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Fast Five: Venice



MTTM: How did you meet and what’s the story behind your band name?

Max: George and I were both at school together and played instruments from age 14. James and Jack also went to school together and used to jam. Alex ran his own studio where we decided to record our first demo and he seemed to really get our sound and vision. As for the name, we wanted to think of something that would be stylistic and timeless and Venice just seemed to work.

MTTM: How would you describe your music?

Max: We like to think of it as feel-good pop, with that rock/indie/electro edge as we play our own instruments.

MTTM: What have you been up to so far and what can we expect over the coming months?

Max: We have spent a lot of time recording and perfecting our debut release Venice – Vol I in our home studio. You can now download it for free at www.veniceofficial.co.uk and you can also watch the video for our lead single ‘Heart That Could Heal’ on the same site. We have a show coming up on Wednesday 19th September at Hoxton Bar and Kitchen in London which we are excited about, so it would be great to see as many people as possible there! We are also currently working on Venice – Vol II which will again be self-produced and hopefully released before the end of the year.

MTTM: If you could duet with anybody who would it be and why?

Max: For me personally, it would have to be The King, Michael Jackson! My dad used to play him the whole time in the car when we were growing up and I saw him live at Wembley when I was 7. Ever since then I fell in love with the music and his charisma, and I couldn’t think of anyone better to share the stage with!

MTTM: What’s your desert island disc and why would you take this one album?

That is a very hard question as I probably have three, but I think I’d have to go for ‘The Rocket Summer – Do You Feel’ because it’s one of those albums that you can keep playing and playing, and it never gets old or boring. I also think that the lyrics in the album would help keep my faith in the dark times on the island and also help me celebrate the good ones! My other two would be ‘Bon Iver – For Emma Forever Ago’ and ‘Drake – Thank Me Later’.