Straus Project recently conducted an interview with former WHITE LION frontman Mike Tramp. You can now watch the chat below.
Asked what advice he would give to young artists looking to break into the music business, Tramp responded: "Oh, fuck, man. What business? Well, I think that anything you do you've gotta have a passion for. And especially these days when you've got television shows where 16-year-olds can go on and be a national act the next day, don't jump the queue. Go in the order it needs to take. You've gotta walk before you can run. And it's just one of those things, man — if you rush through it, you don't really get to experience what it's like really seeing it grow. Because us who come from the old world, we're actually like a tree — year after year, you grow a little bit, but it takes a long time 'till you finally bloom and you stand there like an oak tree and you can't be moved anymore. And it's one of the things that young people today maybe don't give enough credit to the craftsmanship of the old artists and songwriters. It's really not just something you just use an app for."
Tramp will release his tenth solo album, "Maybe Tomorrow", in February 2017 via Mighty Music/Target Group.
Tramp states about the follow-up to 2015's "Nomad": "'Maybe Tomorrow' is my tenth solo album, and twenty years have gone by since my first was released. My songwriting, style and sound is forever cemented in the rock world with 'Maybe Tomorrow', and there should be no more doubt or confusion, of who Mike Tramp is, 'cause this is where I stand and this is where I will remain."
Adds Michael H. Andersen, CEO Target Group: "Having worked with Tramp on and off for twenty years, it warms my heart to witness his brand of rock 'n' roll, both music and image wise, is more vital than ever before."
It has been forty years since Tramp first stepped on stage as a very young lad, and the career up until now has been a show of force in the many different faces of rock 'n' roll, as frontman of WHITE LION and FREAK OF NATURE — followed by a glorious solo career for more than 25 years.