60 Seconds With… Electric Empire
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60 Seconds With… Electric Empire

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Define your genre in five words or less:

A soul/roots sound with a raw feel.

 

What do you love about making music?

Like all original artists/bands, we love that when we discover a song, it’s ours. Playing some chords or singing a melody, when a song arises and it feels right, in that moment, there’s something special when you realise it’s yours.

 

What can a punter expect from your live show?

They can expect a good old fashioned live set. Expect to be entertained, surprised and uplifted by our show. Switching between three lead singers, all of whom play different instruments, I think, is an exciting aspect of our show. A new song, a new lead vocal. One compliment we seem to get a lot from different people is “I have fun cause you guys look like you’re having so much fun up there!”

 

Describe the best gig you have ever played.

Supporting Beverly Knight at The Royal Albert Hall in London. We couldn’t believe our luck, that we got to play in that historic venue with those acoustics. Everyone was there to listen. Although, for most people in the audience that night, that was the first time they’d heard of us, though the response was a warm one. A night we’ll never forget.

 

Tell us about the last song you wrote.

The last song we wrote was a song called Changin. It’s more of a simple song compared to what we’ve written previously, however, we all felt we needed a song like this. We’re always evolving as a band and this song was definitely a step in the right direction.

 

Where would you like to be in five years?

In five years, I would like to be in a place of balance. Between music and enjoying life for what it has to offer. Over the past few years I’ve really started to see how important balance is in your lifestyle and how it plays a vital role in your personal happiness. Have something to work for and someone to live for.

 

When’s the gig and with who?

The next gig is our headline show at The Prince of Wales on Friday April 20. Our biggest headline show yet. Axolotl is supporting and we have our good mates Prequel and Edd Fisher as guest DJs.