VAYA is the legend of the white wolf. A three-piece rock band coming out of Canada. Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life brings you an interview with them.
1. How did you get started as a band?
Phil: Vaya and Raph’started first, they recorded a studio album with other musicians, then I joined them.
2. How would you describe your sound?
Phil: Very powerful music, with a strong voice, good rhythms and a great energy in the songs!
Vaya: Yes, powerful, also authentic really instinctive sound waking up your animal part.
3. What bands/artists would you say have influenced your style of music?
Phil: Oh many bands like Extreme, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Metallica and artists like Jim Morrison, Jimmy Hendrix, Janis Joplin etc!
Vaya: Depending of the mood☺ I like to run on several universes to cultivate my eclectic personality. But I am a real selective auditor. I remember my last concert I ve heard in Toronto. I was waiting for them. And after the first song it was so an horrorful energy making bleeding your ears I left right away.:)
4. Has the rise of YouTube & music streaming helped or hindered you as a band?
Phil: It’s a good opportunity to see what other bands do, to compare with us or grab ideas!
5. What do you enjoy doing when you’re not making music?
Phil: I enjoy staying home, going out to walk in my area, going out with friends, going on vacations to the sea or to the ocean for diving!
Vaya: Live! So how? Doing Archery, create new painting and pictures, read, and having time with my kids they are a real creative playground to explore;)
6. What are your future plans musically? Tours?
Phil: We’re going on tour to Canada again on April and to The States this summer!
Vaya: AND????? I am actually working on the second album. We have recorded in Union Sound studio(Toronto) one of a strong piece and the story of this song will be really multi cultural; but I can t tell you more;)
You can find out even more by going to VAYA’s website.