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Indigo And The Bear

What's your name then? Oh. And the name of your band…

"Sarah. The band is Indigo And The Bear."

 

And what do you do?

"I am the keyboard player."

 

When did you start doing that?

"I guess I could say that I started trying to play the piano when I was about 3 years old...actual playing probably happened around 5…Jam, our lead singer/guitarist, and I started Indigo And The Bear towards the end of last year."

 

Why did you start doing that?

"I started because my mum used to play piano and I would sit on her lap while she played and try to copy what she was doing. There was always music in our house, be it Dave Brubeck, Dire Straits or opera and I just wanted to be a part of it."

 

Do you think you're good at doing that?

"Working with great musicians like Jam and Barb, our violinist, means that you get to constantly challenge yourself when writing and playing music. I think that helps you stay creative and forces you to want to keep improving."

 

If you weren't doing that, what would you be doing?

"I would love to be a film scorer."

 

What makes you happiest about what you're doing?

"Collaborating with other musicians and getting to meet so many like-minded and lovely people around the music scene."

 

And what makes you unhappiest about what you're doing?

"Only that I can't play music full time I guess. The three of us often ponder how awesome it would be if music was our job."

 

What's your proudest moment of doing what you do?

"Getting our debut EP recorded and mixed in 2 days. We're pretty proud to have had the chance to work with Dave McCluney and Adam Dempsey too."

 

And your least proud?

"Barb and I being caught on camera dancing like chickens in the studio. We thought we were alone. I'm not sure how that makes that less weird."

 

When are you doing your thing next?

"We are launching our EP along with a film clip, made by Canadian film maker Ben Bruhmuller, at The Wesley Anne this Friday July 22."