Interview With Prospect

What was the beginning point for your music career? How did it all start?

We’ve all been playing in different bands through the years. Kenneth was originally a drummer, but was getting sick and tired of looking for vocalists; so he became one himself. The band went through various phases and genres. Eventually we became an energetic hard rock band, even though every member used to be a metal head (and still is at heart).

We had a few changes in the roster, but now we feel like we’re a big family.

Kenneth – Lead Vocals

Odd Peder – Drums

Eivind – Lead Guitar

Magnus – Rhythm Guitar

Andreas  – Bass

Were there any bumps on the road? What kind of challenges did you have to deal with?

I think we deal with the stuff that most bands go through. We needed a few changes of bandmates, had to play lots of low (or no) paying gigs, and we generally didn’t have the money we needed. But we powered through and now we’re stronger together for having gone through it all.

What was the most fulfilling and satisfying moment so far?

Getting the vinyls of our latest album ‘All Bets Are Off’. Finally holding it in our hands, seeing the artwork and the red vinyls. It was so cool! Putting it on the record player and listening to it felt surreal.

How would you describe the music that you typically create?

Energetic is often the first word that comes to mind when people describe us, and we agree. We like to combine old school and modern rock ‘n’ roll. We take inspiration from lots of places, but mainly from bands such as AC/DC, Airbourne, Guns n’ Roses, Mötley Crüe, Skid Row, Slash and so on. We like to make music that’s catchy, groovy, makes you want to move and sing along. Basically music that you can feel throughout your whole body, and let’s you break free for a little while.

What is your creative process like?

We usually start with a riff, and go from there. Maybe we’ll jam for a while, and suddenly we land on something that doesn’t sound half bad and work on that. It differs from day to day, and we all like to contribute when we write songs. Sometimes one of us has an idea for a whole song, or maybe just a specific part. Listening to lots of different music inspires us to write our own.

If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

It should be easier for upstarting bands to get gigs, and paying gigs at that. Exposure doesn’t pay the bills.

If you were asked to give a piece of advice to upcoming bands, what would that be?

Do it because you think it’s fun! Find a group of friends you enjoy hanging out with, ‘cause you will basically be married to them. Work hard and practice a lot!

What has been the best performance of your career so far?

Our release concert for the album “All Bets Are Off”. We played on one of the most famous stages in Trondheim, called ‘Rockheim’. It was an amazing show!

If you didn’t become a musician, what would you be doing now?

We all have “normal” jobs, so the music thing is just a side hustle right now. I guess if we never had gotten into music we would be working our jobs, just with a lesser spark in life.

What is new with the band at the moment? What are you currently working on and would like to share with the world?

On August 13th we released our second album ‘All Bets Are Off’! Check it out wherever you stream music!

Music Video:

PROSPECT – Blame It on the Booze – Official Video

Socials:

Website:https://www.prospectband.no/

Spotify:Prospect | Spotify

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/prospectrockband

Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwbJpsguXzhPNKCme9B2lWA

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/prospectrock/

Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/ProspectBand

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