Listen to the live interview June 28 at 8 pm et Episode #485: A.V.A Live Radio Behind The Music with Jacqueline Jax : http://tobtr.com/10085203
GETTING TO KNOW NOHC
by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio
Suzanne Real (Vocals, Producer)
Kris Von – (Producer, DJ, Guitars, Percussion)
Person Interviewing: Suzanne Real
Song name: Here For You
Music Genre : Electronic Pop
The song was written as a dedication to the men and women who teach in the field of special needs education, and inspired directly by stories and experiences from Kris Von’s mother. All sales from the song are donated to the Valley Program, a school dedicated to teaching students ages 3-18 on the autism spectrum. More information on the program can be found at www.valleyprogramfoundation.com.
We look to move forward in a direction that brings together a wider range of influences beyond EDM, more hip hop, R&B and rock elements, while still maintaining ties to the original sounds we created when starting NOHC. We are finalizing two new tracks, Hero and Lights Go On, which offer unique soundscapes and lyrical themes that we look to push forward with on future tracks.
We currently reside in Long Beach, California…
after moving from New York city where we began the group. Long Beach offers a unique combination of artists and community that finds us showcasing both our EDM roots as well as our versatility to perform acoustic throughout the neighborhood. As compared to other music scenes we have performed in, there seems to be a strong sense of support and curiosity for new sounds within Long Beach that does not necessarily exist in all communities.
Music business ..
This is a difficult question because it can be so frustrating to see the real business machine of the industry at work. Labels and promoters often look at numbers on social media as much as talent and growth opportunities and it can be difficult to stand out and find a niche in a world that involves so much more than just writing music and performing live. We are constantly trying to engage on social media platforms, interact with local music communities and grow our brand. Modern artists must be marketing and business specialists often as much as being musicians, which can be frustrating but also drives us to work harder as we know that we have wonderful talent and a unique show and music catalogue to offer the public.
I would love to have 5 minutes alone with….
So many options as the world is full of inspiration, but if I must answer, I would go with Christina Aguilera for always feeding my soul, inspiring me to work harder and being my idol.