QUESTIONS & ANSWERS – der gig-blog-Fragenkatalog 162 mit IVA NOVA

Iva Nova

Foto: Andrey Kezzin

Für regelmäßige Leser unseres Blog sind Iva Nova keine Unbekannten. Schon zweimal haben wir von ihren wilden Gigs berichtet. Mit ihrer Mischung aus Folk, Balkan, Jazz, Techno und Industrial fühlen sich die vier Musikerinnen aus St. Petersburg im Jazzclub genauso wohl wie auf großen Festivalbühnen. Nun haben sich die Leute vom InDieWohnzimmer mit dem Café Galao zusammengetan und Iva Nova zu einem Club-Gig in das beliebte Musik-Café am Marienplatz geholt. Am kommenden Sonntag, 27. Oktober. Wir haben die Sängerin Anastasia Postnikova gebeten, unseren Fragebogen auszufüllen.

What was the most wonderful gig you ever played?
Every gig is magic. It is a combination of different factors, mixture like an elixir. Whatever the stage or the audience, the weather or the time of the day – magic can happen or not. And there is still no recipe of a perfect gig. But some people say that we are the witches ;) And luckily we played a lot of wonderful gigs. If it wouldn’t be like this, there would have been no reason to play music.

And what was your most embarrassing moment on stage?
One of the most important things for us on stage is to wear not only beautiful but comfortable clothes. We move, jump and dance a lot, so if something hampers or falls of you (like, for ex, the sensation that you are loosing your skirt), it can be very uncomfortable and embarrassing. At the same time, no one in the audience will notice it in us cause we’ll never show.

Where would you absolutely love to play?
For us tours are not only concerts. It’s also an opportunity to travel. We would like to discover new countries each time. Japan, America, Africa, Faroe Islands … Anywhere where we haven’t been yet.

Before the gig: What’s your last thought before you enter the stage?
„Do I want to pee?“ :) It could be different thoughts really! Do we have water on stage? Where are the picks? How many people is there tonight? By the way, we have a nice tradition that blows away all the worries: we hug before to go on stage :)

Which things must always be in your tour bag?
Different cables, batteries, charger, hand cream, sleeping bag, earplugs, headphones, books, screwdriver.

Which song never fails to make you sing, hum or whistle along?
Except daily virus songs that get in your brain from nowhere? Well, often it is our latest song that we are working at.

Which Beatles song would you like to cover properly?
We love many songs of The Beatles. But we don’t really like to make covers…

No band without a myth. How is yours?
Some people think that we take drugs or drink a lot before to go on stage, that it is not possible to give so many energy other way. But this is fiction. In some clubs we may be welcomed with the bottle of vodka cause we are russians. „All russians drink vodka!“. Well, not us and not before the gig.

The most beautiful woman and/or man in show business?
Too many beautiful artists! Hard to choose. Besides we don’t want to mention someone concrete – the others will be offended :)

The greatest musical genius (dead or alive)?
J.S. Bach, Chaikovsky, Mozart, David Bowie, NIN, Tom York, SWANS… Etc… Etc…

The perfect gig in three words?
Drive + energy-exchange + confidence = satisfaction.

What answer you always wanted to hear? And what is the question?
– Did you see our rider?
– Sure! All is ready!

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