interview with Quasar HK

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Have any of you played in other bands? Yes, Other than this band 'Quasar' ,our frontman Sanjeev is active on other Nepalese band 'Boffins98'; Drummer Sofian is involved with his solo project as well.
How is it that you started playing music? Passion and Inspiration
What are your names? / Who plays what? /How old are you?
Sanjeev Gurung: 38 Frontman/ Vocal/Guitar
Sofian Bennouri:32 Drummer
Have you had other previous members? 
Yes,few changeover due to change of work and had to leave Hong Kong;
Some left due to lack of commitment.
Did you make music even when you were young? Yes
Where are you from? Sanjeev from Nepal, Sofian from France
What year did the band form?
Quasar 2008
Boffins98 1998
What's your style of genre? Rock/Classic Rock
What inspires you? People
How often and where do you reherse? Weekly basis in local studio
How have you developed since you started with the music? Developed in every aspects i.e. song writing n crafting/composing/music arranging/stage presence and performance
Do you have other interests of work outside the band? Outdoor and Indoor Sports activities
Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? Yes,helps band in getting more gigs opportunities and exposure
Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? Yes,so the band can focus more on the music
What made you decide to make this music? Passion and love for music.
What are your songs about? Anything meaningful; love,peace and war,society and its people
Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? Our front man Sanjeev Gurung
Do you start with the music or the lyrics? Can be either way round
Do you compose in a certain inviroment? Nope,music ideas can hit anytime anywhere
Have you done any covers live? Nope,we are 100% original music performers
What language do you sing in? English
What are the least and most people to attend one of your gigs? No age limit
What ages are most of your concert attendants? Above 25yrs mostly            
Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? All originals and same mostly but with a twist
Do you have a regular place you play live often? Nope ,we play anywhere possible without sticking to one venue
What was your first gig like? Exciting 
What was your latest gig? Exciting as always
Have you had to cancel a gig? Yup ,few times,due to sudden changes in work schedule.
Where have you played live this year? Mostly in Hong Kong
Where do you plan to gig the comming year?Well,it depends where the opportunity comes from..but are always up for any gig in and out of Hong Kong.
When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? Nope,no merchandise yet.But do have plans for future.
What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? Downloading has made music accessible anywhere and any corner of the world. Gives you wider audience.
How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? Well,this has made the world smaller and helps in connecting different musicians and enthusiasts.Just like the way it has connected us.
What do you think of my work? Great! We need more people like you who would help musicians get their story out to the world.Our appreciations for having us.
How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? Sure,to gain a wider audience and to reach out to different listener is always an advantage.
Do you have any role models or idols? Sure,any musicians who write their song and create music are our idols,for being true to their name and profession.
Why do you think that they exist? For the love of Music
Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? Always an inspiration to see any musicians working on their music.
What have been your biggest obstacles? Day job (unless making music turns out to be our dayjob in future)
What advice would you give other bands or artists?
Be true to yourself and your music.
Please yourself with your music before you please the crowd.
How do you get psyched for a gig? Reharse Reharse Reharse
Do you have any new material? Yes,and we are always working on new material ,or we revisit our old songs to rejuvenate it new arrangements
What are your web sites? We donot have official website.We connect thru social media like fb,youtube etc
How can people reach? People can reach us thru or thru fb
What are your plans for the future? We have so many plans.Get signed and record albums,tour and promote our music in and out of hong kong
Do you have something to add?
Music these days are too much commercialized .
Serious or deep music are ignored.
Music listeners or viewers count on the views and likes on social media to judge the song/music ,and make their opinions even before actually listening to that piece of song/music.
Good music should be appreciated,despite of their popularity.
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