Do you miss continuous tours?
We have enjoyed them quite blessedly, but nowadays it is difficult for me to combine it with my second job. Acting is unpredictable, I can go to the audition today, I will succeed and I have to go to Budapest for maybe three months. In contrast, a concert tour needs to be planned quite far in advance, so balancing the two schedules is a challenge.
So gaming takes priority?
There were times when I focused more on the band and it was great. But now it has evolved like this. We like to perform when we have the chance, but it’s not full time.
Do you ever find time to write songs with the band? You released your last album Tropical Gypsy in 2016.
Almost not now, we haven’t finished the song to be honest, I don’t even remember, although we’ve been trying to do something now and hopefully something will come of it. Overall, we have to rely on the fact that the fans consider our current repertoire to be a bit of a classic and will be happy to listen to it. All of us in the band are pretty busy and it’s hard to meet up.
What idea did you have when you started the band?
Back then we wanted to play absolutely everywhere in the world. We went anywhere they wanted us. To travel and play for people to dance, that was our only goal. Basically, I feel that he has come true for us. Of course, we didn’t play everywhere, I would really like a concert in New Orleans and more performances in South America, where it was always divine. I would feel at home with an accordion in Colombia and Argentina. They use it there themselves a lot.
What kind of music made you want to become a musician too?
At the age of five or seven I was obsessed with rock’n’roll. I thought the fifties weren’t over yet. Elvis Presley and the Beatles played at our house all the time. I loved Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry. Then jazz got me. Nina Simone, Otis Redding and the like. I gradually went through different decades and loved them all.
You are an actress, how much attention do you pay to film music?
I love soundtracks. Sinful dancing probably most of all. And the music from the movie Squad. Both are of vital importance to me. And I was also obsessed with Fight Club and its music. I could probably retell the movie at any time. And I mustn’t forget Hair.
Which of the films you acted in had the best music?
She was pretty good in the SuperBob action movie. And also in the romantic comedy Anchron Hope.
You probably don’t enjoy music much while filming, do you?
The sound engineers would be very upset if you played something while filming. He hates music to the point that many of the dance scenes are played in silence, or they just play it quietly for you. You just have to hope you’re hitting the beat. But I have a favorite ritual. Whenever possible, I transport myself to the filming location, walking or jogging while listening to music. I have every movie associated with a couple of songs that I played at the time.
What was playing in your ears while filming John Wick: Chapter 4 starring Keanu Reeves?
I can’t remember that right now, but I’ll tell you what I’m letting on now. The amazing Mizz Nina plays an important role in my current playlist. Isabella Lovestory is also great and of course Rosalia, I’ve loved her since the first record.
Is it better to be in the dressing room with the band, or in the caravan on the set of the film?
You can’t say that, but I like theater, which is actually quite similar to a concert tour behind the scenes. Nerves before a performance are similar. It’s weird with a movie because of the constant waiting. In fact, you never know exactly when it will break out.
Even if they already take you to the square, how many times do you still wait for long minutes. And then suddenly you have to jump from zero to a hundred. At the theater and at a concert, one can prepare and direct energy to a certain time. It’s always an adrenaline rush with a movie.
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