We first saw the band last year at their EP Launch and took an instant liking to their music. So we decided to speak to Damian Jagjivan from Soldier (Band) to know about the band, scene in Cape Town and their experiences in the Mothercity!
Q: What has been your top 3 learning as a Band in Cape Town?
A: Staying true to your own brand is important. But also it’s important to realise that playing in a band is also about being entertaining, honest and humble for your audience. For a band to work it requires communication and fairness all round, to be creative everybody needs to be heard.
Q: When is your next big Gig?
A: What would you like to tell your fans for visiting? Our next gig will be at the Nomad bistro and bar on 30 June, it’s been a while since our last gig so we are looking forward to sharing an evening with some old and also new faces.
Q: What are your 3 best experiences in Cape Town as a city?
A: The view from Lion’s head at sunrise is gorgeous. Cape Town has really amazing beaches, Muizenberg, Kalk Bay beaches on one side and then Camps Bay and Clifton on the other(to name a few). Wine tasting is a must.
Q: If you had to tell a tourist to go for one activity on his last day in Cape Town, which one would it be?
A: A cable car up to the iconic Table Mountain without a doubt.
Q: What's the greatest fear you've had to overcome to get where you are today?
A: Our greatest challenge is always the challenge of keeping things interesting, and definitely keeping ourselves together as a band, being able to work together creatively.
Q: What's the one thing you'd like to achieve in 2018?
A: Growing our audience has always been high on our list, reaching them with our music in any way has always been our main goal, inspiring positivity and love.
Q: How does music inspire you?
A: It inspires us to create, to create experiences, to be entertaining and inspiring.