Mike Ragogna: What advice do you have for new artists?
Meiko: Trust your gut. If anything feels icky or wrong, it probably is. Play as many shows as possible. Be humble–and NEVER be a dick to the sound guy.
MR: Is this advice you would have taken and did anyone ever offer you advice that you either took or dismissed?
Meiko: YES! I’d take ALL of it. The best advice I’ve ever received was from my Dad. He told me, “If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bulls**t.” I like his style.
MR: How do you envision a creatively fulfilled Meiko in the future?
Meiko: I love writing songs and singing. As long as I’m doing that, I’ll be creatively fulfilled. If it happens in the backyard of a house in London that I’m living in, well, that would just be the cherry on top…