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Sometimes a band comes along that offers something so new, so refreshing, and so unique that missing out on their music would be a crime. Many cool alternative bands get lost in the shuffle of average joe bands. This next band will certainly need not worry about this as they are making music that makes them instantly stand out above the masses. Who is this band? Meet DRUYD in this fun and exclusive spotlight with our Webzine.

Isaac: We’d love to know about your inspirations growing up. I hear so many influences in your music. How old were you when you first discovered music? Is there any kind of musical history in your family?
Druyd: We all discovered music when we were very young but the career paths we took in the future were quite different. Du had many mathematicians and musicians in his family, however, there is no musical history in Yr’s and BlackMary’s family.
Isaac: What drew you to pick up an instrument in the first place?
Druyd: When Yr was in 1st class, he wanted to take up guitar lessons at the local music school. However, he was told that his fingers were too short and as such, gave up for a while. His father then made him take tamburica (a rather small Croatian stringed instrument) lessons when he was in 3rd class and he attended for a year. Then at the age of 16, he taught himself to play the guitar and never looked back. Du was attracted to tubes by his sheer curiosity and fascination.
BlackMary first discovered the piano at the age of 5 at a factory where her mother worked as cleaning lady and from the moment she touched it, decided she had to learn how to play this bewitching instrument.
Isaac: As you hit your teenage years, did you know that this was what you would be doing for the rest of your life?
Druyd: She says yes and they say no. When BlackMary hit puberty she chose to do a double major at university – Music and French. She wasn’t sure she wanted to be singer until her second year when on July 7th, 1990, The Three Tenors held their historical concert in the Baths of Caracalla in Rome on the eve of the World Cup and that was it.
Isaac: Is there a performer in any genre of pop culture that you would like to work with?
Druyd: We don’t really think about stuff like that as most of our time is taken up with work for Druyd. However, having said that, we would love to work with any hyper positive, looney, innovative workaholics. Those are our friends, those are our space comrades.
However, as BlackMary is an avid knitter (she knits on stage when the boys play instrumental pieces) it would be cool if a well known knitwear designer designed a special outfit for her that she could knit while on stage.
Isaac: Who are some musicians that you really like, present or past?
Druyd: The boys like all hyper positive, looney, innovative workaholic musicians as mentioned above, with whom they would gladly be cooked along with in a large space cauldron.
And anyone who knows BlackMary well will undoubtedly roll their eyes and without any hesitation reply – Eva Cassidy.
Isaac: What is your ultimate goal with your music career?
Druyd: We don’t really believe in any ultimate goals – our music making is not a means to the goal but is a goal in itself. In general, we have a goal to fulfill everyday and feel that this will lead us in the future to a place which at this point in time is impossible to forsee.
Isaac: What has been some of the obstacles it has taken to get this far in your career?
Druyd: Short fingers, bad breath and lack of musicality. Just kidding! Seriously, for BlackMary, as she is the mother of umpteenth children, it has been trying to find a balance between her music career and family. For Yr, he is constantly, abnormally ill. And for Du, it’s been his bad breath! Again, just kidding! Du has had many obstacles which he failed to realise and therefore he is a kind of no-obstacle phenomena!
Isaac: Would you recommend this “field” to others who are aspiring to be musicians like you?
Druyd: Nothing is as rewarding as doing something you love, putting everything you have into it and then knowing that others appreciate your effort. We feel that this is not connected solely to the music field but to all fields. The real answer is always an individual one and a person can answer it through the consciousness or that is, in being honest to oneself, never in a cliched, always in a deep way.
Isaac: Describe one piece of advice you’ve have been given to by others in the music industry.
Druyd: Do a quality studio recording as soon as possible, create a website and put your music on the internet. We think it’s really important if you want to be a successful musician to be “out there”, to make your music as accessible as possible to your fans and people in the music industry. You need to be played in order to be heard and be heard in order to be played.
Isaac: What genre of music do you consider most of your music?
Druyd: It’s hard to put our music into any specific category but we call it “Space Music” or „Heavy Wood Music”. However, if you want the usual terms, our music could be considered world music, ambient, new age or accoustic.
Isaac: What has been your favorite piece of work?
Druyd: Magic Wood, Unwinding the Wind, Desert Stinkyroom, The Spatialist, Misao iz Daleka, Valso de sufokato.
Isaac: How can fans-to-be gain access to your music? Do you have a website with sample songs or a demo CD?
Druyd: On the MUSIC section of our website www.druydband.com there are whole length previews of all of our singles and it’s regularly updated with each new song. It’s even possible to download all of the songs by visiting our ReverbNation page www.reverbnation.com/druydband . A few months old Du’s solo album Kosmopterix with two guest songs by Druyd is available at CD Baby http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/dubravkolapaine1 and Bandcamp http://dubravkolapaine.bandcamp.com/album/kosmopterix. Our first full length release is planned for June 2010.
Isaac: Is there anyone you’d like to acknowledge for offering financial or emotional support?
Druyd: We would like to thank you for your support!
Isaac: Any last words?
Druyd: Blessed are those who slip. And fall into wonderland. For wonderlands are easy to miss. And so is bliss.

By: Isaac Davis Jr., BGS, MBA

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