EXCLUSIVE Interview: The Charming: Tino Coury
Singer, songwriter and producer Tino Coury has released his debut EP, PAGE ONE, via Eleventh Records today. The EP features his current single "Up Against The Wall" along with his first single "Diary" which quickly became a Top 40 rhythmic smash last year.
First off thanks for taking some time out of your schedule to sit down with TheNext2Shine. We noticed that you have over 1+ million views for your music video just on Youtube alone! For a new artist this should definitely be a large indicator of your potential! How have you responded to this overwhelming response?
For sure, thanks for having me! It has really been so incredible! I really have to thank my fans! All of their support has been so amazing, and they are really spreading the word about my music. Without them I couldn't be doing what I love!
You recently covered a song by Enrique Iglesias. While viewing, the first thing that ran through our heads was that you have a strange resembles towards the latin singer. Have you been told this before? What is your opinion on this comparison?
Haha yeah people have mentioned I look like him before. It doesn't bother me at all, he seems to be getting the ladies attention right? *chuckles*
Ok so let's get into who your musical influences are. If you had to pick a song that defined your musical style pick one or two.
Thats a tough question because I'm influenced by a bunch of different artist from so many genres. Growin up I listened to Blink 182/ Green Day, and today I love listening to Kayne West, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Etc. But if i had to pick one song right now I would have to say U2 "Beautiful Day". It's a good mix of everything, great tempo, catchy hook, some guitars, and mostly importantly a great concept!
Pick an instrument that you would use to play your life song/story.
I would have to go with the smooth cords of a Guitar.
Your new EP "Page One" is scheduled for February 22 if this year. What can we expect from you in this first quarter?
I kick off my tour on Feb. 14th in Chicago and cant wait to get back on the road again! I'll be promoting my 2nd single "Up Against The Wall"!
You’re a talented songwriter, and artist. How are you differentiating yourself from other talent in this industry?
I think the thing that separates me is the fact that I am a producer. I am involved from the drum programming all the way to the vocal editing!
Tino's new single "Up Against The Wall" is available on iTunes now.