Wednesday, October 16, 2019

DJ Interviews: Phoenix & SilverVoodoo

Hey there all DJ Dizzy here & I had the honor & pleasure of interviewing Phoenix & Silvervoodoo who had so much to say regarding their musical beginnings.

Formed in late 2015, Phoenix and The SilverVoodoos is an emerging original indie rock band from Asquith, SK Canada.    They have been described as having a “Black Sabbath vibe” and have been compared to the “Runaways”.  Audience feedback declared Phoenix and The SilverVoodoos “a Rock and Roll revival”! 

When Phoenix met the SilverVoodoos they decided to collaborate, and magic started to happen.  Phoenix and the SilverVoodoos have teamed up with AMUSE, which has been extremely helpful with digital distribution of their music.

Phoenix and the SilverVoodoos released their first two live singles, “Til I Die” and “Sick and Twistid” in 2018.  In early 2019, Phoenix and the SilverVoodoos were fortunate to be chosen to work with Recording Arts Institute Saskatoon (RAIS).  Their first official single “Slip Away” was recorded, mixed and mastered by the students at RAIS and released in early 2019.  Fans couldn’t wait for the album, so Phoenix and the SilverVoodoos will be releasing a self-titled EP which consists of some of their music, such as “The Price”, “I Like It” and a remastered version of “Sick and Twistid.” 

You can find Phoenix and the SilverVoodoos music on most streaming media sites including Spotify and iTunes, or you can visit their website

How did you get started in music?

PHOENIX found love in music at an early age when exposed to bands like Metallica, Judas Priest, and Testament.  Her family recognized her love of music and enrolled her into piano lessons when she started school.  Phoenix has been writing songs and playing music ever since. By high school, Phoenix was actively involved in the school choir and arts programs, as she continued her piano lessons.  Phoenix combined her skills and knowledge, taught herself to play guitar, returned to her one true love “Rock Music” and started her own rock band.  Phoenix has been in several previous bands, including “Phoenix Christ”, “Phoenix 1669” and “The Unlight”.  Phoenix has been an artist under direction of “HMP Recording & Development” (Vancouver, BC) and Rosner Management Services, where she participated in the “Rise Up Tour 2015”. Phoenix opened for Marianna’s Trench when they performed in Saskatoon. Phoenix is very excited to take her new band “Phoenix and the SilverVoodoos” from the basement to the rock music scene.

R0LAND has been playing his guitar most of his life.  Roland brings his electronic expertise to the band, further enhancing the band’s unique tones.if

LINDA took violin lessons as a child and tried clarinet and flute in high school.  Eventually, Linda decided to play drums and she’s been rock’n it out ever since.

Who are your inspirations or influences?

Phoenix finds inspiration in bands such as Bush, Nirvana, Marilyn Manson, Eminem, Godsmack, Union Underground and The Nu Metal Scene.  Phoenix is the visionary for the band, writing the music, lyrics and arrangements.  Phoenix writes her songs about her own life, being a women, love, loss and experiences on the planet earth.  Phoenix believes that music is a universal language and has many fans from throughout the world.  

Roland says his inspirations and influences are too numerous to mention, everyone from Al Di Meola to Frank Zappa (a-z).

Linda enjoys all music.  Some favorites are Godsmack, Metallica, Golden Earring, Pink Floyd, Yes, Rush, Brian Adams, Shania Twain, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Jan Arden, Andre Rieu …. Really the list could be endless.  Linda is currently enjoying and listening to a number of independent musicians that she is discovering.

What advice would you offer aspiring performers?

As we are just starting our musical journey, we don’t think we can really offer any advice.  We like to be ourselves, we like to practice in our jam space (which we have lovingly named “la la land”) and we support and respect each other.  We’re currently working on self-promotion, which is extremely difficult.  We are a team, we love playing music and we are loving our journey.  We even find humor in those bumps in the road, like playing in a “wrong venue” or one with poor quality or a non-working PA system.

Enjoy your journey, follow your dreams and do your work so that when you get the opportunity you are ready !!!!

How do you set yourselves apart from other bands or singers?

We are a three piece band whose music is loud and powerful with Roland’s heavy guitar, Phoenix’s rugged vocals and her grinding guitar licks, combined with Linda’s engaging beats.

We have a great band name, with a unique logo that Phoenix created.  Also, Linda and Roland are a couple.

Roland has an electronic background and he loves to experiment with sound and tone.  He has been able to create several guitar pedals that give the band their unique grungy sound.

Any new gigs or albums in the future?   

We’re releasing our self-titled EP in the very near future (we’re going to have a party !!!) We are going back to studio this winter to record tracks for our album, which will be released in 2020.  

Special thanks to them for this interview & I wish them nothing but luck in their music. So until then I'll catch you on the flipside! Stay awesome & rock n roll!

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