On Instagram, you introduce yourself as “two geeks in a studio”.
Charline: Yeah, it’s just so accurate for us, because we haven’t got a chance to perform yet due to the virus. And so, most of the time, you can find us at Tom’s place, in his studio. There, both of us would be geekingabout the technical part of creating music, because we love it.
I can see it suits you because Tom’s sitting in the studio right now.
Tom: (laughs) Yeah, this is where we wrote all our songs together, I’m here every single day. Even when we can’t do gigs right now, I have to stay creative and make music.
You met each other in quite an exciting way, right?
Charline: Last year, I participated in the singing contest The Voice. In the first round, all coaches turned around. Just before I got on stage during the second round, what we call the knockouts, someone yelled from the backstage: “Hey if you don’t go through to the next round, I want to join you in a band!” It was Tom, who played guitar in the live band there. And I was sent home that day, so afterward Tom found me and assured me he was serious. I was sad to go home, but Tom’s offer totally cheered me up.
Tom: I remembered Charline from even before her blind audition because I had heard her demo. An extraordinary voice like hers stands out, of course, and I was a fan from the start. At that time, I had the idea to just make and produce music for her, not for us. However, after making a couple of songs together, it all clicked. And so, after three writing sessions, Charline suggested doing this project as an official band. I remember thinking: “Am I not too old for that?” (laughs)