laopress.com: How would you
describe the resulting sound of your new CD?
Mike P IT
ROCKS!!! Mixture of everything. U can call it rock or pop, but I called
it Mike's Sound!!
laopress.com: What give you
inspiration to make this album?
Mike P Fame and fortune!! lol .. Love and Hate, Peace and War.
laopress.com: You have so many hit
songs, was there any added pressure in recording new album?
There was some pressure, but it came from the like of The Exile, Noy Sydanon,
Joey and other great Lao artists out there who've put out great and
better albums. I was trying to create works that, if not up to their
standards, at least make it sounds ok.
laopress.com: When you are
writing a song which song comes easily to you - the more upbeat (rock) or
Mike P I
would say angry, fun upbeat songs. I'm bad at writing slow love
songs....I've been trying for ages. But having said that, my first
recorded song was love song.
laopress.com: Do you write your own
Mike P I
do, but for this album, I rather used the best writers when I had a
chance, right?. So most of them were written by Bro Xay Phounsavan the
rest were by Virasay Sacdpraseth (Da best music producer), Bro No (Dejavu)
laopress.com: What is your favourite
song in new CD?
Mike P All of them. Don't u think? but I like
'Pai Tud Sin' (track5) a little
bit more, I wrote this song long time ago (when I was younger and shy) it
takes me back to high school days. And the beat and arrangement is
very much to my liking. Simple and funnnn.
laopress.com: What music are you
listening to at the moment?
Mike P CREED and Any thing that made by Lao, like LaoFM99.9!!
laopress.com: Who do you admire in Lao
Mike P All hard working Lao artists out there, despite losing money but still
continue making music. That is admirable. But musically, It has to be Mr
Voradeth Ditthavong and The Exile.
laopress.com: Have you got what you
want out of music career?
Mike P No. I'm still trying to get into music career.
laopress.com: What is tough about
being in spotlight?
Mike P It's really tough. I can't go out without people recognise me. Hehhehehe...
actually, it's not hard, cos' everyone is already in spotlight.
Including u. we all are, we are family, we are Lao!!
laopress.com: What artist would you
like to collaborate with in the future?
Mike P Right now, I'd love to work with The Exile (maybe clean the guitar or mic
for them), Mr Voradeth (would be real inspirational just to hum along
when he sings), Noy Sydanon (it would rock, if I could get him to play in
one of my song) and The beautiful Alexandra (even if I have to take a
dance lesson!). The list goes on....
laopress.com: As a singer
songwriter, MC at FM99.9 - Sydney, sings in Jumba band, do your own music
video, how the hell do you find time?
Mike P Sorry mate, that's a secret! If I tell you, I have to kill you. But I'll
tell you something, DON'T
believe everything you
read about me!!! :)
laopress.com: Any hobby? Sport,
Mike P I
love watching.... movie and enjoy (trying to) making it too. It changes
with time and mood.
laopress.com: Favourite food.
Mike P Mum's Or Laam with sticky rice. I can't live with out them!
laopress.com: By the way, how is
FM99.9 - Sydney doing?
Mike P Great. The only place you can hear the Best, New, Quality Lao Music.
laopress.com: Is there anything
else that you would like to add?
Mike P I'd just like to thanks Khon Lao took
khon, who bought and listen to Lao
music, without you there won't be any good new Lao artists out there. And
you, thanks for your support, without people like you no one would know
of my new
album nor would I know there are sexy Pamela and Alexandra who sings Lao
laopress.com: What's the best
thing being rock/pop star?
Crikey!!! Who's a rock star?? So you're the one who've been spreading the
No, I'm not rock star (I wish I was), but having an opportunity to record
release CD is great fun and if people like my works then that's a bonus.