Getting to Know: Lithuanian Rock act, Alive Way
In today’s Getting to Know, we are introduced to Alive Way, a six-piece Lithuanian rock act that gets their inspiration from a few North American artists. If you are in an up and coming band that would like to partake in a Getting to Know feature, contact [email protected] to receive the questionnaire and instructions. Thanks!
Band Name: Alive Way
Band Members: Justin (lead singer, songwriter, guitar), Kristina (vocals), Julio (bass), Martin (keyboards), and Andrew (drums).
Years Active: 5
City of Origin: Vilnius, Lithuania
Who are you and what do you do?
“We are people from small a country trying to get our message to the world to be kind to each other; friendly; act selfless; and find peace in their souls.”
In 100 words or less, tell us how your band has gotten to this point.
“After a lot of struggle, we have finally managed to get some notability. We’ve been working our backs off day and night. Sleepless nights and intense rehearsals made us who we are now.”
What is your latest release and how would you best describe it to someone who hasn’t heard your band?
“It’s a mix of upbeat, up-tempo songs and ballads which makes it perfect for every pop/rock music lover.”
When making an album, which aspect of the process do you put the most time into and why?
We put the most time in rehearsing I guess, because when everything is perfect on our end, and played without any mistakes, the production time is spent just putting everything together.”
What is the best part about your band and why?
“We never listen to criticism. It’s funny, but we have our message to the world and we are trying to transmit it in our own words, and how we understand it. Other people can only interpret it.”
What makes your band unique from the rest?
“We have our own unique sound and ideology. Our music has its purpose…it’s not just music. All our songs are about real people, and real lives.”
How does your band survive the challenges of touring/gigging?
“We look at it as it’s just a simple fun weekend and we are going out somewhere and playing a bit…we are relaxed as possible. In rehearsals we work and make everything perfect, but when it comes to gigs, what you didn’t do in rehearsal you probably won’t do in gig too. So, if you are relaxed, you let your energy flow and you perform at maximum efficiency, and when you struggle, everything becomes fake.”
Would you rather be critically-acclaimed; rich and famous; or an under-the-radar band with a dedicated fan base?
I think rich and famous, because you can always do good for others, but you don’t always have the power to do it. When you are rich and famous, you have the tools needed to actually make the world better.”
If you’d have to compare your band to another one out there, living or dead, who would it be and why?
“Bryan Adams or Train. I guess these bands made the biggest influence to our sound and these are the ones we look up to.”
Which band/musician would you like to share many drinks with? What would you talk about?
“I guess Patrick Monahan (Train). I saw him once on a Daryl Hall show where they were playing together and hanging out. I think he is a very interesting and fun man. I would like to get to know him, how he sees everything, not only about music, but about life in general.”