We caught up with Israel Chavarin to talk about his music. At Indiy we champion musicians.
Let’s get to it…
I enjoy having the freedom to dictate what, when, and how things happen.
My home studio is comical at best. I take the ideas once they’re hatched out, and then head to my engineer and producers studio, where it gets serious and we start to build things from there.
I used to hate recording and be all about playing shows.
The recording studio has always meant to me a bunch of waiting around, listening to multiple takes, pretty monotonous.
Ever since ‘Portugal. The Man‘ had that monster hit, it changed my perspective on the importance of recording, so I’ve changed my perspective and am ok with playing out less, in order to attempt to capture some magic.
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I plan them out. The art work is very important to me since I have always been inspired by great album covers and music posters so thinking things out is a step I can’t miss.
I’m striving for releasing a new single every 2 to 3 months and ending the year with an EP.
I currently have a single release in mind for March that I’m trying to finalize.
In regards to gigs, I don’t want to even think about a show until there’s some sort of demand for the band to perform.
Not really. It’s just a matter of financing. With covid, my financial footing like many others around the world has taken a hit, and certain things will just have to wait. That’s the thing about credit, you have to pay it back.
I’m very fortunate and thrilled with the collaborators on the latest release.
I’ve been a fan of Luke Sweeney for a while.
Vacances and I used to play together in the Frail and it was great to team up again
I have some new collaborators for the next batch of songs confirmed such as Oliva from Breakdown Valentine/Moon Museum and Elder Brycen of the Golden Plates, but to me, Sophia Prise and Tobias Hawkins are the foundational vocalists of the project.
The exhilaration of overcoming the challenge. Finding those notes when trying to crack the puzzle in building a song is a high that I’m hooked on.
Rex Shelverton is number one with being the producer that gives me a sound.
I strolled into my first day with a $99 Casio keyboard using stock sounds thinking it was ok and he made it sounds like the real instrument.
His knowledge and experience are something that I definitely lean on.
Akeem Rheem, art. The man can paint and has come through with two covers for me.
Bob Bradley with Bradley PR. Look at his website, they should answer any questions.
Daniel Roth, graphics. The fact that he puts up with me and my “can you move the font 1.6 millimeters to the left” without stabbing me in the neck is a pretty good reason for a shout-out. He also designed the band logo.
I’m on instagram and you can find me @izzythegent!
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Andrea graduated from Roehampton University and The BRIT School, whose globally recognized alumni include Adele, Katy B, Ella Eyre, FKA Twigs, Jessie J, Leona Lewis, Katie Melua, Kate Nash and the Rizzle Kicks. She takes her love of the arts and entertainment industry to provide useful information to upcoming musicians, helping them navigate the industry and avoid making costly mistakes. She actively mentors our current contributors. Andrea has qualifications in Content Marketing and also manages our collaborative playlists for independent artists
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