interview with GIBOX MOBILE

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Have any of you played in other bands?  yes, to many to mention but i think together we can cover every kind of music, about me specifically i played with two heavy metal bands ( folkstone  - los pirates ) but also in some cover band  ( ozzy - alanis morisette and others to mention)
How is it that you started playing music?  first listenign was slayer and iron maiden ( the deal was: scariest the cover of the album, better was the music...i was a kid)
What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you?
davide   (myself)  guitar
francesco bass
francesco #2 drums
gianfranco keys
enrico special guest voice
napoleon murphy brook  extra special voice/saxophone guest for our frank zappa tribute night
Have you had other previous members? yes, we started as a trio with another drummer
Did you make music even when you were young? yes, basically we grew up always  jammin and recording our stuffs
Where are you from? italy exept francesco drummer who lives in france
What year did the band form? 1997
What's your style of genre? instrumental rock
What inspires you? primus rush gov't mule joe satriani
How often and where do you reherse? to be honest we never do something before a gig, we're into jam band style
Do you have other interests of work outside the band? well... we all love lego bricks, star wars and good beers
Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? no, basically we do everything by myself
Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? we have our label, up2ten records...
What made you decide to make this music? after listening every kind of music  we pick up instrumental music, not so shred not so prog
What are your songs about? it's funny because instrumental music, because has no lyrics, need a catchy title to explain my feelings about the music...  it's all about my mood in a particular moment of my life
Do you compose in a certain inviroment? no... every place- moment it's good
Have you done any covers live? yes,  from beatles to joe satrian to some soundtracks or telefilm themesi...our gigs are always a surprise
What ages are most of your concert attendants? from young kids to our parents you can find everyone.
Do you have a regular place you play live often? we have our fav. place but we try also to play everywhere, from open air festival to small club... invite us!!!!
What was your first gig like? the very first was maybe one of our biggest.. open place for a big commemoration in our town... little insane bacause we played an entire set of instrumental songs
Where have you played live this year? basically a small clubs tour
When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? by now we've our cd
Where can people buy your merchandise? contact me at my e-mail address  of our facebook page
What do you think of my work? it's amazing...
How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? for sure we'll have some new fans!!!!
Do you have any role models or idols? to many to mention, but in this last years i really appreciate two guys,  alex masi (a great musician ) and Napoleon Brook (former singer of frank zappa's band)  they teach  how to improve and  to never give up
Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? there's no old/new music---- there's good/bad music...
What have been your biggest obstacles? i need a 36 hours day
What advice would you give other bands or artists? never give up
How do you get psyched for a gig? we drink a little bit, not too much..we never play wasted...
Do you have any new material? yes , a new record is ready but we want to make it in the right moment
How can people reach you? you can find us of facebook
What are your plans for the future? try to play as much as possible
Do you have something to add? thanks so much , hope to see you live !!!
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