By: Remington Fioraso
Shea and Jacob are an acoustic duo formed by Nanaimo’s Shea Peoples and Jacob Sims. While playing together since 2010, they began to perform acoustically together in February 2015. They recently released their song Nothing Left to Lose. I had the opportunity to do an email interview with Shea and Jacob so keep reading to find out more.
Who are your influences?
J: Green Day, This Wild Life, Ed Sheeran and Jacky Vincent
S: Green Day, Marilyn Manson, Sublime and Red Hot Chili Peppers
When did you begin pursuing music? Whom or what inspired you to do so?
J: In grade 4 my grandfather taught me to play House of the Rising Sun on the guitar and I just loved playing and I kept moving. And when I was in grade 6 my dad bought me my cousin’s electric guitar and I more or less taught myself music from there.
S: Grade 5. Music has always been a part of my family.
When did you begin playing with each other?
How has the reception been for “Nothing Left To Lose?”
J: I’ve heard it sounds good from friends and family and strangers. I like playing it, and I like the song.
S: Really good. Everybody that’s listened to it so far says they like it and that we need to record it, just wish we had the money for that.
What has been your most memorable performance so far?
J: The most memorable performance is yet to come.
S: It hasn’t happened yet and I’m looking forward to when it does. It should be a good time.
What can fans expect to hear from you in the near future?
J: Expect to hear a lot more from us.
S: More original music and hopefully some kind of recording in the near future.
Who are your favourite Canadian artists?
J: Hedley, Robyn Sparkles, Joel Cossette, local talent
S: Joel Cossette, The Body Politic, Trace the Sky and any other local talent who are working their asses off to get big and play the music they love.
What is your favourite social network?
J: Instagram and YouTube
Who did you go see for your first concert?
J: Asking Alexandria
S: Green Day when I got pulled on stage with them in 2009 at Rogers Arena
What songs do you currently have on repeat?
J: Drunk by Ed Sheeran, After the Storm by Mumford and Sons, Closure by Asking Alexandria, From Afar by Vance Joy, Fragile by Tech N9NE and You Don’t Need Me I Don’t Need You by Ed Sheeran
S: Georgia by Vance Joy, Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis, Take it Back by This Wild Life, Butterfly Effect by Clockwork Indigo, My Yout by Joey Bada$$, Free the Robots by Capital Steez, Survival Tactics by Joey Bada$$ and Capital Steez, Prove Me Right by Memphis May Fire, Miss Murder by AFI
What was the last album you bought?
J: Death to Destiny by Asking Alexandria
S: Dookie by Green Day
Finally, is there anything else you would like to say to your fans (and future fans)?
Thank you to everyone that’s supported us. We can’t do this without fans or without Crystal S Walker who has helped us out since day one.
Hi Everyone! My name is Remington Fioraso. I am a graduate of the University of the Fraser Valley’s Bachelor of Arts program in Sociology, Anthropology, and Media and Communication Studies. Within my program, I focused on social media, learning about contemporary and classical sociological theory (Including Marx, Foucault, Bourdieu, and Durkheim), and communicating effectively in various modes and for different audiences (including oral communication, business communication, academic writing, entertainment media, and presentations utilizing visual media). Within my program, the question arose for many courses, “What is the relevance in the real world?” Stepping (temporarily) away from being in university, I gained an interest in Latin American development, social movements, and business. Sooner than later, I will be applying for post-grad programs to dive further into LA development and social movements to gain a theory-background in addition to a personal perspective onto the topics. In my free time, I love to travel, consume media, eat, listen to music, and write. Listening to music and writing led to my interest in working with Canadian Beats! I have been a part of the team since April 2014. A few of my personal highlights of interviews include ones with some of my favourite artists – Sumo Cyco, Madeline Merlo, and High Valley. Be sure to connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!