Hey there folks DJ Dizzy here & I had the pleasure of interviewing Jean Cabbie & The Secret Admirer Society as they had so much to say on their musical upbringing.
Jean Cabbie & The Secret Admirer Society is an alternative rock group based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. “Paper Doll”, the band's new single, was produced by Jean Cabbie & The Secret Admirer Society and recorded by Jacob Rodriguez at Back Door Studio. The band’s latest track, “Paper Doll” is currently in promotion at online radio stations, radio shows, interviews and live performance.
Jean Cabbie & The Secret Admirer Society have recorded three cd releases including “Anthem”, “Good Things” and its latest titled “After Hours”. This album marked a new direction for the band as they captured its live sound on record in tracks such as “Red Blue Skies”, “Everything”, “Do” and “Ride On”. “After Hours” is comprised of fourteen songs which reflect musical influences ranging from alternative, classic rock, power pop and roots rock. “After Hours” was produced by the group and Jose Vila at Spellbound Recording Studios. As part of their promotional campaign, the group has promoted tracks from “After Hours” to a great variety of internet radio stations including: Belter Radio, Indie Scene Radio, Lucky Star Radio, Radio TFSC, The Night Flight Radio Show, KCEG Radio, Catorweb Radio, XRP Radio and Museboat Live Channel along with featured live interviews at XLevel Multimedia Channel, YouTube Channel and the Ralphy’s Music Of The World radio shows.
Jean Cabbie & The Secret Admirer Society is comprised of Jean Cabbie (Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar), Eric Cabrer (Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals), Jacob Rodriguez (Bass/Backing Vocals) and Marcos Rivera (Drums).
How'd you get started in music?
I started in music in my early teens and had my first band when I was sixteen years old. We did original music and covers. Although I started as a guitar player I ended up playing bass for the next seven years as there was always a lack of bass players at the time. I also did a lot of songwriting which helped hone my skills and keep an ear of which new sounds were around. After many years I decided to retire from playing cover music and concentrate on writing and recording original music solely.
Who are your inspirations or influences?
The initial influences were British groups like The Beatles, The Who, Queen, The Rolling Stones. There are also American influences as well such as Cheap Trick, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Aerosmith amongst others. You could say that I was pretty much influenced by everything going on in American and British music scene and always giving the song precedence over everything else.
What advice would offer aspiring performers?
Keep playing, be business savy and don’t go signing every piece of paper they put in front of you. It will help you avoid many problems down the road. Also, it is always good to listen to new music and keep practicing. Do not get discouraged if something does not work from the get go. Good things always take their time and the payoff makes it worth it.
How do you set yourselves apart from other bands or singers?
Jean Cabbie & The Secret Admirer Society is an amalgam of the best elements rock music had offered in the past sixty years. We include the best influences we ever had in our musical careers and emphasize in writing good material which reflects all these musical influences in our repertoire.
Any new gigs or albums in the future
We are currently finishing up our new single “Possession” and sorting out the release schedule for the song during 2021. The band is promoting is current single “Paper Doll” and do intend to continue do so during this year. As for live gigs, due to the CoVid situation, are right now on hold but do expect to return to live performances as soon as possible. We are currently revising the band’s repertoire in order to include our latest singles: “Breathe”, “Even Close”, “Paper Doll” and “Possesion” along with songs from our latest cd releases “Anthem”, “Good Things” and “After Hours”. You are all invited to check out Jean Cabbie & The Secret Admirer Society Facebook Page at: www.facebook.com/jeancabbie
Special thanks to them for doing this interview & much love & luck to them in their music so until then I'll catch you on the Flipside! Stay awesome & rock n roll!