interview with AIDA

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Have any of you played in other bands? Yes. Each of us played in many bands. Therefore, we can use our great experience in this band now.
How is it that you started playing music? Each of us loves music very much and this was the main reason to try to do something too.
What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you?
Tatyana - vocals
Alexander - guitar
Vladimir - bass
Alexander - drums
The average age of all participants is 30 years old.
Have you had other previous members? Yes, we had.
Did you make music even when you were young? Yes, we did.
Where are you from? We are from Ukraine, Kiev.
What year did the band form? 2004 year
What's your style of genre? Progressive metal
What inspires you? We are inspired by life around us and examples of other musicians.
How often and where do you reherse? We rehearse in the music studio 2 times a week.
How have you developed since you started with the music? Each of us grew up as much as a musician, thanks to many years of training.
Do you have other interests of work outside the band? Our band is our main interest.
Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? Yes, we are interested in this. Development is important to us.
Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? Yes. We are thinking about the future of the band.
What made you decide to make this music? Each of us brought something own to the band and we got what we have.
What are your songs about? Our songs include social issues of modern society on the borderline of real and fantastic worlds.
Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? We help each other with an idea for lyrics. Our vocalist does the final verse version.
Do you start with the music or the lyrics? Differently. Sometimes the idea of a verse gives rise to music, sometimes vice versa.
Do you compose in a certain environmenta? It all depends on inspiration and can happen anywhere.
Have you done any covers live? Not yet.
What language do you sing in? English
Where do you plan to gig the comming year? We will perform at the Hyperion Festival in Kiev. We are looking for more shows now and plan to perform on them also.
When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? We started selling our merchandise recently. We have t-shirts and snapbacks.  
Where can people buy your merchandise? On our Facebook profile in online store.
What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? It would be great if there were more people who support musicians by buying their music.
How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? Yes. Musicians would have more opportunities for their development.
What do you think of my work? This is great work that you do. It's really awesome.
How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? This interview will help more people to know about us. This will help our development.
Do you have any role models or idols? Yes. Any creativity begins with the inspiration of someone else's work.
Why do you think that they exist? Every musician should be able to admire the work of other musicians.
Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? There is always something good in both the old and the new.
What have been your biggest obstacles? It was hard to find musicians for whom the music is not just for fun, but also for daily work on yourself.
What advice would you give other bands or artists? Understand what you really want and follow this goal.
How do you get psyched for a gig? This is always a special event for us.
Do you have any new material? Yes. We are preparing a lot of new material.
What are your web sites? Facebook and Instagram profiles
How can people reach?
What are your plans for the future? Create music that will appeal to not only us, but also to other people. Make as many great shows as possible.
Do you have something to add? Always strive to do what you love the most. 
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