Dan Bonhomme, drummer of Perth hardcore act Aveira Skies, had a chat with Amplified Media about the band’s formation, the local music scene and future music in the works for the band.
First of all, tell us a bit about Aveira Skies.
Hey, My Name is Dan, I play drums along with Sam and Jason on Guitars, Justin on Bass and Haydn as Vocals.
How did the band come about? Were you guys friends beforehand?
Aveira Skies started up in early 2011 when myself and Jason had just finished up at a nu-metal band. Both Jason and I met Haydn through the internet when we were searching for a vocalist. We met Justin at shows we played at. Justin then became our manager. Sam and Haydn were friends beforehand so when we were in search for a bassist we asked if he would be interested. Then when one of our guitarists left, Sam decided to play guitar and Justin relocated to bass.
Who would you say are the band’s biggest influences musically?
I’d say Parkway Drive, I Killed the Prom Queen and The Ghost Inside would be the biggest influences on us, but the list could go on and on…
Do you remember how or what got you into the local music scene?
Playing shows and meeting people was probably how we started off at first but once we had ourselves recorded and had an E.P. out, promoting and emailing our music to the public was a big factor for getting into the music scene.
Are there any specific bands you guys like playing with in particular?
Me personally, I really enjoyed playing along side Dream on Dreamer. I had an awesome time hanging out with those boys and the other supporting bands to.
You guys released a new single earlier this year called ‘Mind Maps’, what has the response been like so far and can fans expect new music soon?
The response from ‘Mind Maps’ has been vary positive, we’ve had a lot of people say they enjoy the song and at shows everyone seems to be going mental when we play it…which is a good thing haha.
What’s the Perth local music scene like; why should kids come out to more shows?
Perth’s local music scene is pretty crazy, everyone loves coming out to have a good time. The atmosphere at shows is just amazing and without the kids that come out to all the shows we wouldn’t be able to have such a good time.
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- Nisa Ates