interview with Migrassom

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Have any of you played in other bands?

Yes, we had play in a lot of bands, 

in events bands, playing covers of everykind of bands, since samba to axe music, for example.

in rock bands, playing covers of 60´s and 70´s bands of rock 

How is it that you started playing music? I was 14 years old, and i heard bands like Van Halen, Whitesnake, Bon Jovi, Scorpions and I dreamed in the day that I could play so good as them. 

What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you?

The band is Called Migrassom

Basic we are three person who invite more musicians to play, in studio and at stage

Me - Glauber Lyra - I play acoustic and electric guitars (40 years old)

Daniele Garcia - Vocals and acoustic guitar (36 years old)

Mizinho de Carvalho - Keyboards (39 years old)

Have you had other previous members? Yes, we have our bass player Waldemir de Carvalho - 62 years old

and the drummer Toninho Pereira - 50 years old

What year did the band form? In January of 2.009

What's your style of genre? We don´t have a name, a genre, because we have a mixture of genre, Celtic music with a brazillian music, a litte bit of jazz, rock and arabic influences.

What inspires you? A lot of bands, since Led Zeppelin to Loreena McKennitt, Lizt to Beethoven, Ravi Shankar and Yo yo ma.

How often and where do you rehearse? We play in the studio 3 times a week.

How have you developed since you started with the music? Every member of the band went to academy to study music, in the beggining you only want to play like your Idols, but after years you need to study every king of styles and understand how you can play better and compose better too.

Do you have other interests of work outside the band? Beside musician, me and Daniele Garcia have a school music in Sao Paulo, Brazil. We are music teachers too.

Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? We are always looking for, because we have a style that is aprecciate in a lot of countries, our music is playing in countries like Argentina, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay, Portugal, Spain and France.

Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? No, the artist must not look for a label, because when you are composing a song, you are looking for something different of everything that you know or the people know.

What made you decide to make this music? I think after you can play all the songs that you dreamed to play since you were young, the next step is innovate like your idols did.

What are your songs about? The songs are about the about our society, the relationship of man with nature, the relationship of introspection of the human being and what we think of the futur.

Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? Daniele Garcia and Glauber Lyra

Do you start with the music or the lyrics? We don´t have a standard, sometimes is a chorus that we have, sometimes is a guitar riff, sometimes is two or three chords, it depends of the day that we are composing.

Do you compose in a certain inviroment? We have a little studio in our school music.

Have you done any covers live? Yes, sometimes we play Djavan, Wanessa da Mata or other brazillian composer.
What language do you sing in?
Portuguese and Spanish

What are the least and most people to attend one of your gigs? We play in a differente places, sometimes in associations that you can find students, businessmen, retired people and housewives of everykind of levels. The music change and meets everyone. We love when we are playing and some child came in the front of stage look and aprecciate. It´s fantastic.

What ages are most of your concert attendants? I think the most is between 25 and 50 years old.

Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? We always do variations, a lot of improvisation, sometimes the song that has 3 minutes, became 5 or 6 minutes alive.

Do you have a regular place you play live often? Yes, in São Paulo (Brazil) we play in locals called Sesc´s, it´s a very popular place.

What was your first gig like? It was amazing, because is when a dream come true, you receive everykind of expression of what you´re playing, is unforgettable
What was your latest gig?
It started since january of 2010 and we finished in September of 2016

Have you had to cancel a gig? No, even when the singer is not so good, in her health, we always play, sometimes we have more solos, more improvisation, even drop down the tunes for her be more confortable.

Where have you played live this year? No, since January 1st we are composing and recording our second cd.

Where do you plan to gig the comming year? We have dates in Europe, Lisboa and Porto in July, in this summer

When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? The show and the cds, actually we sell in the Itunes store

Where can people buy your merchandise? In our website: www.migrassom.com

What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? I think is good, because everyone can know your music fast and easy. When I was a teenager I had to go to the store buy cd or Lp. I think there is a lot of bands that you can hear in one hour in web, that could be very expensive if you must buy some cd´s.

How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? Yes, because today, in the digital age, people don´t stop to listen radios, they prefer to put their favorite songs on their ipod or iphone and go out to run, to work, to shop. And the industri has adapted to that by selling digital tracks in the internet.

What do you think of my work? I think is very good, because you are my first contact in Sweden, so, I thank you very much to you, you are a person who seeks new contacts, regardless of the different language and breaking down barriers. Congratulations !!!.

How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? From now on we will look for new contacts and venues in sweden to meet new places

Do you have any role models or idols? Yes, I love Beethoven

Why do you think that they exist? I think it's important because inspiration helps you create novelties, it's like technology, you take everything that has already been created and think of different solutions, paths that have not yet been explored.

Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? Yes, we have good artists actually, we have monica salmaso, wanessa da mata, ivan lins and many others.

What have been your biggest obstacles? The beginning, to find their right partners to play, then to advertise, but I find this normal as an apprenticeship.
What advice would you give other bands or artists?
Whenever you are on the stage performing as loudly as possible, the people who are listening will probably never forget what they witnessed and will surely always remember the message you have taken. Do not give up, the work of musicians and artists really matter in this age of intolerance, and wars.

How do you get psyched for a gig? We play a little in the dressing room, we say a prayer for the whole team, and "we're going to have fun !!!"

Do you have any new material? Yes, it will be ready in May of the 2017.

What are your web sites? www.migrassom.com

How can people reach you? Writing for us: contato@migrassom.com

What are your plans for the future? We are trying to expand our market and intend to go to Japan probably next year.

Do you have something to add? I just want to thank you for the interview opportunity.

 

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