Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

Mishell Ivon

United States / Germany

03/25

Child of the world. Moved a-lot because of my father’s job.

Remix kid 1/2 German 1/2 American

Studied music in England, currently live close to Munich.

Home is where my heart is and my people are.

Basti Braun

Born in Germany

05/22

Living in Regensburg/ Germany

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Tell us about your music career, your band name, musical background, experience and skills.

Music path has been a variety of colourful endeavors, everything from garage projects, cover bands and studio work to commercials for a major brand. All experiences were valuable in shaping our vision for this project.

Mishell Ivon

Started music lessons from the age of 3 Flute, vocal and a short stint with piano. Vocal has always been my focus. It made me feel free. At 13 I signed with Touch & GO Music and had my first solo project that had songs released in Japan and one 12 inch in the UK, at 18 I moved on to study at LIPA where I further developed as an artist because of the intense creative atmosphere I was in after England I was in search mode of who I really was as an artist. I was a part of a multitude of projects that each mirrors a part of me but not the full me. Be it conscience hip hop, smooth jazz, neo soul, rock or acidic. I came to realise that for me to be me, I just needed to do my own thing while on this journey I hid in the booth doing studio work, making connections and writing songs, till the right match came about to really start into my true original project NOVI.

Basti Braun

I started with piano at the age of 14 and with the bass at 16 and haven’t’ put it down since. 😉

I’ve played with a multitude of bands in Germany (Pop/Rock/Hip-hop) but  also have done shows all over the world(e.g. played Bavarian songs in an American morning TV-show and American hip-hop in Paris).

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

Our Genre is hard to describe. It’s a mix of all we love, were influenced by.But if we had to put a label on it …SOUL FUSION.

Our songwriting style isn’t structured in anyway and we let the songs take on a life of their own. Taking our individual ideas and making them cohesive is a cool challenge that has great results.

“Space Cadet” is the day dreamer’s confession. We all have those moments ….authentic and fun.

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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.

Mishell Ivon

Music is the oxygen for my soul. It’s my truest expression of myself and I am proud of the road I have walked to get to the point of believing in myself enough to risk my sanity (lol) in order to share with the world my voice. My thoughts.

It’s no secret that the music industry is tough and we as musicians have had our fair share of disappointments. I mean there have been times where I felt I was on the brink of “success” to moments later be crushed by the situation not going the way I envisioned.. You could go on mentioning empty promises, shady people, missed chances and shit that just doesn’t work out, but I processed all that through writing songs for this album … Take a listen and the story is there 🙂

Dwelling on the negative really is a waste of time.

My Biggest UP was discovering my own voice/sound along the way.  I would say that’s pretty dope. 🙂

Basti Braun

I love to play together with other people and inspiring and reacting to each other. That’s the whole point, right?

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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.

Mishell Ivon and Basti Braun are the core of the band. We write and produce the songs. We also have a live/studio band that plays with us once the songs are complete.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

Mishell Ivon

On and off since the age of 13.

Basti Braun

I think I got into what you would call the industry, around the age of 20.

Our goal is to get our music out there. Worldwide connection.

We are not quite sure where we are going but somewhere that’s for sure. 🙂

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Tell us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

Life. As cliche as that sounds, it’s just the truth. All things benign or those gut-wrenching moments that ignite every emotion within us. It’s like sparking random conversations through song.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

#humanitymatters.  Just Be.

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

DISCOVER YOURSELF… and learn to differentiate between constructive criticism and negative talk. Follow your gut and conquer your fears because that is the true freedom.

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

Mishell Ivon

There are so many different ways a song gets started. It could be triggered by a phrase that I hear on the subway or just a hook that gets stuck in my head.. I write it out, skeleton style. I then take it to Basti to check it out and he comes up with his idea or he has an idea and I start writing lyrics to it. The lyrics most of the time are place holders until I really come up with a text that I feel is a fit.

We have also had parts of other songs that didn’t fit into a particular song anymore and then became an entirely new song.. We flow as we go.

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Name five biggest artists that you like.

Mishell Ivon

Jamiroquai, Sade, Michael Jackson, Daft punk and Stevie Wonder.

Basti Braun

Michael Jackson, Led Zeppelin, basically any Motown-artist, Leonard Cohen and Pink Floyd.

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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.

Mishell Ivon

I would love to collaborate with Stevie Wonder. What ya waiting for? Let’s do this. 🙂

Basti Braun

I’d love to collaborate with Daft Punk, Questlove and David Gilmour and Will Ferrell on Cowbell (obviously!).

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

Website

www.noviband.com

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/novi_band

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/officialnovimusic

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkO7571WLF3qMejtVpcFCSw

SoundCloud

https://soundcloud.com/noviband

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

http://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/Novi7

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

Mishell Ivon

There are so many beautiful moments that I can’t just choose one but one of my most favourite recent moments was scooting through Capri with my other.

Saddest day; any day is sad when loss is involved and those are my saddest days. Losing humans or furry friends.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

Mishell Ivon

Music and traveling.

Basti Braun

Old bass-guitars. Trips around the world. Sunglasses.


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