Q&A: Vitruvian Man

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Q&A: Vitruvian Man



Define your genre in five words or less:

Progressive hard rock.


So, someone is walking past as you guys are playing, they then go get a beer and tell their friend about you… what do they say?
“Besides being ludicrously handsome, these guys really go for it live! I think I just shit my pants, and I like it!”.


How long have you been gigging and writing?
Gigging for three years, writing for a whole lot longer.


What has been your favourite gig you’ve played to date?
Probably DV8. It’s an experience to say the least, and it is the only venue that has let us play every song we have. That was the greatest nine hours of our lives.


Which band would you most like to have a battle/showdown with?
Well, instead of a battle, it would be cool to perform Opeth covers, and then Opeth cover our stuff.


What inspires or has influenced your music the most?
Collective musical experience is the biggest influence. Within the group three of us teach the instrument we play. Which equates to years of study and performance. This makes our writing process an absolute treat because if we ever hit a road block, someone always has a suggestion to overcome it.


What do you think a band has to do these days to succeed?
Stay fresh, and keep the life in the music. We watched a documentary a few months ago about the combination of notes and chords used to date, and that these combinations are running out! So in other words, maybe everything has been done or close to it, but we think that as long as there are people around there will be music in some fashion to be listened to.


Do you have any record releases to date? What? Where can I get it?
Our debut album The Stranger Within, is available on iTunes, Amazon MP3, JB-Hi Fi and any good outlet. You can order it from our website as well, www.vitruvianmanband.com


Why should everyone come and see your band?
We like to give it to an audience, and play for as long as our muscles will allow it. Our music definitely draws people in, so if that sounds like your kind of show, see you soon!


When are you playing live/releasing your album/EP/single/etc?
We have an album launch on Friday March 23 at The Pony Bar in Melbourne, supported by Bugdust and The Contortionist’s Handbook. It’s set to be a rocking night.