INTERVIEW REAVEN (with Romeo : Lead singer-guitarist) 12.06.20
MM: Can you tell us about your Band and whos your biggest influences
“We are a french pop/rock band with a touch of electro sounds. We have released a first album called “Unbreakable” and 3 new singles called “Electric Love”, “Hope” and the last one “Escape”. Next album “For Tomorrow” is on its way! We do have a very large panel of influences. Musically, from the Woodstock years, The Beatles etc… to more recent bands like Kings of Leon, Muse etc…
We also have Rhythm’n’blues, classical and jazz influences… “
MM: Where do you draw your inspirations and ideas from
“I don’t have a special way to draw my inspiration. Most of the time, it comes to my mind out of nowhere. Days, and nights. I have a melody in my head or the instrumental parts, sometimes both. So I take my piano or my guitar and I start playing it. Inspiration can be everywhere for me. In my feelings, in my observation of the world or society, in the past, in my memories. Or just when I see something that inspires me at one moment.”
MM: What would you say is your Bands favourite song ?
“I guess “For Tomorrow”, the song and title of our next album. Cause it’s more like an anthem talking about positive thoughts for tomorrow, benevolence and hope. And we do have a special connection with the audience when we play that. Good vibes only.”
MM: Plans tour and festival wise for 2020
“We had to cancel and reschedule our tours because of the sanitary situation this year. But we were supposed to tour in Spain, Austria, Germany, France… for the european part. And to give our 1st tour in the USA (a 6 weeks tour on the East Coast)!”.
MM: What can we expect from (Reaven) live
“I think that we do have very catchy compositions, and a real personal rock sound. We also interact a lot with the audience during a show, and it’s creating a very unique atmosphere & connection! Og and I guess you can expect to be very tired after the show because you would sing and shout a lot (laughs)!!”
MM: What do you like best and worst abt touring
“The best part is definitely travelling, meeting new people, new audience every day. I deeply love it. The worst part could be to be far away from home for a long time, missing people we love and also being dead tired after a tour ahah!”
MM: Which three Bands would be your ultimate touring buddies
“The Beatles, U2 & Coldplay!”
MM: What's the most memorable concert you've been to (other than your own) and why
“It could be when I saw Paul McCartney on stage in 2003 in Paris! It was amazing!”
MM: What do you feel has been your biggest accomplishment so far with
“Our european tours I guess, being airplayed everywhere in the world. But also to keep playing after all these years all together and be happy to live as a band!”
MM: Which are your Two favourite Albums of all time
“The White Album from The Beatles, Sleeping With Ghosts from Placebo.”
MM: Can you remember the first time you ever played live and how it felt to have people watching you?
“Oh yes I do remember ahah! We were 14 years old. Playing in a friend’s barn in front of 30 people (mostly friends). It was awesome. The adrenaline, the vibes… We knew it was going to be our life & work!”
MM: Growing up which Bands posters did you have on your bedroom wall.
“Actually it was not band posters but movie posters ahah!”
MM - Who do you think influenced the world of Metal / Rock more than any other person
“From The Beatles to the Woodstock period, a lot of people!”
MM - What's the most important thing to the band right now?
“To release our new album. To reschedule our tours because we miss the audience so much. And to stay strong during this hard time!”
MM:If you could do a cover of any song which one would it be and why?
“”Because” from The Beatles, just for the stunning voices and harmonies.”
MM: Tell us why we should buy and listen to your Band
“Because you will feel like you’re at home while listening to Reaven. There is a lot of different sounds and atmospheres, so you’ll find your favourite one!”
MM: Four words to describe (Reaven)
“Intense / Melodic / Positive / Rock “
MM:Final Words for your fans and our readers
“We hope you’re all safe out there! We can’t wait to meet you on stage again!! Take care!!”