TGC: Under the pandemic conditions, we are releasing a series of Live songs called the Kurukulla Sessions. https://youtu.be/
There are four songs in total.
We are also working on a new ep. We are not booking live shows at the moment because of COVID, however, we do have one show still up at the moment in Moyers, OK for a women rider festival . It is in October 2020 .. it has not been cancelled yet.
TGC: Tarah Who? started as a solo project in 2006 and became a band about a year later. I have worked with a lot of musicians until finding Coralie. 🙂
TGC: humm.. Yeah it is like Coralie said. You are sharing a very special adventure. What was hard for me was to find dedicated people for a project that they did not start. Telling people what to play or dealing with people’s ego. Going on tour together etc.. you spend A LOT of time together, enclosed in studios, on the road, etc… We see each other in all shapes, forms and moods. Some people are good to play live but when it comes to the studio they freeze completely, or vice versa. People are great at rehearsal but can’t handle playing in front of people and you don’t know it until it happens. Younger musicians who think that being a musician means to get wasted during a show, or who bring their drama (girlfriends or boyfriends) to the gigs.. and so on and so forth. Those are the negative points, but the good aspects, the ones that make you want to keep going, are all of the moments that you share, the stories that happen on the road that you can’t retell, the magic that happens in the studio, the feeling of playing in front of a crowd who enjoys your music, and shout the lyrics with you. All of this, if what makes you want to start a band because after the show, you can say ” did you see so and so do that”, etc… We are sharing a very unique moment together and it is truly amazing.
TGC: I am a self taught musician. I started playing the drums at the age of 15. Then I continued the drums but I also had a passion for the bass guitar, so I joined a band playing the bass. The guitar came later, when I started writing songs.I still play all three instruments in different projects and make the demos of all Tarah Who? songs. I can’t live without the other. All three instruments are my balance. Eventually I want to learn the piano.
TGC: Well, we actually recently just signed with a label so we will see where that takes us! My current music career goals are for us to use this covid time to make some social media noise in order to come back from the pandemic with a bigger fan base. When everything starts re-opening, I hope to be able to do bigger festivals and venues.
We were also selected for a grammys pre-nomination for one of our music videos, showing that it was actually not that far. It became a little goal of mine to actually make it to an actual nomination.
TGC: They are autobiographical for the main part. Emotions I have felt because of relationships or events that had an impact on me.
“Sirens” for instance is about the Paris attacks, but “Hurt” is about a betrayal.
So it is all very personal and my perception or take on certain things. Mostly trying to spread love, kindness and understanding, if i were to sum up, or telling stories that I believe others can relate to.
TGC:Authenticity. I was actually talking about this with a friend of mine earlier today. The music industry makes it really hard for us to make a living of our art sometimes. Also, the people and bars, sometimes, prefer to go see a tribute band rather than watching an original band. Some of our friends that are super talented are now doing covers and tribute bands because it pays more! It really sucks! So, I think integrity and authenticity are really important as a musician.
TGC: I have a few, but one of my favorites was booking the band to play at a strip club without my knowledge. It was one of our best shows! We also made the best money on that tour!
TGC: Most people are actually afraid to talk to me. lol! It wast a request but on our last show in San Diego, this guy out of nowhere was telling “everyone” ( I just heard from other people afterwards) that I was going to go home with him after the show and do “nice things to him” ( to be proper) Turns out he got into a fight and got kicked out of the venue. so..no nice doing on my part.. but it was weird to hear that he would just spread this out. Like.. “really, man? ”
TGC: I think they just gave up on trying to have me doing anything else actually!
No, my dad was never into me pursuing music as a career. My mom just wants me to be happy. She likes what we do and she follows everything closely. Well. she doesn’t have a choice! We are really close and I tell her everything! I think they know that I will do what I want, so they don’t waste their energy and time anymore! They are just trying to be protective, you know?
TGC: Be you! Don’t try to be, look or sound like a band that is already out there. It’s a waste of time. Do it because you have something to say not because you want to look cool. Don’t listen to everyone who supposedly knows better than you. Your music is within you. YOU only KNOW how you want to sound like.Don’t follow somebody’s advice because they are famous or because they sound more experienced. You might be the ONE coming up with something new, different.
TGC: I like to play “Ache” a lot. One it is a fun, energetic song to play. Two, by the time we play “ache”, people are warmed up and start moshing. Everyone Is more confident and comes out of their shell. Also, “Ache” is kind of like a signature song. 🙂
TGC: I don’t know if a band inspired me to perform. I guess what I could say is that I used to go to concerts like 4 times a week, and I just wanted to be up there so bad!
TGC: My dream tour would be with our friends YUR MUM (UK) and BALA (Spain). I hope to make this happen really soon. People would go NUTS!
TGC: We have had so many actually. I think the signature kind of marks the end of a great chapter and I can’t wait for the new one to enfold.
TGC: Well, that is the thing.. I am playing in a band because there is nothing else I would rather be doing.
If I wanted to do something, I would be doing it instead. Not being cocky, but i have tried to think about other careers, but I get bored REALLY quickly and uninterested. I have a lot of interest in other areas but nothing to become a career. Music has been the only thing that has kept me happy and going. This lifetime, music it will be 🙂
TGC: Oh boy!! Ok.. I have about 3 guitars because I use different tunings. I am endorsed by Fender so I have a Vintera, and a Lead 3. I also have a signature guitar made by my friend Chris Lai back in Paris. LOVE that guitar. I use Blackstar amps, Club MKii and sometimes the silverline. Our bass tracks go through a Unity Bass from Blackstar, I have a very full pedal board.
Best way to learn about our gear is to check out our live session 🙂 https://youtu.be/
TGC: Well, we are in a really weird time. There isn’t currently one because all the shows have been cancelled but I find the whole insta live, or live streaming thing fascinating. I love what everyone around the world is coming up with. I think that it is very interesting and creative. I honestly think it was time for a break and we will see when everything fires back up.
TGC: I love martial arts. I love hitting and kicking pads or boxing bags.
TGC: Yes! follow us on instagram, get in touch. Stay safe and wear a mask!
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