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Friday, August 15, 2014


 
 
 
 
 
 
The Harp Twins are twin ladies who know how to rock! They have played for heads of state and celebrities around the country. But they are true music fans as well as fans of metal! They  perform a variety of Television theme songs as well as covers by such notable classic metal acts like, Iron Maiden, Ozzy, And even AC/DC. Not only does their music sound amazing but their videos are equally fantastic, visual representations, of their passion.

 

 

1. Your cover of Iron Maiden's "Fear Of The Dark" is excellent. It is what led me

to discover your music. Are there any plans to do more Maiden songs?

 

Thanks so much! “Fear of the Dark” is our favorite Maiden song and we had a

ton of fun covering it! We also recently posted a video for our arrangement of

“Dance of Death” – which was our most elaborate music video to date! We have

gotten a lot of requests to cover more Iron Maiden, so you can definitely expect

more in the future. We have yet another Maiden song on our “to arrange” list that

we think our fans will love.

 

2. Obviously the two of you are fans of metal music as well as other forms. Name

your top five metal acts.

 

That’s really difficult, because we have a lot of favorite songs from a lot of

different groups. However, some metal acts that make the top of our current list

are Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne, Eluveitie, Angra, and Metallica.

 

3. Are there any bands that you would like to record with? And perhaps perform

on stage?

 

Oh goodness, yes! It would be a huge honor to play with any of the bands and

artists we’ve covered!

 

4. The current wave of metal bands from Europe are Symphonic and female

fronted. Do you ever see The Harp Twins perhaps fronting your own symphonic

style metal band?

 

We find it awesome that there are so many female fronted European symphonic

metal bands! It would be fun to perform with a rock or metal band some day, and

being able to rock out with a band backing us would be a dream come true. :) :)
 
 

 

5. Playing for presidents and people from all manner of life, do you have any

crazy stories that may have happened backstage or during a show?

 

One of the things that we most love about performing is that every audience and

show is different. When we’ve played for huge political events, our harps have

always been “swept” by the Secret Service. It was amusing to see the dogs

sniffing around our harps and equipment. One time a few years ago, we were

playing for a church service and the pastor tripped and fell on K during

communion. She and the harp were almost knocked over and there were

communion wafers all over the floor and us. Luckily, we didn’t miss a beat and

the pastor was fine. However, thankfully we haven’t had anything too crazy ever

6. The Harp seems a little out of reach for the average student in school. Do you

think The Harp Twins could help to change this? Maybe tour some schools to

inspire the younger generation?

 

We think that the only reason that harps seem “out of reach” is that people tend

to not think outside of the box. Since there are so many people that play the

piano, or violin, or guitar, people can see the potential of those instruments. We

are trying to show the world that the harp can rock just as much as any

instrument and it isn’t necessarily any more expensive than learning any other

instrument. In fact, we recently partnered with Harpsicle Harps to show what can

be done with small, affordable harps. Our most recently video is our arrangement

of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train”, which we arranged specially for our Harpsicle

Harps! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR2RVaXKQiE) When we first

wanted to learn the harp in middle school, we worked a lot of jobs to earn money

for our instruments and lessons. We had to show our mom that we were serious

about learning the harp. We didn’t have a lot of money, but we didn’t let anything

stop us from following our dreams. We didn’t believe (and still don’t believe) that

anything is out of reach for someone who is willing to put in the time and effort to

pursue their dreams. We’ve played for quite a few schools for kids of all ages and

that is always a lot of fun! It is awesome to see the reactions of kids to what we

can do with our harps. We definitely think our music is starting to reach a new

audience and we would love to inspire a new generation of musicians. We love

taking the harp where it has never been before!

 

7. Future plans for The Harp Twins

 

We’re not sure what the future holds, but world domination by the Harp Twins

Revolution is a definite possibility. ;) ;) We would love to continue to perform on

our harps and act. We love traveling, so we hope our work will allow us to see

the world. The future is full of exciting possibilities and we can’t wait to see what

life has in store.

 

8. Although twins, each of you has your own unique personality. Name

something about each other that people might never guess...

 

K: Camille can trill really, really, high. Like ear-shatteringly high in pitch.

C: Kennerly can whistle and I can’t whistle worth beans. It seems like I should be

able to since we are the same genetically!

9. Anything you would like to say to your fans.

 

Our fans are the BEST and we wouldn’t be where we are today without them!

