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Gold Complex: Profile + Interview

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GOLD COMPLEX : Interview

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The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

Donald Trump (kidding…ofcourse)

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

We are a seven piece Pop/Soul/R&B/Funk band from Toronto. We make music that gets people dancing and feeling sexy.

Why do you do what you do?

Because we love it. We love making music and we love making people feel good.

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

All seven of us have always been passionate about music since our childhoods. We all met while playing an art gallery function in Toronto and the rest is history. We had a great chemistry and personal connection alike so decided to become a band after playing that gig. Through our subsequent rehearsals, we started writing together and we developed a sound and vibe that has in turn become what Gold Complex is today.

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

One challenging thing about collaborating artistically with six others is trying to accommodate everyones personal preferences, tastes, ideas and opinions. Communication is key and we are all very open with each other. We consider ourselves friends first.

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

In a career sense, I don’t think we like to view moments of doubt or adversity as mistakes. Sure, we have moments of regret and things we look back on not too fondly of (for example, not negotiating the best deal for ourselves, paying too much for something or allowing others to take advantage of us in some way). But I think its important for us to remember that we’re all still new at this, we’re all learning every day and any “mistake” we encounter is a learning experience.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

We are touring ontario this fall and really excited to play for new markets. We will also be officially releasing a single and video for our song "cities and lovers"

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

I think the typical answer here is “believe in your dreams and they all will come true” but unfortunately thats not a realistic way of looking at the world. It takes work. Hard work, especially in the entertainment industry to even make the slightest bit of an impact. And a lot of the time, the perception is that you have to wait for other people to open the door for you or give you an opportunity etc.. But this isn’t always true. If you want to make music, make music. Record yourself and put it online. Same goes if you want to be a filmmaker, just pick up a camera and literally make a movie. In 2015, there are so many incredible tools and resources at our disposal that can allow people to see their dreams realized. So there’s no excuse not to try.

 

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GOLD COMPLEX : Profile

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Full name

Will Bowes c/o GOLD COMPLEX

Age

25

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Toronto

Where you live now? (city, country)

Toronto

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

Toronto

First Language?

English

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

Pop/Soul/R&B/Funk band from Toronto!

How long have you been doing it?

Just over a year now…

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

MJ, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, The Beatles & Stones, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars…Mark Ronson!

 

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