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Dramalove: Rocking Their Way Into The Big Leagues

Dramalove: Rocking Their Way Into The Big Leagues

Dramalove: Rocking Their Way Into The Big Leagues

Dramalove is a dynamic power trio rocking their way into the big leagues.  They’ve been on the X-Factor in Italy to much acclaimed, making their way into the finals.  Now based out of the UK, Dramalove has just issued an explosive new single entitled Written In The Stars.  On the alternative rock side of the spectrum, Written In The Stars is poignant and persuasive, with a stratospheric chorus you’ll be humming long after the song concludes.  Highwire Daze recently caught up with frontman Diego Soncin to find out more about their powerhouse band on the rise.  Read on…

Introduce yourself, tell me what you do in Dramalove, and how long the band has been together.
Hi all, my name is Diego and I front the alternative rock band Dramalove. Me and my twin brother Riccardo started this band many years ago, in 2007 under a different name in our home country Italy, but a few years ago we’ve relocated in the UK as we believe this is a better place when you dream of Rock’n’roll and making a living with music. I am a fan of outdated ideals, like eternal love and justice winning over wrongness.

Where is the band based out of and what is the local music scene like there?
The band is based in Brighton, on the south coast of England, and the music scene here is amazing. They call this place “London by the sea” and it’s so full of vibes, every day there’s a gig or something happening. Everyone’s got a tattoo, everyone’s in a band, you know, that sort of scenario.

Is there any overall story or concept behind the lyrics for the new song Written In The Stars?
Yeah so, when I moved to England I felt homesick right after a couple of weeks. It was meant to be a holiday but I came over with my guitar and a few curriculums to try finding a job, I just thought “let’s give this a shot”. Ended up restarting everything from scratch. One night I was staring at a very clear night sky full of stars and went home with this melody in my head (the chorus), was thinking about my loved ones and also about all the choices I’ve made in life that brought me to that point. Back then I was also reading about the connection between the words Love, Destiny and Stars in their very Ancient Greek roots, and I was fascinated by the same meaning they tend to convey to.

Select any other Dramalove song and what inspired the lyrics.
Funeral. It is really personal as I wrote that one talking to my inner self, trying to lift “him” up from a very hard time. I guess I have this sort of inner positive attitude that gets me out of trouble and provides me the necessary energy every time I need it. I have this continuous feeling of being on a mission, and that song sums it up well.

What could one expect from a live Dramalove show?
Loads of energy and to feel in a different way compared to when they walked into the venue. At least that’s our goal. I believe the live performance is where this band really gives its best.

If Dramalove could open for any band either now or from the past, who would it be and why?
I think it would be Muse, they’re one of our original inspirations and I think one of the latest band that really said something new in the rock genre. I wish we could inspire loads of people daring to go after their dreams like those guys did.

Has Dramalove ever played here in the States or plan to do so in future days?
Never played in the States but it’s one of our most cherished dreams. I am sure this has to happen in this life! We have a few followers from different areas there constantly messaging us to produce a tour in the USA and I’m sure one day this will become a reality.

What is the very best and maybe not so best part of having two brothers in a band together?
Good question, I think my brother would agree if I say that the best part of it is being able to have an argument and make peace 5 minutes after! The downside is that sometimes there’s the risk of taking each other for granted, just because we’re family, so we try to keep it vigilant and remind ourselves every day how lucky we are being able to share this dream together.

What was the experience like being on the X-Factor in Italy?
X-Factor was a great experience. I suggest anyone subscribing to a talent show as it really helps widening views, we’ve applied out of a joke but ended up having one of the most immersive experiences ever. I’m not sure about other talent shows like America’s Got Talent, The Voice etc but the fact that an unsigned band with no internal connections whatsoever like we were made it all the way towards the end of the show, really tells me it’s a transparent and legit thing. Having Skin from having Skink Anansie and Mika as coaches was a tremendous experience and we’ve learnt more in 3 months there than in years doing gigs on our own. The organisation is fantastic and everything is on point. Paid hotels, shadow-glasses vans, signing autograph…very good memories!

The Queen of England invite Dramalove to play a song at a Royal Command Performance! What song would you do for Her Majesty and her guests and why?
Wow love this question! I would probably say The Great Gig In The Sky by the Pink Floyd. I mean, it has to be an epic tune, right?

Are you or any other members involved with any other projects outside of Dramalove?
No we are 100% focused on this band only.

What’s up next for Dramalove?
There’s a few other singles coming out in the next few months, each of them will be followed by mini-tour and loads of gigs, but the main thing in 2020 for us will be recording our very first album. Maybe in studio with a great producer, maybe on our own we’ll see! In the meantime we also have our brand new, personal and official website at which I invite you all to have a look at. Thank you for your questions!

Dramalove is:
Diego Soncin // Vox and guitar
Riccardo Soncin // Bass
Neil Davey // Drums

(Interview by Ken Morton)

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