Neverwonder

 

NEVERWONDER

What does music mean to you?

Vincent: It is everything to me, freedom to feel and think about anything and make it come out in my and our music. It just makes me happy to create something out of nothing… 

Jay: Music is the life source that has maintained my sanity for most life.  It lives and breathes and constantly challenges me to reach for a higher level of musicianship. 

Fabienne: Music has been my one constant companion in my life, my therapy, my true north in a way. The one thing I always come back to regardless of what’s happening in my life. 

Dre : Well music is a big part of my life I have played music since I was 6 so music has taught me so much in my life and is still teaching to this day 

Which band or artist inspired you to become a musician?

Vincent: Wow good question, so I would say Led Zeppelin, Rush, Prince, AC/DC and Black Sabbath oh ELO 

Jay: The Eagles, Kansas 

Fabienne: Hmm.. that’s a tough one, there were quite a few for different reasons, but I guess if I’d have to choose only a few, I will say Pat Benatar, Prince, Ella Fitzgerald and Kate Bush 

Dre :Led Zeppelin, ELO, and AC/DC 

What are your top five albums of all time?

Vincent: OK Rush “Moving Pictures”, Led Zep any album,  AC/DC “ Highway to Hell”, so many more.. 

Jay: Too many to name 

Fabienne: Another tough question. It’s almost impossible for me to narrow it down to 5. So I will give you 5 of my favorites but not necessary of all time:

– The Doors / The Doors

– Led Zeppelin / 4

– The Police / Zenayatta Mondatta

– Prince / Purple Rain

– Pat Benatar /  Wide Awake in Dreamland

and an extra one  – U2 /Joshua Tree  

Dre: Tough Question not necessarily in this order

AC/DC Highway to Hell

Iron Maiden Piece of Mind

Led Zep 4

Rush Permanent Waves

Black Sabbath We Sold Our Soul for Rock and Roll (Best of) 

Other than being a musician, what else in the entertainment business would you be good at and why?

Vincent: PR for bands, Tour Manager, and A&R scout. own my own label or recording studio…. Just love to create and see it through. 

Jay:  I am an accomplished music teacher, but I’m also a great producer. 

Dre: I think I would be good at the business side and the legal it’s a ton of things to know and learn but I think my attention to detail would help. 

If you had to pick another music genre to play, what would it be?

Vincent: DISCO, LOL…. Well the bass lines are sick, Jazz, Country, and Metal 

Jay: Jazz 

Fabienne:  Well I actually I do play other genres of music, Jazz, Americana, Pop but if Rock and Roll hadn’t stolen my heart years ago, I would want to sing Opera. 

Dre: Jazz or Americana 

What do you think musicians can do to make the world a better place?

Vincent: A lot we have a chance to touch people with our music, reach them to their souls, plus given our platform we can talk about some issues and bring light to them, but at the end of the day people are very smart and see the positive in the world and we all pull together to make the world a great place. 

Jay:  Musicians need to understand how their reaches and inspires people.  I believe that music should be reinstated in elementary and high school as a mandatory course.  This would positively help to mold the next generation of creativity. 

Fabienne: Music is language and it’s the only language we all speak regardless of where we are from, it touches everyone. 

So musicians need to keep flooding the world with beautiful melodies and inspire others to learn an instrument, start writing, composing or singing. Cause we need music in this world more than ever, it brings people together.  

Dre: Share and teach their talents 

What projects are you currently working on or will be working on in the future?

Vincent: NEVERWONDER now and forever… Our next album then shows, videos, PR the band and then take it to the world. 

Jay:  Neverwonder is my main project.  However, I am continuing to work on my solo project and should release an album sometime next year… 

Fabienne: We (Neverwonder) are currently writing new material for an upcoming album that should be ready at the beginning of 2019. I am also currently collaborating on a few tracks with composers and producers friends of mine for TV placement etc… 

Dre: NEVERWONDER 

In one word describe the feeling you get from music?

Vincent: JOY! 

Jay: Satisfaction! 

Fabienne: Expression 

Dre: Fulfilled 

What was the first concert you attended?

Vincent: AC/DC 

Jay: Stryper                         

Fabienne: Michael Jackson “Bad ” tour 

Dre: AC/DC For Those About to Rock Tour 

What is your favorite city/venue to play?

Vincent: Los Angeles, but Las Vegas is also great! 

Jay: Los Angeles 

Fabienne: It’s a tie between my City of origin: Geneva and my city of adoption: Los Angeles 

Dre: I like LA and OC no particular venue I like venues that mic everything up and a good PA system 

What’s the one band or artist you haven’t seen live but would like to?

Vincent: Led Zeppelin, MJ, and The Beatles   

Jay:  Most of these artists are no longer together.  Such as Queen, Prince, Michael Jackson..etc. 

Fabienne: Well on the list of bands I wish I had seen before they pass away or break up:  Led Zeppelin and Queen and for the one that’s still living: U2 and Pearl Jam 

If you could play with any other band or artist, who would it be?

Vincent: Nice question, let’s see so many, Queen, Jimi Hendrix and TuPac, just to see the process, but really the members of NW to see where we take it… 

Jay:  My goal is to retire playing in Jazz groups. 

Fabienne: There are so many amazing artists that I would love to collaborate with at some point but as far as the band goes, I believe I am where I need to be. 

Dre: Foo Fighters 

How has music made a difference in your life?

Vincent: It been there for me always, just a way to clear my mind and express myself 

Fabienne: Music has been a propelling force in my life, for better or for worse. It’s been

My main obsession since I was a little girl, and it’s the main reason I left Europe to come to LA. 

Dre: I learn something new every day from music and it teaches you discipline as well 

Is there an instrument you don’t know how to play but would like to?

Vincent: Piano and Sax 

Jay: Piano 

Fabienne: Drums and I would love to be better at the guitar (I am working on that one tho)  

Dre: Keys /Piano 

In a couple of sentences, what is your story?

Vincent: I would say I have enjoyed life, music, my family, and friends… Speak your mind but always listen, of course there are problems take them as they come and power through, don’t stop believing or living your dreams. 

Jay:  Music was an escape from a horrible home life when I was 13.  Music gave me an escape to different reality and positively changed my life and my life path. 

Fabienne: Grew up in Switzerland, escaped a challenging home life with music and traveled across the globe to follow my muse. 

What’s the one charity/cause your most passionate about?

Vincent: Cancer “FUCK CANCER” anything to stop this horrible disease.  Also stopping/curing Autism! 

Jay: Children Cancer   

Fabienne: Ending wars in this world/World peace  

Dre: Cancer 

What’s the last concert you’ve been to?

Vincent: Foo Fighters 

Jay: Rush 

Fabienne: I go see local bands play all the time, lots of great music in LA, too many to name. But the last big concert I saw was: The Kills 

Dre: Dead and Company 

When you hear the word music, what’s the first thing that pops into your mind?

Vincent: NEVERWONDER 

Jay: Neverwonder 

Fabienne: 1st thing: My life  2nd : Neverwonder  

Dre: Funwork not really a word but I made this one up cause it’s fun and work at the same time 

Vincent Ramos: Thank you for having us! Means a lot to me and the band… Check out our Website and our music! And we will see you at a show…

 

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