Serge Meets : Nick Brewer

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This weeks #SergeMeets is with Musician Nick Brewer.

Describe yourself in three words?

Honest, friendly, awkward.

How about your style in 3 words?

Hmm. Simple, comfortable, natural.

When did you first know you wanted to be a musician?

I’ve enjoyed writing lyrics and rapping since about the age of 9, and it was something I always dreamed of doing. However, I never really believed it could be anything more than just a hobby. So being able to really give it a go as a career is something i’ve wanted since young, but never imagined could actually happen.

You have just released your new EP ‘warning light’, have you got any big projects coming up in the new feature? 

Yeah, ‘Warning Light’ was an EP, which aimed to serve as a taster of whats to come, along with my previous EP ‘Four Miles Further’, which I put out in June last year. I’m working on my debut album at the moment, which will hopefully be out at some point this year.

What would be your advise to an aspiring musician?

Work out what makes you different as an artist, what you stand for as a person, and then hold on to that. Don’t worry if people don’t get it straight away. It’s tempting to just follow what everyone else is doing, but if you can be innovative and unique, you’re on to something.

Which of your songs are you most proud of and why?

I think it would probably be have to be a song I wrote called ‘Close’. It’s about my mum, who is really important to me, and has been so supportive of me. She says I get my rapping skills from her, although i’m not sure what she’s basing that on!

Are you looking to do any collaborations in the near future?

Yeah, I love working with other artists, and i’ve been fortunate to work with some really cool people already. Hopefully that will continue, and i’ll be able to keep working with people that i’m a fan of.

What do you hope to be doing in 5 years time?

Hopefully i’ll still be doing music, in what capacity or on what level that may be, I don’t know. But I love making music, so that’s what I aim to be doing. I would love to start up my own project for young people too; a record label of sorts, which would aim to develop and mentor young people interested in creating music.

What would be the soundtrack to your life?

Mos Def – Black On Both Sides. I think that album captures almost every emotion I have felt at one time or another in life.

Who are your musical idols?

Nas and Eminem are probably the 2 rappers I look up to the most, in terms of lyricism. I think John Mayer and George Benson are incredible musicians, and they inspire me also.

Who are your style icons:

I’m not sure really. It’s not really something I think about a lot. But I do think David Beckham and David Gandy are super cool though.

What is your favourite Serge DeNimes item?

That’s a tough question, cos I like a lot of the stuff. If I had to pick one piece though, it would probably be the Wolf hoodie.

Favourite spot in London?

I’m a bit of a History nerd, so it would have to be the Tower Of London. Who are your style icons:

A big thanks to Ben for coming in and taking part in our #SergeMeets.

You can buy his EP ‘Warning Light’ HERE

Twitter: @ItsNickBrewer

 


Serge Meets : Christopher Millington

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This weeks #SergeMeets is with Model / Photographer / Blogger Christopher Millington.

 

Describe yourself in three words?

Forever an amateur

How about your style in 3 words?

Very little colour

When did you first know you wanted to be a model?

I didn’t, I guess. I got told to try it out and I was quite hesitant at that stage, this was 2 years ago. It never really occurred to me that I’d be able to model in any capacity. I got scouted in London through a shop window and it’s been non-stop ever since, I’m extremely lucky!

Have you got any big projects coming up?

I’m just about to work at the GQ Man Of The Year awards for Hugo Boss, in Hollywood. (That’s pretty cool)
Aside from that, I’ve got some big things coming with DIESEL, Whistles, Jigsaw, Topman and REISS, over the next few months. It still blows my mind that brands with such prestige; appreciate my work and want to collaborate on content with me.

What would be your advise to an aspiring model?

Go speak to an agency, that’s the first thing you should do. They’ll set your expectations and be realistic with you about your prospects. If you’re lucky, they’ll take you!

What do you think will be happening with you in the next 5 years?

Honestly, I have no idea. I’ve been really enjoying my transition from modelling into menswear blogging, it’s something I’m really passionate about and I’m loving every minute of it. Aside from that, I’m a director in LA supply brand Saint Rita Parlor, so I’ll be doing things with those guys for a long time. Who knows! It’s all a big whirlwind but I think I’ve got it under control, I think.

What song would be the soundtrack to your life?

Great question! I’d probably say a mixture between all of the movie soundtracks that Hans Zimmer has ever produced. I absolutely adore all of his work and he’s forever going to be my favourite musical influence.

Who inspires you?

My Grandfather, he was just the perfect role model for me, he taught me everything about life that I carry with me today. I owe the world to that man.

Who are your style icons?

Johan Lindeberg, Dylan Rieder. Both effortlessly brilliant. Distressing, relaxed cuts, worn-out pieces and bold outfits. They always look great.

What is your favourite Serge DeNimes item?

I really love the block tee, it’s definitely my favourite!

Favourite spot in London?

I love the south bank, it’s super cool and a skateboarder’s paradise. Aside from that, I’m a big fan of the Queen of Hoxton, what a cute little pub that is.

Favourite spot in London?

I’d absolutely love to walk for Burberry, there’s something so prestigious and unattainable about their shows, especially as a bearded and tattooed model, I could never see myself doing it.
To shoot, I’d love to work for Prada, their campaigns are always beautiful and I’m a huge fan of their imagery.

A big thanks to Christopher for coming in and taking part in our #SergeMeets.

Check out what Chris is up to here ~

Website: http://forgetfashion.com

Twitter: @chrisjohnmilly

Instagram: @chrisjohnmillington


Serge Meets: Sim MK1

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Describe yourself in three words?

Determined, Loyal, Positive

How about your style in 3 words?

