Hard rockin sleaze glam act Tracy Grave, came together as himself, being an Italian composer, songwriter, and standard bearer of hard rock, glam, sleaze, and AOR, started his career in music in 2000. Since then other projects came about including Tracy Grave, with the release of their debut full-length album "Sleazy Future". Tracy Grave himself goes into talks about this album, some history into this act, and what the future has got planned!
1. Introduce yourself, tell me what you do in Tracy Grave, and how long the band has been
Hi, I'm Tracy, the vocalist of the band, with me there are Mark Shovel on lead guitar, Enea Grave on rhythmic guitar, Nero Viper on bass and Hurricane John on the drum! Tracy Grave as band, was born in the 2017.
2. Did you know each other before the band was formed?
No, we meet each other in the moment we all start to play into the band, not before.
3. Where did you get the idea for the band name, you planned it or came out just like that?
It come out from my first solo project, it is an union between my passion for Tracy Chapman and the dark.
4. What genre does your band play and why did you want to play this genre?
We listen a lot of heavy metal, hard rock, glam, sleaze and others! The genre was born from itself, is the consequence of our influences!
5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?
It depends on the mood, generally we write all the time, it's really fun! Sometimes we write something hard, or sad, sometimes sweet or happy... is not something mechanical.
6. What do the lyrics talk about?
We write about emotions, we don't like bullshits like sex drugs and rock n roll. We write about our times, our lives, love, hate, social states ecc. Something that in 20 years, when you listen our songs, you can reflect yourself in the life of this days.
7. Give in more detail, some information about your latest album "Sleazy Future".
Sleazy Future is an energetic album, full of soft and hard, it can be like an hand: it can caress you or it can punch you! You must listen to it!
8. Tracy Grave has signed with Volcano Records, tell more about that?
We did a partnership with Volcano Records, they are great worker, good people and nice friends! They help us a lot and I think they do a great job. Our collaboration in an important step for the life of the band. We would like to say thanks to them!
9. What is your favorite song off of the record and why?
I think "Over the Top" is our signature song, people appreciate even other songs but I like this especially!
10. What is the difference between your latest album "Sleazy Future" and the other releases, you have released under other projects.
We had try to do an evolution with the new songs, more particular and more intense and melodic, remaining with an hard sound. "In the mirror of soul" have a soft and melodic way, with piano, synth and other things, "Sleazy Future" is something different in all its aspects.
11. What is coming up next from Tracy Grave as far as 2018 goes?
You should wait, because our biggest tour is in store, we are working hard to do that, and the work for it is going very well! You just wait, I promise it will be a tour full of great rock n roll nights!
12. Thank you so much for taking the time to talk to me. Is there anything else you want to say
before I go?
Thank you, it is always a pleasure spending the time with our fans and for our fans. They are our gasoline, and it is important to let them know what we are doing and when as well! We'll wait for all of you to see an incredible show, stay tuned on our social media networks and stay rockin!!!!