interview with The Wild Child

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Have any of you played in other bands? Yes, but in a style completely different ( or less melodic, or more pop )
How is it that you started playing music? When i was a child ( during the eighties) i have 2 years of boring piano lessons . Sixteen i  started to play electric guitar
What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you? Cristian ( 47) : vocals  Francesco : (34) rythm and lead guitars  Marco ( 39) : rythm and lead guitars Paolo (35)  Bass guitar .... In this period  we don't have a fixed drummer
Have you had other previous members? Yes we have chemged a lot of drummers and some rythm guitarist
Did you make music even when you were young? Yes i make music since nineties !
Where are you from?I'm from nord Italy ( Como Lake)
What year did the band form? in 2004
What's your style of genre? We play our songs in a classical heavy metal style... with something of more modern in the sound
What inspires you? I'm ispired by blues, rock, classical metal, groove metal....flamenco, harmony of classical music e some melody of medieval-folk music !
How often and where do you reherse? We reherse not many times... sometimes in the drum grooves, sometimes in the chorus
How have you developed since you started with the music? I have started tryin to learn some blues pentatonic lick with the guitar, after i started to play heavy riffs ( Black Sabbath Style) ...in a second time i have try to add something of neoclassical in the solos, supported by an adequate harmonical construction. After I desired to play with an another lead guitarist for try an double axe attack in Iron Maiden - Judas Priest style! ( double solos and twin guitars harmony! ). I like to play also something with acoustic guitar ...
Do you have other interests of work outside the band? I have also a project of horror-punk metal, something of completely different of my maine band
Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? We have a person that is tryin to procure gigs for my band 
Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? Yes i'm looking for a label, but also autoproduction is good 
What made you decide to make this music? I am always been a fan of metal guitar, shreddin solos and heavy riffs but only in 2004 i have know a singer with the same ideas of me !
What are your songs about? the topics covered are personal, social (against terrorism) or.... protest against the ridicoulous italian governement !!
Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? Cristian writes the lyrics and i wrote the riffs most importants , the arpeggios and the solos
Do you start with the music or the lyrics? Often we start , by the lyrics 
Do you compose in a certain inviroment? In my house, lookin at the mountains out the windows... or walkin to the side of the lake!!!
Have you done any covers live?Yes, many of Ozzy and Judas Priest
What language do you sing in? We sing in English
What are the least and most people to attend one of your gigs? I think 100 peoples 
What ages are most of your concert attendants? from 16 to 50 
Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? as possible we try to vary, the songs even the order of the songs
Do you have a regular place you play live often? Yes , we have 2 pubs
What was your first gig like? Our first gig was the 31 December of 2004, near Chiavenna (so) Italy
What was your latest gig? The latest gig was the 2 march, to Saronno ( Va) Italy
Have you had to cancel a gig?Yes, is happened
Where have you played live this year? 8 times in Italy, One time in England ( Fiddler,s Elbow, Camden Town)
Where do you plan to gig the comming year? Domaso, Andalo, Milano and... i hope England another time !
When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? IWe have some Cd,s (from 2004)
Where can people buy your merchandise? People can write to the facebook page:  The Wild Child Band - Claven  to buy merchandise 
What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? The Underground metal scene need the support of people buyng the Cd's like the old times! Today is all too easy and for that the music is loosin importance in the head of people...
How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? All music market is changed because of this!  We have so many fake reunions of historical band made for money, because they don't sell records , we have absurd things like "meet and greet" all because of money... because artist don.t sell records !!!
What do you think of my work? I think is important to keep this ambient alive and not easy to do !
How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? I Think that interview will help us to advertise our music in your nation! I hope so...
Do you have any role models or idols? My Idols are Randy Rhoads and Blackie Lawless
Why do you think that they exist? They exist to show people passion in music and how be on a stage
Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? For me is easier from old bands because are genuine and more originals , today is all a little artifact
What have been your biggest obstacles? THE DRUMMER !!!!  We don't find a fixed drummer since 2010 ! The fact we live in a reality like Italy where rock music is not appreciated , the fact we don't live in a City where is a real metal scene, the fact we are an underground band making our songs in a scene that support always tribute bands, and party bands
How do you get psyched for a gig? Watching videos of my favourites metal artists !!!
Do you have any new material? Yes we have new material, played live and on youtube
What are your web sites? Facebook The wild child band-Claven , www.thewildchild.co.uk 
How can people reach you? Add me on facebook ( Marco Gilardoni)  or write ( always on fb) the Wild Child Band-Claven 
What are your plans for the future? To play in Germany and England !
Do you have something to add? Thank you so much for the interview and sorry for my delay to answer !!!

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