“Our generation is the future and we think giving back is what it’s all about” The Fandinos
The Fandinos Nolan & Jacob
The Fandinos are an up and coming musical duo who love to perform and have a heart for using their gifts to inspire others. Nolan, the drummer and Jacob, the singer and guitarist were born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in December 2002 and live in Elon, North Carolina. Both Nolan and Jacob are multi instrumentalists and play guitar, piano, drums and both of the boys sing too.
“We started out by playing around with our father’s musical instruments. After practicing for a couple of months we entered our 3rd Grade Talent Show and played Twist and Shout and were hooked on The Beatles. We placed 2nd and then won first place the next two years.”
The first song I heard by the Fandinos was a cover of ‘Hello’, by SugarBomb. I quickly became hooked! Sibling groups have a special significance to me but I also loved Nolan and Jacob’s fresh sound and youthful exuberance. I can honestly say I listened to ‘Hello’ on loop for most of a day and liked it more each time!
“Some of our musical influences as we began our journey were our father and the Beatles. Our music has been a combination of cover songs and originals. We tend to lean toward upbeat melodic pop and rock songs that are heavy on melody and rhythms. We are working on some original songs too. When we write will usually come up with a melody or a chord pattern first. On the creative side it is fun writing hooks for the songs. We like a variety of music from pop and rock to jazz and R&B.
We try and play live every month or so when possible. Locally we’ve played benefit concerts for Relay for Life as well as The Humane Society.
One of our biggest challenges with our music is limited time. We try to get our school work done as early as possible in order to make time for our music which is much more fun! We love to perform live so that is our main inspiration for playing. We have been surrounded by music and musical instruments since we were born. Our fans are great too and that keeps us going strong! They are always so positive. We definitely want to have a career in music and make our fans happy with it as well. Our greatest advice to other musicians is practice, practice, practice; enjoy what you do; and always keep learning.”
Discovering and introducing new talent is what Rivenmaster’s Place is all about! This year has been no exception with more than twenty new artists introduced here for the first time! This week we are bringing you not just a new, but also a very unique talent. Not only is their relationship unique but the type of music they share is refreshingly different from the normal pop genre which has become so dominant throughout the music industry and the world.
Steven and Peter Gait are twelve year old twins who live in Helensburgh, Scotland; their home town is the birthplace of the inventor of the first working television, John Logie Baird. Helensburgh is situated on the scenic Firth of Clyde the famous river on which the Liners Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth were built. The boys, as you can see from the photographs, are not identical twins and also differ in their natures, likes and dislikes, yet they do enjoy singing together. They have a younger sister Amanda, who is their number one fan.
This past month the boys released their debut CD consisting of 9 songs that display the versatility of the Gaitway Brothers.
The music includes Scottish and English traditional songs, atmospheric film-music and several thought-provoking original compositions. The music is united by its ‘folk flavor’ and by its emotive nature which always ends, on a note of hope. Sung from the heart and mixed professionally, this will be one you will want for your collection.
I asked the boys to create a special video where they could introduce you to themselves and tell you a little about their music and their dreams for the future. I’m delighted to present this video for your enjoyment!