Alex Maiorano & The Black Tales - Everything Boom
Everything Boom is het debuut album van Alex Maiorano & The Black Tales. Alex Maiorano begon zijn muzikale carrière als duo met drummer en maatje D' Alessandro. Oorspronkelijk begonnen met het maken van folk muziek met invloeden van blues. Na verloop van tijd besloot het duo vanuit Italië te verhuizen naar de metropool Berlijn. Deze verhuizing zorgde voor nieuwe muzikale vrienden en dito publiek. Als snel waren The Black Tales geboren. Onder de naam Alex Maiorano & The Black Tales werd een nieuwe muzikale richting ingeslagen. Rock 'n Roll met soul en funk invloeden werden samengevoegd met het geluid van sax en keyboard. En wat een geweldige keuze is dit geweest. Zo horen we op het album invloeden van The Clash, Otis Redding en de Rolling Stones terug. Alex Maiorano & The Black Tales laten ook in donkere tijden de zon schijnen.
ALEX MAIORANO INTERVIEW
How has the reaction to your latest CD been?
So far pretty good, all the reviews has been positive and nice. Makes me very proud of the work we have done in the studio.
Even though we improvised many of the arrangements in the studio the result was not too bad.
I mean “ Everything Boom” is a very spontaneous record I would say, I had some songs, put a band together and after 8 months went to the studio.
Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
I love every kind of music and i listen to music the whole day, pretty much, from the radio my girl plays in the kitchen in the morning, to my vinyls and my singles when i am djing. My dad was a big influence on me, my first approach to music was with his records which were things like Lou Reed, Muddy Waters and The Doors.
A few years later i discovered punk and i fell in love with it and started a band. Now i listen to everything; I would say soul, blues, reggae, afro, rock and roll is what i love the most.
Non-musical influences ? Maybe books, travelling, films, love, art, food and everything that is around me.
What inspires you to do what you do?
I see and get inspirations from the daily little things i see and experience and maybe from a breaking news you hear on the radio. Sometimes you don 't even know where you get it, it just happens when you are an artist..
What was the first LP/tape/CD you bought with your own money?
I will never forget it, it was the Sex Pistols “ Never Mind The Bollocks”. After i bought it i thought “ I really wanna have a band and be on stage at some point in my life”. I never listen to it now but when i see that pink and yellow cover it makes me feel good.
What has been your most memorable moment in your music career so far?
I would say that everytime i have a record in my hands that i made, i feel very satisfied and it's always a special moment when i am alone and get to listen to it for the first time. I can't really tell you any other memorable moments, for me it's really memorable when i see people having fun and enjoying my show.
Can you talk about a fan encounter that completely took you by surprise?
Ahh, i am not so popular to tell funny stories about fans.
What embarrassing songs might I find on your MP3 player?
Nothing, i only have good music for my ears.
What does the next 6 months look like for you?
I have few shows in Germany before I go away for 2 months. I will be playing some shows in Thailand and Australia, and when i get back we are going to release a single and tour Europe. After that we might start recording a new album. Sounds like a great plan, doesnt' it?
What can people expect to see at your live performances?
Well, i feel on stage something very particular with The Black Tales and i hope that people feel the same when they see the show. You can see a lot of energy mixed with sweat, wildness and fun.