interview with Kings Call

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Have you played in any band before? Just a couple…in my teens.

How will they do that you began to enter the field of music? I listened to some rock music tapes at a friend’s house…he also played guitar.

What's your name? / Who plays what? / How old are you? My name is Alex Garoufalidis…I am the band leader, songwriter and guitarist of King’s Call.   Asec Bergemann plays drums…Andreas Kramer bass…also Wolfgang Hülsmeier on bass…basically hired on demand…and Mike Freeland on vocals, on certain songs…we’ve also had Rick Chase on vocals,  Stephan Kabisch on Hammond organ…plus some surprise guests on our forthcoming album…but mainly it’s me on vocals…as I wrote all the songs.We are all 40 and up.

Did you do music already when you were small? About 12 years old.

Where are you from? Born in Germany…hailing from Greece

What year was started the band? 2008

What do you play music style? Hard Rock with Blues/AOR/ Latin/Funk…

What inspires you? Life and Love

Do you use earplugs when you appear? Sometimes…yes.

How have you evolved since you started with music? As you progress as a human being , so does the music you play.

Do you have any other interests or jobs outside of the band and the music? Travels, languages, good books…

Are you looking for the booking company, what are your thoughts and requirements around it then? Yes, we do have an agent: ‘Norrland Booking’…we need booking… to bring us to larger audiences.

Are you looking for record labels, what are your thoughts and requirements around it then? We have one J…the major labels have different views.  Questions about your music and lyrics:

How will that you do music? the world inspires me…

What are your songs about the whole? about emotions, thoughts, attitudes, love and rock music, views on life.

Who does the music? me too…with some input by the others.

When you do a song, you start with the music or the lyrics? Always different.

In which environment do you usually do your songs? At home…on the road…

Do you play only original songs live and also covers? …Some covers…with our own interpretation.

How many have come most of your concerts? Some shows several hundred…festivals…

How have you done or intend to do it to get more audience at your gigs? Timing…bein at the right place at the right itme.

Which age group drawn mostly to your concerts? All ages.

Do you play always the same songs live or vary it? Vary…always try.

Do you have any ordinary place where you usually play? Netherlands.

Each was led last gig? Belgium.

Have you had to adjust reached gig sometime? always try to do better.

Which countries have you played in? all over Europe, UK, USA.  Questions regarding your merchandise: When did you sell merchandise? On our tours.

What are your merchandise gadgets? Mainly T shirts, posters, stickers.

Where can I buy your Merchandise? At our shows…or contact me.

If you prefer downloaded music, cassette, CD or Vinyl? Vinyl!

What would you do if the music is not the fans? still play music.

What about the guards' job at your gigs and stuff?The venues provide security.

Those attending light and sound how much they have helped you really if you think about? They help…doing a good job.

What do you think of my work? Very important!

How believe and know that this interview will help you in Brazilian music? Brazil loves good Rock Bands ;-)

What are your role models or idols? Anybody who helps making the world a better place.

We do you think they are age limits on some concerts? Good! …no minors without adult supervision.

Why do you think they are? be responsible for your actions.

Is it easier to draw inspiration from older bands than bands that are active today? inspiration always works.

What has been conditioned biggest obstacles in the music industry? Bands are just a product…in fact though they are artists.

What advice would you give to other bands and artists?

Stay cool. Rock on!

Social media…works fine. 

News and updates: Do you have new material in grams? Yes, working on the new album

What is your website? me on facebook

How can I get you? Homepage or facebook.

What are your plans for the future? New album and tour.

Do you have anything to add? Stay true…things will work out.  Thank you for your time!

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