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Trifase Blues Band are “6 Old Boots” from Italy who’ve recently been shooting a lot of videos in Venice for a movie they’re working on.
Thanks for taking the time to do this interview Trifase Blues Band. Tell us a bit about yourselves, your names, ages, where you’re from and an interesting fact if you like…
Name Trifase Blues Band
Age: 6 Old Boots
Hey world! Look at Italy.
Is there a story behind your name?
Trifase Blues Band, yes, the whole thing here is that we have discovered our own way to play our own music.
And we named it “Trifase.”
Number3 tells the story of the Trifase Blues Band. Trifase means third phase. We consider the world had a first phase in the spirituals and people in churches and cotton fields had the music, than a second phase with the modern Blues. Further we like to envision a third phase that will get back again to the people like it was in the first phase. We mean music made by people for the people and with the people. We are having this wonderful experience with this concept. From there we developed a new way to play and we called it “trifase,” we are very happy with the band.
How long have you been a band?
This is now our third year.
What first got you interested in forming a band?
Well first we had in common this new way of playing music, it’s called Trifase, a new thing.
It happened the moment we met 3 years ago, we knew we were a good band from that moment on. All of us had a long musician’s history. We are six great friends.
What/who inspires your music?
Blues music, but inside of us there is a huge inspiraton – It’s not just music, you see? It’s art! Almost all music we are used to today doesn’t necessarily deals with art. Today music world is thinking in riffs but riffs are just riffs. Music-Art, is different. Sometimes we play for thirty or even 45 minutes and we don’t want to cut the recording down to a 2′ 45″song. We are unwilling to do that.
Do you see being in a band as a career, or as a hobby?
No it’s our life, not as a career, it’s not a hobby.
What are you trying to do with your music? Do you want to help your community? Are you trying to get rich? What is your goal for your music?
It looks like you are asking us what we would like to say, thanks! Our purpose with the Trifase Blues Band is to make people happy and to communicate broadly our new way of music, the TRIFASE. We do that because it’s our hurge plus it pays back! When you see the gratitude in the eyes of the audience or even tears, man, you cannot stop. And you want to give more, our sound is perfect for that purpose! Making people happy! No we are not looking something less or different than this -That’s is exactly what we want to do in life and we are feeling good because of that.
How does it feel when you perform live?
Usually all our concerts starts slowly and grows up fast to action and enthusiasm – The band has a huge potential and energy but we love to express our self also acoustic with to a calm and poetic mood and very natural like we are. People look at us as unconventional – We always break their expectancy by giving something new always. We start a real communication with the audience. Sometimes we even take some time to engage in talk shows with the audience, we like to play that way, it’s a very moving experience – When we get on stage we do not know what is about to happen. Everything will be live and sincere -The audience loves that. Our concerts are becoming more and more similar to happenings. Coral participation and joy. Everything is going back to the music we play, we call it Trifase, among us we do not even call it music anymore . When we play, we used to say each other: “are you in Trifase?” to mean that you are in range with the other musicians of the band.
Do you have any kind of management, publishing or distribution team behind you? If so what are their responsibilities?
Yes our own but no external agencies! We are fully independent with our own team and tribe, when we move everybody knows what to do and does it. Organizations need to service art and what will happen in the show and everything needs to be well in gears!
What are some accomplishments that you have achieved, and are most proud of?
This year we have been winning for the second year in a row the Milano Grammy award, we are very proud of that. Art is a big thing in Italy, cities like Venice, Florence and Rome and Pompei offer a perfect location for us, but one thing that we have been very proud of has been jamming with 400 children on percussions.
Have you ever made any contact with major artists or other high positioned people in the music industry and do you keep in contact with them?
Being experienced musicians we have friends anywhere in the market, but we prefer, as I said, to be fully independent and they respect our choice – But still we met them frequently and drink beers together with our old friends.
What one tip would you give to other aspiring independent artists?
Trust yourself and persist, do not compromise.
What do you see is in the future for the music industry? How do you think it will evolve/change?
The civilized world is growing bigger, the need of arts and music will also become bigger and bigger and people will become aware of their need of arts – they will consume and exchange art like it happens now with goods and food. Majors and the industry will not be able to satisfy all that demand but the independents will and by associating with each other, independents will supply all the demand of arts.
Lives, entertainment will also become a bigger thing in the future everywhere – The world needs to go back to humanity and cooperate, this will be true for all of us, humankind will appreciate the living communication more and more. We artists are playing a big role in this and will have a huge responsibility in this game. Art and art music gives good vibes that benefit people, it is not our case, but music will become more and more like a therapy useful to anybody.
Do you feel like the internet is helping you as an independent artist?
Yes it helps – Internet it is to be used as a tool, but without ideas and creations is almost useless. People need to communicate and create and yes they can use internet to organize their things better but nothing more than that. Not a big deal to talk about.
How do you think social networks such as Facebook and Twitter have affected the music industry?
Well when we are on a live show we have to offer our best and we always have a huge job to do to get the communication across the audience and to make an audience communicating with all the others in the audience – We are making this happening, that is what we are doing out there and we know that is much more difficult when people are out of communication with one to the other, you see? They are less using personal relations by sitting behind a pc everyday – We have nothing against music industry or socials networks and for sure we love people – Sometimes we feel we are rewriting the music industry history. During some of our concerts we love to think and perform like if we are on year 1931 starting all over again but without all those troubles and losses of last century.
Where can we hear your music online?
iTunes, Amazon, everywhere just digit Trifase Blues Band.
What projects are you working on at the moment?
Right now we are shooting a lot of videos in Venice as we are working on a movie, do not tell it in Italy as it is still a secret. One other project we have is to teach other musicians the way we play our genre Trifase music in order to build up our own orchestra.
Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years time?
We are building up an orchestra based on our own way to play music, its name is the TRIFASE BLUES ORCHESTRA and we would like that will exist for a very long long time in the future like a regular big band forwarding our way of making art and music.
Do you have any shoutouts you want to give?
Yes, we want to wish you also a great time in TRIFASE.
Thank you for the opportunity to communicate our purposes and plans, lots of love!
Thanks again Trifase Blues Band for doing this interview.