Vocalist/songwriter, Steven Berez, is living proof that no matter what age you are, it’s never too late to live out your dreams. While Berez spent the last few decades as both a journalist and part time record producer, he hadn’t been in a band since his teen years, when he briefly fronted a local band. But music had never left Berez. A few years back, while working on a home improvement project, Berez started jamming with some of his co-workers, who happened to be musicians themselves. This eventually led to Berez thinking that he could certainly front a band again, and soon after, he formed the first version of the band Venrez.
In addition to singer Steven Berez, who now simply goes by the name Venrez, the band consists of a cast of awesome veteran musicians, including guitarists Jason Womack (formerly of Juliette Lewis and the Licks) and Alex Kane (formerly of Life Sex and Death - aka LSD - and Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg), bassist Michael Bradford, and drummer Ed Davis (also formerly of Juliette Lewis and the Licks).
The band quickly earned a reputation as an exciting live band. After touring Europe twice, the accolades started pouring in. Their live show, coupled with their innovative and unique sound (a derivative of classic 70’s rock with elements of punk and glam), has music critics and fans across the globe praising Venrez as the next big thing. The band is currently on tour in the USA, opening for Fuel. Their debut record, “Sell the Lie,” will be available on Feb 28th.
What follows is an exclusive interview with Steven Berez (Venrez). During this chat he discusses the formation of the band, their future plans and much more.
For interview, click here.