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Retro Kolkata || An Interview with FlowerLeaf, Brazil || Guest Band || World Music

Band Members

  • Vivs Takahashi: Vocals

  • Marcelo Kaczorowsky: Bass

Vivs and Marcelo have both enjoyed playing and singing in many different bands through their lives but they have always met the challenge of finding musicians with the objective of making their own music and working hard on one project. In 2014 they got married and started supporting each other's dreams even harder. When finally, in 2017 they decided to leave all their music projects behind to work together in one single goal. And so, FlowerLeaf was born.

In April 2018, they released their first single “Firesoul” that was very well received by the public. But it was with their second single “Girl in Pearls”, released in July 2018 along with a music video that they started to get in the spotlight. Now, the band has announced the release of their first album entitled “Stronger” for November/2018. The album contains 10 tracks, including ‘Firesoul’ and ‘Girl in Pearls’ and it also features two great singers, Mylena Monaco and Marina La Torraca.

RK : First of all, thank you for accepting our invitation. Say something about FlowerLeaf.

FlowerLeaf : FlowerLeaf is a band that Marcelo and I came up with last year and we decided to follow our dream that was to have our band, work full time with it and spread our message into the world.

RK : Share with us what is the story behind the name FlowerLeaf. Why did you decide to pick this name for the band?

FlowerLeaf : We thought of many names for the band with high impact or something very different. But in the end, the name of the band is really about us, Vivs and Marcelo. I, Vivs, am the Flower and Marcelo is the Leaf.

RK : Can you recall the moment when you thought you could be in this group together? How did you all first meet each other? Has anything surprised you about it all so far?

FlowerLeaf : Marcelo and I have played in at least 2 bands together, before FlowerLeaf. Besides being a couple, we worked really well on stage. So we decided to give it a try and start composing our own songs. We met almost 10 years ago, but it was just last year that we thought we could do something of our own. I think we were surprised when we finished our first song and said: Hey, we can really do this!

RK : Which are your biggest band influences?

FlowerLeaf : I love Nightwish, Tarja Turunen, Within Temptation, Helloween and Stratovarius. Marcelo goes more to the hard and progressive rock side, like Yes, Rush and Mr. Big.

RK : What was the first song you played as a band?

FlowerLeaf : The first band we played together was a classic rock cover band. I guess the first song we played together was Proud Mary, by Creedence. With FlowerLeaf, our first song was Grain of Sand.

RK : What do you consider to be the incisive moments in your work and/or career?

FlowerLeaf : It was when we were in a Nightwish cover band and we thought that we could make our own music, but we had to really focus on that. So we left this band to put all our efforts on FlowerLeaf.