Today we’d like to introduce you to Sweet Myths.
Sweet Myths, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
So everyone in the band came from the same high school, but we were all in different grades and classes. Diego and Deejay were in a few bands post school, and only until years later by complete accident, we ran into David and Dylan. We started having these jam sessions together and realized we had this almost intuitive feeling in our writing. This snowballed into what we are now.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
To put it really simply: we make music! We all come from different musical backgrounds and have very different musical tastes, so rather than try to push us into one genre, we took a no-boundaries attitude to our music and it defines exactly who we are as a band. When you hear our music, it’s coming from many different places: sometimes it’s rock n’ roll, or straight ahead jazz, or blues, or even Latin, and in a songwriting perspective we might have a song already written out, or completely wing it on the day. Our message as a band really comes down to not limiting yourself as an artist or band, everything goes.
The stereotype of a starving artist scares away many potentially talented artists from pursuing art – any advice or thoughts about how to deal with the financial concerns an aspiring artist might be concerned about?
This has always been a huge issue as an artist, and it’s something that comes with the territory, but there is both good and bad to this. Some advice that is working well for us is to see how pliable your band (or art) is. Since we play jazz and blues for example, we’ll play parties, weddings, or events that are looking for a jazz band or a blues band, and work our own music in there. It’s not directly a Sweet Myths gig showcasing our original music the whole time, but we get to challenge ourselves to play to a different vibe, find ways to try our songs out differently, and all for getting our name out and cover our finances. This is how we got enough money together for our album.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp, YouTube, and Twitter, but we frequent Facebook and Instagram a lot more. Most importantly, you can find and support us by checking us out live in San Diego, we play farmers markets, venues like Merrow and Casbah, and anywhere else! We have a debut album coming out in mid-2018 so please keep an eye out for it!
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/sweetmyths
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/sweetmyths
- Twitter: twitter.com/sweetmyths
- Other: https://sweetmyths.bandcamp.com/
Mike Rich, Stephanie Barria, Jeff S.