Interview – The Castagne’s

Interview By: Jenna Melanson
Photo Credit: Kristy Campbell

The Castagne’s are a Montreal, QC based band made up of siblings, Marj Castagne & Phil Castagne.The band released their new LP, “#firstOne” recently and also a new music video for “First One”. I had the chance to ask The Castagne’s a series of questions about their background, their new music and much more!

How long have you been playing music?

Since forever but with our respective instrument 15 years.

When did you form the band?

In 2005.

What is it like playing in a band with siblings?

It’s really cool & easy too! Everything goes faster in terms of decisions !

You recorded your LP, “#first One” in California, how was that experience?


Where do you tend to pull inspiration from when writing?

We both have different ways to write and we’re trying, I guess to reinvent ourselves every time.

You played many venues in California while you were there as well, how does that experience differ from playing in Canada?

It’s different in every way possible but differences are what makes life great!!!

You have released your LP to the indie/college radio world, how has the response been?

Very good! It’s been picked up a little bit everywhere across the world.

You shot your music video for your single, “First One” in California with award winning photographer Jeff Frost, what was the highlight of the video shoot?

Every part of the experience was magical, thanks to everyone who participated.

Is there anyone that you would like to work with in the future?

Jim Carey, Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, Mark Hoppus

How has the fan response been towards the video?

Really good!

Can fans expect any Canadian dates this summer?

We’re working on that!!! 🙂

What’s next for The Castagne’s?

New EP coming soon!!!

Here at Canadian Beats, we like to include a portion of questions that may help your fans learn something new about you, so here goes:

What was the first concert you ever attended?

It was the teenage mutant ninja turtle the ‘’coming out of our shells ‘’tour.

What is your current go-to song?

5000 miles – The Proclaimers

If you were to put together a festival lineup, which other Canadian bands/ artists would you want to share the stage with?

The Rollerboyz

What is your favourite summertime activity?

Playing music!!!

Do you have any tattoos? If so, what are they?

Shhh! It’s a secret.

Last but not least, is there anything you’d like to say to your fans?

We love you!!

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