Wieder ist es Zeit für ein Interview, diesmal durfte ich Fragen an DAVID REECE (BANGALORE CHOIR,) stellen. Erst im Juli veröffentlichte er mit Martin Kronlund das Album "Solid". Und hier ist das Interview.....
1. Could you tell us please what are you currently up to?
Right now I'm rehersing with Bangalore Choir for some upcoming shows in America where we are touring with Diamond Head,also were writing a new Bangalore Choir record and nearly finished! I'm also in a new project thats kind of Bad Company Deep Purple style which is really cool the guitarist is Brynn Arens from the group Flip this will be great!
2. Could you take us through the songs on your new album “Solid” (such as ideas behind the songs, songwriting process)?
Well? the songs are a mix of Heavy, bluesy and very melodic rock.Songs like 'Angel wears white is a spin on 'Angel in Black' from Bangalore Choir and 'Samurai' is almost a Toto like feel mixed withheavy vocals and guitars.The songwriting process on this record was a mix of Jon wilde and I writing lyrics and theres Rikard Quist and even Tommy Denander as well as Andy Susemihl and Christian Tolle contributing as well.
3. How has the reaction been so far, from reviewers and fans to the album ?
This record has been really well recieved from press and the fans I'm very happy with my collaboration with Martin Kronlund! he and I have a great writing feel together and he's such a great guitar player and producer too!
4. What is your plan in the next years? Are you plan some more REECE/KRONLUND Records?
Martin and I are writing a follow up now and of course I'm writing a new B.C. record I will continue as long as I can
5. Where do you get your songwriting ideas from and who musically is an influence on you?
I get song title ideas from listening to people around me, conversations and from my experiences in life. I love Phil Mogg, Paul Rodgers and Ian Gillan as singers and bands like Deep Purple ,UFO and Bad Company.
6. Are there any plans for live dates in Europe or specially in Germany and how easy/hard is it to get a decent run of tour dates?
Well? it's really hard and frustrating now! I mean making records without tours is a nightmare! used to be you released and then toured the record.I'm always trying for dates and yes if all goes well we will do shows in Germany and Scandinavia in October and November.
7. What's in the pipeline now?
As I said I'm always writing and working on new ideas and projects so hopefully more records and of course more shows!
8. How hard/easy has it been to get yourself and your music known? How do you view downloads – do they help or hinder new artists?
Illegal downloading is killing the business period! Record companys haven't really tried to create any way to stop it?Their waiting for someone else to do it. It's stealing plain and simple.
9. What really gets on your nerves and really annoys you at the moment?
Promoters and their lack of taking chances on touring,I mean even their scared to promote records if more tours would happen less people would stay at home watching You Tube I think? after all doesn't watching film get boring?This business is a 24-7 job to stay alive! You must do nearly everything yourself for results.
10. Message to your fans...
Only thank you from my heart because even with all the problems in the industry there are those who buy and appreciate my work and for this I'm eternally grateful.So as long as those people are there I will be there!
yours in voice
Thank you David for the interview and I wish you much success with your album „Solid“.