What does it take to play a show in Hollywood? Vio, lead singer of Afraid of my Neighbor, explains the band name and playing in Hollywood
Vio is most known as the lead singer of Afraid of My Neighbor, played at venues such as Whiskey A Go Go, Molly Malones, Universal Bar and Grill, Club Moscow, and The Joint.
During this chat with Vio, we discuss being a musician and other topics like:
- From Italy
- Moved to LA 3 years ago
- After finishing high school, had enough of school, what´s her biggest passion
- Went to the Recording and Vocal Program at Musicians Institute.
- Her Dad is a musician (Producer/Engineer)
- Name “Afraid of My Neighbor”
- Met band members through Musicians Institute while in the Recording Program
- Never into Italian music, nothing new, mostly soft pop
- Never sang before coming to Musicians Institute, the Live Performance Workshops helped her
- Had Coreen, Hacksaw and Tita as private teachers while in MI
- Booking: contact the venue, e-mail, talk to the promoters at the venue!
- Pay to Play horror
- Facebook best for promotion
BEST GIG: Club Moscow
WORST GIG: Molly Malones, 1 person there
BIGGEST CHALLENGE: missing her family in Italy, language was hard at first!
Follow your dreams and never give up. Never let people bring you down
SUCCESS= able to make a living doing what she love
MUST READ BOOK
Hayley Williams, Pink, and bands like Foo Fighters and 30 seconds to Mars
“City of Angels” video by 30 Seconds to Mars
SONG OF THE SHOW
“Give it a Try” by Afraid of My Neighbor