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INTERVIEW: The Beautiful Losers

October 20, 2010 by  

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INTERVIEW: The Beautiful Losers

1. Tell us who you are and where you’re from.: Raj Ramayya: I`m originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada.
Brett Boyd: I was born in San Francisco, and grew up mostly in Marin
County, California.

2. Describe your music.: The Beautiful Losers are an Indian Influenced Acoustic Rock band. We
also blend in elements of Electronica, World, Folk and other genres so
we are quite diverse in nature.
Although this sounds eclectic, we actually appeal to an incredibly
wide audience, probably due to the music’s memorable melodies and
tight song arrangements.

3. Tell us how the band formed in three sentences.: We formed in Tokyo Japan while Brett Boyd and I were working as
professional session musicians and songwriters in the Japanese music
scene. We wanted to have our own project and perform internationally.

4. What did you do before you were in a band?: We were both University students so basically we have been career musicians.

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5. List the first CDs/records each of you bought.: Raj: The Beatles “Abbey Road”
Brett: America “Horse With No Name”

Both produced by George Martin!!

6. What’s the band up to over the next few months?: We are playing several shows in Northern California and Japan, doing
radio interviews and promoting our just released CD “Four Corners Of A
Tiny Planet”

7. Best item of fan mail you’ve ever received?: Raj: One lady said she fell in love with my voice and wanted to marry
me…I`m still thinking it over.

Brett: I like it when people write to us and say they are listening
to our CD’s over and over again.


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8. What music do you have on repeat in the tourbus? : Actually we have our own airplane (just kidding) and listen to a wide
variety of music from Nitin Sawney and Crowded House to Led Zeppelin,
but Jeff Beck’s new CD “Emotion and Commotion” is playing now.

9. What gear do you use?: Brett: I use a Fender Jaguar special, an ES 335, a Jerry Jones Baby
Sitar, Fender Hot Rod amps, and a T.C. Electronics Nova.
Raj: I use a Takamine Jumbo acoustic.

10. What’s your best on-tour story?: Raj: I told the lads not to get into trouble while we were playing at
Canadian Music Week in Toronto and I later heard the cab they caught
to the venue had somehow caught on fire!?

Brett: Yes, as we were pulling up to the Fairmont the engine started
to smoke, so we started taking our gear out of the trunk as fast as we
could, and the hood caught fire, What an entrance! It was freezing
outside, though, so the fire felt kind of nice, and that taxi ride was
free.

11. What do you demand on your rider?: Raj: Indian Curry.
Brett: a Skyy martini

12. What’s your website?: http://www.thebeautifullosers.com




 

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