Interview with Cathedral, an Electric new artist

Updated: Nov 17, 2021

Back in September, fellow KAMP Eboard member Annika and I watched local Tucson musician Cathedral perform at Solar Culture. He put on a fantastic set, his music blending well-produced EDM sounds with hard-hitting electric guitar. Cathedral is, simply put, a fantastic guitarist. He performed incredible guitar solos throughout his set, even ending his last song by shredding with his guitar held behind his back in a truly impressive finale. It is rare to encounter such intricate guitar paired with electronic production, especially at small DIY shows, which made for a very memorable performance. After his set, Annika and I were fortunately able to talk with Cathedral, known off-stage as Brian, about his artistic inspirations and his journey in learning music and production.

Annika: What's up! This is KAMP Student Radio, we're interviewing Cathedral today. My name is Annika

Ruby: And I'm Ruby!

Annika: And say Hi, Cathedral!

Brian: What's up, my name's Brian, thank you so much for having me.

Ruby: So, you’re an amazing guitarist. We were wondering when you started playing and was there anything in particular that inspired you to do that? And building off of that, what are your biggest artistic inspirations in general?

Brian: So I started playing guitar when I was 10 or 11 years old; I played a little bit of piano before that, in my grandma’s basement somewhere. My mom played tons of Jimi Hendrix and that’s definitely been a huge inspiration. She’s been so into the shred guitarists like Stevie Ray Vaughan and Hendrix, and that really made me want to do something cooler, but now I really regret not sticking with piano a ton. Recently, Daniel Caesar -- oh my god, the Freudian album -- I literally just got a phat bottle of white wine, p