Our Interview with ReverbNation Competition Winners Miccoli

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For those that haven’t heard of you before could you tell us a little about you your story?

Sibling trio twin brothers and sister, hailing from Birmingham – England. Half English/Italian. Creating a unique sound of haunting harmonises and ethereal music, called Miccoli taken from our surname yes very original we know, but all great sibling bands have used their surnames, it’s just the way it is!!

Did you grow up singing and performing together or is it something that has only come together recently?

Music has always been part of our lives from a very early age, from our first piano lesson, to choir, orchestra, recital evening to playing in different bands. It wasn’t until we left college that we official started performing together under “Miccoli”, but we’ve always practiced and played together from very early on.

Who inspired you to get on stage and perform?

There have been a few stand out moments, where we thought that’s something we want to do, seeing legendary acts like The Police, Fleetwood Mac to name a few was extremely inspiring, hearing 12,000 people sing “every breath you take “and “dreams” is one experience we will never forget.

One thing that really drew me to your music is the harmonies, is that something that requires a lot of work or does it come naturally?

Yes and no depending on the song. Many hours are spent arranging the harmonies exactly how we want them, followed by lots and lots of practice until the melodies especially three part harmonies are firmly cemented in our brains. Though it does help quite a bit being related as our vocal tones/texture are similar and it is easier to blend.

You recently released a video for your single “lights” set in Las Vegas, who did you work with to produce the video?

On our past two videos we’ve worked with videography/director Valentino Mackenize, Las Vegas is a place all three of us love, very early on when we were writing the song we had the city in mind for the video, so together we started thinking about how we wanted it to look visually.

You seem to have quite a distinct visual style with your photography as well; do you feel the music and photography go hand in hand?

Yes very much so, as artists we tell stories, convey emotion, ideas, be it through melody or lyrics – photography/videography is really a visual extension of that, enabling you to dive deeper into what you are trying to convey.

You are currently touring America, which is quite an achievement for a new band how did that come about?

Our EP “1/2” is currently playing on radios stations in the USA, as well as our “Lights” being aired on music channels across America, so it was really a no brainer to test the waters over there with a few shows.

What songs do you love that most people have never heard of, what hidden gems have you discovered?

As we listen to a lot of old school music, Simon & Garfunkel, Fleetwood mac, sting police, they have probably already been discovered over and over again.

At Artistic Echoes we are always on the lookout for new bands, are there any new artists you can recommend perhaps someone you have toured with?

We’ve played with quite a few up and coming musicians, recently played a show with our good friend Joseph Eid a singer song writer from LA, who recently had his song feature on a independent film starring Sharon stone the track is called “It’s Only Love”. He has a new album out called “Watch it fall” go check it out.

What plans do you have for the rest of the year?

We head back to the uk in next month to put the finishing touches to our album. Then we will be releasing it at the beginning of October, then hopefully start touring it in the New Year.

Find out more:

Website: www.miccoli.co.uk

Twitter: @miccoliofficial

YouTube: www.youtueb.com/miccolimusic

Facebook: www.facebook.com/miccolimusic

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