The story of Browne began in early 2017 when an ensemble of seasoned musicians got together to produce and explore music outside of their own individual genres.
Browne is one example of project bands that have been cropping up as of late. The members are made up of a vocalist, bassist, drummer, and guitarists from other notable local acts.
We spoke with the leader of the group, Aman, to find out how its members got together with a common goal of making new original music.
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Who are the band members of Browne?
Hi there, I’m Aman and I’m the guitarist and the band’s leader. Sai here another guitarist, and Saadah is our the singer.
When and how did Browne start? And what genre would you classify your music as?
Brown started about a year ago. We are actually from different bands but we’re also friends who hang out together a lot and so we decided to form a band as a platform to release more experimental pop music.
Which artists do you think you sound like? Who have been the major influences on your sound?
One of our major influences is American guitarist Richie Kotzen. We try to emulate some of the sounds that Kotzen produces on his guitar. He’s a great guitarist by the way.
Do you have a pre-gig ritual?
Before any gigs, we would be meditating (laughs).
What are your upcoming projects and what are the future plans for the band?
We’re going to release a new EP soon. It’s kinda different from our previous two songs, we hope to bring something new to our listeners. We also hope to join in more shows and perform live abroad.
What does the word progressive means to you?
Being progressive means to explore whatever sort of (music) genre there is. We say we are a pop band but we do venture into many different genres. We want to keep that drive going and make more music.
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