Purple Rain

Story

Rock band from Novi Sad, Serbia Band members: Jovana Protic - vocals, Nikola Johnny Obradovic - guitars, Tomislav Simic - bass, Zivan Popovic - drums.

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How did you get together as a band?

About 5 years ago, Jovana and I came to idea to formed the band, but we didn't know any other musicians who could play what we want and than we played alone acoustic. When I came to college, my ex band was fall apart and we meet our first bassist, Srdjan Babic. We made an audition for a drummer and then Bojan Strk joined the band. In the beginning the band was called "Corkscrew". We were playing togheter about a year or two with a little break. Then Bojan and Srdjan left the band and we started to looking for a new rhythm section. In sempember 2016 we found Igor Velickovic, a drummer from band Wheesplash, and Biljana Sovilj who started to play bass. They joined the band and then we change the band name to "Purple Rain". In januar 2017 Biljana left the band and Tomislav found us when we posted an ad that we are looking for a bass player. In may, Igor moved to Malta and we were looking for a new drummer again... In avgust 2017, Mihajlo Medjedovic (ex Clyde) joined the band and now we are preparing for upcoming gigs. In november 2017, Mihajlo Medjedovic left the band and now band is looking for a new drummer!!!

What is music to you?

Music is the prettiest thing in the world.

What is the meaning of the band’s name?

It is like a Prince's song. When Prince died, we were decided to changed name in Purple rain, in his honor.

What is your band to you? Each member can write their own answer

This band connecting us spiritually and spread the positive aura. No matter how each of us feels, when we are playing, we no longer feel problems and our mood grows. In that way, we create a positive aura that is further expanding on the audience.

What inspires you to make music?

Everything...

Which musicians or bands have influenced your music?

Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, WhiteSnake, Winery Dogs, .. and many many more...

What have you learnt from each other that you didn’t know before joining this band?

If the band feels great, then that feeling will be passed on to the audience.

What is the feeling during a live show?

It's amazing...

What do you dream of?

I dream of making our first album and to climb to the next level. Playing our own songs and so on...

What does it take for a band to get their music heard by a larger audience?

More gigs, more festivals, more marketing and connect to each other and be in touch with other musicians and audiences because we can't achieve anything alone ourselves.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Community. Today, in Serbia, every band see only themselves. We must create strong community. That's why Drooble is very important!

What do you think of Drooble?

Drooble has great idea. I think that Drooble is the best thing that can help every musician to connect with other musicians all over the world and promote own music.

What does frustrate you most as a band?

Changing band members.... But now with Drooble, we can improve it if we spread our community. If every user asks at least 5 people to make an account.

Do you support your local scene as fans? How?

Yes, of course. We go to gigs, create common gigs. Following them online.. Listening there music, buying CDs and t-shirts... all that stuff..