Andreia Gomez: Guitar On Sky interview

1. Have you always wanted to be a musician? What age did you realize that this was your calling?

No I didn’t always want to be a musician, of course as a kid you think it’s cool to be a rock star but you also think it’s cool to be an astronaut and a number of other things. I realized I wanted to be like Slash when I was 14 and saw him on TV playing a solo in front of thousands of people.

2. Was the guitar your first choice or did you try other instruments before switching to the guitar?

No I didn’t have access to any other instruments, I tried the guitar and fell in love! I’ve since tried the piano which I liked but didn’t learn properly and drums which I still play.

3. In your opinion what makes the guitar stand out compared to other instruments?

I guess the fact that you can carry it around everywhere you go and move about on stage. I always thought it was the coolest thing when Slash ran across the stage whilst playing, you can’t do that if you’re a drummer... Also there’s nothing like the sound of distortion and the sound of a guitar solo they’re the most intense!