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Daily Inspiration: Meet Tsaffire

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tsaffire.

Hi Tsaffire, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
Being exposed to bands like the smiths, the cure, joy division and other 80’s bands even outside the genre, the subconscious influence led us to creating our own take and style in the music we love. And from a guitar underneath the bed for years and experience longing for a chance, sounds spewed out and unveiled themselves in a way we felt correct. An earlier project, bad choices, led us in a path to where our true passions lied. Here we are, in an attempt to make our emotions and talents into music we love for people similar to us to enjoy.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
I mean yeah it’s been a struggle: Being homeless, couch surfing, parenthood, going to shows with the little pocket money we had, it was hard. We didn’t come from money. We made the best of what we had though. We had fun along the way. Music became a light in our lives and creating gave us purpose. That was good enough in our lives. That’s what’s we’re trying to do still you know. Share what we got with people like us.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
We’ve done odd jobs here and there, but music creation takes our time mostly. Javier mixes, masters and engineers for various genres and Jonas is all over the place in terms of guitar, vocals and being an entrepreneur. I think we’re most proud of the people we’ve met, the fact that we aren’t stuck to one musical taste either. We listen to everything, oldies, Morrissey, techno, classical, indie, Motley Crue, and countless others were probably missing plenty of others.

What was your favorite childhood memory?
Javier: You know the first album I ever bought, on western and Washington, was the doors album. It’s not even there anymore. Yeah that was a good memory. Jim’s abstract style and creation was incredibly inspiring and influential which led me to exploring new genres I probably never would have explored.

Jonas: You know what’s funny. Hearing that question reminds me of when I asked my dad to teach me how to play guitar. He’s a teacher so I thought he’d give me some elaborate strategy on how to be a master and what to practice but he didn’t. He told me to pick a song, I did. And then told me to teach myself. At the moment, I was confused but if he didn’t do that, I’d probably have gotten bored and stopped after I learned smoke on the water. I didn’t though, I always remember that.

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Photos : Jo Holland/@dearly__departed Band Logo: Seth O’Hara @sethohara

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