We Are Makers Releases Their Newest Single Dubbed “Killin’ It”

We Are Makers is the love project of Chelsea (Bass & Vocals) and Ryan Maker (Guitar & Drums) (Guitar Vocals). The band is based in Los Angeles, yet their music can be found all around the world.

It was in 2016 that they packed up their few belongings and embarked on a lengthy road journey from southern California to the West Coast. Eloping at the summit of Bell Rock in Sedona, Arizona, they eventually made their way to Los Angeles. There was We Are Makers’ birth in a quiet back home in Pasadena, California.

Follow along as they tell us more about their musical history and the new album they just released.

What is your real name?
Chelsea and Ryan Maker

What’s your official Showbiz name?
We Are Makers/WAM

How did you get into music?
Chelsea: I grew up with musical grandparents who were in show biz. Always wanted to follow in their footsteps but didn’t get an opportunity until I met Ryan. He saw my potential immediately and told me I needed to sing! We started a band right after!

Ryan: My entire family is musical, so it wasn’t really an option growing up. I started playing the piano when I was probably 6, then around 12 it wasn’t cool anymore so I learned how to play the guitar. My earliest memories of singing were in the car with my mom listening to the Beatles and Billy Joel. That’s how I learned about harmony.

What field or genre are you into and how would you describe it?
Chelsea: Pop rock with a dash of shoegaze.

What were your first project and the people you worked with and which year?
Chelsea: Our first project together was called Legs Nose Robinson in 2013. We made songs about the show Doctor Who and dressed like steampunk aliens. I was named The Illusionist and Ryan The Engineer.

Ryan: My first band was when I was around 12 probably only a couple of weeks after buying a guitar. We were called “Blackout” and we wrote songs that sounded like Greenday with sad Morrissey lyrics.

We Are Makers Releases Their Newest Single Dubbed 'Killin' It'
We Are Makers Releases Their Newest Single Dubbed ‘Killin’ It’

Who or what inspires you or motivates you? And why?
Chelsea: love inspires me and motivates me. It’s one of the most potent forms of energy to use in creation.

Ryan: Chelsea. She’s my muse.

Any models you look up to? With reason(s) why?
Chelsea: I’m a photographer so I work with models often, I even model myself.

Ryan: There’s a lot. They’re usually tall and I’m kinda short.

What do you look out for in this line of business?
Chelsea: Energetic Sharks who devour your ideas

Ryan: Energy Vampires

What are some of the challenges you face in your career path?
Ryan: eating healthy and getting enough sleep

Chelsea: Getting paid for what we create and contribute. For some reason, people think artists should live a life of destitution and not make a living until their dead. We are actively fighting against that. NO PAY TO PLAY VENUES

How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
Ryan: it’s a blessing and a curse. A major label has never been more unnecessary to get your music out there, but it’s also easy to get lost in the sea of artists.

Chelsea: Ditto, I think it’s harder for artists now because they have to manage their socials, create content, engage, and make sure their followers are high enough, which in all honesty has nothing to do with being a musician.

Do you have any advice for aspiring songwriters?
Write with other writers. Always go oversplits before. And when in doubt flip on your head.

What is your current project about?
the greatest love story ever told

What are your hobbies?
There’s a lot, but Currently, we are really into roasting our own coffee.

What do you do aside from this profession?
Ryan: I produce other indie artists

Chelsea: I am a multifaceted artist.

What is one message you would give to your fans?
let the music move through you

MrrrDaisy is the Owner of Music Arena Gh.  As a graphic designer, blogger and social media expert, he is a confident and creative designer who is self-motivated, self-sufficient and comes to you with a strong background in both print and digital media. He currently lives and studies Digital Media at Nottingham College, United Kingdom.

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