Getting To Know Black Wolf Blues: Cameron Storey
Thu 6 Apr 2023
What's going on guys!?
It's that time of the week again, and over the next few weeks we'll be publishing a series of blogs about our band members, the "Getting To Know Black Wolf Blues" series.
This will be in the form of an interview about their musical career.
Today's band member is drummer Cameron Storey.
Photo credit: Grace Hutchinson
Cameron Storey is the power and weight behind Black Wolf Blues' sound.
From London, UK, and the brother of our guitarist Jake, he has been studying music and playing the drums from the age of 11, inspired by the artists and the music he grew up around.
Some of the famous drummers that have influenced his playing are Lars Ulrich, Danny Carey, Charlie Benante, Nick Menza, Dave Lombardo, Jay Weinberg, Donald Tardy, Phil Rudd, Gavin Harrison, Steven Adler and many more.
Jake and Cam have been playing together for a long time alongside our bassist Liam. They all joined Black Wolf Blues in early 2022 shortly after meeting frontman Rafael Miranda.
How did you first get into music?
Cam: I first got into music from a young age when listening to music that my dad had shown us. We used to listen to bands like Metallica and Slayer etc. I then started to learn drums at the age of 11 and it has become my passion.
What instruments can you play?
Cam: The only instrument I really play is the drums. I mess around with a little bit of bass but not seriously.
What would you say is your greatest strength as an artist?
Cam: My greatest strength as an artist is that I can collaborate well with other musicians when it comes to writing and playing together.
Who is your favourite musician?
Cam: My favourite drummer is Lars Ulrich from Metallica. This is because I feel that he is a great arranger and his drum parts fit the songs and music very well.
What is your proudest accomplishment as a musician?
Cam: My proudest accomplishment as a musician is playing live as this is what I want to continue doing in the future.
What interests or hobbies do you have outside of music?
Cam: Some interests that I have other than playing drums are that I like playing video games and exercising/leading a healthy lifestlye.
What is your creative process when making music?
Cam: I usually like to get in a room with the musicians I am working with as I feel this is an effective way of writing as everyone can give their input in to achieving something together.
Tell me about your top performances.
Cam: My top performances would probably be HMV Bexleyheath and The Fiddler's Elbow as I feel that this is when I played best and also this is where we had larger crowds.
Who would you most like to collaborate with artistically?
Cam: For Black Wolf Blues I think that if we were to collaborate with other bands or musicians it would be really cool to collaborate with The Black Crowes and Rival Sons.
Who has been your most influential teacher or mentor?
Cam: It would be my parents and my brother as they are very supportive of what I do and always want me to do the best I can.
What are your favourite venues to perform at?
Cam: I like to perform at local HMVs and the St Moritz Club as these places have great atmospheres.
What inspires you as an artist?
Cam: It would be the bands that I grew up listening to as they have influenced me from a young age.
How do you nurture your own creativity?
Cam: I listen to a different style of music which I will take ideas from and will include it in the music that we write.
Do you have trouble with performance anxiety?
Cam: Not really, whenever we have to perform it just feels normal to me and I go up on stage with confidence.
What are your favourite musical genres?
Cam: Thrash Metal, Death Metal, Groove Metal, hard rock, Crossover Thrash, and Blues.
How do you differ from most other artists?
Cam: Well I come from a metal background as a drummer so I play heavier beats in blues songs which I guess gives us a unique sound in comparison to others.
How do you think your bandmates would describe you?
Cam: I think they would say that I am a good collaborator and drummer that is dedicated to music and the projects we are working on.
Photo credit: Neil Hughes @concertinaphoto
That's it guys, hope you enjoyed the interview!
The exchange we have with our supporters is one of the most important things for us as musicians, and that's why we want to share a little more of our personal history with you.
Our next gig is on 8 April at The Fiddler's Elbow in Camden Town at the Camden Rocks Festival. We'll be on stage at 6:30 PM and would love to see you there!
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We also publish a new blog every Thursday, and next week's will be the next one on our "Getting To Know Black Wolf Blues" series, with an interview of another band member. So stay tuned, rock on and have an amazing weekend!
Black Wolf Blues
Rafael, Jake, Liam & Cam