording in home studio that I made myself. Eventually, started putting tracks on YouTube.
You made your own home studio?
Yeah! I watched a lot of YouTube tutorials on that and I put together a home studio overtime by asking for birthday presents, Christmas presents, and just all different types of equipment I needed. Once I had it all set up, I went from there.
Speaking about your grandfather, I know that he was a jazz musician and your family is very musical. Who are your other musical influences?
Lately, I have been listening to a lot of Michael Jackson, Chris Brown — a lot of soulful artists like Boys II Men and Frank Ocean as well.
Check out Deion’s new music video “Perfection” below!
Who are you dying to collaborate with next?
Well, I’m sort of focusing on developing my own sound right now and experimenting with making my own music. That’s basically what I’m more focused on right now.
You’re originally from Boston and moved to LA to pursue a music career. What’s the biggest difference between these two cities?
Los Angeles is has a lot more of a fast-lived lifestyle and a lot more palm trees. Also, it’s like maybe 30 or 40 degrees in Boston. It’s really different.
Looking through your Twitter and Facebook, I noticed that you have a lot of lady fans who adore you. What do you look for in a girl?
Something different. Someone who can stand out from a crowd. Every girl is beautiful in their own way and what I’m looking for is a girl who really stands out, like a girl that catches your eye when you walk into a room.
Are there any girls who have caught your eye? Or is there one that has?
What advice do you have for young artists looking to get discovered?
Don’t stop doing what you’re doing and make sure that you have confidence in yourself.
What is the best advice that someone has given you?
A while ago, my father told me that I need to make sure what I do is different — to make sure that you make your own sound that’s different from everyone else.