-Interview- Big Shiny Maple (1/6/23)

Big Shiny Maple talks about their love for Grunge/Hard Rock, the lack of venues around their local area and much more.


From: Canada
Sounds like: Rock

1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name "Big Shiny Maple" and is there any meaning behind it?

We had all been playing for years separately and have always listened to Grunge type music with some harder Rock in there as well, which probably helped us develop our own trust in it. We used to love “ big shiny tunes” and again put our own twist on it.

2. What do you want people to take away from your music?

We just want people to take out of it what they want. If it helps someone through a tough time or just makes ya feel good and smile, as long as ya feel something.

3. How would you describe your sound to the average listener?

We are a Grunge/Hard Rock sounding band.

4. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

We would love to tour with the Foo Fighters, Big Wreck, or the Motor League.

5. How has Covid affected what you do?

Covid kept us off the stage but put us in the studio so we did the best we could off a bad situation.

6. What’s your take on the current state of Rock?

Rock is alive and well, if you don’t believe us, come to one of our shows.

7. What's the current music scene like there in Canada?

In our part of Canada there are some good local bands but it would be nice to have more places to play.

8. What’s your take on the royalties that streaming services pay out to artists?

No idea really, we haven’t got that far yet.

9. What’s next for Big Shiny Maple?

Hopefully this winter season we can get some more recordings and maybe look at a small tour with a bigger band this summer hopefully.

10. Any shoutouts?

Big shout out to Rob Parish for the help recording, David Raines for help behind the scenes, and friends and family, but most importantly the fans, we wouldn’t be here without them and it definitely keeps us going.