Rock the Coast is a new event taking place this year on the 14th and 15th of June in sunny (we hope!) Malaga. The line-up is pretty damn good and we’re grabbing a handful of the acts in the runup to find out a little more about them.
Simple things first – where are you guys from?
We are all from Spain. We come from different regions, but we all currently live in Castellón de la Plana, a small coast city near Valencia.
How did you meet?
We all have different stories, but a bunch of rock musicians living in a small city will probably end up knowing each other inevitably.
How long have you been playing as a band?
We started in 2005… Or was it 2004? Well it doesn’t make any difference. At first, we were just a covers band. We used to play classic rock hits in the region. It was all fun, but then in 2010 we decided to be creative and started our current project. We kept the name Dry River as it was still funny for us.
Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?
Here in Castellón de la Plana we have a dry river. We thought it would be funny to name the band after it as it would reflect our origins. We translated the original “Riu Sec” into English just as a joke as we thought it would sound kind of fancy.
Describe your music. What makes you unique?
That’s a difficult one. It’s mainly rock, but not just rock. I mean, we try to make what classic rock bands made early in the 70’s. Just take the rock music and explore all of its variants, then mix it with some elements from other styles like jazz, funk… Anything. Some people may think we are a prog rock band, some other people may think we are anything but never a prog rock band… It’s just funny. We make music. Maybe the best way to describe our style would be “we try to make good music – rock” or something like that.
What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?
Our show is very intense. We like to offer great amounts of skills, energy, fun, feelings. We try to make people feel good, make them cry, make them laugh. In order to boost the experience, we usually include two actors in the stage to help us set the mood of the song, to dance in a funny choreography, make jokes, act dramatically.
I really don’t know how many shows we have played. It would be easier to count if we skip those from the cover band era, but it’s still difficult. Let’s just say we play as much as we can. At the moment we are playing all around Spain.
What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?
Well, that’s a difficult one. We are good boys after all. We just have fun at the stage, making jokes, crazy dance moves, etc. We try to make our music “family friendly”, so our behaviour on stage is kind of correct.
What are you looking forward to most about Rock The Coast?
Just have fun, meet interesting people, enjoy as many shows as possible, enjoy the sun and the beach of Fuengirola. I think it will be an unforgettable experience.
What, if anything, are you plugging/promoting at the moment?
Our last album 2038 is being a real hit here in Spain. We are so happy and proud of it. For us, it could be difficult to promote our music outside Spain, so, if you are interested in our music, just have a listen to it and eventually buy it at our website.