EXCLUSIVE ARTIST INTERVIEW: INFUSION | PERFORMING SEPTEMBER 16TH AT BAR NINE
Infusion's sound is an eclectic mix that ranges from South American folk to rock, and pop!
In anticipation of their live show with us on September 16th at 5PM, the band was nice enough to email us from their home-base in New York to discuss their musical influences, live show experience, and what inspires them on a day-to-day basis
BAR NINE: Tell us the brief history of your band
INFUSION: Chris (Percussionist) and Alicia (Vocalist) are the co-founders of Infusion, they started out playing with a couple of different bands, both South American and Rock and decided to venture out to start their own musical experience
BN: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?
I: Musical influences; Fito Paez, Silvio Rodriguez, Eva Ayllon, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Alica In Chains, Steely Dan. Non Musical influences; Bruce Lee, David Oyelowo, Cate Blanchett
BN: What are your dreams and goals?
I: To bring a blend of cultures to the forefront through the joy and essence of music
BN: Describe your show, visual and musically
I: Our show is an excursion through the continent of South America and finally back to North America, where we formulate the songs we cover with a brief synopsis and the inspiration that was brought to the writer/creator of each song to help paint a picture for the listener which we believe enhances the interpretation, especially for those who are unfamiliar with the Spanish culture/language
BN: What's your outlook on the record industry today
I: The record industry today has sadly become one that is of little to no substance, we hope to add some element of change to that in the future
BN: What's your claim to fame?
I: Our claim to fame is bringing real culture back to music
BN: What inspires you to do what you do?
I: I think we're inspired by our true love and passion for music and the desire to share that with others
BN: What advice do you have for other bands?
I: Our advice to fellow bands would be to stay true to the music you love and never sell out
BN: What are some of your pet peeves?
I: Our pet peeves; Global warming, waste management, inequality
BN: How does music affect you and the world around you?
I: Music is in our blood, it's affects us as does the air we breathe... essential for life and anyone we come in contact with that has a beating heart will feel it's affects as well
BN: What's new in the recording of your music?
I: Our biggest obstacle is making that transition from small to large venues
BN: What's the best and worst thing about playing clubs?
I: The best thing about playing clubs is the intimate experience that you can only get at a small venue. The worst thing is sometimes going on stage late and not having enough time for a proper sound check