Misha Mansoor talks about the Origins of Periphery and educating people about the real cost of being a band today.
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Origin of Periphery
Cost of being a band and touring
Meet and Greet
Importance of a sound guy
I just like to do stuff. I get bored!
If you´re enjoying the journey, once its done, you´re on to the next
I started this project in 2004/05
I started a band with a very good friend of mine. He wanted to push it in one direction and I in another
I did want to be in a collaborative band
I did the music myself and then people joined. People were on the same wavelength.
Periphery….I wanted something neutral.
We make very little money off this band. I make most of my money outside the band
When we educate people they are supportive
The income site has gone down but touring cost has gone up
We´re working with a lot less money than artists 20 years ago
Our last headliner in the US the VIP meet and greet money went to our light show!
We make it a Q&A hangout section. It´s a bit more fulfilling!
People don´t understand that! Educate them so they are more supportive
We can´t sell our merch anymore. We´ll sell half the merch we would because of pictures
We sound good because we have our own soundguy
I was in University of Toronto. I was skipping classes
We´ll support you as long as this is not an excuse to be lazy
If you get a fulltime job, you can live at home with little rent and in your freetime you can do music
I was much happier tired but working towards something than going to school and not caring
I worked at RadioShack because it was commission base. It allowed me more time to work on music
I think i want to quit guitar and move to France (guitarist)
Ask for a little bit of money, i´ll redo it. It became the first Animals as Leaders album.
Guthrie e-mailed his solo. I got to jam with him. He´s an amazing teacher.
We´ve toured with Dream Theater, which was surreal
We took a lot of time off to look at it objectively.
We didn´t want to have a super long people where people get tired halfway through
Bulb was the name of the project I was in before. Started a soundcloud page.
I have asked a lot of people wiser than me for advice
Don´t forget to enjoy it!
Educate yourself from people and learn from that
SONG OF THE SHOW
The Bad Thing by Periphery