Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Interview With The Harp Twins
The Harp Twins are twin ladies who know how to rock! They have played for heads of state and celebrities around the country. But they are true music fans as well as fans of metal! They perform a variety of Television theme songs as well as covers by such notable classic metal acts like Iron Maiden, Ozzy, and even AC/DC. Not only does their music sound amazing but their videos are equally fantastic visual representations of their passion.
1. Your cover of Iron Maiden's "Fear Of The Dark" is excellent. It is what led me
to discover your music. Are there any plans to do more Maiden songs?
Thanks so much! “Fear of the Dark” is our favorite Maiden song and we had a
ton of fun covering it! We also recently posted a video for our arrangement of
“Dance of Death” – which was our most elaborate music video to date! We have
gotten a lot of requests to cover more Iron Maiden, so you can definitely expect
more in the future. We have yet another Maiden song on our “to arrange” list that
we think our fans will love.
2. Obviously the two of you are fans of metal music as well as other forms. Name
your top five metal acts.
That’s really difficult, because we have a lot of favorite songs from a lot of
different groups. However, some metal acts that make the top of our current list
are Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne, Eluveitie, Angra, and Metallica.
3. Are there any bands that you would like to record with? And perhaps perform
Oh goodness, yes! It would be a huge honor to play with any of the bands and
artists we’ve covered!
4. The current wave of metal bands from Europe are Symphonic and female
fronted. Do you ever see The Harp Twins perhaps fronting your own symphonic
style metal band?
We find it awesome that there are so many female fronted European symphonic
metal bands! It would be fun to perform with a rock or metal band some day, and
being able to rock out with a band backing us would be a dream come true. :) :)
5. Playing for presidents and people from all manner of life, do you have any
crazy stories that may have happened backstage or during a show?
One of the things that we most love about performing is that every audience and
show is different. When we’ve played for huge political events, our harps have
always been “swept” by the Secret Service. It was amusing to see the dogs
sniffing around our harps and equipment. One time a few years ago, we were
playing for a church service and the pastor tripped and fell on K during
communion. She and the harp were almost knocked over and there were
communion wafers all over the floor and us. Luckily, we didn’t miss a beat and
the pastor was fine. However, thankfully we haven’t had anything too crazy ever.
6. The Harp seems a little out of reach for the average student in school. Do you
think The Harp Twins could help to change this? Maybe tour some schools to
inspire the younger generation?
We think that the only reason that harps seem “out of reach” is that people tend
to not think outside of the box. Since there are so many people that play the
piano, or violin, or guitar, people can see the potential of those instruments. We
are trying to show the world that the harp can rock just as much as any
instrument and it isn’t necessarily any more expensive than learning any other
instrument. In fact, we recently partnered with Harpsicle Harps to show what can
be done with small, affordable harps. Our most recently video is our arrangement
of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train”, which we arranged specially for our Harpsicle
Harps! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR2RVaXKQiE) When we first
wanted to learn the harp in middle school, we worked a lot of jobs to earn money
for our instruments and lessons. We had to show our mom that we were serious
about learning the harp. We didn’t have a lot of money, but we didn’t let anything
stop us from following our dreams. We didn’t believe (and still don’t believe) that
anything is out of reach for someone who is willing to put in the time and effort to
pursue their dreams. We’ve played for quite a few schools for kids of all ages and
that is always a lot of fun! It is awesome to see the reactions of kids to what we
can do with our harps. We definitely think our music is starting to reach a new
audience and we would love to inspire a new generation of musicians. We love
taking the harp where it has never been before!
7. Future plans for The Harp Twins
We’re not sure what the future holds, but world domination by the Harp Twins
Revolution is a definite possibility. ;) ;) We would love to continue to perform on
our harps and act. We love traveling, so we hope our work will allow us to see
the world. The future is full of exciting possibilities and we can’t wait to see what
life has in store.
8. Although twins, each of you has your own unique personality. Name
something about each other that people might never guess...
K: Camille can trill really, really, high. Like ear-shatteringly high in pitch.
C: Kennerly can whistle and I can’t whistle worth beans. It seems like I should be
able to since we are the same genetically!
9. Anything you would like to say to your fans.
Our fans are the BEST and we wouldn’t be where we are today without them!
The support of our fans means the world to us and we are so grateful for each
and every person who supports our music and us. We try to show that
appreciation every day by spending as much time as possible interacting with
them on our Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube.
That's about it. I know you are busy so take your time. Personally I think your
music and versions of classic covers are excellent. Keep up the fantastic music
Thank you so much for your interest in our Duet Harp Revolution! We would love
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