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Vick LeCar – Interview


Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)

PD:  How would you describe yourself or your band as an artist?

VL: Hard question to describe myself, I may want to falter myself Haahah!

I’m a Hard Rock guitarist songwriter with heavy blues influences and of course Metal!

 

PD: Can you tell us briefly about your background – i.e. where you’re from, how you came to make music, etc.

VL: I was born in Santiago Chile, moved to the US and I have live here most of my life here, thats why I hold double nationality, I’m and American Chilean.

Music was something that I like to believe I was born with, I do not remember not been into it, and always creating music, from making songs with a kazoo around four years old, to just singing/creating melodies, until I started playing guitar.

  

PD: Who and what inspires you to make music, both in terms of musical and other influences? What do you like to write about in your songs?

V.L: My inspiration to create music is music itself and it is what drives me, My influences go way back to childhood, I attended the school for the gifted and talented because I didn’t hit on right on regular schools, I laugh about it now but as a kid it was hell. I took some piano but mainly cello was my instrument, I’m self thought on guitar, my biggest musical influences are Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Aerosmith.

I like to write about everything that touches me, I use lots metaphors and try to make them as simple as possible easy to understand, but overall in love. 

 

PD: What are your aspirations as an artist?

V.L: Hum, At this time I would like to tour the world and keep on recording and creating more songs, and I’m not oppose to work with other artist/bands either, I have already worked with one of my favorite singers, (Joe Lynn Turner) and I would like to work with some of my other favorite bands.

 

PD: What is the proudest moment in your music career so far?

V.L: My proudest would not be a moment but to play guitar at my level without lessons,

 

PD: Promoting one’s music is such a challenge these days, especially with so many new artists emerging from bedrooms in the day of the home studio. How is that going?

V.L: Interesting question, Is not as easy as it was years ago but!!! because something in hard docen’t mean you have to stop, just try harder. It all boils down to live gigs/touring, and thats where you see who is who, many band can use studio magic but that doesn’t carrie live, the essence of and artist is to be able to deliver heart and soul live, meaning skillful and heart felt music will always rise.

 

PD: And how do you book and promote your live shows and tours? Any performances coming up?

V.L.: At this time I’m negotiating with a few agents/managers, they book the tours and gigs, I have been doing it myself for a bit, but people do not listen to the artist, not an easy task,one should always try to get representation, Is like this,if the artist call and the talent buyers doesn’t  know anything about you,( most talent buyers in many venues are bartenders and not people with experience in the industry)  they will book the local cover band instead even if you sold thousands of records, 

 

PD: What do you think about downloading music online? What about streaming sites like Spotify?

V.L: Is a necessary evil but I think it sucks and is a ripoff specially when artist an bands are buy hits to make themselves look good,and believe  they are doing well, so what happens when you have thousands of hits and then nobody shows up to the gig? LOL! stupidity at it best, is all a lie and someone else making money  from your work. Other streaming sites are cool and easy to deal with,

 

PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?

V.L: Nice question,  Total Eclipse Of The Heart! Bonnie Tyler it was written by Jim Steinman, great song very well put together, the meaning and arrangement are outstanding, very heart felt song, and sang beautifully.

 

PD: Is there anything you don’t like about the music industry, which you would change if you could?

V.L: Yeah the closed minds and categorizing and dividing of music genres,

One of the best things about music is the combination of different styles and cultures that always delivers something new and fresh, but is one of the hardest things to get across, The other thing is, schools should be more open to music programs and help develop youngsters to a fruitful carries like they do it with sports, I believe on developing the mind and the Intellectualism is more important then throwing a ball around, I’m not against sports, I’m very physical I love martial arts, but I feel they put too much effort and money on developing sports and not music and arts.  

 

PD: So, what are you working on at the moment?

V.L: At this time I’m promoting the Gallus Rex EP, I’m getting great results in South America, Mexico, Belgium and other countries, I’m working on getting the right namer/agent to set up tours for next year…Also on new songs Gallus Rex will be going to the studio early next year, there is another video plan out as well.

 

PD: Where can we learn more about you and buy your music/merch online?

V.L: On Spotify HAHAHAHAH!! You can go to my site http://www.vicklecar.com

on https://www.facebook.com/vick.lecar   GALLUS REX – Spotify

Vick LeCar | Spotify     

Righteous Path Records 

Thank you for your interview keep on Rocking!! All the best Cheers! Vick LeCar!

Vick LeCar’s Gallus Rex links:
Band/Artist location – New Orleans LA. U.S.A.
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