Have any of you played in other bands? Yes we play together since 1998 and we've licensed the album "Something to lean on" with the band Borgogna in 2011 on Steelheart Records.
How is it that you started playing music? We liked the same artists and musical style so it was absolutely natural that we formed a band.
What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you?
Pier 44 lead singer and guitarist
Luca 41 bass guitar
Taokarm 44 drummer
Did you make music even when you were young? We've always been involved with music since our childood.
Where are you from? We are from Italy, Milan
What year did the band form? The band formed in 2015
What's your style of genre? We play hard rock with bluesy and aor elements
What inspires you? We are huge fan of Richie Kotzen and The Winery Dogs. This is our first influence. But 90's band such as Mr Big, Danger Danger and Firehouse have always inspired us a lot.
How often and where do you rehearse? Once or twice a week
Do you have other interests of work outside the band? Pier is a guitar teacher in many schools
Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? Nope. Our Ep "Raw. Uncut. Unprotected" will be Self-produced and distributed
What made you decide to make this music? It's simply the music we like
What are your songs about? Lyrics tell stories about everyday experience…work, fun, relationships, anything that is worth telling something about
Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? Luca writes the lyrics while Pier composes the music and melodic lines
Do you start with the music or the lyrics? Sometimes with one sometimes with the other... there are no rules about it
Have you done any covers live? "Hot Stuff" by Donna Summer
When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? It's something we haven't decided yet
What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? Times are changing very quickly and it's obvious that the way people relates to music is different from 5 or 10 year ago
How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? Music industry is still trying to adapt and understand this new situation.
What do you think of my work? It helps bands who wants visibility for their work. We really appreciate
How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? It gives us a chance to be noticed
Do you have any role models or idols? Mostly Richie Kotzen and The Winery Dogs
Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? A right mix of two will do the job fine
Do you have any new material? Yes. We're working on our first ep that will be out on September