Interviews: Take & Take

On this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Progressive Metal band, Take & Take, from the USA. Check out the interview and follow the band on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

1. Where did you get the idea for the band name, did you plan it or did it just come out like that?

Eddie: I brainstormed a bunch of names and it came down to a couple ideas but this is the one that stuck. Felt authentic.

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

Eddie: I just make the music I want to hear.

3. Did you know each other before the band was formed?

Eddie: I’ve known Tim for more than 15 years - since college. I met Isaac through my friend Maeia who’s in my other band Eddie Spaghetti and the Selfish Bitches. And Eric I met through music. He plays with Grudgebot, too. Check ‘em out.

4. Each band member's favorite band?

Eddie: Currently listening to OU, a really cool and weird prog band out of China. They are killer. Check out the songs Frailty and Mountain.

Tim: On the heavier side, listening to a lot of Knocked Loose, Archspire, and Inferi. For other vibes, Nathy Peluso's record "Calambre" is super fun, Stromae is amazing, and let's say.... Palace of Mirrors by Estradasphere :)

Eric: Impossible to name one but for heavier stuff Opeth, Karnivool, and Queensryche are on regular rotation. Lately, I've been going back to some 80's new wave bands like Squeeze and The Cars.

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

Eddie: Life, the Universe, and Everything

Tim: Can't help it: my brain just does it. Life experience goes in, and music comes out!

6. Where was your last gig?

Eddie: The last Take & Take gig I did was in 2022 in Xiamen, China at Mushroom Bar, one of my favorite places in the world. I played solo to backing tracks. But I played a show with my punk band Last Leg at Burning Bridge Brewery in San Dimas, CA in February.

Tim: With my other band Sparrow at Molly Malone's in LA

Eric: With Grudgebot at The "World Famous" Doll Hut in Anaheim, CA.

7. Have any of you ever suffered from stage fright? Any tips for beginners on how to beat that?

Eddie: If you are prepared, stage fright is just nerves. Usually, you get over the nerves within the first song.

Tim: Remember that people care a lot less than you think, and most just want to have fun and aren't looking to criticize you. Just keep performing. It gets better fast if you keep playing shows.

Eric: A certain amount of anxiety before a show is normal and even a good thing - it shows you care about your performance.

8. What bands have inspired you the most?

Eddie: Too many to name. I got very into Ihsahn during the pandemic times. He was part of the inspiration for actually finishing this record and getting it out there. Early on it was The Beatles, The Rolling Stones…

Tim: At The Gates

Eric: Van Halen and The Beatles are the reason I started playing music.

9. What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for?

Tim: Fans? What are those? Hahaha

10. What do you think of your fans?

Pretty good stuff there, fans. Nice work.

11. What do you think of our site? 

I dig it.

12. Something you'd like to add?

Thanks for the interview :). Check out our other projects if you like!: Eddie Trager, A Lady Named Isaac, Last Leg, Grudgebot, Sparrow, Eddie Spaghetti and the Selfish Bitches, Quantity of Dimension One, The Wailing Coast, Project Broked

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