HOLLYWOOD-APRIL 8, 2011
MY INTERVIEW WITH THE BAND “SPELLBOUND”
BY: De De Tillman
Photo Assistant By: La Tray
It’s a pleasure to be able to interview the band “Spellbound” I’ve been in contact with the band for a long time and thanks to Musician Robert Watson who gave me a chance and granted me my first interview, I got the courage to ask “Spellbound” If I could interview them and they said “YES”
HERE IS THE INTERVIEW WITH THE BAND “SPELLBOUND”
De De: Where did you get the name Spellbound?
Spellbound: Well we were originally called “The Spellbinding Sounds And Enchanted Rhythms Of Bobby Moon, Paul Thomas, And Assorted Guest Artists.’ Someone wisely suggested that we shorten it to just ‘Spellbound.’
De De: How many members are in the band? What are the names of the members?
Spellbound: Spellbound is based on the songs by Paul ‘Pablo’ Thomas and Bobby Moon. Throughout the history of Spellbound, we’ve performed anywhere from a duo all the way to a 10-piece band. Recently, we’ve been performing live as a quartet (4-piece). Also, in addition to Bobby and Pablo Spellbound has a revolving group of musicians and guests which include:
Mike Daigeau (trombone); Candi Sosa (vocals and percussion); Johnny Polance (tres guitar); Art Webb (flute); Plas Johnson (sax); Mike Turre (sax); Asdru Sierra (trumpet); Roger Joseph Manning (keyboards); Mark Adams (vocal); Sonora (vocal); David LaFlamme (violins); Linda LaFlamme (vocal); Question Mark (vocal); Papo Rodriguez (percussion); Rudy Mangual (percussion); Manny Silvera (bass); Jack Gold (congas); Bartel Diks (percussion); Charo Salinas (vocal); Anthony Gil, Jr. (sax) and others..
De De: Who plays instruments if any?
Spellbound: In addition to those mentioned, Bobby Moon on vocals, percussion and some keyboards with Paul ‘Pablo’ Thomas on guitars and keyboards.
De De: Where is your hometown?
Spellbound: Los Angeles, California.
De De: What material do you have out or currently working on?
Spellbound: Our current album is ‘United Front’ (2010) and Funqueros (1999); Respete El Pasado/Respect The Past (2001); Tropicalifornia (2002); Spellbound Sampler: Assorted Spanglish Favorites (2003); Encantos (2005); Poolside Fiesta (2007); Brighter Days Ahead (2008).
6. Where can your fans find your music? What genre is your music?
Spellbound: The CDs mentioned above are all available on CD Baby (see: http://www.cdbaby.com/all/spellboundband)
Also, all the titles mentioned above can be downloaded on iTunes. Our music’s genre is Funk with Latin influences.
De De: Are you performing anywhere?
Spellbound: Our next scheduled show is on Sat., July 2nd, 2011 at Buffalo Fire Dept. in Torrance, Ca. From 6-9pm. Check our website www.spellboundband.com as the performance date approaches for more info!
Thank you so much guys, It’s been a lot of fun interviewing you, good luck with the show, your tours, most of all I wish a successful music career.
Spellbound: We thank you for the interest and the support.
De De: You are most welcome and thank you for this interview.
Spellbound: Keep in touch!
De De: I certainly shall.
Photo Credit/Courtesy By: SPELLBOUND