Le Paige is Lovin Music and New Tunes In-Store!

California locals Le Paige loves music and loves having people enjoying their music and coming out to gigs. So the band went ahead to talk about why music is so great and what they have planned for their next release!

1. What type of band are you?

We are Le Paige, a Pop/Rock band based in Hollywood, CA! Our four members consist of Beau Garner on lead vocals and acoustic guitar, Adrian Padua on Guitar and vocals, Nick Banaszak on Bass and vocals, and Luke Denney on drums and programming! Our sound can be described as the pop swagger of Maroon 5 with the rock edginess of Blink 182. And a little Justin Bieber…

2. Tell us the brief history of your band.

In 2011, we all met at the Musicians Institute where we were studying. After forming the group, we entered a Warped Tour Battle of the Bands competition and got second place. It wasn't until January when we found Nick, our Bassist, that we felt truly complete. The four of us are like brothers and are going for the top together!

3. Who are your musical influences?

Our influences span a wide variety and we pretty much take them and compact them into a bite sized package called Le Paige. Between us four we have artists like Mayday Parade and Go Radio, Rise Against and Green Day, A Day to Remember and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Blink 182 and Attack! Attack!

4. What are your dreams and goals?

Career wise, we want to take this band to the very top and reach out to millions of people with our music. Our goal is to make people connect with our songs and have a fun time with their friends at shows, parties, and even in the car. Our goal at the moment is to raise money for our next album via our Kickstarter, which you can find at www.lepaigeband.com. We are raising about $9698 for our CD, and would love for you to check it out!

5. Who writes the songs, what are they about?

It really depends how complete a song is before it’s brought to the band. Usually when we rehearse a new song, the person bringing it in, whether it be Nick, Luke, Adrian, or Beau, will have already have wrote the lyrics or chords. After a basic skeleton is brought in, we each take turns putting in our ideas until we have something great. Our songs are generally focused on being young and having fun. We like to keep every song positive, because people want to go to a concert to be happy!

6. How has the band’s sound evolved from Hit the Lights to Goodnight to Midnight?

“Hit the Lights” focused on some seriously catchy stuff. It was filled with high energy and some serious attitude. With “Goodnight to Midnight,” Things are about to get a lot more sincere. We have some really powerful songs we are planning to record, such as Goodnight to Midnight, and The Other Side. I think people will see a side of Le Paige they don’t see as much. That being said, Goodnight to Midnight” will still be packed with the high-energy party sound that made “Hit the Lights” a success.

7. What do you hope to accomplish by working with producer Lee Dyess, what do you think he will bring to the table?

Lee has a lot of experience with bands that we have really come to respect and we are thinking that experience will show in the finished product. He’s worked with bands like Mayday Parade, Go Radio, and From First to Last. We love his work, the people he has worked with, and we are looking forward to being a part of that!

8. Where are you recording the EP?

Le Paige will be traveling to Valdosta, Georgia to record at Earthsound Studios with Lee. It’s gonna be an awesome experience, and we’re so excited to get things going.

We are still in the process of covering travel and recording costs, so if you want to send us over, please head over to our Kickstarter page at www.lepaigeband.com and send us a donation!

9. When did you start writing for this EP?

The songs in “Goodnight to Midnight” haven’t really been written in a fixed time. Some of the music has been written long before the band even started and some were written just after we released “Hit the Lights.” It’s been a good year of writing, and we do hope you all enjoy it as much as we do.

10. How would you describe the overall sound of the new EP? How does it compare to Hit the Lights?

Powerful! There is more power and truth in this EP, we feel. We address things outside of partying and dancing (which of course, we still do plenty of both). There is some more, “realness” to this round I feel.
We have a song called The Other Side, which is a powerful rock anthem that Bernard Baur from Music Connection described as, “the bastard child between Green Day and the Eagles.” It’s one of our most powerful songs that sometimes make us tear up on stage.

11. Does the band have any definitive goals you are shooting for before the recording process even begins for this EP?

Yes, absolutely! We are doing a Kickstarter campaign to fund the EP at www.lepaigeband.com. We need to reach our financial goal in order to move forward with the EP itself. We would love it if your lovely readers would join the cause :)

12. Do you plan to use any new instrumentation that you've never used in the recording process before?

Definitely! We’re going to have a piano in our love ballad and even some cowbell, if Luke was being serious. Lee is a great piano player, and is even writing some accompaniment for the demo tracks we've sent him. Also, we may possibly have strings like violin and cello. It’s not for sure, but we’ll give it a shot!

13. When can we expect the new album to be released?

We’re going to release the album sometime in the spring of 2013. To stay on schedule, we do need the help of everyone in making our Kickstarter campaign successful!

14. Do you feel any pressure to do a follow-up?

Most definitely! There’s a lot of pressure, but not really in a negative way. We want to create quality music like we did with “Hit the Lights,” so there’s going to be an air of anticipation among the fans. Like always, we’ll give it our best and make it a memorable event for everyone.

15. What advice would you give to fellow bands?

Le Paige has two important bits of advice. Don’t stop. Write and practice every single day so as to keep yourself motivated. Your band is your second family, so be sure they are cool guys who you’d stay in a car with for weeks. Educate yourself on the DIY music industry. Learn from successful bands, and become self-sufficient. That means learning how to find a studio, book shows, and market your music yourself.

16. What inspires you to do what you do?

We love music, and having people enjoy our music. It’s what drives us to work hard at every practice, show, and Kickstarter campaign. It’s an amazing feeling seeing a crowd of fans singing along to the songs you wrote in your bedroom.

Our fans and supporters have been very kind to get us this far in our career, and we just want to use this to thank them from the bottom of our hearts. We could not have gotten this far without you all.

Let’s make this album a success and create this next CD together. Head on over to www.lepaigeband.com to pledge to our Kickstarter campaign!

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