Since 2015, Xavier Diaz and Nathan Tamburro joined forces to perform under the moniker “Sweet Arrow”, and they are making waves in Australia with their latest release “Hold On,” reflecting on the young artists’ development. The voice of Xavier is emotional and strong; it immediately engages a listener, while layers from Nathan’s guitar add the sharp progressive sound impact. Production ensures its long-term sound effect.
However, Hold On extends beyond the mere melody and ventures into exploring Sweet Arrow’s growth as musicians. The band has described the lyrics as intelligent, one with which listeners can easily associate themselves and simultaneously provides a somewhat upbeat feel with pleasant guitar riffs. “Hold On” one draws attention to their flexibility which combines rock with alternative, pop and funk without a hitch.
In a recent interview with Mister Styx of Musicarenagh , Sweet Arrow reveals their name and apparently they want to surprise the listeners with something pleasant, like by shooting an arrow. Riding on the inspiration from life, their creative enterprise involves Nathan providing music backlog that cues melodies and lyrics development by Xavier.
Apart from music, Xavier enjoys mountain biking and hiking can point out to a deep-rooted sense of nature. Although not working as musicians, their motivation comes from passion rather than earning.
‘Hold On’ means way more than its title indicates, sending a much greater message of power and endurance. In the future, for 2024 Sweet Arrow has plans to release additional singles; “Taking My Girl” is scheduled in March for release.
In appreciation of the continued support from their fans, sweet Arrow thank them for looking forward to what is coming up.
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What is your stage name?
Is there a story behind your stage name?
We believe that our music will speak to certain people and inspire them. So we are making music specifically targeting those people, whoever they may be. We are targeting them like an arrow, with the intention of hitting them with something good. Hence the name Sweet Arrow.
Where do you find inspiration?
Inspiration is the music. I am very fortunate to work with a composer whose music inspires my lyrics.
What was the role of music in the early years of your life?
I always loved music. I always loved singing from an early age.
Are you from a musical or artistic family?
Music was always enjoyed in my family. My parents were music lovers, so I grew up listening to their favourite artists.
Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?
Jamming with my mates led to the inspiration to take musical ideas and fashion them into completed recorded songs.
How did you learn to sing/write/to play?
What was the first concert that you ever went to and who did you see perform?
I went to a Midnight Oil concert with my father when I was 11. I was blown away by their energy and the atmosphere in that theatre can only be described as electric.
How could you describe your music?
We play various genres from Rock, Alternative, Pop and Funk.
Describe your creative process.
Nathan the composer brings his music to the table and there are certain chord progressions that just speak to me. They inspire a melody within me. Then I put words to that melody and off we go.
What is your main inspiration?
What musician do you admire most and why?
I admire all musicians who are dedicated to their craft. It’s a beautiful thing to speak the language of your soul and share it with the world.
Did your style evolve since the beginning of your career?
Yes, it’s constantly evolving.
Who do you see as your main competitor?
I believe the only competitor one has is themselves and their own doubts, insecurities, and fears.
What are your interests outside of music?
I like mountain bike riding and hiking. I live not too far from some great national parks where I like to spend my free time re-energizing in nature.
If it wasn’t a music career, what would you be doing?
I have a career outside of music which is great because it means that the music we create, is not for money but for love.
What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?
Collaborating with other artists can be challenging. It requires patience, humility and good listening skills. When you get it right though, it is so rewarding because you get to be part of something so much bigger than what you could ever create on your own. Which means that you get to share your victories with those who were in the battle with you.
If you could change one thing in the music industry, what would it be?
The removal of those entities who look to take advantage of artists for their own personal gain.
Why did you choose this as the title of this project?
The title Hold On was chosen because that is the main lyric in the chorus and it fits with the theme of the song. Which is to never give up on life, irrespective of the challenges one is facing.
What are your plans for the coming months?
We are looking forward to releasing more singles throughout 2024. Our next single – Taking My Girl is in the final stages of mixing and should be released around March some time.
Do you have any artistic collaboration plans.
I look forward to continuing working with a very talented composer, Nathan Tamburro. Who just does not stop creating infectious riffs and contagious rhythms.
What message would you like to give to your fans?
Thank you for your support. We really appreciate it!