RGM Introducing: We Interview Prague based band Electric Lady
Hiya folks thanks for joining us in the virtual RGM lounge today, grab a brew and take a seat.
What made you decide to start the band ?
I think that was Jimi Hendrix when I heard him play the guitar, that time I decided to build the band
Introduce us all to the members and your musical history?
I formed Electric Lady in 2013, I play alongside a bass player and drummer.
The band launched in 2013 with the single “Storm”, which featured on MTV Europe. After arriving from New Orleans the same year, I won a competition of new talent ‘Blues Alive’ in the Czech Republic and Poland. In 2015, I released my debut album “Electrical”, which was recorded at the invitation of drummer Kirk Covington to in the USA in 2014. I completed and released musical material in the Czech Republic and became a corporate player of the world-famous brand Fender.
In 2016 I started a collaboration with Ivan Kral on a new song ‘A Part of My Heart’ – Ivan Kral is guitarist who has worked with Patty Smith and Iggy Pop. In the same year, Electric Lady performed with Nik West and toured in the Czech Republic and Germany, as the opening band of famous Czech artists. The band played to over 100,000 people that year.
In 2020, Electric Lady released her musical work Trilogy 2020 through Nemoros – KOBALT, on which I collaborated with English producer Nigel Lowis and other Czech producers. There are 3 music videos from Trilogy 2020 – which are the three biggest music videos in the Czech Republic, production wise.
Whats the music scene like in Prague?
In Prague is now due to covid situation everything opened from the half capacity, normaly there are lot of tourists, but actualy only people from CZ are coming to concerts. There are some city festivals, beer celebrations on the streets, etc, but this year it is mostly limited Sometimes thy open big music hall to make an concert, but often the change the situation from the day to day and the concerts they are cancelling. No big names from abroad are coming to our country actually.
Do you sign up to any conspiracy theories?
Which do you mean? 🙂 I composed TRILOGY 2020 ELECTRIC LADY, did you see it? It is not conspiracy theorie btw.
What support is out there for new artists in Prague ?
Here it is big jungle. If you don’t have friends here, you will have it complicated.
What useless party trick /talent do you have/?
I don’t party, I still work 😀
What was the most fun you have had on stage?
When I travelled 1000 km to the show and the electricity was not working because of storm…. big fun
What was the worst experience on stage?
I had a fit of laughter because of the fan who photographed me on stage and I couldn’t sleep because of it
Tell us something about each member that you think people would be surprised about?
Our drummer lives in the forest at the cottage has two dogs and lives outside civilization, where only deer, hedgehogs and strange animals live. Our bass player works at the tax office and his girlfriend is a collector of retro cars. I’m a musician who makes music and doesn’t have time for a day out with a guy during the year
Tell us a funny story from backstage?
You don’t want to hear 😀
If you had to describe your band to an alien how would you describe them?
There are 3 people, the smallest one who holds the wooden object in her hands is front-alien. The guy standing next to her holding also wooden object in his hand. Both are shaking and moving the body under the lights to the rythm at the front. Behind them is siting guy who moving fast his hands behind big pots and looking around what is hapening around him. Everyone smiles strangely
Which one of the band is the most unpredictable and why?
I’ve never thought about music like that, maybe the band System of a Down…?
Which one of the band is the biggest nightmare? (Just a bit of fun)
You have one phone call and you have been locked up for a crime you didn’t commit? Which member would you call first?
President of republic? 🙂
Whats your biggest achievement as a band/Artist?
That I finished after 2 years of hard work finally the TRILOGY 2020 – There are 3 music videos with strong story. REBELIA – POLITICA – INFLUENZA
What makes you stand out as a band?
in the energy, melodies, songs and lyrics. I think people they say about us that we are as the STORM with cool funk rock songs.
Right now, whats pissing you of the most? (Cant say the virus )
Closed borders for tours, limited travelling and these complications around
Whats your favourite song to play live and why?
FIRE by Jimi Hendrix, because it hase great energy. I Love that ! I also love to play MY GUITAR, that is song of us. Allways I have goosebumps
I hear you have a new single brewing, what can you tell us about it?
We are preparing the song for USA tour which we will have 2022 that will be about energy, opportunity, about life, about way and about chance. That is message for everybody not to loose targets and dreams!
Talk me through the thought process of the single?
Right now I am arranging all the instruments and then I will finish the lyrics, with the band we will finish it together.
What was the recording process like?
It will be. It is still not ready, that will be in a month ready 🙂
What was the biggest learning curve in writing the single?
The cooperation with producers, there is lot of experiences which these people have what is good to listen to and learn from it. I was cooperation on my last big music work with NIGEL LOWIS, That was great opportunity!
Would you change anything now its finished?
Yes everything 😀
Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?
Sure, look and join my website www.electriclady.uk, there is my biggest music project done it is called TRILOGY 2020 – that is strong story, there are cool music videos which look like as hollywood production, we talk openly and boldly about topics that are not pleasant. But that is freedom of rock and roll?! right. Make your own opinion.