Carmen Toth (singer/songwriter/guitar & keys player for Social Potion).
Where are you from?
Toronto (East York), Ontario, Canada.
Name of band:
Who else is in your band?
My husband Aaron Jones. We're a married couple duo. He plays drums, keyboard and sometimes guitar. I do vocals, guitar, keyboard and most of the songwriting. I also play solo under my own name (Carmen Toth).
How would you describe yourselves?
Original indie alt-pop that reaches your soul. We're often compared to 80s and 90s era artists.
Who are your main influences musically?
Some of our favourites are Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Tom Petty, Peter Gabriel, The Beatles, Kate Bush, Death Cab For Cutie and The Silversun Pickups. We listen to a lot of classic rock, indie rock and retro 70s/80s/90s music.
What do you hope to achieve in music?
We hope to gain enough fans to make a living doing what we love for a long time. So more shows and an eventual tour, more albums (we currently have an EP), more music videos, more airplay and song placements on movie or TV show soundtracks. If we can achieve those things, that would make us extremely happy.
What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
Getting selected to play in this year's NXNE (North By North East) Music & Film Festival was pretty awesome. It's one of the biggest music festivals in Canada.
And what’s the moment you want to forget?
For a short while Aaron and I tried playing with two other people in our band and it didn't work out. We had to say goodbye to them. It was really tough on everyone. But a great learning experience for sure. It made Aaron and I appreciate each other more as artists, and made us more sure of the sound we're going for.
If you could choose just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
Probably "Drive Myself Home." It's catchy and has lyrics that a lot people can relate to.
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'd just like to thank our fans for their encouragement and support. You guys are awesome! Also, our 5-song debut EP is available as a FREE download at socialpotion.ca. (But you can also buy it if you want -- we'll love you either way!)