Special Interview: Fools For Rowan

Erin, lead singer from Fools For Rowan was kind enough to catch up with me for TheAussieWord’s blog interview…  Can I just say how great the track and video is for ‘Dead’…must watch!

What can you tell us Aussies about you. How and where did it all begin? 

Well.. It all began in Nashville, TN.  I was there writing and working on a solo project and forming a band instead sounded like a great idea!  So that’s what I did!

What first got you interested in music? 

Oh man, I think I came out of the womb interested in music.  I think it’s either in you or it’s not.. music kinda chooses you!

Who inspires or influences your quest to make great music? 

Hmmm, well amazing artists that have paved the way inspire me.  Artists like Steven Tyler, Pat Benatar, Faith Hill, etc.  My family, however, inspire me to make it great!  If they’re watching and supporting something I do, I’m going to give it all I’ve got to make them proud.

Are there any tours or gigs planned for the future? 

We’ve got a few gigs coming up this spring, but our main goal right now is to start and finish our new record!  Really excited for that!

What are some of the biggest goals you hope to accomplish as an artist?
Just to be successful at it, ya know?! Not have to sacrifice my family, morals, etc, in order to make it in this business.  Also, I want to be an encouragement and source of strength to our fans and to put on the most amazing live show ever!!

What can fans expect from you in the coming months?
Well in the next few months we will be writing and recording like crazy and digging our heels into making a new record!!!

Success, what is the secret to success and what has been your biggest career highlight so far?
I think the secret to success is really dependent on how you personally define success.  The secret to success in the music business in my opinion is real talent + perseverance= success.

Our biggest career highlight to date for me would have to be opening up for Evanescence in Nashville!  That was amazing!!!

Fools For Rowan ‘Dead’

Which current stars in the industry do you highly rate?
Evanescence ranks really high, Beyonce is right up there too.. she is a GENIOUS business woman!  And I know that they’re not exactly “current”, but I totally heart Aerosmith!

How would people best describe you and your music?
I’d like to think that passionate, intense, high energy, and strong are all words that they would use!

Tell us a bit about your first EP or album?
Our first record was called Twisted. Tied Up. Tangled. and we learned so much from it.  It taught us how to be better musicians, entertainers, etc.. we owe that album a lot.

Do you have any exciting projects in the works?
We’re working on our new album and that is very exciting!

The industry is huge, where do you see yourself a few years from now?
Playing sold out arenas to a swarm of screaming fans that we call our friends.  There’s always room for more in the music industry!

Name a few of your favourite Aussie artists.
I really love Delta Goodrem … and one of our producers is close friends with Jamie O’neal so I’ve had the pleasure of meeting her!   Both ladies have absolutely amazing voices!

The shape of the music industry has changed significantly over the years, including the use of social media, how do you feel about the industry as a whole and what it means to you in getting your records out into the public eye?
The industry is always changing.  In order to keep up with the changes, last year we gave away all of our cds at our shows to insure that our fans got to listen to our music!  Social media also plays a major role!  I personally feel like that’s really where the fans get to get close to the artists.  Take Facebook for instance, we get to interact and talk with our fans there all the time… it’s awesome!  It’s one on one, anyone can comment and you can really get to know your fans on a personal level.

Thanks for the interview! What can you leave fans with here on TheAussieWord blog today?
Thank you!  We’d love to get to know all of our Australian fans so come say Hi on our facebook page!  You can also get free music downloads there!!

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