I don’t know too much about STELIOS VENTAS but I am willing to learn more. Anders Ekdahl ©2018
Every band has to introduce their music to new people. What is it that you want people to get from listening to you guys?
-I just write the music i like to hear which i think missing nowdays, pure classic rock straight from the heart.
How hard was it for you guys to pick a name? What had that name have to have to fit your music?
-I guess is not easy to pick a band name but i just have my name on my projects because i would like to have my signature music.
Everybody is influenced by certain things. What band(s) was it that turned you on to the kind of music you play? What inspires you today?
-I ‘m a big fan of classic rock and classic heavy metal bands like Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Saxon, Judas Priest. I love the arena rock of AC/DC and KISS and tunes of “hair metal” bands with a country flavour like Bon Jovi, Skid Row and Cinderella. First of all i ‘m a listener.
When you formed did you do so with the intent of knowing what to play or did you do so from the point of having a band name and then picking a sound? How did you settle on the name/sound combo?
– Just like i said, the music is in my head. Some thoughts and melodies are always the base; i just turn them into songs.
I believe that digital is killing the album format. People’s changing habit of how they listen to music will result in there being no albums. Is there anything good with releasing single tracks only?
-I totally agree with you! Most people watch some videos on You Tube, they don’ t hear the music. This has changed everything. New productions are so tight and compressed for playing well on tablets and self phones.
What part does art-work and lay-out play when you release new recordings? How do you best catch people’s attention?
-Artwork has to be a piece of art, to match with the music and be commercial. It ‘s important to find the right artist and graphic desiner. I think artwork is necessary but a good video is better for catching peoples attention.
Has social media re-written the rules on how to promote your music? Or do you go about doing promotion the same way?
When you play in a band, does that make you feel like you are a part of a scene, of something bigger and grander?
-I ‘m a guitar player. So it depends on the song. A good musician always give space to his bandmates for serving a song the right way. You have to know when to catch the attention of the crowd and when to step back.
How much of a touring band are you? Is touring/gigging still a great way of spreading the word of the band?
– Touring will be always a great way but because of our lifestyles we are most fond of performing single lives.
What will the future bring?
-Some great inspired classic rock tracks!