Aspiring Musicians; Sharing Their Music Here and Beyond August 19, 2016
Meet our Customer of the Week, Daniel Adams
Daniel Adams and his band members are aspiring young musicians whose ambition is to share their music with the world. Along with their band theme merchandising they are sure to be a great success!
Here is our interview with Daniel:
DOAA Shares Their Music with The/Studio
The/Studio: Introduce yourself. Tell our readers a little bit about who you are!
Daniel: My name is Daniel Adams, I am a member of Discovery of an Afterlife also known as DOAA Band. The band is based in Phoenix, Arizona and all the members are in their twenties.
The/Studio: What genre of music does Discovery of an Afterlife play?
Daniel: Discovery of an Afterlife is a rock band that creates music and sells our brand-related merchandise. We also perform live shows in Arizona. Our goal is to be able to tour the United States and beyond performing our music.
The/Studio: What have you learned since starting Discovery of an Afterlife?
Daniel: So far I have learned that being in the business of selling music is very difficult. We are not connected to a record label so we are technically an ‘independent’ artist. The band members are our only support when it comes to producing musical material and promoting it ourselves through social media and our website doaband.com. Our group is attempting to put ourselves ahead of the curve by establishing our own website and registering ourselves as a legitimate organization.
The/Studio: What about your band are you most proud of?
Daniel: The collective we, are proud of Josh Kneisler. He is the drummer for Discovery of an Afterlife and so much more. He was responsible for recording and editing our full length album ‘Something More Than Us’ in his apartment over approximately a six-month period. This accomplishment has allowed us to create music that we are extremely proud of and the only compromises made on the work were amongst the band itself . I am also proud of all the members because we all met each other through the internet as diverse strangers, yet still managed to create a piece of art that somehow reflects each of our inner experiences.
The/Studio: What are some of the greatest challenges you face with your band?
Daniel: The greatest challenge for our business is launching ourselves into a professional setting. There are six members, so as we begin to increase our community of fans and receive more opportunities to perform, it will be difficult for us to balance this work with our actual jobs. Currently the band is an extremely gratifying hobby, but I think we all hope to someday make it into something more than us.
The/Studio: Where do you see Discovery of an Afterlife in 10 years?
Daniel: In 10 years I hope to see that Discovery of an Afterlife has released multiple albums, acquired a large international following, and that we are able to tour all over the world performing and spreading our personal message.
The/Studio: What type of legacy do you want to leave?
Daniel: The legacy I hope we are able to leave behind is one that continues to promote extended community through music; the courage to confront the struggles that life presents to each of us; and the knowledge that being a dreamer is something positive. I believe that we are embarking on a journey to create community, to overcome our personal struggles and follow our dreams through the creation of music.
The/Studio: What is the story behind the custom product that you produced with The/Studio?
Daniel: This custom patch that was designed by Josh Kneisler is one of the first pieces of art that the band used to extend our first album’s meaning. It is the idea of burying negativity, personal doubts, and the fear of death all through self-empowerment via music. These actions can help us become better versions of ourselves.
The/Studio: How are you going to use these custom band patches?
Daniel: We are going to sell these DOAA coffin patches on our brand new website www.doaaband.com and at our merch table during live performances throughout the Phoenix area and beyond. We would love to see people at our show wearing them on jean jackets and in other creative ways!
The/Studio: Do you have any upcoming events that our community members can attend?
Daniel: Discovery of an Afterlife will be performing at the Vape Gravy Music Festival 2′ on September 10, 2016 at Club Red in Mesa, Arizona. We will also be opening for Swedish heavy metal band Soilwork on October 24, 2016 at the Nile Theater in Mesa, Arizona.