interview with Valerio Michetti (drummer of La Grazia Obliqua and Lisergia)

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How is it that you started playing music? Ciao, my name is Valerio and I started playin' the drums at 13yo (in 1990), now I'm 40yo

Did you make music even when you were young? Yeah, I made my own music since the very first time I started playing an instrument, doing my own stuff

Where are you from? I'm from Rome (Italy)

What year did the band form? I play in two bands: LISERGIA born in 2000 and LA GRAZIA OBLIQUA born at the beginning of 2017

What's your style of genre? LISERGIA has 5 official album released and we play pop-rock mixed with other kind of musical influences, LA GRAZIA OBLIQUA has a debut EP just out these days, released by X Records and we play electro darkwave

What inspires you? Everything from everyday life experiences or from movies, books, art, etc.

How often and where do you reherse? No rehearsal with LISERGIA and every friday with LA GRAZIA OBLIQUA

How have you developed since you started with the music? Playing in a lot of different bands during the years and sharing stage experiences with a lot of musicians, I reached an overwhelm feel of self confidence and this is good because music to me is often a challenge

Do you have other interests of work outside the band? Yes, sure, my main interest is for all the cool chicks all around the whole fu#@in' wolrd.

Have you done any covers live? Yes, as LA GRAZIA OBLIQUA we play a tribute to Venus in furs by Velvet Underground

What language do you sing in? LISERGIA sings only in ialian, LA GRAZIA OBLIQUA both italian and english, also for some original tunes, not only for the cover

Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? It depends by the feel and the set of the live show.

What was your first gig like? A revelation for all the mankind (and horny chicks too).

What was your latest gig? The same as the first one 

Where can people buy your merchandise? At our live shows or by Transmission, a record store in Rome

How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? No, music indsustry sucks anway

What do you think of my work? I really like it and I think is a very interesting way to share underground music 

Do you have any role models or idols? Myself

Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? I love a lot of different kind of music but the inspiration came always from my personal experiences and feels, not from other or older bands

What advice would you give other bands or artists? We are the best, forget the rest!!

Do you have any new material? We're workin with LA GRAZIA OBLIQUA at our first full lenght cd and with LISERGIA we have a record already done called #PsychPop that will be released asap 

What are your web sites?

How can people reach you? I'm on facebbook add me, Valerio Michetti (Er Ciccio)

What are your plans for the future? Still continue playin' loud!!

Do you have something to add? Ciao mamma!!

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