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Q&A: The Eves

By Elisha McEleney

Q&A: The Eves

Scottish Pop duo The Eve’s recently headlined our Queen Tut’s Stage at TRNSMT festival and soon, they headline Summer Nights with Coors Light. Catch them on the 25th August with support from Noah & The West River Band, Andrew Dickson and Quick.

 

You recently headlined our debut Queen Tut’s stage at TRNSMT. Tell us about that?

We were honoured to be asked to play on the new Queen Tuts stage, which helps to provide a platform for new music to be heard by festival size audiences. To headline on the Sunday night really was a great privilege and it was a big moment for us to not only put TRNSMT on our gig CV, but also to perform with our full band.  It was a brilliant day and we all really enjoyed ourselves! 

You also performed at Country to Country at The SSE Hydro. Tell us more!

Country to Country was amazing!  So many fantastic big name artists were playing such as Keith Urban, Cam and Lady Antebellum so it was very exciting to be a part of it all.  Everything from load in, watching some of the artists sound check, and then performing ourselves really was a great experience not to mention the support from the festival fans who really got on board with our music.

How did ‘The Eves’ first get together?

Both of us were solo artists prior to forming The Eves - we knew of each other on the local music scene for a number of years but had never met. Marissa contacted Caroline on Facebook early 2016 looking for someone to collaborate with. We met for coffee and it felt like we had known each other for years.  We kept in touch and wrote around 10 songs in the space of a month. We knew at that point that we had to keep going and decided to officially launch as a duo.

Tell us about the first gig you ever played together?

It was actually up in the Isle of Skye! To get to know each other’s playing styles and start gelling together musically, we decided to play a few covers gigs, mixing in our own music with well known songs. We played in a bar to all the locals which was a little daunting, but it seemed to go quite well with a few folks singing along at the end of the night! 

What music did you listen to growing up?

For Marissa it was a mix of 90s and 00s pop i.e. Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, Britney Spears & co mixed with classic artists such as Carole King, Fleetwood Mac, Paul McCartney and James Taylor.

Caroline listened to 80s pop and female singer song-writers included Alanis Morissette, Sheryl Crow, Alison Moyet, A-HA, Erasure and Duran Duran.  ABBA might also have sneaked in there!

Any other Scottish bands/artists you’ll be checking out at KTSN19?

We really like Folda who we think played earlier on in July - our producer Mark Morrow plays in the band.  We also really love Swim School and Anna Sweeney.  There’s so much talent playing this year it’s really so hard to choose!

If you could have dinner with anyone in music past or present who would it be, and why? 

Ooh that’s a tricky one to answer as there are so many amazing people we’d love to meet!

For Caroline it would be Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters - the guy is an absolute legend, mega personality, and would no doubt have many amazing stories to share.  For Marissa it would have to be Paul McCartney as he’s such an amazing songwriter and would love to hear all his stories about being in The Beatles.

Is there anything that you can’t go on tour without?

I guess it would be vegan snacks!  Both of us are vegan which can make it difficult to organise meals when on tour.  We try to make sure we bring a load of treats with us at all times!  Caroline can get a bit ‘hangry’ from time to time so it’s really in everyone’s best interests that there are enough supplies to avoid any repercussions!

Any exciting plans for the rest of 2019?

We’re super excited to be opening for The Shires at the Old Fruitmarket on 22nd September.  We’ll also be releasing a brand new single with accompanying video, and continuing to write and record new music.  It’s all go!

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