So I have been a big fan of this Dubai band entitled Abri.
Their song "Philosophies" has been getting some major airplay on Much Arabyeah and other such channels.
I recently had a little Q and A Session with the boys, that said On With The Interview!
Hey guys, thanks a lot for taking the time out of
your day to answer a few questions.
1)How did you all meet up? and how did the band form?
we met through a mutual friend starting talking about doing a project, then got down to writing.
2)Was this the sound you wanted from the beginning or did you more arrive at it by evolving?
we just started writing and the sound started to emerge.
3)What would be some of your musical influences?
stevie wonder, charlie parker, prince and bob marley
4)If you were to aspire to be like any band whichwould it be?
5)How does it feel seeing your video all over the place? Have you noticed a bigger fan base?
It's great, yes our bassist Rami is always getting appraoched by"fans".
6)You have been receiving a lot of attention in the
dubai media, how has that been treating you?
Dubai media have been fantastic, lots of interviews and lots of coverage on radio and tv, it's been reallly cool.
7)What are some of the cities you really want toplay in? Do you have any tours set up?
Barcalona, London, sao paulo, new york
8)What was your favourite Show you played? and why?
manama, Bahrain, it was a rock crowd but they really got into it. Great people.
9)Worst show you played and why?
original Music Festival Dubai, really bad sound onstage, too much feedback, totally bogus!
10)Biggest Mishap to happen while performing? and how did you play it off?
no major mishaps so far!
11)What is the overall feel of the album?
Song based soul, but it's a real mix in terms of style.
12)When does it come out? and where will it be available?
1st of November, all music stores across the Middle east
13)What is the one song you like to play live the most? and which seems to be the biggest fan favourite?'
Brandyman is the song we love to play live the most, we usually play it last. I think it's the fan's favourite too.
14)What is the craziest fan request, or thing a fan has done for you?
while we were on we had a request to play Simply the best by Tina Turner, we didn't play it.
15)What was the craziest thing you guys have done?
Our bassist was in an orgy, does that count?
(It begs the question, what was the ratio?
16)Anything you want to say to your fans reading this?
Keep coming to our shows, and a big thanks for the support so far.
Thanks for your time, stoked to hear the album, see you soon!