Local Band Alert: ThisisReno takes a closer look at local bands in this series of 5-minute interviews. This week we chat with The Heidi Incident.
ThisisReno: How did you get started and who are your fans?
The Heidi Incident: We are a product of Craigslist musicians ads. I started out with our lead singer Matt Vaughn and two other guys who have since left. We got real lucky in getting our present guitarist/vocals Dan Hayes. He had moved to town from the Bay Area with a lot of cover band experiences and equipment. We specialize in hit songs from the ’60s to today, or fans range from 10 to 80 due to our diverse song lists.
TIR: How would you describe your sound and style?
THI: We aim for a full sound just as the original artists intended. We gravitate towards the newer pop/rock styles that give us the broadest range of music for all to enjoy. We bring lots of energy to the stage while communicating with the crowd every chance we get.
TIR: Where can people listen to your music when you aren’t playing live?
THI: We have our website, the heidiincident.com, where you can see recent videos and new additions to our song lists. Of course nothing beats coming to see us live at one of our fun and energetic shows.
TIR: Where do you see the band in 5 years?
THI: We are moving towards larger shows in the casinos and during the many indoor and outdoor festivals the area offers. This past summer we were at Carson City for their big July 4th celebration along with City of Reno “Live on the Lid” and Washoe County “Lazy 5 Concert Series” outdoor events with great success. We will continue to add songs to our playlists and improve our shows in anticipation of getting more of these venues to have us.
TIR: How can people get ahold of you?