Q&A – ReverbNation Competition Winners Arcadia Sun


For those people that haven’t heard of Arcadia Sun could you tell us a bit about yourselves?

We are a 5 piece Indie/Rock band from based In Liverpool. We are a mix of people from different areas but seem to jell well and create a sound we love together. We think the Songs are really on another level now from previous bands. Tony Manley, Lead Singer (Liverpool), Adrian Nally, Lead Guitar (Manchester), James Donnelly, Bass Guitar (Wirral), Gareth Robert, Rhythm Guitar (Birmingham), Bart Gaz, Drums (Poland/Wallasey).

Who inspired you to get on stage and perform?

Growing up as a young man the first band I really got into was oasis, I taught myself to sing because I wanted to be like Liam Gallagher…He’s the reason I started singing and wanted to be in a band. So I thank him for that. I was a late starter getting into writing my own songs and performing them with a band, I never started my first band until my late 20s.

Which albums and artists have really stuck with you and influenced your sound?

A great thing about this band is the mix of different styles and influences throughout the members.
We never go into the practice with a new song with a preset influence in mind…We love song building at practice and taking a song from a basic acoustic and vocal to fully formed stomper.

Could you tell us a bit about the writing/recording of Pause, Rewind?

I wrote Pause, Rewind very very fast. I was messing with the guitar and my partner Hayley went upstairs for a shower. She was upstairs for about an hour and by the time she came down I’d finished it Lyrics and all. Sang it to her and she loved it. Showed the boys and the song came alive.
We recorded Pause, Rewind at Parr st studios Liverpool. Coldplay recorded their first 2 albums there, So if it’s good enough for them 😉
Bart our drummer was messing about with the grand piano they have at Parr st on our break. He started playing Pause, Rewind and we looked at each other and said, “Right we’ll that’s how we start the track” that’s the great thing and bouncing ideas at the studio.

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There are so many bands out there what do you do to stand out when you perform?

We don’t do anything special we just be ourselves and have total confidence in our songs and sound. You have to believe your music is amazing otherwise why be up on stage performing it…I give my vocal all every single gig, Whether it’s to 100s or 1 person.

What is the most interesting venue that you have performed at?

The Cavern in Liverpool was a cool one to play because of the history and grandeur. Every man and his dog has heard of the Cavern. Only a few weeks back we played out doors at the Pier Head festival, Liverpool and performed right opposite The Liver building which is the most Iconic building in Liverpool..So as a proud Scouser, Me singing Pause, Rewind to the 3 graces was simply amazing and for me right up there as my favourite gig

What do you think is missing from today’s music industry?

Guitar music, Bands! The radio is terrible now. I used to listen to the charts every week but now is all dancey, Drum & Bass etc. Just doesn’t do it for me. Lately more bands are coming back and hopefully guitar music and bands are going to come back around….Snow patrol just released a brand new album called Wildness. It’s a wonderful album and so refreshing to hear proper music we’ll written and produced.

Here at Artistic Echoes we always on the look out for new artists do you have anyone to recommend to our readers?

We performed with a great band at the Pier Head, they are called Souljacker from Wrexham Wales. We plan to perform with them more often…Talented and a great group of lads. We wish them success.

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

We just want to gig as much as possible to play to as many people as possible to create a buzz about the band In Liverpool and beyond. We plan to start recording our debut Album at Parr street studio soon and plan for a 2019 release.

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