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Feature for August/September 2014


B11 Band



Band Name: B11

Genre: Surf, Funk, Soul, RnB, Jazz,  Blues, Waltzes & Boleros, Country AND Western, Tango, Rhumba, Cha-cha, Latin in general

Geographical Area: Boston, MA and New York, NY

Interview with Boyan Hristov by email on 7/24/14


1. What is the current line-up of your band?


2. How and when did you get started with your band?

It started with a two-nighter in February 2009 when I decided that the three piece band I have needs a name that's easy to spell because "Boyan Hristov Trio" didn't cut it. For awhile I had  a line up in Boston and one in NYC, where I lived at the time. Then I took a gig on a cruise ship for a year, then spent another year playing in Europe and finally put the band back together in 2011. 



3. What bands or music have influenced you most?



4. What is the break down of cover vs. original material in your live shows and/or recordings?



5. What recording have you done?


6. What kind of gear do you use?

7. What is your bandís favorite food/beverage?

We love to share a bruised, floury apple and warm light beer.



8. How do you get gigs?

9. What are the difficulties you find playing your kind of music in your area?



10. What positive attributes does your band have that sets you apart from other bands (of any genre)?


11. What have you found to be the single most effective promotional tool youíve used to further your bandís musical path?

Write good music.



12. Whatís the most interesting performance experience youíve had? 



13. What do you hope to get out of being a NESMA member?


14. Anything else?

Thank you very much for the chance to be featured!


Archived Interviews

July 2014 - Brigantines

June 2014 - International Surf Music Month

May 2014 - Unsteady Freddie revisited

April 2014 - Bongo Surf revisited

March 2014 - Turbosonics

February 2014 - Blue Wave Theory revisited

January 2014 - Regional Surf Band listing

December 2013 - TarantinosNYC revisited

October 2013 - Rip Chords revisited

September 2013 - Double Crown Records

August 2013 - Mister Neutron revisited

July 2013 - Supertones revisited

June 2013 - International Surf Music Month

April 2013 - Meteor Men

March 2013 - Balboas

January 2013 - Derangers

December 2012 - Brief History of Surf Music

November 2012 - Del Rio Bandits

October 2012 - NESMA 10th Anniversary

September 2012 - Oxford (OH) Battle of the Surfing Bands

August 2012 - Surf Guitar 101 Convention

July 2012 - Blue Demons

June 2012 - International Surf Music Month

May 2012 - Thee Icepicks

April 2012 - Instro Summit

March 2012 - Mystery Men?

January 2012 - Clams revisited

December 2011 - Aqualads

November 2011 - Monterreys

October 2011 - Beachcombovers

September 2011 - Kill, Baby...Kill!

July/August 2011 - Big Tiki Dude

June 2011 - International Surf Music Month

May 2011 - Trabants

April 2011 - Instro Summit

February 2011 - Urban Surf Kings revisited

January 2011 - Matt Heaton & the Electric Heaters

December 2010 - Spytones

November 2010 - Serfs revisited

October 2010 - Sharkskins revisited

September 2010 - 9th Wave revisited

August 2010 - Big Wipeouts

July 2010 - Tsunami of Sound

June 2010 - International Surf Music Month

April 2010 - AmpFibians

March 2010 - Daikaiju

February 2010 - Atom Bumz

January 2010 - Big Surf


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