JazzRock of Silent Fury Band - 10 Questions Interview
Created and led by JazzRock whose lyrics and writing style has been compared to great poetic artists such as Jim Morrison and Portishead with a vocal tone ranging from Courtney Love to Patti Smith, JazzRock of Silent Fury Band delivers powerful messages that create real change on global issues such as Violence, Economic Inequalities and Transhumanism. The band’s first released single, “Calling 911”, is an anthem against Domestic Violence on women and children which was used by The NYC Mayor’s Office to end Domestic & Gender-Based Violence as part of an awareness event in partnership with Warrior Women in Business. Their second release, “Takashi Anthem” was written for the new graphic novel by comic book illustrator, Victor Rojas, “Takashi the Wanderer”, a story of a lawless futuristic NYC where one hero , Takashi brings the art of boxing to a barren, wasted land where Warriors control, rape and pillage. The song is gaining serious popularity in 2020 . It was recently a top selling game in the FPM Surf arcade game community. Their third full single release (October 2020) is a 'song that will change everything' - “Violence Against Violence” - a hard-hitting account and rock song that shares the ongoing saga of the crumbling of structure and systems, an explosion of lawlessness, police defunding and the aftermaths of a 2020 world gone awry. JazzRock and Silent Fury have 30+ original songs and are currently producing a full 5-song EP, song by song, to be completed and out on all streaming channels by New Year’s Eve 2020. They are also then producing an entire Rock Opera for the Takashi Comic Book with 6 additional songs to be performed in 2021 in NYC.
Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it.
I have always been a writer. I am the lyricist and creator of the Silent Fury Band. As far as my lyrics go, I have always written from an internal drive to get on paper what I felt, what I could see, what pained me, what drives me. I am a quick thinker, have a sensitive and acute way of viewing things in our world and this is directed in my writing.
Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career?
I don't know if it is crazy, but what is very cool to me is that when I started I was begging to get into bands, now I am leading my own band and I have the best bandmates and am so happy and we keep moving forward:)
What has been the high point of your music path?
I feel like I am still getting to my highest point however I can say every time I write a song with my band I feel like we are getting higher and higher , the music gets better and better.
So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like?
I get this asked a lot because the songwriting is something so natural for me. I go about songwriting in two distinct ways. I either come up with lyrics and basic melody and then work with my band directing a genre or genre mix and then the guys come up with great instrumentals , chords and drum structure and we create a song or we are sitting together in the studio and someone plays a chord or they just start a small jam and I start spitting lyrics and we write , write and perfect. As long as I have energy I am writing music period!
What do you see as the biggest challenge facing Indie Artists today? Or, if you could ask the music industry to change one thing, what would it be?
The obvious - making money from our music. All I want to do is make music. I want to make a big living from it. I want all musicians who are as passionate as me to have this opportunity. I would ask the industry to create money-making opportunities for everyone. What I see now is that those are more limited to bands with big names, big audiences. I would LOVE if more people in the industry who had the power to help bands like mine make money from getting our music placed in film, tv and bigger exposure would take the efforts to come to our shows, listen to our music. It would need to be almost like a change in the big label industry to fund and develop thousands of small labels to have thousands of indie A&R guys booking bands. This is a very important question. I am an active member of Women in Music and I think this should be a topic for our next webinar!
If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
OMG this is so hard. There are sooooooooooooooooo many bands I dream of sharing the stage with every day. Well my favorite singer who is still touring is Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden so I will say Iron Maiden.
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?
We do a 6 hour rehearsal/song writing session every week. We also do 1-2 other 2-3 hour rehearsals a week. For live shows, we do a 2 hour rehearsal the night before. I also spend time practicing jump and dance moves if I have the opportunity (if there is actually a stage or space to move!!!)
Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it!
Violence Against Violence. This is our latest song that was just released on Spotify, Apple this past week. The reason why it was a challenge is that we wrote this over rehearsal software during COVID! Plus we wanted clear temp changes and drums that went against the lyrical pattern. It is kind of a crazy song because we really wanted to make a HUGE statement that will drive positive (peaceful) change with it.
What's coming up in the future?
A lot! We are working on producing our EP now. It is always a matter of money. We have 40 more songs now at least that I want to produce. We will have this EP out by Jan 2021. Then we 100% want to tour. Also we have a rock opera we are writing to support Takashi, the graphic novel for which we wrote one song / anthem for its video trailer. I am actively very involved in getting our music into games and then film!
Tell us where fans can access your music?
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