[Interview]-17 Crash from Livorno to Music Borders Radio

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Born in 2011 in Livorno. 17Crash is an Italian hard glam rock band.
Since the beginning the main goals of the band were to create their own music (in pure 80′ s L.A.glam rock style ) and play a lot live.

After working hard on their sound and on new material the band records their first rough promo/demo in October 2012 at the Big Wave studios .
This product includes three songs : ” Let me live your rock n’ roll “,
Respect, n’  Rock n’ Roll. The tunes starts immediately to be heard and liked from many people on the net, on socials network and italian fanzines/webzines starts to show great interest about their music.
The band starts to join a several number of interviews, reviews and participations to radio shows, especially in Tuscanyand Northern Italy. They started increasing fans from everywhere in the world with lotsa good responses.
They do festival, gigs everywhere from North to South and had the chance to share the stage with artist like : Adam Bomb, Crazy Lixx, Frankie Chavez, Faster Pussycat, Girlschool, Geoff Tate.
Their Facebook page reaches 16.000 fan in 3 years and their Reverbnation page locate the band at the first place in the Livornochart for months.
People really start to dig’ em and the band keeps on writing songs when they don’ t tour . Webzine and fanzine from Germanyand Austria share review and promote their music in Europe and they get just good responses .
On February 2014 the songs are nominated for the “Best demo on line category” for the Livorno Music Awards 2014 by Il Tirreno ” (main newspaper in Livorno) totally involved in the organization of this Awards event.
The band gets 1635 votes from the net and totally win the competition between others 120 bands.
On Saturday 24th May 2014 they get rewarded on the prestigious stage of  “The Cage Theatre” of Livorno in front of a huge and euphoric audience .
They’ve been on the local newspaper three times and they’ve been included in the book “In fondo si suona” .
After months of working’ hard on new stuff they finally had enough material and so decided get in the Studio .
They wanted to start the recording of their first official full length album.
They will work with Italian producer/musician Antonio Inserillo well known in the Italian metal music panorama as former musician of bands like : Tossic, Death SS, Rhumornero and Motus Tenebrae, etc.
After one and a half year in studio the record Reading your dirty minds was released.
Achieving great success in a very quick time in Italy and taking good vibes even over the ocean.
In fact the band singed a record deal of worldwide distribution of the album with the great Demon Doll Records  (USA).
They started touring Italyeverywhere, from North to South with more than 70 live shows in one year, totally a record for a band like this in Italy !
On May 2016 the band was even called to perform at the prestigious  “Wings of Bea Metal fest” in front of 2000 people as opening act for the legendary UKband Girlschool .
They get known even in Europe (Germany, Sweden , France) starting to get the attention of main music magazines ( Rock Hard, Metal Hammer) with great reviews about their live shows and music ( on papers and on the net ).
On September 2017 they singed a deal with Volcano Records and recorded for them another album more AOR oriented called Hit the Prey out on March 30th.

So after all these as an intro we begin the interview:

17 Crash -Can’t Touch

Hello friends from Italy, hello Livorno!
Hello 17crash!
We are Music Borders Radio from Greece and we would like you to introduce the band! 
Hello there folks.  Thanx for this cool spot guys we are so glad to do this.
We do love what u guys do and happy to be part of it.
Btw we are an Italian melodic hard rock band n’ i’ m Phil, the drummer of  the band n’ the one who started this whole journey
First question: You formed back on 2011. Who has the idea to name your band 17Crash and which were your dreams when you began? 
Well i started the band in that year with a buncha of others local rockers that followed me n’ gave me their trust.
I  gave this name to the band the name from one of my favourite song from one of my favourite all time band..of course : LA. Guns
Since the beginning i wanted to create my own music, feel alive, tour around, have fun, meet loads of very cool people and see new places.
Second question:You are Hard Rock, AOR, Glam metal band.  Which are your influences and your personal heroes in rock music?
Of course our main influences came from the 80’s LA. Rock n’ roll scene Bands  like Motley Crue, Guns n’ Roses, Ratt, L.A Guns, Poison gave me the fuel to start this all thing. I always loved that genre, that sound and that attitude.
Third question: In 2014 you nominated for “Best demo on line category” for the LivornoMusic Awards 2014. It was the first hit of success. How do you felt about that? And then you took the prize on Cage Τheatre in front of a huge crowd. How you felt after the show? 
That was an amazing day/night ! We won because 2 thousands people voted for us!
We went on the local papers, got properly rewared on stage n’ had a great night with hundreds of people screamin’ during our show. A helluva experience.
You can see  all the videos from that night on Youtube.

17 Crash-Rum All Night(ft. Alessio Lucatti)

Fourth question: Please can you tell us more about your new record and your latest tour and of course what we are going to expect in the future!
Well we after our galm/sleaze period we changed a lil bit our style.
After the release of our first album Reading your dirty minds we become a more melodic, mature n’ down to earth band.
Hit the Prey (the new born) shows to the world that we had so many more things to say and do.
Not just party, wild riffs, fun, lipstick and all those cliche’.
We wanted to do something bigger, louder, approaching a new type of sound with a different groove and a different mood. A new way to see and play our hard rock.
We had the chance to face and work  with great professionists during the process of this record n’ this made us grow so much.
We do love what we do . We just want to create music and aim high.
About the tour, well we  toured Italy from North to South  and got loads of good responses from the amazing crowd we meet.
Soon we’ ll tour Europeand actually workin on US  gigs too.
Plus we are also workin on the third chapter of our career.
So u better faster your seat belts very tight.
Fifth question: What your wishes for the band for the 2019? (Except money and health…and girls too).
Well, we wish to ourself  just to keep on doin’ this and having fun along with it.
Sixth question: Except the band Girlschool that you already played with them in 2016 which band you want to share the stage  and if you have friends with bands like yours that you love to play together on gigs and you want to do it again.
We shared the stage with plenty of very cool n‘ great artists not only Girlschool.
It’s always such a cool thing to meet and play with major acts.
It’ s like a dream that comes true n’ the coolest fact is that it’s all about good vibes.
Btw of course we’ d love to play with LA. Guns but not just em.
There are so many bands we’ d love to play with.
Such an endless list n’ i bet every single member of 17Crash will answer differently.
Wishes for MBR
Last but not least: we want your wishes for our station Music Borders Radio and your wishes for the upcoming year 2019.
Best wishes to the amazing staff of Music Borders Radio from 17Crash.
U guys rock and we do appreciate your work so bad.
Thanx again for this interview!
Long live to you n’ always keep the rock n’ roll flag flyn’!

17 Crash – Fat Love

MBR Team