Bo Weber And Amanda Yang Remakes Friends

Bo Weber grew up on a dairy farm in rural Wisconsin. Bo’s mother, Wendy led the church youth group. Bo and his sisters participated in annual song and dance routines, which they would perform in front of the congregation. At 18, Bo began learning guitar, then in his twenties he moved on to audio production.

He started a pop punk band with his neighbor friend, which lasted for seven years, until going solo in 2015. Bo then moved to Minnesota to continue his pursuit of a career in music and design.  Bo’s 2019 release, “Is It Wrong” landed on Spotify’s Discover Weekly Playlist, earning over 100,000 streams in it’s first month.

He released his debut album, ‘Wendy’ in 2017— a collection of songs dedicated to his mother who sadly passed away from Ovarian Cancer. ‘Wendy’ earned features on the front page of the print newspaper, Pioneer Press (650,000 readers), WCCO Radio, WEAU 13 News and several others. Bo’s first 2015 single, “California Babe,” held the #1 position on the IndiMusic TV Charts for two consecutive months, has been broadcasted in five different countries on numerous music television stations, and was selected by MtvU to compete in the Freshmen Competition.

“Friends” by Bo Weber and Amanda Yang is accompanied by a music video which is an edit made up of all ten seasons of the Friends Television series mashed into one entertaining masterpiece. Not only do the clips follow the storyline of the song, but the characters are synced on the chorus’ to appear as if they are singing along.

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What is your stage name:

Bo Weber

Is there a story behind your stage name?

No, its just my real name.

Where do you find inspiration?
I find inspiration through many ways. I often pick up my guitar and explore the neck for a few chords that sound nice together, then start humming a melody. Other times I will go on Splice and look for loops that other producers have already done. If I don’t feel like spending time creating an entire instrumental from scratch, I’ll scroll through options on Beatstars.

What was the role of music in the early years of your life?

Music always had a hold on me. My mom kept a baby book for me growing up, and as early as 6 months old, there are several entries she wrote mentioning a strong interest in singing, or making a beat with my hands.

Are you from a musical or artistic family?

My mom was in the church choir when we were kids. She encouraged my sisters and I to participate in those types of programs. We did them, but I thought they were very boring.

My uncle Ron was a sketch artist. He would draw funny characters on our birthday cards and send them to us in the mail. I drew almost every day as a kid, all the way up till my senior year of high school. Then I found the guitar and music became my love.

Bo Weber And Amanda Yang Remakes Friends

Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?

One of the first shows I went to that really inspired me was Quietdrive. The singer’s stage presence was captivating. The excitement of the crowd, the way the music made me feel…I knew I wanted to be apart of it somehow and be involved more than just a listener.

How did you learn to sing/write/to play?

I borrowed a friend’s bass guitar and looked up guitar tabs online to Taking Back Sunday’s “make Damn Sure”. I remember feeling so empowered when I discovered how to play a part in my favorite song. My friend and I decided to start a band without having any knowledge of songwriting or playing instruments. We got together a few times a week in my parent’s basement, where we would press record on the cassette karaoke machine and make up lyrics and melody over a terribly played guitar. It was a long self-taught process because we were too excited to actually sit down and watch an educational course or practice scales, etc. We just wanted to start making music right away, and it didn’t matter if it sounded bad. It sounded good to us at the time.

How could you describe your music?
My music is like Sadboy Bedroom Pop. I make a lot of different types of music, (including country) but I try to only release the music that has a similar sound to the style I’m after.

What musician do you admire most and why?
Honestly, I admire Post Malone. You see the way he treats people, no matter who they are, he gives them time and attention. He seems like a caring and patient person. I admire people whose character and morals remain intact regardless of how large their popularity grows.

Did your style evolve since the beginning of your career?
Yes, the pop-punk band I played in was music like Blink 182, Paramore, etc. Once that ended, I was into making faux 80’s sounding music similar to CHVRCHES, Purity Ring, etc. Now I’m more into just straight pop music, with a little bit of trap/hip-hop. My tastes change a bit with the trends, and as I get older, or bored with what I’m doing.

Who do you see as your main competitor?

Back in our band days, it was common for bands to be nice to other bands to their face, but then behind their back, talk shit about them or secretly envy them for whatever reason. “Frenemies” as people would call them. It was not a very genuine community. I don’t know why it was like that. Maybe it mostly had to do with the fact that we were teenagers.

There is no benefit to having competitors in music. As a solo artist, I realize how lonely it can be to have no one to share the creative process with. So, it’s important to embrace collaborations. I focus on shared experiences with other artists because that’s where the joy in making music comes from.

What are your interests outside of music?

I have a competitive side, however, and I like to express that by playing basketball, volleyball, pool, or any sort of skills game that requires hand-eye coordination.

If it wasn’t a music career, what would you be doing?

This isn’t my career, yet. I still have a full-time job working as a videographer for a social media company.

What are your plans for the coming months?

I’m going to release 1 song per month for as long as I can, (Until I can’t afford it anymore). The costs of mixing, mastering, shooting music videos, and promotion get expensive. If you’d like to become a Patreon, not only does your contribution help me make my music, but you also receive cool perks.

Do you have any artistic collaboration plans?

Yes, I’ve got a song coming out with Yung Honi in November, then another song with Lil Xxel in December. I’m excited about both of them!

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