interview with Taring Gajah

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Have any of you played in other bands? Yes there is, one of our guitarist playing in another band

How is it that you started playing music? We each started playing music from the age of about 10 years

What are your names? /Who plays/ what?/how old are you?

Faishal Irfan as a Vocal, 24 years

Gambino Gosal as a Guitar Lead, 21 years

Rico Sri Surya Wahyu Saputra as a Guitar Rhytm, 22 years

Dio Andika as a Bass, 21 years

Heribertus Jimmy as a Drum, 23 years

Have you had other previous members? Yes there are some members we are out because can not share time with the band. Because they are busy to work and some are still in school

Did you make music even when you were young? Yes we play music since young

Where are you from? Tangerang, Indonesia

What year did the band from? 2014

What’s your style of genre? Post Hardcore, Metalcore

What inspires you? Some band like BRING ME THE HORIZON, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, SUICIDE SILENCE and band from indonesia like BURGERKILL, DEADSQUAD, BESIDE and other.

How often and where do you rehearse? We rehearse once a week in a Music Studio near our location.

How have you developed since you started with the music? Our first step is to be able to develop music by way of often filling music events so people can get to know our band and songs. Once the band is newly formed, we often spend money on registration fees for every music event, so we can play on the music show. Every month we will fill the event, sometimes in the city somtimes outside the city, sometimes can 2-4 times within 1 month. And after each event we are always with other bands to get to know each other and can share information about music and music event

Do you have other interests of work outside the band? Some of us work and study

What made you decide to make this music? Because of the hobbies and many of our friens who love music and have bands as well

What are your songs about?

1. Monotonisme

2. Behind The Door

3. Dunia Dalam Fana

4. Keep It Running

5. Akhir Sebuah Perang

Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? All members of our band.

Do you start with the music or the lyrics? Sometimes we start with the instrument first, sometimes we start with the lyrics first. Depending on what was obtained first.

Do you compose in a certain enviroment? Yes, in a member house

What language do you sing in? Indonesia and English

What ages are most of your concert attendants? Erratic, some are still teenagers until the old

Do you always play the same song live, or do you vary? Different, sometimes we bring other band song like BRING ME THE HORIZON, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE and other.

Do yo have a regular place you play live often? There, the name of the event is TANGERANG FESTIVAL and the event is held once a year and one rooftop mall in Tangerang City

What was your first gig like?

The band’s first appearance was at the junior high school anniversary event in the city of jakarta. With a small and simple stage.

Because the stage is too small, I was with guitarist and vocalist down from the stage and acting under the stage.

What was your latest gig? This is the last stage of TARING GAJAH

Have you had to cancel gig? We have never canceled an event

Where have you played live this year? March 17, 2018 at a Metal Music event in the city of Sukabumi. The place is quite far away and takes approximately 7 hours drive by car.

Hopefully our gig schedule will increase more

Where do you plan to gig the comming year? I hope next year can perform outside the city and abroad

When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? Maybe after we took out mini albums. T-shirts and mini album tapes

Where can people buy your merchandise? Can directly contact the contact listed on our social media, can also via email or can directly meet us and can also directly come to the clothing store “URBAN DARKNESS” brand that supports us

What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? For those who only download our music from buying our cassettes means they are less supportive of us

What do you think of my work? Yes I am very respectful with your work, because your work can be helpful for bands that are still in the stage of struggle as we are better known by the public

How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? We are very excited to be working with you and i thank you very much for helping us in the music bussines JJJJJJ

Do you have any role models or idols? We have different idols

Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? I think both of them, because the two bands have a difference to each of us to take into one.

What have been your biggest obstacles? Sometimes when we want to perform there is one member we can not participate because there is a job that can not be left behind

What advice would you give other bands or artists? Stay consistent on track, always give positive things to everyone, keep working, and of course for peace

Do you have any new material? Yeah there we are collecting material for the preparation of our mini album

What are your web sites? Facebook : www.facebook.com/TGofficialband ( Taring Gajah )

Instagram : @TGofficialband Reverbnation : www.reverbnation.com/TGofficialband

How can people reach you? Can be via email or phone listed in our social media

What are your plans for the future? Hopefully it’s better and more productive and more likeable more people

Do you have something to add? I think it’s enough

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