interview with Bogotah

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What´s the name of your band? Bogotah

How was the band formed? All of us knew each independent scene of our city and as we got along, we decided to get together for a new project.

Can you tell about your band? Our band mixes rock and metal in a very characteristic sound without many definitions. Actually, we did not like to label us and leave compositions to flow following what we want. We want to see the crowd having fun and growing intellectually with the messages that pass through our lyrics.

Where are all band members from?/Who does what in the band?

We are from São Gonçalo and Niterói, Rio de Janeiro. 

Renan - Lead Vocals

Igor Figueiredo - Guitar

Rodrigo Cunha - bass

Davi Hermsdorff - drums

What was the ambitions of the band when you started? Make people really like our songs. And the idea that we positively influence those who listen.

Could you explain your music to someone that haven't heard you? A mix rock and metal in a very characteristic sound without many definitions, with nice lyrics and a positive vibe.

Where was your first gig? Niterói, Brazil

Where was the latest gig? Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Who writes your songs?/Who writes the music who writes lyrics? Everyone participates in the compositions.

Who has the best since of humor in the band? Igor, no doubts, lol.

What's good/bad with the band? The good thing is the fun and to exchange experiences. The bad thing is having to have the band as a side project and can not devote 100% of the time for that.

Why did you pick that particular style?/What are your songs about? Nope. Abouts politics, human nature and reflections on life.

Do you write your own material or mainly covers? We write our songs.

Have you made any albums?/If yes what are they? We released our first EP in April this year and we are in the process of composition for the second EP to be released in 2015.

Do you have any clips on YouTube? Yeah!

How old are you?/What got you started in music? Between 23 and 29 years.

At what age did you start playing? Everyone started early, mainly from the 15 years.

How old were you guys when you first stood on stage? Basically the same age.

What year was the band started? 2013

Best/worst gig you've played?

We had great shows as in the Blues Bar in the collective of bands here in town and in the event of Grito Rock Teresopolis. There was no worse, only a few that were not so nice but each had its importance.

What places will you be playing in in the imidate future?

5/09/2014 - Rio de Janeiro/RJ @ Rock Bar (Rota 21!)

14/09/2014 - Niterói @ Praça de Santa Bárbara (Rock na Praça)

20/09/2014 - São Gonçalo/RJ @ Recreativo Trindade (Search and Destroy)

27/09/2014 - Maricá/RJ @ Espaço Ideal VIP (Rock Contra Fome)

11/10/2014 - São Gonçalo/RJ @ Praça Zé Garoto (Rock na Pista)

25/10/2014 - Niterói/RJ @ The King's Tattoo (Sarau Alternativo)

23/11/2014 - Rio de Janeiro/RJ @ Rio Rock & Blues (Festival de Bandas Independentes)

Where have you played from then till now?

Only the state of rio de janeiro.

Witch band is the best you´ve seen? There were so many. But we truly admire the work of Goodbye My Love, A Kombi que Pega Crianças, Manifast, Bill e os Sortudos, Sentido Oposto, The Fraktal...

Is it always the same songs live? No, we change the setlist from time to time.

What has been the best/most promising gig so far? Grito Rock Teresópolis.

Have you had any bigger tours from start to now? Not yet.

How big crowds do you usually play for? lol, this is rare.

What are the plans for the rest of the year? Play on maximum possible places continuing to tour our first EP and begin recording the next EP.

Where do you usually play? Metropolitan region of Rio de Janeiro

How do you get psyched up for a gig? Lively!

What are your goals with your music? Positively influence those who listen our songs.

When did you decide to go all in for the music? From the moment that the music has become something essential in our lives.

Is it easier to get your inspiration from older bands or from bands more modern? Older bands!

What are your sources of inspiration? Black Sabbath, Slipknot, Led Zeppelin, Disturbed, Metallica, System of a Down, Pantera, Stone Sour, Motorhead, Avenged Sevenfold, Dream Theater, Van Halen, Black Label Society and Megadeth, 

What's the first step when making a new song? Write a fucking riff. lmao

How do you feel about the downloading of music instead of buying albums? For a band that is starting it's ok.

What would be your dreams for the band?  Make the largest possible number of people really like our songs.

Besides your own music, what genres and bands do you listen to? Jazz, Blues, Electronica, MPB and Pop.

What would be your greatest fears for the future? The band stop or decrease the pace  because of side projects.

When you are on stage, what do you fear most then? Not make the best concert possible.

What do you work with outside of the band? Igor is a system analyst, David is an engineer, Rodrigo is studying to be a lawyer and is a porn actor in his spare time and Renan is a biologist and works with bats.

How often do you rehearse? Every week.

Name 2 of your own songs you like at the moment?

Antes que Tudo Morra - Goodbye my Love

A Terceira Pílula - Plastic Fire

What do you feel is the best live band you've seen? Black Sabbath.

Do you have any webpages?

Any pearls of wisdom for all other bands out there? Keep rockin and don't give up your dreams.

Describe your show, visually and musically Intense.

How do you view the musicindurty of today? Bullshit.

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