Posted on November 20 2018 by Kristen G. Rosario
The love of Zelda is strong this week as we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the wildly successful Ocarina of Time. Before this celebratory week began, I got a chance to head to Downtown Orlando to experience Ongaku Overdrive’s Zelda Tribute Concert known as Power, Wisdom, and Courage. While I was here, I was lucky enough to interview the musicians that were performing there that evening.
The first interview I got to do (seen above) was with Steve and Sam, otherwise known as the Super Guitar Bros., a pair of amazingly talented musicians with a knack for creating some wonderful guitar covers. This was my first time doing this kind of interview, so you can tell I’m just easily nerve-wracked. These guys definitely made me feel a bit more comfortable when I started asking them.
In the next interview, I got a chance to talk with the entire Zelda metal band known as Master Sword! Known to weave their tales of Hyrule through their music, this group of like-minded fans just bring the full force of metal to their performances. Asking a whole group of people if they want to do an interview in a parking garage was weird, but it was still fun. While I really enjoyed this interview (they’re a really fun group of people), sadly the audio did not. I do apologize for the background noise, sadly this was the quietest spot I could find at the venue to record.
In my third interview, I talked with the man known for his amazing Zelda electronic remixes and arrangements, dj-Jo. A musician who has an eclectic taste for the keytar (yes, that’s actually a real instrument that exists), dj-Jo helps build his legacy by creating unique and varied remixes of video game music, as well as his own original stuff as well. Out of everybody I interviewed, he was easily the most chillest and down to earth guy I’ve met.
For my final interview, I got to interview a couple members of the very unique gaming rock band Bit Brigade. Sadly I didn’t get a chance to interview all of them, but I’m definitely I glad I got to interview these guy’s! What makes this band so unique is the fact that in order to get the full experience of this group you HAVE to watch them live! As the game is being played live by one member of the group, the rest provide a live, very rockin’ soundtrack to the game.
Overall, I had a very fun time at Power, Wisdom, and Courage. The performances were amazing, getting a chance to interact with all the Zelda fans there was great, plus I even got to spend time with friends who were going to be there anyways! I’d like to send out a special thank you to Ongaku Overdrive for letting me come to this event, as well as all the bands that gave me a chance to interview them.
And also to Mr. Andy Spiteri (#HEELSPITERI4LIFE) as he helped me out throughout getting this all set up for me. It was thanks to him that I got to try my hands at a more “on assignment” original news piece. I would also like to thank my brother for helping me out regardless of his own very busy schedule. It’s thanks to him that these video are even in the “better than average” quality they are.
Stay tuned though, as coming up soon, I will have photos taken from the event being posted from Power, Wisdom, and Courage as well.
What do you think of these interviews? I know it’s obvious, but is there any questions you folks think I should’ve asked them? Let me know in the comments below!