First of all, why don't you introduce yourself to those of us who
don't already know you?
My name is Woodson Michel, I am a music artist, music/movie writer,
producer, actor. I am an Entertainer...
How would you describe your
music to someone who has never heard a single tune of yours, and your
My music is a blend of R'n'B, Pop, Urban, Hip Hop,
Reggae, Contemporary, and Zouk. I do it all. There is no limit to what I can do,
so I do it all.
Any current tunes of yours you want
to especially promote?
Right now we are promoting my latest
single Let Me Be ft. Sexy Beef (Bizzy Boy) - great song!!
As a songwriter, what do you draw
Everything! Relationships, feelings, my
emotions, break-up to make up, struggles and all that.
What got you into making music in the
first place, and did you receive any formal education on the subject?
I wasn't into music, but my friends are very talented musicians, especially Marc Celestin (my
producer), so after I finished high school
& sports, I started hanging out with them in the studios and seeing
how they work, and I have been falling in love with music since.
far as I know, you started your music career with a band called Lowkey.
What can you tell us about your days with the band, and why was it
I started solo first for a short
period, when a friend Ralph G, and Maurice Hampton and I said we would
have a great chance together to make it, so we did that. It was some of
the best times in my life, we toured together, and did some of my favorite
songs together, those guys and I will always be connected, they are
family. The reason for the dismantlement was because of the label we were
signed to, Differences, the label was using and abusing us, not really doing
anything to help us go further than we needed but forced us to go solo.
After being in a band, how
hard/easy was the transition to being a solo artist?
group really is like a team, we had some things we could do and others
couldn't that was how we did to make sure everyone had a fair share. Being
solo is good, I have no boundaries, nothing to stop me, I go with the
feeling, and emotions of the time. Most of my shows I have Sexy Beef (Marc
Celestin/producer) with me so we rock out like we are a group.
a typical Woodson-studio session like?
Fun! We honestly
have fun, talk smack to each other and get the work done. It should be a TV
show about Sexy Beef (Marc Celestin Jr) and I. Everyone says so, we work
hard but also have fun.
What can you tell
us about your live performances, and how much do you enjoy/not enjoy
playing in front of an audience as opposed to recording in the studio?
love the performance feeling. There is no better feeling than that, coming
out to a crowd and rocking out to them. It's live you gotta duplicate
and exceed what you did in the studio - every time. I love the studio cause
I get to do new music, so I really like them both the same, without one
there wouldn't be the other for me.
have recently also starred in, co-written and produced the movie The
Set-up. What is that one about?
Well, that was a short
story I had in my mind I wanted to work on, it's based on what really can
happen to someone. If you don't pay attention to detail, you might suffer
consequences that you should not. Basically a girl friend being set up to
use her boyfriend. I can't give it away yet, you have to wait and see
the full movie when it's done.
What got The
Set-up off the ground to begin with, what were your inspirations when
writing it, and what can you tell us about the writing process?
I can't remember, I have so many things running around in my head that I
can't remember anymore. I always got ideas in my head about movies and
cartoons and stuff but I remember I was talking on set of my She Hot-video, I told Ken Schmidt about the idea. He was intrigued by it
and wanted to work on it with me. We went back and forth about things and
finally put things together. The writing style is just different, that's
all I can say.
can you tell us about your director Ken Schmidt, and what was your
Ken is a very good director, he has
that talent & the for eye for it. That's why I was so excited to work
with him, He showed that he can do it by the music videos he had directed.
He sees things, he's able to adapt to situations. Our
collaboration was just like the video, us having fun and handling
business. He's a bright individual, and we will have more to come.
A few words about Woodson, the
actor, and did you ever take any acting classes or the like? And what did
you base your character on?
I am ambitious, if I want
something I go hard for it. I believe hard work pays off. I am always
creating something. I've never taken classes but I have acted to get out
of situations, that's where my acting used to matter, the most.
Actors who inspire you?
Washington, Cuba Gooding Jr and Idris Elba are actors that inspire me to
get to the level of acting I want to get to.
have of course also appeared in quite a number of music videos of yours.
How (if at all) does appearing in a music video differ from acting in an
For a music video it's all body languages
and facial expressions, no rehearsal or lines to remember in these videos,
but in the future we will incorporate more acting into the music videos.
Any future projects you'd like to talk
about (be it music, movies, whatever)?
We are actually
finishing up the 2 new singles, Whatever and Killing Me, both
featuring Bizzy Boy. Right now my 1st single Let Me Be has
been getting a lot of attention hitting the digital radio tracker Top 200
chart at #148 last month, so we hope to keep it going. I have a couple of
music videos and another trailer I am working on. so things will be coming
look up to?
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
will take you
Musiq (Soulchild), Maxwell, Babyface, Michael Jackson - all of them because everyone brings something different.
And since this is a primarily movie-site:
Your favourite/least favourite movies?
At this time my
favorite movies are Avengers, John Carter - action flix are in with me at the
moment, least favorite is Ghost Rider 2. I am a fan of the series but just did not
get into that one.
Facebook, whatever else?
For all of my sites you just got to go to http://itsmyurls.com/woodson
- it will list all my sites I am on!
Anything else you are dying to
mention and I have merely forgotten to ask?
I will be
working on a short film in the upcoming weeks that I just want to show a
different side of what I've done so far called Karma.
Thank you for having me and for the opportunity!