Underground Interview With Nigel & Evan
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
We decided to name
our group “Nigel & Evan” because we didn’t need a silly gimmick to be a great band and we just wanted to be ourselves.
What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
Our musical genre is Pop. We believe that our music gives off that futuristic pop/EDM sound that really strikes audiences in positive ways.
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What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
Our musical influences are Cher, Madonna, Michael Jackson, The Weeknd, Britney Spears, Ariana Grande, Troye Sivan, *NSYNC, and The Backstreet Boys, just to name a few.
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
Right now we are working on more music and performing livestream concerts every Sunday night at 6pm EST/3pm PT on Evan’s TikTok: @evanpietrzak1.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
Our ultimate goal is to have success and create music that touches people’s lives and to create a better place for music.
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
(Evan) My favorite track to perform is “Where You Goin’?” because I wrote is after going through a heartbreaking breakup and it really showcases how I was feeling during that time and the upbeat melodies and instrumentals are so fun to sing.
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
The pandemic. Since all concert venues and music festivals have been shut down it has been very difficult to perform and get in front of audiences and connect with fans. Although, we continue to perform live on Evan’s TikTok every Sunday with themed livestream concerts to keep the audiences enjoying the music scene.
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
(Evan) Normally I will be going through something either in my professional or personal life and I will deal with it by writing it down in my journal and then I start putting melodies to the journal entries and then I turn them into songs.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
Social media has allowed us to stay connected with our audiences and engage with other artists especially during this time of a global pandemic.
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
Ariana Grande, Cher, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Cardi B, Katy Perry, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, and Lizzo.
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
(Evan) I started piano lessons at the very tender age of 6 and began taking voice lessons in 6th grade and I was doing musical theatre at the time. In my day I have starred in productions of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”, “The Little Mermaid”, and “In The Heights”.
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
Believe in yourself, work hard, dream big, go big or stay home, and don’t give a damn what people think about you.
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
If we could change one thing about the music industry, we would change the competitiveness. We all just want to make music for the same reasons and we all go through the same things so we believe us artists should be united and not divided.
How Do You Feel About Originality?
Originality is very important in our opinion. Trying to copy someone else doesn’t make you stand out. We believe in just being ourselves because nobody can be us and we can’t be them. So, therefore, originally is important.
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
Watch the “Nigel & Evan” live-streamed concerts every Sunday night at 6pm EST/3pm PT on Evan’s TikTok: @evanpietrzak1, and stream our new single “Where You Goin’?” on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, YouTube Music, and all other music streaming platforms.