interview with La Macchina

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What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you?
Helcio Leão - Drums - 32
Hugo Schettino - Guitar - 26
Gutto Ribeiro - Bass - 40
Alvaro Rosa - Vocals - 45
Have you had other previous members? Yes.
Did you make music even when you were young? Yes, but, something empirical and youth 
Where are you from? Brazil (Juiz de Fora MG)
What year did the band form? 2009
What's your style of genre? Blues, Soul, Neo Soul
What inspires you? Our musical influence comes from musicians like Stevie Wonder, Robert Cray, Éric Clapton, Amy Winehouse, Robben Ford
How often and where do you reherse? Weeky
How have you developed since you started with the music? Our music has grown with our brotherhood and shows with projects like a Live EP in 2012 and our first album in 2016 available on ITunes and Spotify 
Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that?
Our band needs a staff to make the work appear.
We are looking for serious and safety opportunities 
Not adventures 
Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? Our music is ready to conquest its own space. But the business must be good for all of us. IF we got it, why not?
What made you decide to make this music? Inspiration, influence, identification 
What are your songs about? Common experiences of live and relationships. Not allways love relationships.
Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? Alvaro Rosa. The vocalist.
Do you compose in a certain inviroment?
You mean, fisical enviroment ?
I write everywhere with a smartphone 
Sometimes just a melody, sometimes a chorus, sometimes a complete lyric. There’s no rule 
Have you done any covers live? We still have some covers in the show. But we prefer to call them versions. Our covers are really handmade 
What language do you sing in? English 
What are the least and most people to attend one of your gigs? We play at different places in our city. Sometimes some nearby towns. Sometimes 2000 people. Sometimes 200.
What ages are most of your concert attendants? 25 to 50, 60
Do you always play the saem songs live, or do you varri? We have a set list that we can make some variations with the size of the event and place.
Do you have a regular place you play live often? No regular places. But some shows at the same places.
Where have you played live this year? We played at all the places of our town and some shows at nearby towns. We’ré working on our new album 
Where do you plan to gig the comming year? We plan to play at the Blues festivals of our country 
When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? 2016 - Our first album on download platforms 
Where can people buy your merchandise? ITunes, Spotify, Deezer and all the biggest platforms 
What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? That’s the reality. We personaly prefer the old vinyl LPs, but we must to understand Thais new world and be prepared to show our music in this market. There’s a new thing we like. Actually we can publish an only single 
How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? Showing our music and talking about it outside our country is a great opportunity. Bring our music to Europe is wonderfull.
Do you have any role models or idols? Cosmosoul. A Spanish band. They played here and we’ ve made the open show. Fantastic multinational band
Why do you think that they exist?
Cause they have true and a wonderfull work.
Great singer, great drummer...anyway....they’re great.
Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? There’s no difference. Both are inspiring 
What have been your biggest obstacles? The economic situation of our country and working without a team outside the stage. I mean someone who help us with internet, pictures, booking, 
What advice would you give other bands or artists? Try hard and make true music 
Do you have any new material?
“Be Ready, Baby - Roades Version”
A single available at iTunes, Spotify and many more platforms 
What are your web sites? www.lamacchinaband.com
How can people reach you? We are available at iTunes, Spotify and many more platforms 
What are your plans for the future? Make our second album, produce our live DVD than show our music to the world in the best way we can 
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