Meet Kicking Daisies
Over the next 10 weeks, Radio
Disney and Disney Channel audiences can snag a look and listen at the
talented artists, voting for their faves at RadioDisney.com or
by texting “NBT" to DISNEY (347639) (message and data rates may apply so
ask for the ’rents permission first).
The highest ranked N.B.T. artist at the end of it all will have the opportunity to have their single released by Disney Music Group and open for Allstar Weekend at a special holiday performance. Amazing!
GL: How did the four of you meet and what made you want to start a band?
Ben: I used to play a lot of local shows. After one show, two-time Grammy award-winning producer Mike Mangini introduced himself [later introducing me to] Duran. We decided we wanted to start a band, so we looked for drummers on the internet. We eventually found Caitlin, jammed for a bit, and then when we were looking for a bassist, Caitlin asked Carly to join. We practiced a lot and eventually started playing shows. That’s how Kicking Daisies began.
What is the song featured
on N.B.T., “Keeping
Duran: “Keeping Secrets” is about a tricky relationship with an ongoing love/hate thing—both boy and girl teasing each other, etc. We actually just shot a video for it last weekend which was so much fun.
What is the biggest thing
you hope listeners take away from your music?
Caitlin: We hope when fans listen to our music they feel like they can connect with what our songs are about. We try to write about things any person, no matter how old or young, can [relate] to so that they know they’re never alone. We write about personal experiences or stuff we see other people go through.
What’s one piece of advice you’d give to other teens looking to break into the music industry?
Caitlin: If you're looking to start a band of your own, have fun with it! Remember that practice makes perfect and if you don't get it the first time, don't give up. There might be some days where writing a song is super hard and you have major writer’s block but it'll come back to you. Just have fun and play every show like it's your last!
If you win N.B.T., what’s the first thing you’ll do?
Carly: The first thing we're going to do is scream (without hurting our vocal chords) and then thank our fans for supporting us in all that we do…and then go celebrate with our entire KD family.
Photos Credit: Disney Channel/Todd Wawrychuk
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