Q: How’d you get started in music?
A: We’ve been playing music separately since the day we were exposed to our instruments, (piano & guitar) but it was in 2014 that we came together and wrote a song for our brother who was an aspiring musician but passed away. We wrote a song called “Dear Kris” updating our brother on what life is like down here without him and that was the song that brought us together as a sister duo.
Q: Who are your inspirations or influences?
A: We have always been inspired and influenced by Taylor Swift. As self taught musicians, we followed her songwriting techniques and her songs were some of the first songs we learned on our instruments. We are also influenced by Meghan Trainor. We were fortunate enough to meet her a few years back. We love her catchy and honest lyrics! Definitely has some influence over our writing.
Q: What advice would you offer aspiring performers?
A: Passion can take you very far and if you want it bad enough, you will make it happen. The only thing in your way, is yourself! We were scared out of our minds to move to Nashville, 2,000 miles away from home but we want this music career so bad that we will do anything to pursue our dreams! Don’t let fear control your future!
Q: How do you set yourselves apart from other bands or singers?
A: We try to spend our time focusing on how we can be unique rather than comparing ourselves to other bands. We really focus on creating the best songs that we can by turning every single moment into a song. One time we actually wrote a whole song based off of a word we liked- “Expired". This helps us continue to write everyday and develop our own sound. We NEVER stop writing! We also know that our story sets us apart because we are following our dream for more than just ourselves, we are following it for our brother as well. He was an L.A. based guitarist but unfortunately passed away before fully living out his music aspirations so we took it in our hearts to not only follow our dream, but his as well. Now his name, Kris, can continue to live on through our music which is why we call ourselves, The Band Kris.
Q: Any new gigs or albums in the future?
A: We recently released a music video for our single, “Jacket” which is still fairly new. However, we will be releasing another single very soon! So stay tuned! We hope to get in the studio to record an album but until then we release an original song on our Youtube Channel (@The Band Kris) every Tuesday & Thursday.
As far as gigs, we will be playing in a writers round at The Commodore Grille in Nashville, TN on January 31st! We also pop in on Monday nights at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN to play new songs of ours quite often.
Special thanks to the Band Kris for this interview & I wish them nothing but luck in their music. So with that said I'll catch you on the flipside!
Stay awesome & rock n roll!