By: Amanda Hather
Starstruck Avenue is a five member pop punk/rock band from Montreal, Quebec. They have a few songs available on their Bandcamp here http://starstruckavenue.bandcamp.com/, as well as on their YouTube page for you to check out. If you want to learn more about this band, check out their social media below and keep reading this interview!
What made you want to pursue music in the first place?
SA: Our parents introduced us all to music at a young age. Showing us videos of the biggest icons in rock n roll history such as Angus Young from ACDC or Roger Daltrey from The Who.
What kinds of things inspire you to write new songs?
SA: Everyday problems such as corruption and heartbreak.
If you could work with any band or artist, alive or dead, who would it be and why?
SA: if we had to chose one band to work with, it would have to be Green day . They have mastered the the art of live performance, and will never disappoint.
If you could tour with any band or artist, who would it be?
SA: We would like to tour with The Story So Far , a band we all look up too.
A lot of bands and artists are connecting with fans through social media. Do you think this is an important tool for musicians?
SA: it is an important tool indeed. Social media has made it easier for us to connect with our fans ,wether it be through facebook or twitter, it has made it easier to keep them up to date with our next moves for 2014.
If someone hadn’t heard your music before, how would you describe it to them? What song would you suggest they listen to first?
SA: i would say that our music is like a mix of Sum 41, Green day and All Time Low. but with our own special something to it. Deep lyrics, harmonies and a lot of emotion. We would suggest a song we wrote called Next to You.
Out of all of your songs, which is your favourite to perform live?
SA: One of our favorites to play live is actually a song we haven’t recorded yet, which is called Swimming in Regret.
Now a few fun questions:
What is the first song you remember listening to?
SA: I remember hearing my parents listening to come sail away from a band called Styx when i was a few years old.
What was the first CD that you bought?
SA: The first CD I ever bought was Van Halen Greatest hits
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
SA: As a band we all really want to visit europe and play some shows over there!
Favourite flavour of ice cream?
Favourite TV show/movie?
SA: The Simpsons
Do you prefer Twitter or Facebook?
Do you prefer dogs or cats?
I’m a Toronto girl born and raised but have been living in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick since 2010. Music and writing are my two passions, so what better place for me to be than a writer with Canadian Beats? I have been writing for the blog since May of 2013 and have had so many great experiences because of it. I listen to almost every kind of music but my favourites are pop rock, rock, indie, folk, and any other combinations of them. Concerts are definitely my favourite place to be, especially when you’re right against the barricade and can feel the energy from the band and the crowd, everyone singing the same lyrics and moving to the music. I also have a college degree in Business Administration and hope to one day be able to publish a novel.