Interview With LOOKINGDOOR
LOOKINGDOOR is a rock duo of singer-songwriter & guitarist Barnabas Nagy and drummer Daniel Nagy. They started to make music together in 2005 and decided to form a band.
Due to both working day jobs and Barnabas working in the UK for 6 year the band was put on hold. Until now. Their Single, recorded in 2005 got a facelift and re-released in 2016.
Q:When you decide it’s time to make a new record, is that more exciting or stressful?
Ans: I think it’s always exciting to put out there something new. There’s however, always a little bit of stress involved in making an idea happen.
Q: You write all of your own music; where do you draw inspiration from when you write songs and what’s your favorite part about the proccess?
ANS: Many times I just sit down I start to play on the guitar then I make a mistake and from that mistake an idea pops up. That’s how it usually starts. Most of our music is about life and faith in God.
Q: At what age did you start singing?
ANS: I started singing at around 10 when I changed schools and my parents put in the music class.
Q:Who are your inspirations?
Ans: I like the professionalism of Maroon 5, the dymism of Linkin Park, the melody of Nickelback.
Q: If you could perform with anyone, in the future, who would it have to be?
Ans: Hope to perform at the Sziget festival in Budapest with Akos perhaps! He’s a Hungarian rock legend. Internationally, maybe with Nickelback or Linkin Park.
Q:What is your favorite song to sing live?
Ans: Son Of Nothing
Q:When and why did you start playing?
ANS: Our parents wanted us to play on musical instruments and so we were sent to the local music school to learn. Dany first got saxophone and then clarinet lessons and I got drums and then piano lessons. We then both dropped out but I started to play on my mother’s classical guitar on my own and started to play rock covers. After a couple of years I started to write my own songs.
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Q: How do you handle mistakes during a performance?
Ans: We haven’t had a public performace yet, at the moment we’re still just starting out and focusing on promoting our music in the digital music world. But I can speak of our rehearsals. You make mistakes and you just roll with the punches I guess.
Q: How often and for how long do you practice?
Ans: We usually rehearse at least once a week and each session is about 2 hours.
Q: How do you balance your music with other obligations – mate, children, job?
Ans: That’s the hard part. At the moment there’s very little time for music. Dany is a full time elementary school teacher at the local school and I’m a freelance user experience designer and run my small online business on the side. That’s what we want to change with our single “Son Of Nothing”.
Q : What’s the best way to find you online?
Ans : You can visit our band website http://lookingdoor.com
Thanks for taking time out of your day:)