interview with Phil Bee's Freedom

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Have any of you played in other bands? Too many to mention
How is it that you started playing music? For myself, in the garage with some friends of the neighborhood I lived, playing covers of Freddie King  and Roy Buchanan . I can’t say for the others in the band
What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you?
Phil Bee: Vocals 
John F Klaver : [solo] guitar
Berland Rours : [solo] guitar
Pascal Lanslots : Hammond and other keys
Arie Verhaar : drums
Carlo van Belleghem : bass
Have you had other previous members? yes
Did you make music even when you were young? always have, started playing in band at 18
Where are you from? Maastricht, the Netherlands
What year did the band form? 2014
What's your style of genre? Blues, soul, jazz, old school R&B
What inspires you? All good music from jazz to blues to soul.
How often and where do you reherse? Only when we are making new original songs
How have you developed since you started with the music? Of course, style has become more of our own
Do you have other interests of work outside the band? In our style of music it’s almost impossible to live only from that, so we all have our jobs, most of them music related
Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that?
We do our own booking in Belgium and the Netherlands,  We have a booking agency for Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Poland and Czeck Rep.
We are looking for a good booker for France
Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? No we are signed on Continental Record Services
What are your songs about? I wrote so many songs in the past 25 years, impossible to summarize
Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? I do, with the help of the band to arrange and finish it to a band song
Do you compose in a certain inviroment? At home on the couch
Have you done any covers live? yes
What language do you sing in? English
What are the least and most people to attend one of your gigs? 25 and 10.000
What ages are most of your concert attendants? 35 up
Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? we vary and implement new songs when possible
What was your first gig like? scary
What was your latest gig? At the Athena Blues Festival [St Saulve, France]
Have you had to cancel a gig? Yes when my mother died
Where have you played live this year? Too many places to mention
Where do you plan to gig the comming year? Europe
When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? DC’s and t-shirts
Where can people buy your merchandise? at the gigs and on the web 
What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? You can’t stop it, it’s the future. Bands will get their income from streaming sites such as Spotify
How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? Of course
What do you think of my work? Cool
How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? I don’t know since I don’t know you nor your media
Do you have any role models or idols? Jimi Hendrix
Why do you think that they exist? They were born 
Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? Both
What have been your biggest obstacles? Money
What advice would you give other bands or artists? Do your own thing, don’t let anybody tell you otherwise
Do you have any new material? We’re working on a new CD as we speak
What are your web sites? and Phil Bee’s Freedom on Facebook
How can people reach you? Web
What are your plans for the future? Make new CD, Video, gig at nice venues and festivals,
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