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Pick Of The Week: The 1975 – The Sound
This Weeks #VegasArtistSpotlight: PureJoyPeople – Soul Sista
For us, music is a lifestyle; Everything we do and everyone we meet is connected to our love for music. We put lots of time and energy into it and while it doesn’t always come out exactly where we thought it would, it always leads us to where we’re supposed to be. It’s rather magical. We met on Craigslist..Rob was searching for a singer and Pure was searching for a band. That band went on to do a lot but as time went on the band fizzled out and our passion grew to do something more. The birth of Purejoypeople was solidified.
We are a “super Duo” because we often write and perform with many other artist and musicians although the core of the band is Rob and myself and I write the vast majority of the lyrics.
Our music is “Rock and Soul” because we love to rock and we’re often told the songs hit people directly in their soul. It’s incredibly inspiring to see 2 piece bands making a huge mark on modern music like, 21 pilots, MC Rut, Black Keys,White Stripes, Royal Blood, Phantogram and solo artists like K Flay and Awolnation just to name of few. All of these bands and tons more have influenced us and the fact that it’s just one or two of them is incredible.
Our mascot is the Octopus because its and incredibly intelligent and mysterious creature that adapts to it’s environment like no other creature. The eight legs symbolize the multiple styles of music we write and perform.
We have always felt we were the “others”… the type of band people have a hard time explaining the sound so you just say “you gotta hear them” and its amazing to see so many people digging this “new style” approach. Especially in this cookie cutter world of music where people will tell you it’s all been done and on some level maybe it has but like the octopus we’ll adapt and do it our way, and in that way, it has not been done.
We are people, you are people, together we are Purejoy
This weeks playlist:
• DNCE – Kissing Strangers
• The 1975 – The Sound
• JP Cooper – September Song
• Portugal The Man – Feel It Still
• NKTOB – One More Night
• Lady Gaga – The Cure
• Keith Urban + Carrie Underwood – The Fighter
• Lord Huron – The Night We Met
• KYGO + Selena Gomez