Diverse, Tailored, Polished

When did you first know you wanted to be a musician?

Way back in 2004 when i first fell in love with the grime/garage scene, acts such as dizzee rascal & so solid crew. I started writing lyrics at school, lol my flow was the worst but managed to entertain my mates with my humorous witty wordplay.

Have you got any new releases coming up?

Currently locked away in the studio building lots of new solo material, planning to release my first single early 2015 alongside my own artist management company.

What would be your advise to an aspiring musician?

Trust your gut instinct every time, network your ass off, and always remind yourself you have nothing to lose.

What do you think will be happening with you musically in the next 5 years?

Definitely touring/headlining globally, consistent chart success, and a very prominent figure in the music industry.

What song would be the soundtrack to your life?

Kanye West – Power

Who inspires you musically?

No one in particular, however, anyone that represents progression & positivity. Also driving through sloane street & knightsbridge at night i find highly inspirational lol !!

Who are your style icons?

Don’t actually have one, i mainly just take inspiration from daring individuals who like to make a statement.

What is your favourite Serge DeNimes item?

Wolf bomber jacket is right up there !!

Favourite spot in London?

Kebab Kid in Fulham especially after the gym

A big thanks to Sim MK1 for coming in and taking part in our #sergemeets.

Check out what Sim is up to here ~

http://www.mk1official.com

Twitter: @Simeon_MK1

Instagram: @simmk1


Serge Meets : Mikill Pane

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Describe yourself in three words?

Unpredictable…

How about your style in 3 words?

Whatever. I. Like.

When did you first know you wanted to be a musician?

When I realised nobody was listening to my spoken word without the accompaniment of music. Melodies help them digest it. It’s a trick.

Have you got any big projects coming up?

I do. I have some singles and possibly an album ready for 2015. The non-musical projects shall remain secrets for now.

Do you have a favourite of all your releases?

At the moment, yeah. It’s Godfather EP, which is out now on iTunes.

What would be your advise to an aspiring musician?

Don’t do it if you don’t love it, and expect to hate yourself and everyone around you once in a while, while your trying to establish yourself.

What do you hope to be doing in 5 years time?

Polishing an Ivor Novello award. My own – I don’t want to be a housekeeper

Who are your musical idols?

DJ Premier.

Who are your style icons?

Don’t have any of those.

What is your favourite Serge DeNimes item?

The long-sleeved so serge tee.

Who is your favourite designer?

Shawn Stussy

Favourite spot in London?

Clutch Chicken on Ravenscroft Street.

 

Mikill’s EP ‘The Godfather’ is available on iTunes now ~ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-godfather-ep/id897936735

Check out what Mikill is up to here ~

Twitter. @MikillPane
Instagram. http://instagram.com/mikillpane/

Serge Meets : BB Kaye

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‘Bb Kaye’ starred in E4’s . Is a model for  and has performed with artists such as Rihanna, Beyonce and Maria Carey.

Describe yourself in three words?

Easy going, emotional, loyal.

How about your style in 3 words?

Classy, trendy, cool.

How did you first get into Modelling?

I was spotted in Birmingham at the Clothes Show Live. I was a dancer on the main stage.

Have you got any big projects coming up?

I do, but I’m not allowed to talk about it until it’s time (sorry).

What would be your advise to an aspiring model?

Embrace your insecurities and try not to compare yourself to others.

What do you hope to be doing in 5 years time?

Working for Shonda Rhimes.

What’s next for you?

Literally boarding a flight to Rio de Janeiro :)

Who are your style icons?

James Dean, Justin Theroux, Olivia Palermo.

What is your favourite Serge DeNimes item?

Wolf hoodie and the the long oversized white tee with 4 symbols.

Who is your favourite designer?

The Kooples.

Favourite spot in London?

Anywhere I have my Laptop to catch up with my shows.

 

Check out what BB is up to here ~

Twitter @itsbbkaye
Instagram @itsbbkaye

Serge Meets: Shystie

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Describe yourself in 3 words?

Funny, honest, caring.

 

Now how about your style in 3 words?

Edgy, sexy, energetic.

 

Hows your favourite artist?

Reece Bibby right now, he’s 15 and amazing.

 

How did  you get into music?

I hung out with a lot of guys in sixth form that were into music and rapping and they taught me the basics. From there I practiced day and night and over the years perfected my craft really.

In 2003 I did a girls version of Dizzee Rascals ‘I luv u’ then got signed to Universal, polydor. Since then I’ve toured with 50 cent, The Streets, Basement Jaxx and I’m still here 10yrs later doing what I love.

 

Do you play any instruments?

Not yet, but I’m learning two at the moment.

 

What radio station do you listen to?

A few, Radio 1xtra, capital Xtra, kiss fm and radio one.

 

What do you hope to be doing in 5 years time?

Music and taking a new young artist under my wing, more modelling, having my own successful brand ie clothing, fragrances etc and lots more acting in feature films and tv series.

I just plan on being more established and successful by that time.

 

Who are your style icons:

Don’t have any, I just admire good taste in any individual really, regardless if their famous or just the average person / stranger, if they have a good style then I love that.

 

What is your favourite Serge DeNimes item?

The white tee that says SDN LONDON. Not being bias lol but it’s actually now one of my fav T shirts. I love the fit and quality of it and I like minimal designs & things, so this tee is perfect for me.

Favourite spot in London

The pan peninsula in canary wharf.

 

@iamshystie

Here is a pre order link to her new single ‘STOP’ ft Jalissa ~ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/stop-feat.-jalissa-single/id901190846

You can see her new video here ~ http://youtu.be/H8x27gBWD6g