Tamal

Bio

We are a group of friends turned into a rock band with the desire to leave an echo in your heart with our music. https://www.facebook.com/TamalOficial/?fref=ts

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How did you get together as a band?

Through music communities in social networks at first and then with friends.

What is music to you?

Leandro: A universal language, a scream from the top of my lungs, a way to connect to others.

What is the meaning of the band’s name?

Leandro: For me it's a word play and an ode to regional culture (through food in this case, something that we all love).

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

Leandro: A place of work, self development, relaxation, fun. It's like home. It's my down to earth place were I can be myself with my friends and I can be at peace with everything. It's were I feel most a home, at piece and satisfied, more than anything else.

What is your music about and what message do you want to send with it?

Leandro: I feel as though I make my music giving not only a great importance to how it sounds musically, but as well, I try to give a heavy weight to the lyrics and what they are able to transmit. Still as well, my wish is that people would connect to our music, feel it, and get the urge to scream it on the top of their lungs.

What inspires you to make music?

Leandro: My love for it and the extreme joy and satisfaction it gives me

Which musicians or bands have influenced your music?

Leandro: Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Luis Alberto Spinetta, Charly Garcia and Pez

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

Leandro: How to work with others, how to work professionally to some degree (still in my case I have a long way to go), a little more about music work with the team, more about my own instruments, among other countless things.

What is the feeling during a live show?

Leandro: Excitement, accomplishment, a rush of energy. I feel alive, in the moment.

What do you dream of?

Leandro: I dream that the band will reach a well respected place in the musical community and between larger musicians. Not necessarily a rock super star, but to be a very respected rock band of the community and to able to live from the music I create in the band.

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

Leandro: Perseverance, intelligence, creativity, enthusiasm. I hate to admit as well that it takes a certain amount of luck as well, but it's reality and I can't deny it.

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

Leandro: It's tough for musicians but at the same time it's good. It's good because their are more ways of getting recognized through media, but it's tougher because their is much saturation and a lot of the same is being heard and the innovators sometimes are not getting attention because of this.

What do you think of Drooble?

Leandro: I believe it's fantastic because it allows musicians to become more connected and look for other musicians more quickly and proficiently than in other media (such as Facebook).

What does frustrate you most as a band?

Leandro: Sometimes the fact the places will charge you to play and not understanding that it's not only an art form, but also a source of work. It's like working for someone and having to pay that person. It's not because of the money, I'm glad to play for free, but I hate it that a lot of places take advantage of the fact that their is sometimes a lack of well positioned (geographically speaking), good quality sounded, well structured places (which positions them in an advantageous position); and they take advantage of the enthusiasm of some local bands and make them pay to play (something that many people can't do because it's really expensive).

Do you support your local scene as fans? How?

Leandro: I do by going to shows or trying to promote some of my friends bands