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Introducing the band Skies of Avalon - CJ Interviews:

Thank you for taking this interview! What has 2022 been like for YOU as artists? Exciting really. We just rebranded on 1/1/22 from 28 Pages, which was more of a rock, blues, southern rock, classic rock cover band. Skies of Avalon is a semi-progessive rock w/ classic rock elements project, although we do still play cover songs live. Can you tell us how you've transformed from the beginning to now as an artist? It was done gradually in the last quarter of 2021, with the release of "Tides", the first Skies of Avalon single in October of 2021, then we made the full transition over to Skies of Avalon on 1/1/22 with a New Year's Eve show. How did you come up with your latest project? It came from literally combining my original project called Palenium and my cover project called 28 Pages, which already shared two members anyway. We formed a new 5 piece band called Skies of Avalon. After the release of our first single "Tides" we lost one of the members on good terms and pushed forward as the four piece that we are now. Where are you from originally? Hendersonville, North Carolina. Where do you live now? Hendersonville, North Carolina. Do you think where you live impacts how your music is made? Yes. Original, semi-progressive rock is not that popular here, so we supplement with well known covers. We travel out of town and state some when we can to play more original music shows. We also consider the audience and listeners when putting new songs together, whether covers or originals. What was the inspiration to make music your career? My parents were traveling professional musicians. My mom is a drummer and my dad a guitarist/keyboardist. They traveled to 27 states playing in their top 40/variety band. It is "in my blood" so they say. How do you want to shape your career? I want Skies of Avalon to make an impact on people. For us to be at least regionally and nationally known would be wonderful. Finding the right audience is the key. Do you work on a tight timeline always or do you go with the flow when it comes to your music? Both, it depends on what our short term and long term goals are for the band. For instance right now we are working on new material to implement right away in our shows and also already beginning rehearsals for the CD release show on Friday, 12/2/22 at Isis Music Hall in Asheville, North Carolina. How did your latest title of your music come to be? This would be a song called "If I Ever". This song is special because I do not know exactly where I came up with the idea for the song, other than the fact I wanted to write a song called "If I Ever". When I was writing it, my hand and mind were one and I literally wrote the entire song's lyrics down in one sitting. The music came just as quickly. This doesn't happen very often. Is it hard to let go of the music when it is done? No not really because you never truly "let go" of the music. It is your creation and will always be a part of you. This may be true of any art form I guess. Do you feel an emotional attachment with your music? Yes, very much so. Music is about feeling and emotion and it reveals itself in every aspect from time to time, when it "wants" to do so. How would you describe your music in one word to someone who hasn't listened to it yet? Engaging. Where do they go to listen NOW? What has been the best fan reaction to your music? On more than one occasion people have said that they get "Rush feels or vibes" from our music. Is there anything exciting coming up for you? Yes! The release of our album and Cd release show! Here is the link to the show information: Are you performing the song anywhere LIVE? Yes, at most every show! Give us all your socials and links so fans can link up with you! Thank you for this interview! Thank you! Look forward to seeing this interview published!

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