Joining a new band is always weird, especially when you've never met most of the members. But I've learnt more than I ever thought I would from this new experience! Before joining the band I didn't really listen to much pop music. My influences had always been really varied, but pop was never a genre which has interested me before.
Now however, my Spotify is littered with pop bands! For the bands sake of progression, I tasked myself with learning to play poppy beats etc which is still an ongoing process for me. Now id like to think that I've grasped some sort of style which the band can move on with.
As for getting to know each of the guys, it's been hilarious and stressful - but overall it's been great. James and I have been working in bands together for years, so sticking with him has made it easier. He still takes a decade to get his gear set up but that's never going to change! As for Josh, Sean and Sam... They're really easy going, funny and most importantly, weird - which is always a necessary quality for a band to have. They all make sure that everything is as good as it can be, and push to succeed - which is a really positive environment to thrive in.
So if someone asked me what are the highlights of my time in MAURITIA so far? I'd probably say the following:
- Recording with Al Groves is probably something il never forget, we all had such a laugh and chilled time working with him! Plus Liverpool was pretty sick!
- The funnie