By: Jordyn Meade-Baxter
SC Mira is a multi-genre band from Winnipeg. Sadye Cage , Ty Vega, Mario Lagasse, Jed Desilets, and Caro LaFlamme comprise the band. The band released their debut album, “Waiting Room Baby” on June 9th. You can see our review HERE!
To find out more about SC Mira, check out the interview below!
Where did the name of the band come from?
The name has been a unique sort of evolution. Mira is my grandma’s English name and SC is my initials. I used to go by “Sc Mira” on stage, but as the band grew it became our name. It’s no longer an individual. We are all Sc Mira.
How do you go about mixing music so you get a genre like “Heavy Folk-infused Alt-Rock”?
Songs can be interpreted in so many ways, but the bare bones of a track always demand certain things you can’t deny. We add parts to our songs that sound like they need to be there, and that fit the feeling of whatever emotion drives the song. Apparently that translates into a lot of influences fused together. We have trouble putting a finger on our genre, but we’re okay with that. We feel good about our music and we’re all connected to it. That matters a lot.
What can you tell us about Waiting Room Baby?
Waiting Room Baby is a unique being. The original songs were written with no plans of ever sharing them. Through a series of events Ty and myself met and started making this record. We didn’t know we’d be in a band together or that anyone would even hear our work. It’s what everyone always says, but it all came together very organically. Today we have the record and a band and it’s our life. We love our little baby.
How do you make your music sound heavier on stage?
I wouldn’t say that we make it that way. Our excitement to play naturally makes the songs heavier. Things translate differently when you add in all of the energy surrounding a live show. The people, the anticipation, your mood and whatever else changes a person’s expression on any particular day.
Speaking of touring, you have a few dates announced already, but where else are you trying to go on this tour?
We don’t know where we’re trying to go. Everywhere. We’d like to go to Japan, but we’d have to fly and we’re not ready to leave Burgundy Bill (our van) yet. Next tour.
What are your live shows like?
Our live shows are honest. We’re all affected differently by the music we play, and that shows in our individual performances and even what we wear. Our shows are energetic because we love the music we’re playing and we connect to it. I’m sort of limited physically, so my energy tends to come out the top of my head. My head spins off every show. Someone always gives it back.
How would you describe your music to new listeners?
Folk influenced alt-rock, but we’re not really sure. If you like to hear stories then we’ll tell them to you. If you never listen to lyrics, then we have you covered for catchy melodies.
The next couple questions are going to be a bit more fun , so the fans can get to know you better.
What would your alter ego be like?
As a band our alter ego is Burgundy Bill a.k.a. Pink Billy. He’s our van and our second self. We all have a little Bill inside us. Like when I wear velvet. That’s Bill talking.
If you could have your weirdest mash up of bands to tour with, who would they be and why?
Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Kendrick Lamar, Jenny Lewis, Boston, Grimes, and Father John Misty because we love them all and we just want to.
Is there anything else you would like to say to the fans?
We can’t wait to meet the people we play for! See you on the road.
I’m an aspiring entertainment journalist from Fredericton, New Brunswick, and a recent graduate from St. Thomas University with majors in Journalism and Psychology.
Currently a retail worker but always dipping my feet, someway, in the world music journalism. I have a volunteer spot on a local blues radio station and have been a part of Canadian Beats for years. It’s where my passion for storytelling and my love of music come together and I can’t wait to see what’s in store.