Vivat Joe!


Instrumental Art Rock trio from Czech Republic. Band has been formed in 2015 by professional guitarist and composer Ivan Bores. Guitar - Ivan Bores, Drums - Michal Pilousek, Bass - Jiri Pecka



How did you get together as a band?

Band has been formed in 2015. Ivan had composed a few songs for his new electric guitar when started searching for accompanion. First came Michal as a drummer who had new Ivan before and played in several other bands. As a last member came a bass player Jiri Pecka who played bass guitar for a fun. He is still a member of the local clarinet ensamble. We all came from one small town, so we had no problem to organize our time even each of us had another musical activities.

What is music to you?

It is an art, so it gives everything what comes with it. Joy and other feelings too.

What is the meaning of the band’s name?

Band has been named after our first song. We use a word Vivat in many song titles too. It is a tribute to musicians which we admire for their works. However our music is mostly original, it is highly influenced by musicians named in titles.

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

This band is about progress. It is our Rock child and we like to see how it grows. We enjoy to work hard on improvement of playing technique. It is a challenge how far we can get with this instrumental music.

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

It is an instrumental music based on electric guitar melodies. It's a Rock and Metal. There is no aiming for specific style. Our songs are ment to deliver pleasure of listening. Of course, it evokes other feelings too, but there is no particullar opinion message in this music without lyrics. Just listen it and let it affect your feelings.

What inspires you to make music?

Ivan: It's natural. All sounds and events around me. It's a part of my personality to express my self through music.

Which musicians or bands have influenced your music?

Many of musicians. The most influential are metal and rock bands of sixties to early nineties, especially guitarist such as Satriani, Steve Vai, Joey Taffolla, BB King and many more. Our band is also influenced by other musicians which we worked with, their are our friends too.

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

Ivan: How to organize things and discipline in studio work. Michal and Jiri: Precission and self improvement.

What is the feeling during a live show?

It is a core of the music. It is all about concentration to our performance, feeling an audience reaction and cutting ourself out of the outer world.

What do you dream of?

To be always satisfy with our music and to get a good feedback from large audience.

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

We don't know. We just play. We are poor in marketing.

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

Everything happens online in these days. There is a lot of crap music around, everybody pushing it to get some kind of success on internet. There is a poor audience for a small live-music events. Club managers do not care about your music as an act of art. They do their judgements based on your social network success.

What do you think of Drooble?

Good place for musicians. We don't know yet how it helps to promote our music.

What does frustrate you most as a band?

Probably empty auditorium.

Do you support your local scene as fans? How?

Yes sure, on live gigs.