Where are you from?
Name of band:
Who else is in your band?
Derek Fremd, Rodrigo Valente, Al Nigro and Enrique Blanco.
How would you describe yourselves?
We are a truly International rock band, based in Miami, Florida, with an English lead singer, Uraguayan drummer and three American guitarists. Core Critical brings a combination of raw power, inspired vocals, driving guitars and a muscular rhythm section to its 38 original songs.
Who are your main influences musically?
Honestly, we don’t have any. We just set out to sound like ourselves. The music reflects and supports the lyrics for each song.
What do you hope to achieve in music?
We would like to be established as a recognised touring band, playing to sell out venues.
What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
There have to be three! The first was being given a film crew to make the videos for our year long appearance on Comcast’s ‘Xfinity on Demand’ cable TV channel. The second would be my appearance on the BBC radio programme ‘One on One’. I always wanted to be on Desert Island Discs and this is the local radio version! Finally, the crowd reaction when we first performed our homage to punk ‘Go For It’!
And what’s the moment you want to forget?
None so far. You learn from the bad stuff. ;-)
If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
Cynical, because it is sarcastic, mocking and easy for a live crowd to help us out with ‘Yeahs’ and ‘Yeah Rights’ ;-)
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/music that I forgot to ask?
We are obviously a ‘mature’ band and all our songs are about life. Some people have kindly said I am a ‘Rock Poet’ and, thanks to the support of many corporate sponsors, we were able to publish an eBook of all my lyrics and why I wrote them etc., as a free download on our website here: www.thebandcorecritical.com/