Today I’d like to introduce you to French pop/rock quartet Reaven. Lead-singer and guitarist Romeo tells us about their pop/rck style and their dreams to tour the world.
Band Name: Reaven
Members: Romeo (Lead Singer & Guitarist), Vince (Drums & Back Vocals), François (Keyboards & Back Vocals) & Rudy (Bass & Back Vocals)
Genre: Pop/Rock with a touch of Electro
Originated From: Troyes / Champagne-Ardenne / France
Discography: Unbreakable (Album, 2018), Electric Love, Hope & Escape (Singles, 2019-2020)
How would you describe your music?
I think that we do have very catchy compositions and a real personal rock sound. With very different panel of melodies and vibes. From very acoustic pop to very rock and adding some smooth electro sounds.
What is your musical creative process like?
I don’t have a precise creative process to create music. Most of the time, it comes to my mind out of nowhere. Days, and nights. I have a melody in my head or the instrumental parts, sometimes both. So, I take my piano or my guitar and I start playing it. Inspiration is everywhere for me. In my feelings, in my observation of the world or society, in the past, in my memories. Or just when I see something that inspires me at one moment.
How did the band form?
It’s a long story of love, but to cut it short, we started to make music together at school, years ago. It began with concerts in our hometown for Vince (drummer of the band) and I (Lead-singer / Guitarist of the band). But we always wanted to tour everywhere. And this is where our first European tours arrived in our story… Before the US tour we were supposed to give in 2020.
How did you come up with your band name?
Reaven is a mix of the French word “rêve” (dream) and the English word “heaven” (a place where most musicians go when they play music I guess). After writing almost 1000 names on the paper, we found it.
Who influenced you within the music industry?
We do have a very large panel of influences. Musically, from the Woodstock years, The Beatles etc… to more recent bands like Kings of Leon, Muse etc… We also have Rhythm’n’blues, classical and jazz influences…
Have you performed live much and what was your favourite gig to play at?
Yes – we have performed a lot in the past years. In Europe mostly. The best show for us was maybe during the European tour in 2018 at the Hills of Rock festival in Bulgaria. It is a rock / hard-rock / metal festival and we were kinda the only band playing pop-rock music there. We were headlining the second stage, but we were afraid that the crowd would not appreciate our music. Fortunally, it turned out to be a great show in front of thousands of people, the audience was incredible.
What is the best thing about being in a band?
Living amazing moments, rare moments. Best ones, worst ones too. But you’re living these moments with your crew and you face the problems together. It’s a second family in fact.
What’s the biggest problem you’ve had to overcome so far as a musician(s)?
I think that the biggest problem is always the money problem. Because this passion/job costs a lot of time, energy but also a lot of money when you want to do it on a professional level.
Also, a second big problem could be, to fix all the problems that others can do (organisers, promoters etc…). There are so many professional and efficient in this industry but also so many who are really unprofessional…
What plans have you got coming up this year?
The most important ones are releasing our next album called For Tomorrow and re-scheduling our tours for 2021.
What is your ultimate dream as a band?
A World Tour!! This is what we always aimed for and dreamt about!
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