Updated: Jun 9, 2019
“Free is about our ability to deal with life, but only you can break those chains to become free. We always enjoy recording and expressing our songs. These are very special moments for us.” – @IvetaSimone
GETTING TO KNOW IVETA & SIMONE by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio
Simone: Music has been in my family since childhood. My inspiration was watching my parents perform.
Iveta: I can’t remember. Music has always been in my blood.
Free… is about our ability to deal with life, but only you can break those chains to become free. We always enjoy recording and expressing our songs. These are very special moments for us.
We hope that people can feel the journey with us… and to relate to our songs. To reach people and be recognize as professional artists. For the marketing strategy the options of the Internet ( social media ), electronic media ( radio stations, TV).
New Zealand… We both live in New Zealand at the moment. We have a lot of variety of music ( the same as the other parts of the world). I love to spend time with our families, and of course writing, recording, performing.
Music business… It’s a very hard industry to get into. The trust and the risk in this business are the negatives to be dealt with. To overcome the hurdles and pitfalls, we’ve been constantly researching and investigating.
You can reach a great number of people at once.
Have you found any challenges that you’ve had to overcome… Eliminating the scammers and putting trust again in people.
How do you feel about releasing singles vs an album… We have a lot of songs, they are very diverse. Singles can stand on their own if proved popular. Every song receives its own unique marketing plan.
I would love to have 5 minutes alone with… Simone: Jesse Jay. She inspires me with her energy, passion and drive on stage. She knows what she wants and goes for it.
Iveta: Celine Dion. I admire her talent , expression and an amazing career.
Do you find that there is to much emphasis on being current and trendy… Yes, there is a lot of emphasis on staying up there. There is a lot of competitions and competitors striving to stay at the top by always reinventing themselves.
I am most afraid of…
Simone: Being ripped off.
My personal definition of success is.. If one of our songs touches someone’s heart. It means we’ve done our job. For us our achievement so far is winning the pop/ country category in the Akademia Music Award wuth our song “Free”. It’s been selected for the best song in this category. Also we’ve been selected to perform at Scorcher festival in Sydney. http://www.scorcherfest.com.au/band/profile/349-1225-PMB
My over all goal for my life & career is… To succeed in this industry and to continuously go as far as our fans allow us.
3 Ways that I challenge myself and how each one moves me forward towards my goal.
1 )Believe in yourself
2) Work hard
3) And grow thick skin:)
Band profile: http://www.scorcherfest.com.au/band/profile/349-1225-PMB
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Iveta-Simone-1574398696172935/