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Waiting for Bobby

New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
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"waiting for Bobby Interview"

waiting for Bobby Interview

by Cary Monotreme




Energetic, fun, and creative, waiting for Bobby (comprise of Aparna Muralidharan- Keys, Erik Vincent- Drums, Giovanni Caveggia- Bass, Heather Siler- Vocals, Jack Macco- Guitar) presents a lively and diverse set full of glitter and glam-rock. We were lucky enough to speak to Heather Siler.




What music first captured your ear and got you interested in music?
When I was a little girl, I used to watch Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, and lots of Disney movies. Julie Andrews was my very first musical influence when I was 3 years old. I used to ride my bike up and down our street singing all of her songs. It’s totally different from what I’m doing with the band now, but that is how I got started with music.



Do you come from a background of training in the arts?
Yes, I started piano lessons when I was 8 years old. I did choir from elementary through high school, and also participated in school and community musicals and plays. I even played french horn for a short while during middle school. I took classical voice lessons in my teenage years, and I currently take voice with an amazing teacher.




How did you start working with your current band?
I met Aparna, the keyboard player, at the Electric Zoo music festival on Randalls Island almost a year and a half ago. We met through a mutual friend and started talking. I told her I was a singer and wanted to start a band. She told me she had a band, but no singer, and asked me to join. It’s amazing how far we have come! We started as an all girls band, but now we are the only two girls left. We met Jack, the guitarist, Erik, the drummer, and Giovanni, the bass player, all through Craigslist.




Do you prefer playing live or recording?
Playing live, for sure! You can never truly capture the energy of the music on a recording. You have to see and hear us live to get the full experience. We put on a show and every time it changes. I don’t want to ruin any surprises, so you will have to come see us!



Where is your favorite place to perform?
R Bar on Bowery and Rivington is my favorite. I love the lighting and the atmosphere and the way the stage is set up.




Has anything crazy ever happened at a show?
We have had equipment stop working in the middle of the show, and we have had power cords break. As they say, the show must go on, and it does. We also tend to have some theatrical antics on stage, but like I said before, you have to come see it for yourself.




Are there any other creative mediums you work in?
I used to perform in plays and musicals, but not much anymore. I tend to treat my life like one big creative medium.




What do you like to do for fun?
Make music, of course! Besides that, I like to go out dancing, catch other live performances, go running, and anything else that strikes my fancy. Anything and everything can be a fun adventure for me.




- EK Beat - Online music magazine


"Village Voice- Waiting for Bobby at Trash Bar"

Event: Waiting for Bobby at Trash Bar with Sons of Jove. 3/04/11 - Village Voice


"WNYC Radio- The Battle of the Boroughs"

First Fridays in The Greene Space, MC’d by radio host Terrance McKnight, are a great way to start your weekend. Come out to discover new performers, support your local favorites — and enjoy beer, wine and snacks on the house.

Voting: The first round of voting will take place exclusively with our Greene Space in-house audience to determine the top five artists of the night. The top five artist’s performances will be put online at www.thegreenespace.org and open voting will begin. Only one vote will be permitted per person. The winner of the Queens “Battle of the Boroughs” will be announced on Twitter, The Greene Space Facebook page, and on the official Greene Space website.

Waiting For Bobby performing "Indian Summer" with Aparna Muraliharan, Dave Kortum, Heather Siler, Manya Kuzemchenko, and Jack Macco

Footage available via Live Webcast and on Request
- WNYC and WQXR


"Weijun Images"

My name is Wang Weijun. I live in New York City and I love art and photography.

Indie Rock Showcase: Waiting for Bobby - Wang Weijun


"Rew and Who"

Rising Stars and Living Legends, Rew Starr interviews Waiting for Bobby's lead singer and guitarist.

http://www.rewandwho.com/ - Rew Starr


"UCLA Radio, DJ OCTOON'S BEST IN UNSIGNED MUSIC BLOG"

The BEST in UNSIGNED Music: tune in to the show - brand new time! Tuesdays, 4pm -6pm

With live performances, call-interviews, and open request line, we’re steadily building a strong community of unsigned artists and people who love to hear something new. Join us at UCLAradio.com and catch music on the cutting edge – indie rock, hip hop, emo, singer songwriters, and everything else.

With many fan requests behind them, Waiting for Bobby has attained regular airplay during DJ Octoon's Radio Show. - DJ Octoon


Discography

You Make it Hard (Single)
Laura's Song (Single)
Indian Summer (Single)

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Waiting for Bobby is rapidly gaining momentum and has been featured on NPR and UCLA radio stations. An eclectic melange of keyboard, guitar, bass, drums, and strong female vocals provides catchy and fun music and a diverse set list with elements of funk, groove, electro, grunge, and pop-rock.

The band was started by Aparna Muralidharan, the keyboardist, who found the other bandmates through craigslist, music festivals, and good old-fashioned word of mouth. She has a background in classical music- both Indian and Western styles. She dreams of one day being a piano dancer at FAO Schwarz. As a child, vocalist Heather Siler listened to musical theatre and pretended to be Julie Andrews. Now, her biggest influence today in music and fashion is Debbie Harry, of Blondie. Her motto is – “What would Debbie wear?”
Guitarist Jack Macco, whose influences are The Beatles, Zepplin, Sabbath, Sex Pistols, Nirvana, and Jane’s Addiction, recently came back from base camp of Mt. Everest in the Himalayas. Drummer Erik Vincent has been providing awesome beats for Waiting for Bobby since August and has successfully helped shape their sound into a phenomenon. Giovanni Caveggia from Rome has been "slappin da bass" and rocks the free world on a regular basis.

Waiting for Bobby plans to spend many more hours in the recording studio, followed by brainstorming (and drinking) at the Irish Pub next door. A full-length E.P. is coming soon! “All the way, that’s how we roll."