Diverse are a Pop group from South Jersey, USA, consisting of Zach and Eddie. Although they’ve only been in the music industry for a short time they’ve already established a substantial, ever-growing fanbase and we were delighted at Essential Pop when they agreed to complete a feature artist interview. Read the full in-depth interview below to find out about Diverse’s musical background, which modern day artists they look up to and what their goals are for the rest of 2011.
Q: If you could classify your music in a genre or number of genres what would it be?
Q: If you could use a tagline of less than 20 words to describe your music and who you are what would it be?
“The Biggest New Pop Sensation in America. Our music will get You Jumping because its not just DIFFERENT. Its DIVERSE.”
Q: What is your musical background?
I, Zach have been singing since I was five, performing at local festivals, and talent shows around Cape May. I, Eddie have been performing since I was 9. Singing around his hometown and once at Madison Square Garden for the Sixers game. We both have worked on Off-Broadway shows in New York. together such as School House Rock. & The New Kid.
Q: How was 2010 for you?
It was very good, our popularity seems as if it’s constantly growing! It was definitely a great learning experience, because we recorded all of our original songs last year, which has allowed us to grow into much stronger musical artist. Not to mention we opened for some big-time acts such as JLS and Hot Chelle Rae!
Q: Who inspires you musically?
MAROON 5!!! (They’re Zach’s favorite artist!), and of course the greats such as Michael Jackson, Elvis, The Beatles!
Q: Which modern day artists do you look up to?
Same for Zach. Maroon 5. Eddie’s is Lady Gaga. She’s definitely different!
Q: Is there anyone you would like to collaborate or gig with?
Maybe B.o.B. Maroon 5, or Katy Perry!! (she’s hot.)
Q: What songs are on your ipod at the moment?
Well, Zach has all genre’s of music on his. Eddie has pretty much all the top radio hits .
Q: What is your creative process for creating a track?
We usually get the track beforehand. Listen to it. Feel the vibe, and create a story. The hook usually comes naturally with that.
Q: What’s more important, melody or lyrics?
Melody for Zach. Lyrics for Eddie. So, basically both.
Q: Where are you based?
Q: What’s it like being where you’re from?
Awesome. We have really nice beaches. Sixflags! & New York is right down the street.
Q: What are you currently working on?
Improving our show. Getting a record deal. And getting as many fans as possible by the end of Summer.
Q: What’s been the highlight of your career to date?
Opening up for the Plain White T’s, and then Hot Chelle Rae at the Northern Star Arena in Six Flags Great Adventure.
Q: What are you hoping to achieve in 2011?
A record deal!!
Q: Do you have any gigs or shows that you’d like to tell us about?
Yes! We’ve just performed at a Headline Event in Las Vegas on May 21. It was awesome!
Q: What do you do to relax?
..Listen, to calming music with our beats.
Q: Is there anything else you’d like to let our readers know about?
We appreciate anyone’s support and if they wanna check us out online that would be awesome. We have gigs throughout NJ, all summer and you can party with us. We put on a Pretty good show!
Our NEW CD* is coming out this Summer please check it out!
Editor’s Note: Eddie and Zach have great creative chemistry which helps to make a satisfying and uplifting Electro-Pop sound. If ever you’re aroudn NJ we recommend that you check out one of their energetic live shows.
If you’d like to learn more about or contact Diverse, just follow the links below:
twitter link: Twitter.com/diversepopgroup
facebook link: Facebook.com/DiversepopgroupEddie-Zach
myspace link: Myspace.com/diversepopgroup
web page link: Diversepopgroup.com
soundcloud link: Soundcloud.com/Diversepopgroup
reverbnation link: Reverbnation.com/Diversepopgroup