|Posted by Tyler Griffith on September 2, 2014 at 4:30 PM|
To me, local shows are still the best way to discover bands that you have never heard of. Had I not gone with my buddy to the House of Blues in Anaheim a few weeks ago, I would have never saw KaVaN, and I never would have had the chance to experience their incredible live show. From the moment that KaVaN took the stage, I knew that something incredible was about to happen; the band took the stage and performed as if they were in front of a crowd of 20,000 people. Their musicianship and their showmanship was infectious, and they easily had the most engaged crowd of the evening. After the show, I met up with the band to thank them for bringing their special brand of rock and metal to the House of Blues. We exchanged contact information and, after a few weeks of scheudle shuffling and rearranging, were able to sit down and talk a little bit about the band.
Taking a break from their scorching rehearsal, the entire band sat down to talk to me about their recent success that they have had, their history of the band, and how they found themselves with their two newest members. Many fans tend to think that the band that they see onstage is the original incarnation of whatever band they happen to be watching; for KaVaN, that is not the case. The band has undergone different lineup changes over the years, but the one they have now is just as potent as any previous one might have been (one long time fan of the band that I spoke with after their show said that this is the best version of the band he has ever seen). KaVaN also wasn't always known as KaVaN; for logistical reasons, they changed their name in order to clear up confusion and misconception that was floating around in regards to the band. But regardless, despite changing their name and members, the constant within the band is the drive and passion for the music that is being created and performed. KaVaN puts on an electrifying show, and I am eager to see them again.
To the members of KaVaN, thank you for taking the time to sit down and talk with me. I genuinely appreciate your dedication to your fans, and I wish you the best of luck. Take a listen below to hear what the band had to say!
Listen to the interview by clicking on the link below:
Paul Harkin - Vocals
Billy Peele - Guitar
Rudy Nuno - Bass/Backing Vocals
Taka Minamino - Lead Guitar
Zak McAdamis - Drums
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