The support of our fans means the world to us and we are so grateful for each

and every person who supports our music and us. We try to show that

appreciation every day by spending as much time as possible interacting with

them on our Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube.

 

That's about it. I know you are busy so take your time. Personally I think your

music and versions of classic covers are excellent. Keep up the fantastic music

making.

 

Thank you so much for your interest in our Duet Harp Revolution! We would love

to connect with your readers on our

Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CamilleandKennerly)

YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/CamilleandKennerly)

Twitter (https://twitter.com/CamilleKennerly

Google+ (https://plus.google.com/+CamilleandKennerly)

 
 

 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

An Interview With George Lynch






A guitar Icon. There are few modern day guitarists who are more instantly recognizable. His tone and passion for his artistry marks him as truly one of the greatest players who ever picked up the instrument. George Lynch is constantly upgrading his legendary status with assorted projects. Now you can add Movie documentary to his long list of credits. I had a chance to speak with George Lynch about guitars, KXM, Lynch Mob, Native Americans, and Michael Sweet of stryper singing for T&N.



You have a lot going on.


As we speak I am in the studio with Oni Logan. Finishing up the Lynch Mob album.
. It has been bugging me for years to finish it. The songs are just really good and it gets frustrating having to wait but I couldn’t find any other way to commit to the time. They are important songs. Finally found a way to do it and we are just killing it in the studio. We would like to do a quick turnaround and get it out before the end of the summer.


How do you find the time to do it all? You have KXM, T&N the list goes on.


Well not every one of these projects requires me to dedicate 100% of my time to them. I work in a fragmented fashion. This week is vocals and guitar for the lynch mob record. At the end of the month Michael sweet( Stryper, Boston) and I are doing a couple of videos for the michael sweet project which is coming out next year. And then last weekend we were finishing up a video for kxm. For the next single “Faith is a room”. I just divide myself amongst the projects and try to keep it all together in my head.
    It is interesting. I actually just finished the “Shadow Nation” film. It deals with Native American issues. It has a heavy music content. There is a band associated with the movie called shadow train. So that is about a month away from being finished and we have a double cd soundtrack associated with the movie. So that is another project finally being finished after three and a half years. It is challenging. More than doing records.


You have a real passion about the native American plight. Are you native?


No. Just Humanitarian issues in general. Not always just Native American. The film explores both sides of the issues.  We even interviewed ted nugent for the film. that was tough because he is such a vocal person. You can’t help but like ted even though you might disagree with him. Large personality. He invited us into his home  and we had a really great time.
 
 





Do you change your setup for each project or do you just leave everything the same as far as your tone and gear?


I don’t think i change the sound. I approach my writing differently. The project I am doing at the time depends on the approach. With KXM there is a different approach because of where we all come from. So the approach is different but the sound or tone stays the same. It’s a mindset. Lynch Mob is more bluesy hard rock so when I write I keep that in the back of my mind. Otherwise everything would all sound the same.


The Breakdown On the T&N version of “Into The Fire” is killer. Who came up with that and did you want something like that on the original recording?


  It was just a product of me and Jeff being in the studio. Messing around with parts. In all these projects we tend to just create at the moment. It is when those ideas are the best. That part was one of those incidences. We just kept going. No we just came up with it for this recording.
We actually are discussing a name change. We had an injunction not to use tooth and nail so we went very quickly with T&N. But I was never happy with that. So we will change it. Essentially we have MIchael Sweet coming onboard. So we will have Dokken minus Don with Michael Sweet singing and playing some guitar. We got the first half of the record which is dokken covers recorded. Nice to half a second guitar player live. It will be interesting. Michael is such a great singer and he has a lot of melodic ideas. Dokken heavy. Really A fun listen. I really enjoyed it. I just wish it was out now.(laughs)


Are you up to date with your social media?


I just do emails. That is about it. I’m aware of it but I don’t do that. I know how to but we have people that help us. I really don’t see it’s usage reflected in album sales. We try to keep everyone in touch but I don't have any way of seeing if it helps album sales. Spotify and other streaming services don’t really help out the artist in any way. The amount of money paid out is minimal. For those of us working hard in the trenches it makes it real hard to pay your bills if the music is given away for free. For a lot of us it is not easy. I just don’t think it is right. If we all lived in a shared communism system then sure music can be free. But we don’t live in that world. I don’t know why it is allowed. There is a lot that goes into those “free” downloads. Everybody needs to make a living.



Truly amazing, talking to a living legend.


Bryan Martin/cryofthewolf68