Welcome to Kick Acts. Tell us a little about yourself and were you can be found online.
we are The Cyon Project, we come from Italy, Marco is the vocalist, Fabio the guitarist, Niko the drummer and Mad Mike the bass player; our journey started 5 years ago “in front of a junkyard, in a really smoky car”, if you want to know more listen to the second track of our new album “Tales of Pain” out on January the 27th you can find us at the following links:
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Who are your musical heroes and influences? Why?
We have planty of different influences and heroes, artists like, Queen, Tool, Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy, Ennio Morricone, Queens of the Stone Age, Mountain, Pantera… it could probably take a couple of days to name all of our inspirations!
Do you have any advice for someone just getting started in the music business?
We still don’t think to be in the position to give real pieces of advice, although we believe that Artists are too focused on having success and don’t care much about the artistic side of music anymore.
What piece of advice did you ignore that you wish you hadn’t?
well, as you’ll listen in the track “Cheesy Song” from our upcoming album, in a certain period someone suggested our singer “stop singing Disco Music!!!”, today we all know he should have never started.
Do you have a greatest gig story or worst gig horror story you’d like to share?
Once we had a concert, we stopped to have a listen to the next band, we got involved in a violent Pogo, after a while we noticed some blood on the ground, we tried to understand where that blood was coming from, Fabio and Mad Mike looked at each other undertanding that both their faces turned into red masks! then in the hospital they started to promote the band with the nurses… funny story.
Do you have any other hobbies other than playing music? Collect stamps? Collect hats from off the side of the road? Draw pictures of peckers or boobs? Make sock puppets? Sit in the dark and eat Cheetos?
Fabio likes to play indi-videogames, Nico’s passion is Reading Books, Mad Mike has too many passions, he has to think about it! Marco’s hobby is collecting old Vinyls and Music.
What do you think about the current music scene or lack of? Care to address that?
Do you think reality shows like American Idol, X factor and The Voice have helped or hurt the music industry as a whole?
This kind of talent shows changed the conception of music for the audience, they are perfect to make short-life music and artists. as we already said before people has a distorted vision of music. one day you sing at the karaoke, the day after you are a star. music is supposed to be the result of work and sacrifice.
What is your opinion of unauthorized music downloads?
of course we think it’s a damage for the artist. we are all fans and we think that if you love a band or an artist there’s only one way to take: supporting them.
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Tell us something about each of your band members that we wouldn’t expect to hear.
Nico: He hates Beer. Marco: He attended a “Voice Over” accademy. Mad Mike: His Original Instrument is Saxophone. Fabio: He has a dangerous addiction for gummy bears.
Hypothetical situation. You’re on Gilligan’s island and you get to hook up with only one of the survivors… Which one and why?
Do you know what a vinyl album is and have your ever purchased one? If so, what was it?
Yes! Marco collects them. One of his last entry a 1973 Original copy of “Sheer Heart Attack” from Queen.
You’re marooned on an island with Justin Bieber. Do you choke him out the first night in his sleep or what? 13-probably we would punch his face as many times as his youtube views
What is your opinion of Miley Cyrus?
She’s a good actress.
Which would you rather hear in concert? Lip syncing or real vocals?
of course always real vocals
Who, or what, is the next big thing?
We are about to tour the UK! that’s quite a big Thing!
One artist you can’t get enough of and can’t live without is…
Marco ——– Queen
Fabio ——— Yann Tiersen
Niko ———- Opeth
Mad Mike — Rage Against The Machine
Confession time. Share a secret about yourself.
No, It’s a Secret!
Favorite movie of all time and why.
Marco —– Back to the Future – for the amount of different emotions in it.
Fabio —— Batman- the dark knight rises because of the soundtrack
Niko ——— K19 beause of the engaging story
Mad Mike — The Snatch because of the amazing cut and characters
Our last question is called “Shout It Out Loud”. It’s were you get to talk about whatever you want to talk about. So go ahead and “SHOUT IT OUT LOUD”!
libertè ègalitè fraternitè !!!