1. First off, who are you and what genre of music do you make?
We are Cadence Calling and were a metal band from Toronto Ontario Canada.
2. If you had to describe your music with a color, what would it be?
If we had to choose a color to represent our music it would probably be black because that’s the color we wear as a band 99% of the time. The aesthetic we bring and put forth must have some sort of influence on our music.
3. What’s the biggest struggle you have when it comes to creating?
The biggest struggle when it comes to creating music would probably be just combating writer’s block and being okay with not being incredibly creative every time we want to write a part. Whether it’s a guitar part or its writing lyrics being able to put it down and come back to it more effectively has to be one of the hardest things to do. Especially when you’d rather it all just come pouring out.
4. If you could play any show in the world, what would it be?
If we could play any show in the world it would probably be Warped Tour for the summer. We all have an emotional connection to that tour as fans going to see the bands we looked up to. To be able to be the ones playing on stage would be a change we wouldn’t take for granted.
5. What do you consider your biggest musical success?
Our biggest musical success would have to be watching our band grow and gain so many new fans and people who are interested in what we’re doing. We’re playing better and better shows as time goes on and to see more and more people stoked on what we’re trying to create is amazing.
6. What inspired you to start making music?
We all might have slightly different answers for getting into making music but i think a good general answer for all of us is that we were all just looking for something that we could call our own. Going through high school as a bunch of kids trying to figure themselves out and making/listening to music began to shape who we were. We all naturally gravitated to music early in life and just continued to explore music by trying to make it.
7. If you could hear any person living or dead sing to you, who would it be?
For me (Nikko-drums) I would have to say that it would be between two people who are both dead and it would be Kurt Cobain from Nirvana or if I couldn’t get Kurt it would be Layne Staley from Alice in Chains. I absolutely love both of those bands. Kurt Cobain is a massive influence on me as a person as well as an artist so to be able to even talk to him much less hear him sing would be incredible!
8. Who, aside from any band or musician, is your biggest influence?
For myself its pretty hard to say who aside from any artists would be my biggest influence because I spent so much of my adolescent life, looking up to and researching artists who spoke to me on a deeper level than just “Oh I love your music”. So I’ve been heavily influenced by other artists but if I had to say who influenced my most other than that would be my family and parents because they’ve been so supportive and I couldn’t ask for more anything more from them.
9. What’s your favorite book?
My favorite book would probably be Game of Thrones. George R.R. Martin is beyond amazing and anyone who wants a good fantasy read should take the time to read Game of Thrones.
10. What do you like to do other than music?
Other than listening and making music I enjoy playing video games and seeing friends. Music would definitely be the #1 thing for me to pass the time.
11. Who is your favorite musical artist?
My favorite musical artist is a tough question because so many artists and bands influenced me as a player and as a human being. To keep it simple bands like August Burns Red, Avenged Sevenfold and Motionless in white each had a part in molding who I am today as a person and as a musician.
12. What’s one piece of advice you have for young musicians?
One piece of advice I have for young musicians would be that no one is going to care about your band or music as much as you will so don’t depend on anybody else to gift wrap you anything. You need to work hard for what you want and it doesn’t matter what people think or feel about you or your music because if you believe in your work and work ethic you will be successful.
13. Lastly, what’s your lucky number?
I don’t have a lucky number but my favorite is 91 just because I think it looks cool haha.
You can follow Cadence Calling on Instagram at @cadencecallingband, and be sure to check them out on iTunes and Spotify.