Whilst only Wilkin and Tomiak have been initially members of URecords, there is no question URecords steered the band in the right path immediately after its formation. Wilkin was launched to Harder by yet another URecords overall performance and credited her for acquiring their band off the floor.
“[Harder] has been our No. 1 advocate in the URecords house,” Wilkin mentioned. “Anytime we have concerns, issues, or in pursuit of a gig, I will go to her or URecords due to the fact I know they will be an advocate for our band.
“I really do not consider we would be in a position to have the foundation that our band has with no the assist of URecords and Kennedy.”
Every band member has their personal history in tunes, ranging from working experience with UVA a cappella groups to performances with church choirs. When Tomiak had previous working experience with the piano, it was not right up until 3 yrs in the past that he to start with picked up a pair of drumsticks.
“I am from a small town in Southwest Virginia,” he stated. “Where I come from, there isn’t a lot of a audio scene. Being capable to arrive to [the University] and dive correct into accomplishing music has been so unbelievable.”
Tomiak lives in a dorm with no room for a drum package. But URecords has delivered him the capability to observe and complete on Grounds.
”There are no drums at UVA. There is nowhere you can just rent a drum kit from,” Tomiak explained. “With URecords, you can in fact lease drum kits from the club. The co-president, Erik, has been driving these drums back and forth to me all the time, and that has been a real match-changer in acquiring commenced.”
As a rookie in the UVA tunes scene, and at UVA itself, Tomaik leaned on URecords to express himself musically.
“The club was so interesting to me as quickly as I identified it,” he reported. “I’ve always preferred to be in a band, but under no circumstances could be. And all the sudden, with URecords, it’s like, ‘Yes! I can at last do anything I’ve required to do with music.’”
For pupils who could really feel apprehensive about moving into the UVA music scene, irrespective of their skill amount, the members of THE CAGE have one particular piece of advice: Rip the Band-help off.
“When you initial get started playing, it is normal to be nervous that people today won’t like you or your songs. You could possibly even really feel that folks will invalidate you, but that is so not true,” Toscano mentioned. “Do not be frightened to place your self out there. Persons are always rooting for you, in particular the people today in URecords.”
As for the long run of THE CAGE, the team has a number of gigs lined up.
“We are heading to release a few of singles and hopefully an album inevitably,” Toscano reported. “We are all extremely driven persons. I’m searching forward to what we realize in the long term since I know only the sky’s the restrict for us as a band.”