Chance Bair of Heavy Heavy

Heavy Heavy is a dirty rock trio from Berlin. Formed in 2019 and inspired by bands like Royal Blood, All Them Witches, Highly Suspect and
Death From Above they set out to rediscover rock music, armed with gritty riffs and thunderous rhythms. Their debut single “Dead Weight and Broken Dreams” was released in March 2020. Chance Bair, who handles bass and vocals, is answering the questions.
What are your favourite qualities in a song?
To me a good song is something that reminds you of an emotion or specific feeling I have had before and then turns it to 10. But hey, everyone enjoys music differently and whatever moves you is a good song.
Where do you look for inspiration?
Aside from the obvious answer of “bands I love”, inspiration comes from conversations I have with the cool humans that I interact with most days. Really lucky to have such interesting friends here in Berlin and abroad. Also a big one is seeing musicians doing their thing on stage. It gives me such a HUGE adrenaline boost and inspiration to somehow echo back my appreciation of their performance and art through contributing my own.
Where are you happiest?
Either really vibing with another persons art during a performance, or that moment when the momentum kicks in and we finally figure out the perfect part for a song we’ve been working on.
As a performer, what makes a show special or memorable?
100% the crowd. It sounds cheesy but the back and forth between the people connecting, or at least being open to connect with the music and vice versa really helps us push that last bit of juice into a show.
As an audience member, what makes a show special or memorable?
Authenticity. People have such a unique way of sniffing out when someone doesn’t have their heart in what they are doing. Probably something to do with evolutionary sociology, but I just play bass and scream into a loud stick man.
What is your idea of success?
I get this question often and my answer has never changed. If the people in the room during a show are even just nodding their head to the music (or connecting to it in their own way), then I’m happy. We do this for fun, that’s the point.
What is something you would like to learn more about?
We are talking about doing a bunch of weekend tours soon, so the next challenge is how to do four shows in a row. And where do we go?
What was your biggest musical failure?
My opinion (and many others) on failure is it’s just opportunity to learn. We are a new band, we’ll screw up, people understand, we learn, we grow.
What was your biggest musical success?
I think Heavy Heavy has been the best team I’ve had. We work really cohesively and have found our stride in all the aspects of being a band.
Who do you look up to?
I look up to not only our musical influences, but also all the people here that make what we do possible. Cool humans that write blogs, book shows, run sound, run the door, come to shows, it goes on and on. The scene in Berlin is such a warm home for us.
What was the first song you have ever written like?
I’m gonna answer this in the context of Heavy Heavy. Funny enough we wrote part of the first song ‘Red Canvas‘ when I was auditioning for the band, and it has since been the favourite of most of our fans (okokok Tyler and Andreas are most of our fans).
Who deserves a  shoutout and why?
Oh man, these are some goooood people:
Alberto Benedetti and Nicolas from SAE, we have been using each other to learn how to record.
Cameron Laing and Bob Spencer from The Famous Gold Watch who support underground Berlin bands tremendously.
Mikaela Nikkilä from Loitsu Booking the behind the scenes rock booking queen.
Cameron Gillette from Smoke From All The Friction for mixing the poo out of our recordings.
Greg Abate for being a mastering master.
Stefanie Ren for Photography.
Stelios Vakaloudis from The Goldfinger Recordings Studio.
Roman Conrad for Light and Sound tech.
Stefan Wieland for Videography.

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