Q: "Why did you choose Coo Dat as the name of your act? Do you think you're really cool? Why not just use your name?"
AH: We're SO cool... (third album, track two). Actually, I wanted to use my name, but people have a hard time pronouncing, much less spelling it. (This website is generally visited by those who already know me or scan a QR code). In my struggle to find something easier for listeners to identify, the first release was delayed for almost a year! Twice, I chose something and spent weeks developing a graphic design, only to find that someone else had taken it by then. I finally went with Coo Dat because it was available and I like how the two words stack neatly into a cube. It's a sort of affirming phrase I had been using with friends, informed by the familiar expression "true that".
Q: "Sometimes you sing in a mock British accent. What's up with that?"
AH: I had a voice instructor who taught that British pronunciation was ideal for singing, as it opens the vowels. (African American accents often do the same thing, dropping the final consonant). Moreover, I am heavily influenced by British music and some songs just sound better to me in that style. (My apologies to the originators, if I get it wrong.)
Q: "Sounds like you mostly use Garageband loops. Do you even play a a real instrument?"
AH: I'd be surprised if anyone relies more heavily on GB material more than myself. That said, I do play guitar on a few tracks and create all the arrangements.