We had the good fortune of connecting with Michael Heathen & G. Champion and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Michael & G. Champion, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I believe that we are driven by the idea of creation. Of making something that will live longer than ourselves. To have an outlet to share emotions that dont do half the damage as some alternative measures. We can bury our anger behind a bass line instead of within.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
We are driven by originality and energy. We create music that comes from our soul and expunge our hearts for the audience when we are given the opportunity to showcase our creations. I think that our progress and ascension up our own ladder of success is do to our dedication to our craft. We dont slow down for obstacles, instead we’ve learned to build off of them. Nothing worthwhile is easy. And sharing your soul with strangers is also a very vulnerable act.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Oh… this is a tough one. For food we would definitely visit Four Sisters and Funky Picnic in Ft. Worth, Rick’s Burgers in Mansfield, and The Freeman in Dallas. We would definitely need to catch some local music at spots like the Double Wide, Lola’s, or even The Factory if a major act may be in town. Drinks are everywhere, bars on just about every corner so I think you just end up at the one that fits your mood. Downtown Dallas and Ft. Worth offer amazing glimpses at history, primarily within the Stockyards. All of my friends are exciting and they are all welcome!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Primarily, all of our fans. Whether they were friends first or friends now. If it weren’t for them tuning in, buying merch, requesting pics or autographs I believe there would be a void. A void that would challenge any man or woman who creates and wants others to relate to and enjoy their art.
Abandoned Heathen & G. Champ by Lil’ Zay Heathen Smoklahoma by Grindmode Cyphers Heathen mic by Kody Tuna Pryor G. Champ Speakerbox by Michael Heathen G. Champ deep thought by Jourdan Boyle