CB3 – Interview
Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD: What type of artist are you?
CB3: We are an instrumental rock trio. We blend psychadelic elements with progressive rhythms, improvisations and space sounds.
PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.
CB3:We started out as a jazztrio, playing bebop. Found a common love for rock music and naturally embraced that. Started blending rock with jazz, with inspiration taken from Mahavishnu Orchestra, King Crimson, Jimi Hendrix, Earthless and more.
PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
CB3: Musical: It is different. Mahavishnu Orchestra, King Crimson, Renaissance, YES to Marisa Anderson, Courtney Barnett, Billy Strings, Grateful Dead, Joni Mitchell.
Non-musical: People, places, feelings, movies. An artist’s vibe, energy, the flow in things, experiences.
PD: What are your dreams and goals?
CB3: To keep doing music, playing together, having fun exploring music. A goal and dream is to play bigger festivals like Desertfest Berlin, Psycho Las Vegas. To go on tour with a nice band like for example Kikagaku Moyo, who we’ve supported at a show – they were sooo nice and down to earth.
PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?
CB3: It’s Charlotta (me) who writes, then I think it is important to bring in my bandmates in the process, because they have another point of view of the music, and add brilliant ideas!
PD: How do you promote your band and shows?
CB3: Mainly via social media as Facebook, Instagram. Our label The Sign Records does also help us spreading the word. And all our supporters out there, taking pictures of records, telling friends. We are forever grateful.
PD: What’s your outlook on the record industry today?
CB3I think it has turned in to something really cool right. And what I mean is that there is more small independent labels, that focus in cassettes, vinyl and so on. Going for the limited, exclusive.
PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?
CB3: Hmmm superhard question. I have a ton, but from the top of my head…Beautiful by Carole King, Starless by King Crimson, A Case of You, Chelsea Morning by Joni Mitchell, And you and I by Yes and more….can go on forever. So much good music.
PD: What is your proudest moment in music?
CB3When we play as a unit, listens to eachother and go with the flow of the music.
PD: Tell us about your next shows and why we should be there
CB3: Now it’s Corona Virus all over the world, but we keep going. We have a live session coming up in a near future. So people can drift away into our jams and experience us live.
We had a Europe tour, that was cancelled due to the virus. So that is our main focus to do that, hopefully late autumn this year. It’s a dream of ours.
All of you should be there if you like to drift away into jams, epic soundscapes and headbang.