Monday, December 13, 2021

DJ Interviews: Red Hearted Vibrations

 Here's my interview with the band Red Heartd Vibrations

How'd you get started in music?

Music has always been a big part of our lives individually. Having bonded over the same type of music - it has become apparent that we all grew up listening to the same bands that were introduced to us by our parents and peers. We all got involved with music to play the songs we love and laterally as we entered our teens (many years ago now) we wanted to attempt to write our own music. Steven (drums) & Craig (guitars) have been in bands together since 2004, Graham (bass) & Ewan (guitars) having been in different bands for at least 10 years and Laura who did a degree in musical performance and a love of musicals.

Who are your inspirations or influences?

We all have a very different musical background which results in a broad range of influences. As Red Hearted Vibrations we have a love of every genre of music, however you can definitely hear a big Fleetwood Mac / 80's hard rock influence with some modern injections of alt/rock and indie inspirations in some of our more melodic/ballad numbers

What advice would you offer aspiring performers?

Start slow and take your time learning how each member in your band works and understand everyones influences and creative ideas. It is often too easy to trust one or two people in the band take creative control. Writing together creates a unified front and means everyone enjoys the songs you write and perform. We also advise networking as often as you can and playing with a variety of different local venues and some further afield to get your name out there.

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

We have the ability to jump in and out of genre with great ease depending on the songs we are writing due to the years of experience of writing songs in multiple different genres. We are able to avoid producing songs that sound too much like each other, whilst at the same time maintaining a huge sound that we have worked hard on whilst writing/performing and recording. Laura stands out from other female vocalists in our genre as she has such a great vocal range that lets her perform and sing the most challenging of songs with great ease. She has the ability of turning covers which we have done into her own version which often results in people thinking we have written them!

Any new gigs or albums in the future?

We recently released our debut album "Storms On The Wildfire Mountain" on November 18th which can be purchased/streams on the links below:

Special thanks to them for this interview & I wish them lots of luck in their music which you can check out via the links. So until then I'll catch you on The Flipside! Stay awesome & rock n roll!

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