big Brainstorm concert on 30th of August in
2 hours of great show! Brainstorm played songs from their last album
few new songs and some old really great hits like Maybe, Colder.
with them all songs together. Renars Kaupers was very positive as
talked to audience, joked, congratulated students with finishing of
holidays. He also told some stories, which had ever happened with band
between the songs.
from band was very positive and it was a pleasure for everybody to
the life show. For sure, Brainstorm presented many happy minutes to
Everybody was so happy during concert; atmosphere was great during the
like to thank people, who organized this show in Petersburg: www.vozduh.info
is my new interview with Ingars Vilums, Brainstorm’s
bass guitar player:
first, could you tell me about singer Malvine. I know you wrote lyrics
music for her.
Malvine is not her real name, it’s the name for scene and she
will change it
now. She came to me, because she knew that I write music. She came and
I could write song for Eurovision song contest. I showed her few
she chose one song, so we recorded the song, which calls “In
our life”. The
song should participate in 3 contests in Latvia, before it is sent to
Eurovision. This song was successfully represented in 1 contest in
it did not participate in others.
V: Did fans
choose which songs would participate in next contests before Eurovision?
I: Yes, it
was fans, who voted. But Malvine is not popular in Latvia yet. Not so
people know her. So we were not disappointed with such result.
V: What do
you think about that band Bonaparti, which represented Latvia in
they are very good professionally. I know these guys personally. I
mainly older generation voted for them.
V: Did you
watch Eurovision this year?
I: Yes, I
watched it with Brainstorm. We were not in Latvia. It was Estonia or
But to tell you the true, I don’t remember the details. So I
even can’t say
what country I liked…
V: Have you
ever had a thought to stop to play the bass guitar and start to play
actually play other instruments as well. I have 3 types of guitar at
home and I
also have keyboards. But especially I like guitars, they are my
instruments. People used to see me, playing bass-guitar, and I do my
I play it.
V: Do you
usually record music in Latvia?
Brainstorm and I recorded their last album in Copenhagen. But I have my
studio at home and usually I record music there.
V: Have you
ever thought about producer’s career?
I: Yeah, I
actually do it a little bit. Hope to do it more in the future.
It’s one of my
aims. I will explain you one detail now: some people, for example in
think that producer is someone, who helps girl or guy, with whom
to be more popular, to sale as many albums as possible. But in my
producer is the person, who helps to make really good quality of songs
by the way I started
to play in one new band, called SPB. We recorded 2 songs and you can
video clip, it is already broadcasted on Baltic MTV. This band exists
only about 6 months, but we already have success.
V: What can
you say about international song contest “New
Wave”, which takes place in
Yurmala (city in Latvia) every year?
I have never been there. I know that favorite Latvian composer Raymond
one of people, who organized this contest. I recorded even one album
the name of this album is “Women’s
names”. I played a concert together with
him, he is very talented person.But
to talk about this show “New wave”, I’m
not so interested in it.
there any things, which for sure you will never do before the concert?
sure, I know that it’s better not to eat much before the
concert, otherwise you
can feel not so good.(smiles). I try not to drink alcohol before the
I prefer to be a little bit nervous and do my work carefully.
V: I want
to ask what do you think about famous thesis “Sex, drugs and
I: I want
to be against this thesis. When I started to play in the band, I was 14
old and I already had feeling that this thesis does not work for me.
said, you write music. Do you write lyrics as well?
I: Yes, I
lyrics as well.I write sometimes in Latvian, sometimes in English.
English is good, I learned it firstly in school, then in university and
course I read in internet something in English every day. So there is
problem for me to write lyrics in English.
V: My last
question to you. You were born in Latvia and still live there. Do you
other favorite places in the world?
I: I liked
London very much. I have not been in
other places in England, but I really liked atmosphere in London.
even would like to live there, but it depends on so many things. I
Stockholm and Germany as well.