What do you get when an In­dian Rock n Roll singer meets an Egyptian Funk and Blues gui­tarist? Not a bad Christ­mas cracker joke, but Dubai’s lat­est band de­mand­ing your at­ten­tion…

Infusion Magazine - - SOUNDSTAGE -

My first mu­si­cal in­flu­ence was… Our first mu­si­cal in­flu­ence has to be the king, Elvis Pres­ley. A lot of our songs give out an Elvis vibe and weirdly enough our lead singer thinks he’s the rein­car­na­tion of the King, haha.

Our sound is best de­scribed as… Funky, groovy, fresh.

The best band in Dubai is… There are re­ally tight bands in dif­fer­ent gen­res around the city. When it comes to orig­i­nal bands, there are so many good bands in dif­fer­ent gen­res. Ju­liana Down have to be the best right now within the rock scene, Nerve­cell in the metal scene and I guess with hard work and ded­i­ca­tion, in time we should be play­ing with the big boys.

Our mu­si­cal motto is… Cre­ate songs that peo­ple can re­late to, groove to, and sing to.

Best gig you’ve played?

Best lyrics of all time?


Best piece of ad­vice you’ve re­ceived?

It had to be the ad­vice we got from the Filipino su­per­stars River­maya who told us to be­lieve in our orig­i­nal ma­te­rial and never to doubt our tunes. With 20 years of ex­pe­ri­ence and mil­lions of fans, they def­i­nitely know what they’re talk­ing about.

What’s your mu­si­cal guilty plea­sure?

A lot of our lyrics di­rectly and some­times in­di­rectly attack the elec­tronic mu­sic scene. It’s kinda rude and judge­men­tal, but we don’t re­ally care, we have fun with it. Some of the elec­tronic sub gen­res are amaz­ing. But some are ab­so­lutely killing the art of mu­sic.

When we make it, the one thing we want on our rider is… Our Hos­pi­tal­ity Rider will def­i­nitely in­clude buf­fets for ev­ery meal be­cause the boys can re­ally eat. It’s not even a joke. We to­tally want a car just for the band as well. We’ll call it “The Rat Mo­bile.”

It’s just been 3 months for us as a band so as of now it was Bandj am Battle of the bands at Al Ghu­rair. 6000 peo­ple in front of us singing our song that they heard for the first time, an amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

We’ve writ­ten 10 songs in 2 months. Out of which I think lyri­cally our best song is a song called “Start­ing New.” There’s a line that goes “Cig­a­rettes in ash trays, Fin­ger prints on an icy glass. Dark­ness can be emp­tied, and peo­ple can be wiped away from your past.” The sec­ond line mir­rors the mean­ing of the first. But again I’m sure we’ll be writ­ing bet­ter songs in the next few months.

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