Katie Chappell from Clairas Daze

Written by Big Smile Staff

Posted Sep 13, 2007, by Meesh!.

How did you get the idea for your band name? EVERYONE asks this question. It's a secret. Not even the rest of the band knows.

Whats your myspace link or any other link you want to give us?www.myspace.com/clairasdaze www.clairasdaze.com

Who are you and where are you all from?
Katie Chappell- vocals/guitar (westminster ca)
Corey-bass and Jason Kaiser- drums(twins from Huntington Beach CA) Adrian Sanchez-lead guitar (Huntington Beach Ca)

How was your band formed? Adrian and I met our sophmore year in high school in an ROP songwriting and recording class. I met the twins my senior year in high school. I used to bug Jason to drum for me and he would always say no until he heared me play an acoustic show. Then he asked me if he could drum for me. Then he got his brother to join the band.

What band has influenced you the most? We all have different influences I mean there are so many new bands coming out in the music buisness every day. But we don't bother trying to keep up. We just keep doing what we do and being ourselves.

What do you try to have people get out of your music? Well of course I want people to enjoy our music and connect with it in a positive way.

What inspries your lyrics? What are they all about?
I am always writing lyrics. I get inspired every day just by living. Writing lyrics has always been a release for me. All my lyrics are honest and pretty blunt and i'm not scared of letting people in on that inperfection of my life. Because no one is perfect and i think that alot of people can relate to what I write about. And it's always good to not feel alone in the sense that someone else has gone through the same thing. Music has always helped me through life and I hope to give back by hopfulling doing the same for other people.

What makes you different from other bands out there?
We are SO different. As far as our sound. I mean we go from a folk indie sound to a dance bass driven rock-pop song. I think we can apeal a wide variety of audiences.

Have a CD out? We have a 4 song EP out and you can get it at www.clairasdaze.com OR at our next show!! Or you can listen to us on myspace!

If you could give advice to a starting band or musician, what would you say? I would say...if this is really what you want to do, never give up on it because life is to short to dwell on what could have been. If its in your heart there is no stopping you. BUT you have to make it happen.

What do you guys like to do on the road? WELL ahaha we all like to do different things...
BUT all together we go through alot of movies, make alot of dumb movies, eat alot of gross fast food and meet alot of cool amazing people. We also like to shop...and thats not good since none of us have alot of money.

Got any crazy or wild stories youd like to share? YES, but the boys would kill me if i shared them.

Do you have any upcoming shows? YES, September 28th on the Queen Marry in Long Beach

What do you think about UFOs? I would like to ride in one sometime in the future.

What were some of your favorite bands growing up? Well i am pretty sure that jason and corey used to be in a Blink 182 cover band ahaha. But we all listen to all kinds of music.
Adrian listens to alot of classic rock, blues and jazz. When I was little I really liked Madonna, Spice Girls,3rd eye blind, flaming lips, the cure (thanks to my older sister) But as far as a band we all really like The Strokes, Regina Spektor, The Beatles, Queen.

Anything else you want to say to fans or anyone reading this interview? I hope you guys enjoy our music!! OH, and help out a local charity! There are tons to get involved in. Try www.invisiblechildren.com

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