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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Interview with Vale Of Avalon

How did the band members meet?

 Sam, Michelle and I are die hard Paramore fans. I read on Twitter that Paramore was going to do a signing at a Wal-Mart so we went. We were in line where we met Sam with her acoustic guitar jamming. We started talking and she knew some Paramore covers, so we decided to start playing for the people in line. And everyone said, "you guys are good" so we all decided to start a band together. A year later our drummer left, so Sam's friend introduced her to Kaden. And after jamming with him, we knew his sound is what we were missing. -Richi

How did you decide on a band name?

  Well, we were in need of a new name since our old one could've caused a legal conflict. I was reading a short story about King Arthur at the time and learned about Vale Of Avalon. A real place in England, which according to legend, is the final place where he joined his forefathers. I looked up the meaning and it translates into "the valley of the apples". I fell in love and knew it'd work. We soon learned we had in fact always been Vale Of Avalon.-Michelle

Who are some of your major influences?

 "Blink 182, Angels & Airwaves, Saosin, Pantera, and so many more" -Kaden "Paramore, Confide, Southern Lights, Mumford & Sons. And supporting local music" -Sam "Meg & Dia, LIGHTS, Panic! At The Disco, Flyleaf, Paramore, Regina Spektor"-Michelle "Underoath, Paramore, Flyleaf, Circa Survive, Eyes Set To Kill, Taking Back Sunday, Pierce The Veil. The Killers, Muse, Metric, Mumford & Sons, Falling In Reverse and so many more. That's the best part about music, it's endless" -Richi

What is your favourite part of making music for a living?

 When we started to make music it was only for fun, we never knew our lyrics would touch a lot of people. We're blessed that we have the chance to do what we love to do and perform for everyone and inspire fellow musicians to do what they love.

What do you hope people take away from your music?

 What we hope people take away from our music is our sound, that we don't even know which genre we even are, is a new refreshing sound to the music scene that we're in. We love seeing the faces on kids each night coming up to us after the show and telling us "thank you for your music, the instrumentals are so different."

Which bands would you most like to tour with?

 Pierce The Veil, Eyes Set To Kill, Paramore, Falling In Reverse, Underoath, Circa Survive, and so many more bands that influenced us.

Finally, is there anyone you would like to give a shout out to? God, our families, our best friends, and most of all---our fans, because of you guys we wouldn't be here without you guys.

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