Yet another interesting story of artists coming together to make fantastic music all over the world... Without having even met.
1. Q: - Hey, very happy to welcome you to the Radio Show and Podcast community. Tell us a little bit more about yourself. Introduce yourself to the community.
A: - Hello. Or should I say Bonjour, because I’m the French one of the band. We are, literraly, spread all over the world. Lucy in Australia, Racquel in the USA and Paris for me. We never met in real life.
Lucy ‘s in charge of the lyrics, Racquel sing lead and backing vocals, I’m the composer.
2. Q: - One thing that I’m always interested in, when I sit down and chat with artists is, what their defining moment was that they knew that they wanted to be in music… What was that moment in time for you?
A: - As for me, It was listening to The Beatles on the radio, I was 13 year old. Didn’t know at the time that I want to be in music, but something changed for me at this very moment. I listened to a lot of music since then. And finally ended up writing songs. To be a musician was not part of the plan, I always thought of me as a songwriter not a musician.
3. Q: - Do you mix and master yourself or do you have an engineer or a producer that works with you?
A: - I’ve done some simple mix/mastering, but most of the time I hire Cyril Orcel as engineer, he’s from Belgium and is ultra talented. Mix ask some precise skills that I don’t master, it’s a totally different job, and I find it harder than writing J
4. Q: - What motivates you? Not just in your music but in your normal life as well.
A: - I try to be a “good” guy. Somebody honest, reliable, with empathy, trying to be kind, respectful
5. Q; - I am personally on a mission to get good music heard by everyone. What is one thing that bothers you the most about trying to come up in the music world today and, do you prefer being underground or, is the mainstream something you strive for?
A: -I sincerely think that The music we record has mainstream quality , but being underground suit me well.
I never dreamed to be a rock star J I just want that our music reach the largest possible audience. imho The most annoying thing for an Indie musicians nowadays is the need to spend more times on promotion, social media and so on than record songs
6. Q: - Who, musically, is one of your bigger influences?
A: - The Beatles, Without any doubt, McCartney more specifically. Writing memorable song is what I aimed for. And the eclectism of the White album is clearly a big input in our own music. We recorded rock, blues, country, bossa, folk, dance tracks. it is our trademark, with Racquel ‘s exceptional vocals of course
7. Q: - One question that I like to ask artists is, how did Covid affect your music in particular and the music scene in your area?
A: - We’re working remotely since the very start, living on 3 differents continents, so COVID didn’t change a single thing from this point of view. The music scene was non existant, as everything was closed anyway.
8. Q: - I, myself, personally think that there’s too much social media out there to keep up with. I understand why it’s necessary but there’s a ton of it out there. What are your feelings on social media and music today?
A: -Indispensable, obviously, but impossible to be on all fronts at once, FB, Insta, Twitter, Tik Tok ...
I personally focus on twitter. There’is an impressive community of indies artists there, with a lot of support, share, love … really a great place to be.
9. Q: - Do you create music often? When can we expect another release?
A: - Not as often as I wished. One song every two month is more or less or rhythm. No more album, just single, albums took too much time for one big event, then sink into oblivion. Much more efficient to drop it as x singles so we keep contact with our fan base
10. Q: - I grew up in the 90’s, I listened to everyone from Dr. Dre, to Weezer, to Pink Floyd, Metallica, Cypress Hill and back again. I truly believe that the 90’s were one of the greatest era’s for original music. Which era of music is one of your favorites?
A: - Sixties/ seventies are my fav area. So much great band, great records so influencial.
The list is infinite.
11. Q- If you could swap yourself into a different artist, who would it be?
A: - I’m not a lyricist – in English – but Bernie Taupin would have my vote. Not up front but still so important. Discretion is the key
12. Q: - I want to thank you for this Q&A, Is there anything you want to say to everyone out there? Shout outs?
A: - Thank you for having us on interview.
There’s a lot of awesome artiste out here, recording impressive music, as good as the one you hear radio/Tv show, be curious, it’s rewarding, and you will have a real contact with these musicians
Allison Leah, Eric Clegg, Sonoride, Portobello Express, Chenel N°1, Annika Jayne, Shaun D Charlton, Emme Lentino, Nigel Brown, Madison Odds and so much more.
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