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Interview with Diosa
What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
My mother and father got me into music. If I wasn’t doing music, I’d be doing something that involved sports.
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
Read, hang out with my dad and my brothers. Watch my sports teams. Buffalo Bills, Dallas Mavericks, Baltimore Orioles and the New York islanders. It helps me decompress from and keeps me fresh so I don’t get burnt out from music.
How long has your band been around?
Where are you based out of and how did that influence your music?
Houston, Texas. ZZ Top, Pantera, and Stevie Ray Vaughan
How did you come up with the name of your band and what does it mean to you?
One of my good friends and previous band member came up with the name. The name means “godess” in Spanish. I love women, no crazy meaning behind the band name.
Tell me about your most memorable shows.
Opening up for Pantera in Bucharest, Romania. Absolutely a dream come true and a taste of what I wanna do for the rest of my life
What is your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you have not already?
My favorite venue to play at is at White Oak music hall here in Houston. Places I wanna play is the Forum in Inglewood California, Budokan in Japan, download festival, Toyota center here in Houston, red rocks, Wembley Arena.
If you could play any show with any lineup, who would be on the ticket?
Zz Top, Megadeth, The Smashing Pumpkins, Pantera, Alice In Chains and The Amitty Affliction
What is some advice that you would give to someone who is just getting into playing in a band and some advice that you would give to your younger self?
Write music that you wanna hear. Make what you’re not hearing in todays music. Advise for my younger self, don’t be closed-minded. Use every influence you have at your disposal
If you could go back in time and give yourselves advice, what would it be?
Try harder and never quit
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
Born to Die. It got us on the radio here in Houston.
Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
Fire and born to die
What is the creative process for the band, and what inspires you to write your music?
We start with a chorus melody or progression.
Or we start with a riff.
I wanna make great music and be remembered for helping people thru a tough time with a song.
What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music?
Never quit, be a force for good and be yourself
Do you ever have disagreements in your band, and how do you get past them?
Absolutely. It’s a family. Every family has disagreements. We just talk it thru
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
We currently have a lot of new music written. Some stuff going on behind the scenes, and we have a big headliner show here at home in August