interview with Vintage Vixens

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Have any of you played in other bands? 4 of the 5 band members have played in a variety of other bands
How is it that you started playing music? I have been a booking agent for many years....after booking so long, I got the music bug, learned to play bass and put together our all female band
What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you? Linda Walker, leader, bass; Carol Petrovich, drums & back up vocals; Amy Smith, guitar and back up vocals; Janet Eller, keyboards and back up vocals; Vanessa Simon, vocals
Have you had other previous members? yes - bass and drums are original to the band
Did you make music even when you were young? I played clarinet in grade school, took piano lessons and always was around music
Where are you from? originally from Connecticut; now based in Georgia
What year did the band form? 2016
What's your style of genre? We cover classic hits from the 60's and early 70's
What inspires you? Definitely the love of music and performing - making audiences smile!!
How often and where do you reherse? We rehearse frequently, especially prior to gigs and we rehearse in McDonough, GA
How have you developed since you started with the music? I have become a much better player thanks to the support of my very talented band mates....and a lot of practice
Do you have other interests of work outside the band? Booking and band management
Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? We would always welcome booking help.
Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? No - we are happy entertaining folks and performing well known and loved hits
What made you decide to make this music? A love of the music of that era
What are your songs about? All the tunes we cover are about happy times, love, peace and rock and roll
Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? We do not perform original music
Have you done any covers live? 100% of our show
What language do you sing in? English
What are the least and most people to attend one of your gigs? We have performed for an intimate audience of 50 and for as many as several thousand at festivals
What ages are most of your concert attendants? from young to baby boomers
Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? We change up our set list from show to show
Do you have a regular place you play live often? We travel a lot but several venues have invited us back more than once
What was your first gig like? nervous, outdoor, blistering hot!
What was your latest gig? yesterday at an outdoor festival for a huge audience
Have you had to cancel a gig? NO
Where have you played live this year? Too many to mention...several private gigs and festivals
Where do you plan to gig the comming year? More of the same
When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? From the beginning - t-shirts
Where can people buy your merchandise? At gigs
What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? It's the wave of the future
How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? I think radio has become less dominant
What do you think of my work? Very interesting
How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? Don't think it will 8-)
Do you have any role models or idols? Every bass player I have the pleasure of listening too
Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? Older
What have been your biggest obstacles? We've been very fortunate...no major obstacles now that we have a great working line up
What advice would you give other bands or artists? Never quit
How do you get psyched for a gig? I stay psyched up.....love what we do.
Do you have any new material? NO
What are your web sites? facebook.com/vixen60sand70s and www.SpeerEntertainment.com
How can people reach? LSpeer@aol.com
What are your plans for the future? Keep performing as long we we can
Do you have something to add? You might be interested to know that we are all over 50 years of age!
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