This time, we get to know Half a Date. Their track "New Earth Is Coming" is featured in the New Artist Spotlight Family of Playlists.
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Vocals: Linne Tuch, Karen Libberecht, Kurt Verheyen
Basguitar: Roland Kellens
Guitar: Steven Frattari
Guitar, Harmonica: John Joris
Keybords, Drums: Phikippe Libberecht
𝟭. Where are you from and what are your hobbies?
We are from Belgium, of course our hobby is playing music en producing it in our home studio, graphics included.
𝟮. How did your get into music?
As a kid, I played piano, as young guy I played in several bands: Rock, New Wave, punk scene .We did pretty well, many gigs and brought out a maxi single
On my 26 I stopped and 25 years later I began again on my own, this time I produced it myself on my computer and my very old synthesisers. Old and new friends came to join. young people came to enforce us, a mix of old and new influences.
It is a family and friends project.
My daughter also sings, My wife and son make the video's and very old friends and very new friend are involved.
We began in corona time and so we worked sending our recordings to each other, now we began with making live music.
𝟯. Who are your biggest influences?
Frank Zappa, Lou Reed, David Bowie, Pink Floyd from my youth.
But the new members bring in new things and so it becomes a fine mix.
4. What are your goals in the music industry?
None, We just love what we are doing!
I am to old to prove anything and the young ones can use this opportunity to grow and then go there own way.
5. If you could choose a location to perform at, what would it be?
Oh, I never thought about it.
Does't matter where, as I think of it.
As long as there is a good PA. and nice people.
6. What is your all-time favorite song?
Nightingales & Bombers of Manfred Mann's . They were the reason I did vacationwork as a young guy to buy a synthesizer, an ARP Axxe which I still use, 42 years later.
7. Most embarrassing moment?
To have to go to the toilet and standing in a long queue and I really do
not know how I can fill 150 characters with this....
Really I don't give a shit about what other people think or say, I know that I do what I can and
that does not have to big or great... Just amusing ourselves.
8. Proudest accomplishment?
That such nice, sweet, beautiful people want to make music with me.
I am very grateful for that.
For me it's about bringing people together and letting them do their own thing, self-development and self-mastery.
9. What is something about you that might surprise someone who knows you the best?
I am a Tai Chi Teacher and we have a tai chi school.
and this for more than 20 years... More than 50 students coming weekly.
But for me, music and tai chi are the same, a universal language.
𝟭𝟬. What is your dream collaboration?
Very honest? I have no idols, my dream collaboration can go in all directions.
I do not work in a goal-oriented manner, only connecting is the message.
So it doesn't matter, as long as they are fine musicians and fine people.
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