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Interview: Life of a Hero
What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
Having a dad in the industry, it has been around me all of my life! I’ve always liked music, and always aspired to have it in my life
What do you like to do when you're not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
I am genuinely a creative character anyway, I build websites, do graphic design and enjoy anything that gets my brain ticking.
How long has your band been around?
We formed in the first lockdown during COVID. So we are relatively new.
Where are you based out of and how did that influence your music?
We are based around the UK, our influences come from all over from pop, rock, southern rock, metal, sleaze, hard rock, modern rock. We really are ranged in where our influences come from.
How did you come up with the name of your band and what does it mean to you.
There were many different names we threw around, butwe wanted to do the band for the fans, and the heroes, which is how we came about LIFE OF A HERO. It’s for all the heroes in the world.
Tell me about the best and worst shows you have played.
Being new on the scene as a band, we are yet to play live, but we have our live show planned and some awesome dates lined up!
Tell me about your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you haven't already?
As a band, again, we haven’t played anywhere, but as a whole, KK’s Steelmill in Wolverhampton is AMAZING!
If you could play any show with any lineup who would be on the ticket?
Black Stone Cherry, Nickelback, Stone Broken, Florence Black, The Darkness, Those Damn Crows would be amazing. Old, new and epic.
What is some advice that you would give to someone who is just getting into playing in a band?
Be serious, make sure you can follow up your album, book lots of gigs (these will be at little or no payment) and make sure you get a good following.
If you could go back in time and give yourselves advice, what would it be?
Learn.. and PRACTICE!! Practice is key. You can save time, effort and money by being amazing at what you choose to do. Also, don’t just like one genre, having influences from ALL genres of music is key, it makes for much better songwriting.
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
IN MY DREAMS – It’s for the heroes, the ones we’ve lost, the ones that make a difference.
Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
The 3 singles get requested the most and have the best feedback so far.
What is the creative process for the band, and what inspires you to write your music?
We all have input and we start with guitar riffs. From there it all just happens and comes together pretty quickly!
What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music?
Passion, feeling and stuff that relates.
Do you ever have disagreements in your band, and how do you get past them?
Not really, well not yet anyway. We all have our own views, and we come to an agreed process/decision. But we are all quite like-minded.
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that's coming up?
We are booking up gigs from August onwards, and we have already started album number 2.. which is sounding AMAZING!