There's something to be said for positivity in the music industry. It's a rare occurrence that you manage to find a non-jaded musician who also happens to be talented â€“ no matter what city you live in. Detroit's a tough town, and despite the fact that we have an abundance of talented individuals and bands coursing through the veins of Detroit Rock City, it's still a town that will beat down even some of the most enthusiastic individuals.
Despite my repeated name-calling ("swamp monster" and "goblin") and referencing a completely fictitious bath salts addiction, Kaleido's Christina Chriss has yet to tell me to hit the bricks. The frontwoman, besides a slight resemblance to a throwback Gwen Stefani (but definitely less reggae influence, and purely rock n' roll), really only makes up a portion of the band. And while her positive â€“ and completely silly yet entirely down-to-earth â€“ attitude and personality seem like they'd be a rare happenstance in this day and age, that's pretty much the way the entire band comes off.
Drummer Joey Fava is the same way. Bassist Cody Morales? Guitarists Ronnie Rosolino and Jamie Allen Burnham? Same thing there too. These are just genuine, approachable and fun folks. The term "don't take themselves too seriously" is probably an overused clichÃ©, as it implies that someone doesn't take themselves or their craft entirely to heart. Nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to Kaleido. They're hard-working and positive. It's all about the approach in this business. "We're really close as a band," says Chriss, "and we really love our music. We stay focused, and keep pushing forward no matter what."
And in regards to that Gwen Stefani and No Doubt comparison...Read the rest of the story at Real Detroit