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8 Faces

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Established on Jan, 2014
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"Newcomer band 8 Faces"

Newcomer band 8 Faces
February 12, 2015
Written by Patricia Faulkner

Newcomer band, 8 Faces, has finished recording their first studio album, awaiting to break out in spring/early summer of 2015. The band contains Willow Parrish, Hunter Lovan, Ray Zen, and Ethan Kyle. These young minds sat down with me and toyed with my emotions as I pried what I could from them about their upcoming album. Here is a glimpse onto their lives as developing musicians.

Q: I see that you are all at varying ages..Exactly how old is everyone here and who does what?!

Hunter: Well, I’m 15. I am the guitarist. Willow, our front woman, is 16.
Our drummer Ray Zen is actually 13, and our bassist Ethan is 16.

Q: How long have you been a band and who started it all?

Hunter: We’ve been a band for about a year, and Willow and I have been playing together since the beginning. All of us went to school together except for Ray. We found him playing at a music showcase.

Q: Who are some of your biggest musical influences?

Hunter: I’d say The Eagles, The Doors…Pantera! Led Zeppelin.

Q: The song “Before Their Eyes” has a video out now..What is the story/message behind that song?

Willow: My dad and I wrote that song together about a girl coming of age and growing into something she wants other people to see. Basically a song about a girl growing up and growing into herself.

Q: I recall hearing your vocals and thinking in my head that they could translate across many different genres. Out of all, why did you choose the metal side of things?

Willow: The way my family has grown, there was always that metal/rock vibe, so that’s something I grew up on, and has always been something I listened to.

Q: How do you feel about the demographic you’ll be performing for in the future?

Ethan: Terrified. (laughs)
Ray: Yeah, it’s an interesting demographic to see coming into a band at a young age, because I’m still in middle school. I’m in 7th grade. It’s interesting.

Q: Nashville needs more metal, so you guys better crank it out. At times, with developing bands it can almost become a competition of who can play the loudest. What is one element you try to stay mind as a unit?

All: Have fun!
Ethan: Have fun, and to make sure everyone is giving in the creative process.

Q: What is a problem you avoid during this creative process?

Hunter: I don’t know. We are a pretty diverse group. We aren’t just metal or just rock. We all listen to a wide range of things. It’s all about diversifying yourself. Don’t get stuck in a rut.

Q: What is one thing that you think an independent artist or ensemble should try to remember when writing music?

Hunter: Take your time with the songs you are writing.
Ethan: -Make sure they each have their own personality.
Hunter: At first, your songs are not going to be good, and you’re just going to accept that and keep writing and working, but one day they’ll be good.

Q: Tell me about the album coming out.

Hunter: We have everything recorded as of right now. We have 12 songs, but we’re cutting it down to about 8 or 9.

Q: Where do you see yourself as a band in one year?

Willow: Doing what we do.
Ray: I think when we get finished up with this album, we’ll start doing more blues rock..you know, groovy stuff.
Hunter: Yeah, we don’t plan on slowing down.
Not moving too fast, but we’re definitely all in for the long haul. - Indie Ville TV


Still working on that hot first release.



“The coolest damn kids in High School.” - SqueeG, 102.9 The Buzz

8 Faces, a band from Nashville, Tennessee consisting of four teenagers. Willow Parrish, Hunter Lovan, Ethan Kyle, and lastly Ray Zen. As a group, these four create a unique sound that can fall into many categories of music.

The band is currently working on their debut album, being produced by Chris Love, that should release in the summer of 2015. 8 Faces will have many upcoming shows around the Nashville area. On May 10th of this year, they will be performing at the IndieVilleTV Music Awards. They were ranked #5 on the Local Buzz’ top 25 Bands of 2014.

Willow Parrish, 16, vocals. Hunter Lovan, 15, guitar. Ethan Kyle, 16, bass. Ray Zen, 13, drums. 8 Faces was formed in early 2014 when Willow and Hunter began writing music together. Shortly after, Ray Zen was introduced by a mutual friend, Arianna Fanning. The band was finally rounded out in late 2014 when Ethan Kyle joined. In this time, their debut song “Before Their Eyes” has been featured on 102.9 The Buzz, Nashville’s local rock station. They were also featured as the Local Buzz Cut of the Week in November 2014. The song is also in rotation on Rock Rage Radio and Stone Chrome Radio. In December of 2014, they released the music video for “Before Their Eyes”, filmed and produced by Chris Niswonger, on YouTube and currently has over 8,000 views. 8 Faces is on track to be one of the hottest new bands of 2015. 

You can hear and download “Before Their Eyes” on www.reverbnation.com/8Faces.

You can also follow them on social media here: 
Main Website: http://8facesband.com 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/8FacesBand 
ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/8faces 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/EightFaces 
Instagram: http://instagram.com/8faces/ 
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTwAx9Qko78v2f-2WR23-ZA

For booking and all other information, please contact:

Scott Lovan at 615-598-4964 or Richard Parrish at 615-293-1007 
Email at 8facesmusic@gmail.com

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