ION INDIE MAGAZINE April 2017, Volume 35 - Page 10

JP : LET ’ S TOUCH UPON DISCONNECTED A BIT . IS THERE SUCH A THING AS BEING TOO CONNECTED ?
Literally , we have become so polarized because we are too connected to one source , one opinion , one voice , or one point of view . We need to share our experiences , share our history , share our common goals - for the betterment of all . Music as a driving force for betterment is a cause we stand behind with real commitment . Music as the universal language has had such a real impact in breaking down barriers between us around the world over the last 75 years . Music is a literally export of great value . Both the UK and Sweden have relied on music as some of their major exports in the last 50 years . We are not suggesting that it become a mere commodity – but we all bene�t from the music and the arts . Music is how we can learn from another - it is how we can become MORE connected .
JP : SHARE WITH US SOME OF YOUR INFLUENCES .
Flying Dreams has many in�uences and we think we mix several of them into what may makes the band a bit different . We are all products of what we have internalized consciously or unconsciously . Put four musicians on stage and it becomes chemistry and alchemy . All of the great UK prog greats , King Crimson , Genesis , Yes among many others have in�uenced us . But there a few hidden and not so hidden in�uences ; Miles Davis , Charlie Parker , Frank Zappa , The Allman Brothers , Santana , even funk , pop and folk in�uences - since the band has an improv / jam side to its performances – you can see that no standard rules apply . Between Ryche , Kendall Scott ( keyboards ) and Ron Bienstock ( basses ) - there are so many in�uences . That does not even start on the drumming in�uences .

JP : LET ’ S TOUCH UPON DISCONNECTED A BIT . IS THERE SUCH A THING AS BEING TOO CONNECTED ?

Literally , we have become so polarized because we are too connected to one source , one opinion , one voice , or one point of view . We need to share our experiences , share our history , share our common goals - for the betterment of all . Music as a driving force for betterment is a cause we stand behind with real commitment . Music as the universal language has had such a real impact in breaking down barriers between us around the world over the last 75 years . Music is a literally export of great value . Both the UK and Sweden have relied on music as some of their major exports in the last 50 years . We are not suggesting that it become a mere commodity – but we all bene�t from the music and the arts . Music is how we can learn from another - it is how we can become MORE connected .

JP : SHARE WITH US SOME OF YOUR INFLUENCES .

Flying Dreams has many in�uences and we think we mix several of them into what may makes the band a bit different . We are all products of what we have internalized consciously or unconsciously . Put four musicians on stage and it becomes chemistry and alchemy . All of the great UK prog greats , King Crimson , Genesis , Yes among many others have in�uenced us . But there a few hidden and not so hidden in�uences ; Miles Davis , Charlie Parker , Frank Zappa , The Allman Brothers , Santana , even funk , pop and folk in�uences - since the band has an improv / jam side to its performances – you can see that no standard rules apply . Between Ryche , Kendall Scott ( keyboards ) and Ron Bienstock ( basses ) - there are so many in�uences . That does not even start on the drumming in�uences .