WATCH ME FACE IT
Jean Michael Cheng - Scream Vocals
Alfredo Noriega - Guitar
Luis Navarro - Bass
Cleveland Beckford - Drums
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WHAT’S YOUR CRAZIEST FAN STORY?
Our fans are yet our closest friends and it’s always crazy to see how they enjoy while we play.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE MOMENT WITH YOUR FANS?
To hang out, getting to know some new people and actually being told we are killing it, it’s really nice.
WHAT BANDS INFLUENCED YOUR STYLE OF MUSIC?
August Burns Red, Periphery, For Today, A day To Remember.
HAVE YOU CHANGED ANY MEMBERS SINCE YOU FIRST STARTED?
We were all under 18 years old. It was really hard to find people; we were 3 at first, 2 guitar players and a drummer (current drummer Cleveland). We were looking for a bass player and a vocalist for like a year, just to start playing, we found one of each (current vocalist Jean Michael) We played once, a guitarrist dropped out to concentrate on school because we were not playing at all and it seemed to go to stay that way .
Six months later we were going to play again, our bassist failed because of his personal business and we asked a friend Luis Navarro, (current bassist) to help us. we ask another friend to play the guitar, but he couldn't so he asked Alfredo (current guitarrist) to help us. We are five members at this point and we started playing again. After a year we asked our friend Hazel Rivera to sing clean vocals. She just dropped out after another year to concentrate on university and we had to say goodbye to our guitarist José Raul Ehrman who was a former member because he was struggling with work and university, and was no longer able to give the band the attention it needed to start recording and getting to be known in every possible way.
HOW DO YOU HANDLE MISTAKES DURING YOUR PERFORMANCE?
We laugh and make weird faces to each other, like saying "sorry, my bad".
HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH YOUR BAND NAME AND LOGO?
We actually struggled naming the band, we were trying to called the band about something cool and that meant something, it’s Watch Me Face It because we are going to make it and you are going to watch. The logo it's a funny way to see the letters WMFI in one symbol.
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOUR BAND SOUND IN THE FUTURE, ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A SIMILAR SOUND OR ARE YOU GOING TO GO IN A DIFFERENT DIRECTION?
Right now with 4 songs it's not a classic Metalcore sound but yet heavy and melodic, for what we are heading is something heavier and faster, more aggressive but without losing the melodic sound.
WHAT CHALLENGES HAVE YOU OVER COME AS A BAND?
Keep the band standing, going for some more and having fun fighting each other.
TELL US A RANDOM FACT ABOUT YOURSELF THAT FANS DON’T KNOW?
We are all simple/boring/not special guys who stay at home and do nothing. We play sometimes.
WHAT IS THE MOST UNUSUAL SPOT YOU’VE PLAYED A GIG?
Really nothing special, was fun to play at our vocalist backyard, late at night neighbours were getting annoyed but we finished just in time to not make them call the police.
WHO WRITES THE MUSIC IN YOUR BAND OR DO YOU ALL WRITE IT TOGETHER?
To this day, every song and lyric was composed and written by our drummer Cleveland.
COULD YOU BRIEFLY DESCRIBE YOUR MUSIC MAKING PROCESS?
Basically waiting for ideas to come, spend time playing and trying to generate and create music.
WHAT SUBJECTS DO YOU SIGN ABOUT IN YOUR MUSIC?
For now our songs talk about experiences, beating sadness and disappointment
AS WE ARE PROMOTING YOUR BAND, IS THERE ANYTHING COMING UP LIKE ALBUM LAUNCHES OR TOUR DATES YOU WOULD LIKE US TO PROMOTE ON OUR SITE FOR YOU?
As soon as we can we will start recording process for our first EP.