Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.
Jonas Sharpe, vocal and guitar, born in Denmark, July 8th 1990. Jonas is the younger of two brothers and has an English father and a Danish mother. Jonas grew up in Hobro, a small city in the Northern Jutland.
Daniel Potts, guitar, born in Denmark, May 29th 1992. Has 5 siblings and a English/Scottish father and a Danish mother. Daniel was born and raised in the city of Aarhus in Jutland.
Mads Beck, drums, born in Denmark, September 20th 1990. Mads is the youngest of 4 children and has a Danish father and mother. Mads grew up in the far North of Jutland in a city called Jerslev.

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.
We’ve been playing together for 5 years now. Daniel and Mads met at a bar by a coincidence. Daniel accidentally spilled beer all over Mads and by minutes they were talking about music and agreed on making a band together. Daniel and Mads had heard about Jonas and asked him to come for an audition – they were blown away!
Jonas had been singing in a church choir for several years and wanted to try something different and quickly fell in love with the music he was about to play.
Jonas was very inspired by progressive metal bands like Dream Theater, Opeth etc. but he also played a lot of jazz (‘Elevator Jazz’ as Mads so eloquently puts it). Jonas later on applied for The Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus with his guitar playing but didn’t get in. A couple of years later he applied again but this time as a singer – and got in!

Mads grew up playing rock music with inspirations as Led Zeppelin, D-A-D and The Blue Van. He started out by playing with different bands playing cover music and soon realized he wanted to play music for the rest of his life.

Daniel is very blues and jazz inspired. He grew up listening to a lot of jazz like Chet Baker and Louis Armstrong. When he got a little older blues came into Daniels life. B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin has influenced Daniels guitar playing a lot.

Our band name comes from the song ‘White Dominos’ by the Danish rock band The Blue Van. We thought it would be a really cool name for us because we rise together and fall together – like dominos. The ‘white’ was because there were so many bands with the word ‘black’ in their name.

Because we have these different musical influences we work really well together. There’s always someone coming up with an idea whether it’s for a song, our live-show or whatever.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.
It’s always definitely to put your music in a genre-box… It’s definitely not ambient lounge-jazz.
Epic melodic rock would probably be a good genre to describe our music.
The idea behind the song is the feeling you get when you feel attracted to someone. You’re like an animal trying to get closer to the prey. How you notice every little movement like it’s the most wonderful thing you’ve ever seen.
The idea behind having the girls in the video was to get that ‘James Bond’ kind of vibe to it. We’re men writing songs about the perfect creatures that women are and how every movement they make can’t go unnoticed and bring out the best in us. Haha.
We wanted to do something cool and we really think we nailed it!

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.
It’s all about the amount of declines and ‘no’s’ you’d get. If you keep on getting declined and start working even harder because you believe in yourself and the music you’re creating, the time you will experience a ‘success’ it will feel so much better. There’s really a lesson in not having it your way most of the time because not only do you have to prove to yourself that you really want this to happen, you also have to prove to the people, the music industry, the fans, the listeners, everyone, that you really want this.
We’ve been that kind of band who never really had it our way and had to adapt and conquer the difficulties you will face. But most important things – it’s all about having fun!

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.
We have this thing in our band called ‘The Domino Family’ which involves every person we work with or just hang around with. We don’t like labeling people internally as our ‘producer’ or ‘booking agent’. We’re all one family and we’re in this together – like a family.
With that being said, we have an amazing management team in Norway who we met in the Summer of 2017.

Our music video director is a dear friend of ours who’s been with us since we started this band. He’s been like a father to us and can always bring the best out us when we’re on the road.
Then we’ve got two amazingly talented producers who we write songs, produce and record with. We usually also discuss songwriting, general music business and the idea of square pizza boxes for round pizzas (doesn’t make sense!?).

When we recorded ‘Everybody’s Watching’ we had been playing it for a few months live at small venues just to see how it sounded live and how well we could play before actually recording. We like going into details regarding a song when we play it live and try to ask ourselves; how do we maintain this energy when we record it? Cause if it doesn’t work live why even bother to record it?
We used 3 days in the studio to record the song. It’s always the same thing happening in the studio; we have a perfect idea about how the song should be and we always end up with something different – something more awesome!

The music video was shot over two days in two different studios. We had already planned what was going to happen so things went really smoothly. Everyone on the set was so professional and kind so it made the shootings even more fun. We like setting the bar high when it comes to the quality of our music videos.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.
White Dominos was the first approach towards the music industry we’ve ever done so it’s been 5 years now. We really like the music industry but we’ve also experienced that it’s something that you’ll never fully understand which also kind of makes it more fun – you get smarter for every day you’re in the business. Our future goal is definitely to play sold-out arenas to write an album we can be really proud of.

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.
It all comes down to our emotions, what state in life we’re in or something we’ve experienced. When we write a song the mood is usually already set because there’s an emotion that provokes the riff or the vocals. If the song is angry how angry can we make that riff? It’s all about understands the approach to the song and then just go with it. When we have a draft for the song we start going into details and try to make the song as powerful as possible.

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.
It’s about letting the music tell you where it should be heading, not the other way around. A hit, in our opinion, is when you don’t get bored at any second during the whole song.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.
It’s going to sound cheesy but doesn’t make it less true; without you there wouldn’t be us. Our fan base is the most valuable thing we’ve got – besides our mothers of course.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.
Never give up and always be ready to adapt. If you really want this you have to sacrifice a lot of things in life to achieve your goals. And have fun! If you’re not having fun then what’s the point?

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

So far we have released two EP’s and two independent singles. We’ve been on three European tours that included countries like Germany, Italy, Spain, Slovenia, Norway, Hungary and Sweden. In Hungary we played live on National Television for more than 60.000 viewers.
When we released the song ‘Give It Up’ it got awarded ‘Song of the Week’ by Danish National Radio and went to 2# on the Itunes rock chart.

We’ve just written a song for the Norwegian Olympic ski team for the Winter Olympics in South-Korea 2018 – so hopefully a lot of things will happen.

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.

Danish National Radio – P3, P4 and P6.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

Jonas is usually the craftsman when it comes to writing songs – he has a creative mind and drive that’s running 24/7. When he comes up with an idea we try to put words on what the song could be about – usually one of us has some lyrics or riffs that could be used. We usually try all kinds of crazy stuff and see where it takes us. It’s like going to the airport and take the first plane you can find and be like “Oh, Fiji? Never been there, sounds cool!”

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Name five biggest artists that you like.
That’s a tough one because there’s definitely at least 50 bands we like, but if we have to choose five then it would be; Foo Fighters, Queens of The Stone Age, Nothing but Thieves, Led Zeppelin and Arctic Monkeys.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

We’ve never written a song with any artists before but if we were to choose some it would definitely be Josh Homme from Queens of The Stone Age – he just has this vibe, it’s hard to explain. He just has this way of making music sound cool.
It would also be fun to write a song with Mando Diao. They seem like some crazy and fun guys and we love their music!

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

https://thewhitedominos.lnk.to/EverybodysWatching

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Give us the links to your various stores for fans to buy your music.

http://merchcity.com/band/the-white-dominos/

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

Our happiest day must’ve been when we were announced to be the supporting act for Wolfmother. They were one of our main inspirations when we started the band and we told ourselves; “One day we’re going to play with Wolfmother” and then that day finally came last year.
The saddest day must’ve been when Jonas twisted his ankle and broke the neck of his Gibson Les Paul on the very same day at a festival during a concert. But damn it was one of the best shows we’ve ever played.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.
We would definitely invest in a money machine = profit! …or something from TV-Shop.


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