We sat down with BEAU BOWEN to find out what makes them tick…
In this feature, we’ll speak to some of HOT VOX’s favourite new artists on the gigging scene and find out what shaped them into the artist they are today
Today we’re featuring Beau Bowen
The wallpaper is an interesting choice and Beau Bowen is an interesting band. A duo, with new music combining Opera, Hip-hop, Psychedelic Rock and Pop. Beau Bowen’s sound is made audible with a kitsch kissed production style and brought to life on stage. The band are Dru and Kay, an operatic pixie queen and a rock demon, together in harmony like never before. Their new album ‘Flame Of Love’ drops this year, an absolute must hear.
Catch Beau Bowen live at The Camden Assembly on the 19th of August. Be sure to grab your tickets HERE
Who are Beau Bowen? Where you’re from, how you both met, how long have you been playing together etc
We are Kay and Dru from another Planet – we make Avant-garde pop under the name of Beau Bowen – we have been together since birth preparing for our Camden Assembly show on August 19th 2021 – come check it out Ladies and Gents!
Who came up with the stage name and does it have a story or any meaning behind it?
Beau Bowen is a pop twist on Beau Brummell – The Legendary 17th Century Dandy.
If you had to describe the project using just five words, what would they be?
Eclectic, eccentric, artistic, impressionistic and pop.
Who are your biggest influences musically?
It has to be our loving parents.
What’s the projects biggest claim to fame so far?
Dru was awarded BBC Radio 3’s ‘Composer Of Tomorrow’ and Kay’s performed with ‘The Last Living Spider From Mars’.
What’s your songwriting process?
We write very spontaneously and we feel strong emotions and we represent them as powerfully as possible through our music.
If you could go on tour with any current band or artist, who would it be and why?
So long as the spirit of the music is true – we are happy to be part of any touring family and we are being loyal to our audience, always.
If you could put your dream team band together consisting of any musicians from the past or present who would the band members be?
We are in love with each other – and we were born to make music together.
How would you describe your live show to someone who has never seen you perform before?
The only show you will remember on your death bed!
Do any of you have any pre-gig or post gig rituals? If so, what and why?
As a pre-gig ritual we like to think solely about our audience and how we are going to enrich each others lives over the course of the show.
What would your ultimate rider be if you could have anything without being accused of being a diva?
We would kind of like an Island.
This question is for all band members. If we were to browse your music library what is the most embarrassing song we might find? Or who is your guilty pleasure artist?
No one should feel guilt in listening to music – and especially not our audience.
Tell us one thing your fans would be really shocked or surprised to hear or learn about the band.
When we know we’ll tell you.
If people want to check you out online where is the best place to go?
Join the family and follow us on Instagram – all our records go up on Spotify.
Finally, What does the future hold for the band?
We have 3 more singles and an album dropping this year – make sure you follow us on social media to keep up to date.