Former MEGADETH guitarist Jeff Young has posted a short interview he conducted with the singer of his SOULS ON 11 project, 24-year-old Swedish singer Guernica Mancini, who replaced Schascle “Twinkle” Yochimearlier in the year. Check out the chat below.
Due to various “personal and family situations,” Twinkle was unable to move forward with the project. Young immediately followed in the footsteps of mentor Neal Schon and began searching the Internet for the perfect voice. Seeking a vocalist of European sensibility led the guitarist back to his Alma mater, Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California. Mancini is a recent graduate of MI‘s Vocal Institute Of Technology and is currently attending courses in Music Business at UCLA. During her tenure at VIT, Mancini went through a self-proclaimed “’80s metal phase,” exploring a natural affinity and the uncanny ability to sing in the style of Ronnie James Dio, SKID ROW‘s Sebastian Bach, Janis Joplin and the like.
SOULS ON 11‘s lineup is rounded out by the world-class rhythm section of bassist James Lomenzo (MEGADETH, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, WHITE LION) and drummer Jeff Bowders (PAUL GILBERT, PUDDLE OF MUDD).