Hello everyone DJ Dizzy here once again, This time I've sat down with a band by the name of Zeydru who are a symphonic metal band who shared their beginnings & success.
How'd you get started in music?
IVA---I had discovered I had a talent very early, when I was about 5 but it's when i first saw a band on the stage, years later, that i knew that was something i wanted to do. My friend and i formed our first band back in high school and from then on music has been one of my bigest wishes. I also like to write and with Jenna and Deco i get to do both, musically and lyrically. I am very thankful that the three of us found one another. I have just recently moved from Boston to NJ so we will now be able to do much more than before when we had to travel hours for rehearsals.Deco--I started banging on pots and pans as a baby while my mother was doing dishes, to elementary school and middle school bands. I did not join my high school band because I was already in local bands and playing venues before I started high school.Jenna--When I was about 4 or 5 my mom had a small electric organ that had all the notes written on it. I took one of her books that had the notes written in by letter, and started matching the notes on the organ. When the organ stopped working my Mom and Dad got us a piano because my brother wanted to take lessons and my parents signed me up too! I stuck with it, while my brother excelled at guitar. I then did school band, choir, jazz band and started forming bands in high school! I then went on to study music in college and played in a few bands before meeting Deco and Iva!
Who are your inspirations or influences?
Iva--Anything and everything. A person, a memory, moments of happiness and lingering tragedy, scents, colors, pictures in my mind, things hidden, novels and poetry (I'm a huge fan of Dostoyevsky, Anne Rice and Boulder) and of course music (Moonspell, HIM, BB, Epica, Within Temptation and many others).Deco--Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Bo Jackson, Neil PertJenna--So many! But namely Elton John, Freddy Murcury, Johann Sebastian Bach, Frederic Chopin, Ludwig Von Beethoven, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Trans Siberian Orchestra's Bob Kinkel, and Dream Theater's Jordan Rudess
What advice would offer aspiring performers?
Deco--my advice to give would be the same advice my grandmother always told my mother and me which is to "folow your dreams and reach for the stars".Jenna--Listen to any type of music! Enjoy visual paintings! Put your heart into your project, but don't be afraid to be a part of the business side as well! Network with other groups and build some friends who do the same things you do!
How do you set yourselves apart from other bands or singers?
Iva-- We do what we truly love and hopefully people will be able to feel and relate to that. I am sure we will be compared to other bands and granted, we are not inventing anything new, but i still think there is a unique quality to our sound and the emotion it carries that will mark Zeydru for years to come.Deco--Unfortunatly, there are some musicians/bands/singers in this business for the wrong reasons. I set myself apart in this business by doing this for the right reasons. Such as taking care of my family, as well as my fans because our fans are family too.Jenna--We write with our heart. We as a group have a very wide variety of tastes and influences so we have a variety of sounds in our songs. We can go from power ballad, to a fast heavy song, to jazzy and even somewhat new age all in one set. We write in any key and tempo which gives us a LOT of freedom. We all write to each song as well. So each song we all wrote together!
Any new gigs or albums in the future?
Iva--Yes! Definitely! It will start in spring!Deco--We are currently working on our debut album!Jenna--2019 is looking to be a really awesome year! As you can see we're quite opitmistic for our future now that Iva has moved here we really are excited for the new year and what the future holds. We have demos available on zεψdru and we can be followed on both twitter @zeydruband and on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ZeydruInstagram at Zeydru_official as well! Stay tuned
Special thanks to them for this interview & I wish them nothing but luck in their career & musical journey. So until then I'll catch you on the flipside!
Stay awesome & rock n roll!
Very cool. Looking fwd to hearing more. 🤘😎🤘ReplyDelete
Thanks. There'll be more coming soon so stay tuned & stay awesome!ReplyDelete