Thursday, 4 April 2013

The Shapers Q&A

Your name:
Anthony Cauvin (Guitar / Vocals).

Toulouse, France.

Band Name:
The Shapers.

Who else is in your band?
Nicolas Marinval (Bass / Back vocals).
Benoit Holin (Drums / Back vocals).

How would you describe yourselves?
We are three friends enjoying having fun together and travelling the world. Besides music we share a passion for extreme sports, so outside of rehearsals you can often find us at the skate park, or occasionally riding the waves. For us being in a band is like being in a skateboard team: we travel, we have fun and we perform! The best life we could have!

Who are your main influences musically?
We mainly draw inspiration and style from the surf and skate scenes. Our main influences are bands like Green Day, Sum 41, Blink 182, Man Overboard, NOFX adding a touch of more old school punk such as Sex Pistols and The Ramones. We also find inspiration in bands like Weezer, The Vaccines, The White Stripes...

What do you hope to achieve in music?
We would really love to live of our music. Music has become more than a passion for us, we think, we dream and we live for music. As I said before, we love travelling and making music, so our favorite activity is touring! Our biggest dream is to be able to tour the world regularly, and particularly we would love to do the Warped Tour! If any of you can help us to make this happen, please contact us!

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
Our strong will of discovering new cultures and new influences brought us to China and Indonesia where we toured in summer 2011. We really had a blast! So we decided to come back to Indonesia for a two-month tour in summer 2012, to promote our first album "Everybody Needs to Have a Dream". We had the chance to play live on Radio Show, the most famous music TV show in Indonesia. We also played in some of the major festivals of the area, sharing the stage with bands like Silverstein. So yeah, for now, this Indonesia tour is one of the highlight of our career, but we will do our best to make more crazy things happen!

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
I think writing this here is not a good way to forget it ;)
I guess it was during our second tour in Indonesia. One day I was so much sick because of local food that I threw up in the car of the event organizer on the way to the show, and I threw up on stage again. We were just able to play one song only... But we don’t really want to forget this. Yes it was embarrassing, but all these moments become good stories and memories.

If you could choose just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
Our song “No Way To Go” represents our music quite well. It is a raw punk rock song with good energy. We shot the music video for this song in France, in Bali, and even some parts in Hawaii.

“Tired of our overbearing sexy manager who never allows us to have fun, we rebel against her and run away to Bali, to realize our dreams: Surf, Sexy Girls and Rock'N Roll !
This is the story of the clip that you can watch below ;)

Where can we listen to it?

Where can we find out more about your music?

Anything else you’d like to say about your band that I forgot to ask?
We really love to connect with our fans and with other bands. Actually, we are very involved in social media (don’t forget to like us on facebook ;-) ), so don't hesitate to ask us anything, we will reply you for sure. Also, we always like to get feedback and advice, because we always want to improve our performances. So please feel free to come chat and chill with us!
We really enjoy to play in front of crazy crowds so we are waiting for you on the road guys! We guarantee high energy shows, adding a touch of French love and humor ;)
And don't forget, Everybody Needs to Have a Dream... 
Cheers from France, and keep on ridin' to shape a better world !

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