Doug and Christine Cochran.
Where are you from?
Kansas City, Missouri, US.
Name of band:
We have a couple of projects. Doug and Christine is our acoustic arrangement. Furtherest is our most recent full band project.
Who else is in your band?
In the acoustic arrangement, it is just us. Furtherest includes Doug on guitar and keyboard, Christine on vocals and keyboard, Drew Burasco on drums, Tammy Gifford on keyboard, guitar, and vocals, and Melissa Hile on bass and cello.
How would you describe yourselves and your music?
We would like to think that our music captures a variety of styles. We try to take the approach that every song is unique and different.
As to describing ourselves, we have both loved music all our lives and enjoy sharing that with people.
Who are your main influences musically?
Doug: John, Jimi, Jimmy, and Mozart.
Christine: Karen Carpenter, Stevie Nicks, Pavarotti, John Lennon, and Janis Joplin.
What do you hope to achieve in music?
To paint a picture and bring emotion. Isn’t that what art is?
What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
Doug: Working with Christine.
Christine: Listening to our first completed song. It’s like having a child. When it’s finished and you see it for the first time, nothing compares.
And what’s the moment you want to forget?
Doug: I don’t want to forget any of the musical moments. Even the brain farts up on stage.
Christine: The only incident I would really like to put behind me was my first diva temper tantrum on stage.
If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
See The Sound – Music is an art, like painting or any other art form. It was a turning point because we laid the base recordings in our home studio. With the digital age, you are able to actually “see the sound". We started out in the age of cassette tapes.
Where can we listen to it?
Where can we find out more about your music?
Anything else you’d like to say about your music that I forgot to ask?
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to reach out across the pond. Safe travels.