This is a band whose triumphs and tribulations have made us what we are. We've been through alot together. Music is our life. We formed this group in 2002, which was consisting of only four people until 2005 when Keith joined. Also we have been blessed to open for very popular music artists such as Trina, Too Short, David Banner, Lil Flip, G-Unit, etc., basically people in the Rap/HipHop genre. We're, fresh, true, and through our music is our truths. This is Blaze1.......
We are a group of guys from different walks of life now residing in the MidWest.We are very serious about our music careers.and someday hope to get sign to a major record deal.
Who are blaze1?
A group of guys who has been thru a lot together and are from different walks of life we've known each other for a long time. we came together and is determined to make it in the music business.
Our music is hype and its real
When were you formed?
We teamed up in 2002 Keith came in 2005
What would you say would be Blaze 1's biggest achievement so far?
Blaze 1 biggest achievement so far is being opening act for some very well known rap artist such as David Banner,G unit,Too Short,Lil Flip Just to name a few.
What are your aims for the future?
Our aim as a group is to put our hometown Sioux City,Iowa on the map.Come from the bottom and make it to the top. Music.
Your favourite music album/influences?
Keith fav.music influences is Twista,E 40,Trell's fav.music is rap.his infuences are UGK,MJG,Drew fav.album is do or die,his influences are ludacris,bone thugs.Shuns fav.album is it was written, anthony fav album is americaz nightmare and his influences are mobb deep & t.i
Last album you bought?
Trell Z-ro,Anthony, Day after by Twista,Shaun, Nas Street Disciples,Drew Twista Day after Tomorrow ,&Keith, Chamillionaire sounf of revenge.
Favourite all-time film and book and why?
All Time Film-Shaun,The Godfather Triology,Anthony,Menace to Society,Keith,State Property,Drew,Ong -Bok The tie Warrior ,Trell Boyz n da hood cuz it showed what people go thru living in the hood.
Favorite Book-Drew,2Pac the book about his life,Keith,Lucky by Jackie Collins,Anthony,I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King,
Have you had any embarrassing moments on stage?
Anthony forgot a word or 2,Shaun stumbled on stage ,Keith Fumbled over some lyrics to a song
Will we see you gigging in the future or new recordings?
Gigging :Definetly, New Recordindg, ASAP
If you could cover any song what would it be and why?
Anthony,Win or Lose by Mobb Deep(Why) because thru life i have learned that you will go thru some things and have some losses but no matter what you cant give up go hard each and every day.
Trell- Tupac Only God Can Judge Me(Why) Because i feel a lot of people judge others but theres only one judge in the end
Shaun-Nas If heaven was a mile away (Why)Because he touched a lot of serious topics
Keith-Twista Hopeful(Why) Because the song explains the current world we live in
Drew-Nas Black Zombie (Why)Because of the hook he inspires me
What is your song writing technique?
Drew, Double space big letters, Keith, I write according to my thoughts, My Imagination. Trell ,Freestyle, Shaun-I Go with whatever i feel to that certain beat
(Anthony)-Speak on real topics,Create chorus for songs
Favorite Chord-Anthony Bass Lines,Trell-Bass Lines,Shaun -Piano Melody's,Keith-String Guitar,Drew -Bass Line
What treats and goodies would you like backstage before a gig?
Kfc,Pizza. (Shaun)-Bottle Water (Trell) Gatorade,Bottle Water,Honey,Speech to get my mind focus(.Anthony) Gatorade, Bottle Water,Pop,Chips and a Stereo Player.,(Keith)-Orange Juice,and Barbecue Chips.
Are there any bands/artists on overplay that have impressed you?
All the guys said they listen to some of the artist but gave no comment.
Have you a piece of advice/tip you could give to an unsigned band?
ALL THE GUYS SAID TO PROMOTE YOUR MUSIC, GET INVOLVED IN YOUR COMMUNITY, KEEP STRIVING FOR YOUR DREAM AND DONT LET ANYONE HOLD YOU BACK,FOCUS ON YOUR GOALS.DONT STOP WHAT YOU DOING UNTILL ITS DONE,GET YOUR DEMOS OUT.
Ok here's a chance to plug your CD or songs you have on sale on overplay
OUR MUSIC IS CLUB BANGIN,CRUNK MUSIC, AND THE WAY WE LIVE IN THE MIDWEST, IT'S REAL
What question would you have liked to be asked? What is the answer to the question?
(Trell) Are You Ready For The Next Level? Yes
(Anthony)Have You Ever Open For a Big Name Artist?Yes
(Keith) Are You Really The Wildest One In The Group? Yes
(Drew)Are You Ready To Get Signed?Yes
(Shaun)What Artist Would You Like To Open For? Nas