JOANovARC is an all female rock band from the UK whose exposure and success has steadily grown since their first interview on Song Revelation almost 2 and half years ago. In early 2013 they signed for Holier Than Thou Records, released a live album and started to work with the famous music producer Stuart Epps. We were really happy when Sam Walker (Lead Vocals/Bass/Rhythm Guitar), Shelley Walker – (Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals), Laura Ozholl (Vocals/Rhythm Guitar/Bass) and Debbie Wildish (Drums) got in touch with Song Revelation again to give everyone an update and share some new material. Read on for the entire in-depth interview below:
Q: If you could use a tagline of less than 20 words to describe your music and who you are what would it be?
Sexy, energetic, powerful
Q: How have the last 12 months been for you?
Very exciting! We recorded with legendary producer Stuart Epps, performed in Israel and filmed our new music video for single ‘Stars’. We have performed at many festivals this year and even supported Slade!! At another performance following this, Don Powell (Slade’s drummer) got up on stage with us and jammed!
Q: Who inspires you musically?
Queen, The Foo Fighters, Led Zeppelin
Q: Which modern day artists do you look up to?
The Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Muse
Q: Is there anyone you would like to collaborate or gig with?
Brian May, Joan Jett, Dave Grohl
Q: What songs are you listening to at the moment?
New Daft Punk album and latest Biffy Clyro and Foo Fighters albums.
Q: What is your creative process for creating a track?
We start with a small idea, a riff or a lyric and just jam it in the studio until we get a verse, then a chorus and before we know it we have a song. We always record live before taking it to the studio.
Q: What’s more important, melody or lyrics?
They are both as important as each other
Q: Where are you based?
Hertfordshire and London
Q: What’s it like being where you’re from?
Great! In the country enough if you need peace and quiet, and near enough the city for the buzz!
Q: What are you currently working on?
A brand new album and new single for 2014
Q: What’s been the highlight of your career to date?
Working with legendary producer Stuart Epps. He has produced Led Zeppelin, Oasis, Elton John and many more! We were honored to work with him and this really lifted the bands career.
Q: What are you hoping to achieve in over the next 12 months?
To tour the world and break through the UK music industry with a great album.
Q: Do you have any gigs or shows that you’d like to tell us about?
We are playing at a few Germany army bases before Christmas. Next year is very exciting!! Already we have booked tours for Israel, Holland, throughout Europe and the Far East! You can check out our events page on www.joanovarc.co.uk
Q: What do you do to relax?
Keeping fit – tennis, kickboxing, snowboarding, working out…
Q: Where would your favorite holiday (vacation) be and why?
New York the city – the city that never sleeps! … or Las Vegas (24 hrs. of party!
Q: If you could give a little piece of advice for new or aspiring musicians what would it be?
Be yourself and never try to change to please the music industry. Your followers are No. 1 and they buy your records. Be true to yourself and you will shine.
Q: Is there anything else you’d like to let our readers know about?
You can download JOANovARC singles and EPs on iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/joanovarc/id438197656
Editor’s Note: Since their first Song Revelation interview JOANovARC have continued to enjoy a great deal of success, giving everyone a blueprint of what an energetic and talented British Rock Band should be like. One of Song Revelation’s Bands of 2013.
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