An Exclusive Interview With Cameron Anthony “Pvt Miller”
Pvt Miller, also known as Cameron Anthony, is a muti faceted artist/entertainer. He is a musician, comedian, DJ, producer and a designer.Spawned from the southern Ohio city of Ironton, a city with the oldest Memorial Day Parade in America, Cameron Miller is a young producer/DJ that just wants to be heard. Cameron Anthony has been producing since his sophomore year of high school, starting with hip-hop and rap beats for friends.
Cameron’s long standing love of music as well as his percussion history has definitely helped give way to his music. He has been inspired by Michael Jackson, Led Zeppelin, Jusice, Young Jeezy, MGMT, 50 Cent and Daft Punk. The defining album that caused Miller to want to create his own music was Justice’s Cross, because “It was a bit of awakening. I didn’t know sounds like that existed and after that I wanted to make those sounds.”
When it comes to the future, he just hopes to build a stable fan base and continue to make people move. Though hopes of filling up stadiums and playing for thousands is a little out of the way for now but his ambitions will take him there.
Q: How easily do songs tend to come to you?
Ans : I think life is a song and I’m just capturing a few thoughts, ideas and feelings to share with people. Sometimes it’s easy to convert and sometimes it’s meticulous.
Q: Whats your motto or the advice you live by?
Ans: Never stop dreaming and dream while you are awake.
Q: What is you favorite song to belt out at the bar/in the car?
ANs: Either Lovely Day by Bill Withers or Scar Tissue by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Q: For our readers who have never heard your music, explain your sound in 5 words?
Ans: Hip Hop, electronic and psychedelic
Q:Who are your inspirations?
Ans: My family especially my father, Michael Jackson, Hendrix, Justice, Bob Marley, Kendrick Lamar, and probably David Bowie
Q: If you could perform with anyone, in the future, who would it have to be?
Ans: It’s a toss up maybe Tame Impala or MGMT
Q: Is your family musical?
Ans: Actually yes, my dad played Bass in a local rock band in the 70’s called “Deuce” they covered bands like Thin Lizzy, Rush and other classic hard rock bands. He also played sax in a jazz band.
Q: Which famous musicians do you admire? Why?
Ans: Bob Marley and his ability to elevate people, Kendrick Lamar for being able to be conscious while dropping hits, Kid Cudi for his fight with depression and overcoming and also Dr Dre for his pure music production ability.
Q: Which famous musicians have you learned from?
Ans: John Bonham from Led Zeppelin on drums. I learned how to play listening to Zeppelin and Nirvana.
Q: Do you perform in public? Describe those occasions? Concerts, radio, TV?
Ans: I actually just put a band together to start doing live gigs and I am very happy. My music wouldn’t be right to perform without a band behind me.