interview with Goran Ćine Stevanović

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Have any of you played in other bands? I was playing, singing and playing guitar with some bands in the past, but all of this time Ive had my own band, beside those bands. And now a long period i have just my own band, as solo artist, and we play and have records with my name, as GORAN ĆINE STEVANOVIĆ, or just nickname ĆINE.
How is it that you started playing music? I was always in love with music. Im from music and sports family, and from the start I have a good and honest respect for music, thats why my relationship with guitars, keyboards, etc was like destiny. As a kid, I didnt stop ond that, I was written lyrics and became a singer, too. And right now, in this years I have a guitar school too. Well, like I said, destiny. Im in early fortys and thats a great music experience. 
Have you had other previous members? Well, I have longtherm musicians who played with me. Studio recordings or live performance. We are good friends, many of them are friends from childhood.
But, I always loved to get some more experience and try other musicians... They all had a good time with me and my music.
Did you make music even when you were young? Always... I still have many tapes and cds with demos from that times. Im from Serbia, and beautiful touristic city Jagodina, and my country is in love with music and dance, and you are very musically here from early years.
What inspires you? Im a rock musician, but I also love and often record and play instrumental music... Im always inspired by love, life, sun, faith, people... 
How often and where do you reherse? Not often like in earlier days... But when you have a sudents then you must play for them and teach them everytime and anything. But with band it depends from gigs and clubs and festivals... How often we play live, we often have reherseals to sound better and tight like always.
How have you developed since you started with the music? In every aspect. You feel everything better, at the higher level, your senses are higher too... Energy, frequencies, everything is unusally better with music in your ears, soul, heart... And when you have that opportunity to play and compose music that is a gift.
Do you have other interests of work outside the band? Yes, beside guitar school, I write my own column, Write and produced music for many bands and musicians, Im a composer of my city anthem, and many other projects. I was often a guitar background for many famous Serbian actors in their evenings on many festivals, or poetry writers. There so many things and Im very proud for all of that. And I was a football player too, but that is just a nice history right now.
Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? Well, when I have songs on Serbian language I know its hard to find something like that out of Serbia. But I play instrumental music, too, and I hope that someone can recognize something in that.
What made you decide to make this music? My soul... Everything came from the soul.
What are your songs about? All sides of love. 
Have you done any covers live? Of course... It depends from club or festival or just some party gig.
What language do you sing in? Serbian and english.
What are the least and most people to attend one of your gigs? The least was a private birthday party just for a girl, and that was her wish... I ve had a full birthday concert with my own music for that girl... And the most attend was a world music festivals and big clubs and theaters.
What ages are most of your concert attendants? All ages... And many of them are girls and women, they really love my lyrics and music because its all about love... Well.. Big time inspiration.
Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? That all depends where and when and why you play. 
What was your first gig like? We had in that time the most biggest aplausse for all concert when I said that we are going to play the last song for that night. I still lough sometimes when i remember that. But we were kids, with chip guitars and equipment, but we were very cute and charming and we pass that without fight and bottles throwing on the stage. Fantastic times.
What was your latest gig? Last friday... Big rock club in my town... That was a acoustic performance, just vocal, guitar and percussionist. I love that kind of music.
Where have you played live this year? Rock clubs and bars... Fantastic thing when you can feel audience so near.
Where do you plan to gig the comming year? I have some festivals to do in this summer, I hope so and I want to do that.
When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? Well, maybe there will be some custom guitars with my nickname... But we will see. Right now its only idea.
What do you think of my work? You are great with your work... You give a oportunity for musicians from all over the world to introduce themselves. Thats fantastic, and you do the best as possible. Thank you for that.
How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? There are many labels and festivals around the world, but most of all, Im glad when I have a chance to meet and learn something
about some new band.
Do you have any role models or idols? Van Halen was soundtrack of my life... David Lee Roth and his energy and positive vibe.
Why do you think that they exist? They have music in every part of their souls and hearts. 
Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? You can find inspiration in anything...In you, too... But you must recognize that.
What advice would you give other bands or artists? Enjoy in what you have from God. Just enjoy.
How do you get psyched for a gig? Im always happy when i know that i have a gig... Thank God for giving me opportunity to work what I love. And I just enjoy with all my heart.
Do you have any new material? Yes, in this march I was released new promo CD with name NJENE BOJE or HER COLOURS, and with mostly acoustic guitars... Like I said all about love.  
What are your web sites? enterantares on youtube
What are your plans for the future? To play and build music like always.
Do you have something to add? Yes, Robex, Thanks.
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