Five Minutes With

MUSIC FEATURE: Five Minutes With…Madre Sun

London-based rock trio Madre Sun, formed of brothers Matt and Eduardo Cavina and Tyson Schenker, bring an element of nostalgia on their debut EP The Speed Of Light, inspired by greats such as Guns N’ RosesAC/DC and Alice In Chains. We caught up with Schenker to find out more, including the band’s formation, their ambitions and what’s next for the three-piece. 

Firstly, tell us a bit about yourself and your band.

We are Madre Sun. We are formed of brothers Matt (guitar, backing vocals) and Eduardo Cavina (vocals, bass) and Tyson Schenker (lead guitar).

How did the band form and how long have you been together?

We have been together for just under two years. Matt and Eduardo were looking to start a new project in London and I met Eduardo at my work. We met up for a jam one evening and recorded an EP five months later.

Can you remember the first time you realised you wanted to make music?

I always wanted to do something in music. I had a drum kit when I was six and I really wanted to be a drummer. But then I started playing guitar and just loved it more.

Who and what are the band’s main influences?

Alice In Chains, GnR, and AC/DC.

What do you aim to achieve as a band?

We want to be able to tour the world and play some rock n roll!

For those who are yet to see you live, what can they expect from a Madre Sun show?

Full on rock n roll with a lot of energy and passion!

What’s next for Madre Sun?

We have written our album and looking to record early next year. We can’t wait to get on a tour and play some shows! The new songs are sounding great, and we’re excited for everyone to hear them!

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