WHO: Follow No One
MEMBERS: Pedro Murino Almeida & Rich Hall
WHERE: International Group: USA/Portugal
Follow No One is the Brainchild of The Last Rich Hall & Pedro Murino Almeida. Their focus is to Incorporate the Greatest Elements of Rock and Roll’s Past & Present into a unique and exciting New Brand of Rock! Drawing from their classical training in music, experience and Vast influences from Rock’s Legends… Together as Follow No One, they are capturing the most impressive elements of the Great Genres of Music, while striving to return a level of Industry Professionalism in the music they create, albeit for Radio & their Fans or for Film & Media.
What would you say that your band has to offer that is different from what is out there?
We have the unique ability to write music from a conceptual basis or “feeling the moment.”
Pedro is a Guitar Phenomenon and great composer. Matching that with Rich’s approach to writing, he plays off Pedro’s music or it can be the other way around.
What would you say is the essence behind your band?
Versatility… Some writing is spontaneous, some just end up being a couple late nights of composing on Pedro’s part with the song instrumentally being finished. Rich interprets the song visually and goes to work. It’s different for every one.
How do you compete in today’s market?
Social Media, Traditional Media, professional connections and diversity of work.
Describe your music. What do you want it to convey?
Every song created has an individual purpose. And each fan has a different reason for it. We have fans that love it all, Country fans that love “No Regrets,” Hispanic fans that love “Guardian Angel” and the Bossanova feel at the beginning, mixed with Metal into a Foo Fighters’esque chorus ending with a solo Yngwie would be proud of.
Define some of the goals for the band.
To give a unique brand of Rock that is missing in today’s marketplace. We have a more melodic approach to our vocals with the wailing guitar riffs and level of playing that is a throwback (we believe) from a lot of new musical acts. With some of the bells and whistles musicians use today to make them sound good, we come from the school that if it’s not (sounding good), there’s no digital audio editor to cover up your mistakes. Which in the end..makes the music real. Hopefully, really kicking ass.
Anything else you would like to add?
The new single “I’m Afraid of Americans,” shows that versatility, taking an epic David Bowie and turning it in to a rock masterpiece.
What’s next? We let you decide that.
- Website: http://www.follownoonemusic.com
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FollowNooneMusic/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/follownoone/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/FollowNoOneBand
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxxxigAUL7PtizK8AR5q62w