Newborn-Interview

1 – When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?
We were about 14 and had just started playing guitar. Eric and I were really into Metallica at the time. Our first time seeing them play live completely changed our lives. There was no question after that show that this is what we wanted to do with our lives.
2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?
Pink Floyd, Metallica, Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Queen, The Eagles. Those were some really big early influences. Apart from the Metallica years, we have always listened and continue to listen to a really diverse selection of music. I think over the years there have been so many different styles of music that have been built into our subconsciousness. It gives us a lot of freedom to create because we don’t get stuck making only one type of song. We really do appreciate all types of music and I think it reflects in our sound.
3 – How long have you been playing/writing?
I’ve been writing poetry and lyrics for as long as I can remember. I started playing guitar at 13 or 14 and then Eric started learning guitar soon after I met him. We would jam a lot and then somewhere during high school we started writing our own songs. I only started singing about two years ago when we formed the band.
4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?
We play in the NYC about 1- 2 times per month. We have been taking a month off of shows to finish the EP. We don’t have any shows lined up other than a solo acoustic gig that I’ll be playing on May 7th at The Producer’s Club at 8PM. We are currently also planning a big release show in NYC around June 14th.
5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?
Allen:  For me it was when Pink Floyd reunited at Live Aid in 2005 to play four songs. I was 15 at the time and made sure to catch it live on my television. I think I almost cried. It was one of the most incredible moments of my life.
Eric: Favorite moment in music was seeing Metallica live for the first time at Nassau coliseum. I was always into different music genres but hearing the sound of roaring guitars , the bass, and kick drum hitting your chest and rattling the stadium was unlike any experience. You become fully immersed in the music in a way I did not know existed at the time. Listening through headphones and speakers can be it’s own great experience, but seeing Metallica live made me truly appreciate the power of music and the personal connection it can make with the audience
Blake: For me it was seeing Pat Metheny with his orchestration live in Manhattan.
6 – Where is the best place to find you online?
Our website – http://www.newbornband.com
And also our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/newbornrockmusic/newborn 1.jpeg

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