Finding Butterflies
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what inspires you to write your music?


Finding Butterflies responded on 07/09/2018
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Hi Kathleen. Great to hear from you again. We welcome your questions and send our thanks for the time you have taken to reach out to us. Musically, our inspiration is an eclectic mix of influences which range from the classical music, Celtic music, and rock music. Lyrically, it's the human condition that we look to most often for inspiration. With that being said, the spark for a song may come from something we've read or heard, from someone we have known, or may even come from an autobiographical perspective. We have a page on our website which briefly elaborates on each of our released songs. The link for that page is: http://findingbutterfliesmusic.net/about.... Aside from self-expression, I think one of the greatest inspirations we have is our Fans. When our music speaks to others, we are inspired to write more, and to explore both musically and lyrically. Thanks so much for another great question Kathleen. Our best to you and yours. lisa@findingbutterfliesmusic.net

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what made you come up with the name


Finding Butterflies responded on 07/09/2018
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Hi Kathleen, and thanks for this great question. In our view, music has always been about someone's "becoming." Whether it be the composer, the performers, the audience, or the subject matter, music seems to always prompt or express change. All of our lyrics most certainly speak to a person or a situation that is evolving or becoming. With that in mind, we chose the metaphor of a butterfly. As songwriters, we are always looking to "discover or uncover" the intricacies of the human condition or the greater society at hand, and thus the word "finding" also became a part of our name. You can find more information about us at this link on our website:http://findingbutterfliesmusic.net/about.... Thanks so much for reaching out. We so value our fans and love learning about them. Send us an email sometime and tell us about yourself. All good things, lisa@findingbutterfliesmusic.net


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Can I only give my email address for subscription?


Finding Butterflies responded on 07/08/2018
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Hi Kathleen, and thanks for this great question! The answer is yes, only an email is required. If you have already subscribed and were prompted to enter additional information, you do NOT have to comply. THIS IS OPTIONAL. If you have not subscribed, there are two ways to do this. You can visit https://findingbutterflies.fanbridge.com... and subscribe by entering only your email and perhaps your first name. You can leave your zip code blank. Click submit and you are done. Alternatively, you can email YOUR email to lisa@findingbutterfliesmusic.net, and I will be happy to take care of the subscription for you. Once you receive your confirmation email, you may find yourself directed to a link where you are prompted to add additional info. Again, THIS IS OPTIONAL. We thank you so much for your question, as Privacy online is a bigger issue than ever, and sometimes seems difficult to protect. Neither Finding Butterflies or our platform, Fanbridge, will EVER share your email or information

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How long have you been playing and what kind of music do you play and enjoy listening to? ??????


Finding Butterflies responded on 06/19/2018
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Hi Lori. It's great to hear from you, and thanks so much for your great question. Collectively, we have had decades of experience writing and playing music. Our music can best be described as progressive rock infused with classical and Celtic folk music influences. The music is heavily dependent on layered vocals and the flute and whistles also add to the eclectic nature of the music. When listening to music ourselves, we gravitate to our wide range of influences: classical music, Steve Morse, Dreamtheater, Yes, Heart, Led Zeppelin, Angelina Assad and many others. We have always felt that only listening to one style of music was limiting and a form of musical confirmation bias. You can read more about our history and influences at our website: findingbutterfliesmusic.net. Again, thanks so much for reaching out; we'd love to hear about the music you like to listen to and why that that music is important to you. Until next time, peace be upon you. Best, Lisa


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Could you talk about the profound musical influence "Gonna Make You Sweat" by C&C Music Factory has had on your music and how the musical depth of that song has driven you to make your compositions more complex?


Finding Butterflies responded on 06/19/2018
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Hello, and thanks so much for your question. Finding Butterflies has indeed had many influences, but beyond witnessing the occasional and incredibly magnificent performance of "Gonna Make You Sweat" by a marching band, we really cannot say that C&C Music Factory has ever influenced us in any way. Now, if you had asked us to list "things that make us sweat", I am sure we could have compiled an exhaustive list for you. Instead though, we would like to invite you to visit our About Finding Butterflies page on a our website to learn about the players and bands who HAVE influenced us. Here is the link to that page: http://findingbutterfliesmusic.net/about... Thanks again for your great question, and since we are unable to elaborate on "Gonna Make you Sweat" as an influence, perhaps you could share with us the reasons that song is important to YOU. We love learning more about our Fans. Until later, may all good things be upon you. Best, Lisa


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Any tours scheduled for the U.K.?


Finding Butterflies responded on 06/04/2018
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Thanks so much for this question. As of right now, we do not have any shows planned for the UK, though we would love to do so. In the last year, we have found ourselves concentrating on building our discography and orchestrating our online presence via social media, our website, and the streaming services available, though, we will not rule out a visit to the UK in the not so distant future. The historical evolution of music in the UK makes it a brilliant place for musicians, and fans are unlike those anywhere else. We have always adored our time there. So, thanks so much for reaching out to us with your question. Until next time we wish for you, all good things. lisa@findingbutterfliesmusic.net


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What is finding butterflies and why would I want to join? Butterflies only live a few weeks at most as they have no mouth & cannot eat.


Finding Butterflies responded on 06/03/2018
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Hello and thanks so much for your question. Finding Butterflies is a progressive rock music duo which utilizes guitars, flute, Irish whistle, mandolin, and choir like vocals. Our music can be heard on our website: findingbutterfliesmusic.net or Spotify, AppleRadio, Jango, as well as other streaming sites. Those on our mailing list receive a monthly newsletter containing information about our music, and by joining, you will receive a free download of fan favorite, Little Bird. We have also attached a music trailer for another one of our songs, As Long as Forever. Perhaps you will give it a look. And yes, butterflies do have a short life span with a somewhat violent birth as well, but their transformation into the "graceful and beautiful" inspires us. We would very much like to also think that human butterflies exist, and therein you find the metaphor for our name. Thanks so much for reaching out. We would love for you to join our community of listeners. lisa@findingbutterfliesmusic.net