El Paso Music Scene

Voyeur Interview

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I interviewed Voyeur after a set they played at Lucky Devil's. During their show, which took place on Martin's birthday party, a cake got slammed into Martin's face.


The Band:
Martin Benavente - vocals, keyboards
Carlos Aguilar - guitar, vocals
Chris Campos - bass
Fonz Aguilar - drums
Gno Madrid - guitar

June 4, 2005

EPMS: What are your ages?

Fonz Aguilar: nineteen.

Carlos Aguilar: eighteen.

Martin Benavente: twenty-two.

Gno Madrid: twenty-three.

Chris Campos: seventeen.

EPMS: Describe your music:

Carlos Aguilar: It's basically rock.

Martin Benavente: Versatile.

Fonz Aguilar: It's like different styles of music, mixed together.

Carlos Aguilar: We don't want to keep playing the same style. It's important to be versatile.

Fonz Aguilar: We just try be different from everybody else, to do something different.

Carlos Aguilar: We like to basically stay different so our music doesn't get old, people don't get tired. Music can be popular one day, not the next, so we try to stay versatile to keep people interested.

EPMS: Why does your drummer face the side of the stage?

Fonz Aguilar: I try to be unique, you know? I like for the crowd to see what I'm about.

EPMS: Your dress is interesting; you have several members dressed in a jacket and tie, with other wearing T-shirts.

Gno Madrid: We like to catch the eye of the audience. Basically, it's what pops up in our heads at the moment.

Martin Benavente: We like to put on a show, to get the crowd going.

EPMS: How long is your full show?

Gno Madrid: Right now, we have a 1-1/2 hour set. It's managed for thirty minutes, fifteen minutes; if they ask for one hour, fifteen minutes, can pull it off. It depends on what kind of time frame you have.

EPMS: Do y'all always throw cakes into each others faces on their birthdays?

Carlos Aguilar: It was an idea I had for a while, we just decided go all-out. On other birthdays, we usually celebrate them with our families, not with the band.

Martin Benavente: It caught me by surprise.

EPMS: What can you tell me about your upcoming tour?

Carlos Aguilar: We're still booking more shows, trying to confirm some shows, we want to cover as many cities as possible now that we're out of school, to take advantage when we can. We're going to Dallas, we're going to play The Hard Rock Cafe.

Martin Benavente: We've done a west coast tour; now that we have our new album, we're going to try to do the east coast.

Chris Campos: Basically, we want to get around as far as we can.

Fonz Aguilar: We want to thank our fans for supporting us. The media is not supporting us whatsoever.

Gno Madrid: I'm pretty sure, if KLAQ, or Hero Radio, would give us the chance, we could take advantage of it. The band is doing well, but with media support, that would help us out and give us a greater audience. We're doing fine, but we want more help.

Next year, we'll have stories for you.

Martin Benavente: That's only thing that want to say, thanks, we want to thank our fans for that, and for helping spread the word.

EPMS: Thanks for your time, guys.

Martin Benavente: We want to thank everybody, especially our El Paso fans, our Myspace.com fans, thanks for having an open mind.

- Charles Hurley

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