Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
We have been good… thank you!
Can you talk to us more about your single “Not Like Another Day”?
“Not like another day” I wrote back in 2002 and it is about doing what you like to do in life and to break away from daily routines.
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
Not really… I just started to write songs and maybe that inspired me to write this song!
Many people don’t follow their dreams and after they settle (girlfriends, boyfriends, jobs, mortgages) they are afraid to try to achieve them because of those so called “securities “.
Writing and recording was 1 of my dreams I had since I was young.
Any plans to release a video for the single?
There are some plans and ideas to make a video with this song.
The single comes off your new album Come Together – what’s the story behind the title?
The title of the album is related to the fact that we live in Holland and Mick, Tony and Declan all live in the UK. “Come Together”.
How was the recording and writing process?
Joos and myself always do recordings on a Tuesday evening when we both have the time… there’s no stress or there are no time restrictions to do what we like to do!
What was it like to work with Mick Wilson and Tony Hallinan?
It was a great honor to work with Mick and Tony as well with Erwin, Marcel and Declan…
If the time will be right for all of us we will do more recording together in the future!
How did that relationship develop and what did they bring to the table?
Well I got introduced to them through a friend of mine and Mick’s voice added that special need we needed to finish this album the way we liked it to be!
Tony is a very good guitarist who had some nice ideas..!
How did the different cultures, US and Netherlands, influence the sound on this record?
The influence on the sound of the album…hm, well Mick has a brilliant voice so all the songs got a different great vibe!
Where did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?
The inspiration comes from the heart…
Any plans to hit the road?
We would love to do some gigs whenever the time can bring us together…
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