Nick Wold, Chris Bagamery & Nelson On Band Dreamers, New Album [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]
Nick Wold, Chris Bagamery, and Nelson, who comprise the three-piece band Dreamers, have big plans for the future after debuting four tracks on an EP late last year.
Dreamers On Their Music
Wold and Bagamery founded Dreamers after breaking away from the indie rock band Motive. Wold, who plays guitar and is the Dreamers lead vocalist, explained, “Chris and I were in a band called Motive for a few years and we kind of had creative differences and ended up kind of splitting. We were writing all these other new songs, so new music, new guys. We decided it was a new band and we just started from scratch. Dreamers.”
As for the new sound they’ve achieved with Dreamers, Wold calls it was a “natural progression” – no doubt aided by the addition of bassist Nelson. Nelson was discovered online by Wold and Bagamery’s manager online and got up onstage with them one night as an audition.
“We auditioned a couple guys and he was the one. The chosen one,” Wold said. Bagamery added in jest, “We had a notepad of different attributes. There was like hair, inseam, shoe size. And Nelson just had all the right things.”
In November of last year, Dreamers dropped their first EP, which features tracks “Wolves,” “No Love,” “Waste My Night,” and “My Little Match.”
“We recorded it with a beautiful man named Danny Calve in Virginia at a studio called Ravensworth and we’re super happy about it,” said Wold. “Like for us the best recording process we’ve yet been a part of. Had an amazing time and we’re really happy with the music. We put out an EP; Dreamers EP, four songs. We’ve got a lot more in the hole.”
“Lots more music coming,” Wold added. “Lots more shows and lots more crazy weird artwork.”
NW: Well, Chris and I were in a band called Motive for a few years and we kind of had creative differences and ended up kind of splitting. We were writing all these other new songs, so new music, new guys. We decided it was a new band and we just started from scratch; Dreamers
NW: To us, it’s kind of a logical progression.
CB: Yeah, it made sense as a three piece because by that point Nick had all of this stuff in his pedals, like loops and scoops and droups. And just like all kinds of different whoops. It was just like, he’s got it all right there so it’s kind of like two guitars and a vocalist in one.
CB: There’s a lot of drinking involved.
N: Yeah, there was a lot of. (NW: a late night singles bar) I think it was at a late night whorehouse. It was a whorehouse and I met these guys.
CB: A whorehouse?
N: Yeah, in Brooklyn. They’re all over aren’t they.
NW: We have similar taste in prostitutes.
N: Exactly. No, I think their manager found me online and I did a show with them i think before a decision to be in the band was made or anything like that. Just did a show with the both of them.
NW: We auditioned a couple guys and he was the one. The chosen one.
CB: We had a notepad of different attributes. There was like hair, inseam, shoe size. And Nelson just had all the right things.
NW: He fit the bill.
NW: It’s our first time as Dreamers; it’s really our first tour. We were out on the road for three months. This is just only the third week.
CB: So we’ve done show number like nine of 60-something. And yeah this past month we’ve just been going all around. Then we landed in SXSW. Next month we’re gonna be out with STP.
NW: They submitted to our booking agents and they sold us hard, and I guess STP really liked us. There were like 500 bands submitted or something. They hooked us up; us being an unsigned band.
NW: And we’re very grateful to them.
N: And very excited. Looking forward to that leg of this tour.
CB: Yeah, it’s going to be great.
NW: We have an EP out. We recorded it with a beautiful man named Danny Calve in Virginia; A studio called Ravensworth and we’re super happy about it. Like for us the best recording process we’ve yet been a part of. Had an amazing time and we’re really happy with the music. We put out an EP; Dreamers EP, four songs. We’ve got a lot more in the hole.
CB: So many.
NW: ...and we have secret plans for them which I can’t tell you about.
CB: Yeah. It was like the perfect detached studio in the woods. There’s like a room with a piano. There was the whole room thing and Danny was great because we would like try things and you know. A lot of stuff was kind of born in the moment. Which is always interesting.
NW: Yeah I don’t know. A lot of our songs are really personal and really special in different ways. The ones that actually make it to the album, especially because we write a lot and pick the ones that we can’t throw away. Personally, ‘Waste My Night’ for me is a very special song.
CB: Yeah and obviously ‘Wolves’ has been really good to us. You know with the whole Alt Nation Top 10 thing, I think it’s like some number of weeks that’s a high number.
CB: Eleven. That’s high. That’s one number under the amount in which you would write out the whole word as opposed to using digits. That’s a little fact for everyone. A little factoid.
N: I don’t have a favorite. I love them all and probably if I had to pick favorite songs they’re ones we have not released to the public yet.
NW: Secret songs.
N: Exactly. Some good ones for me.
NW: We’re going to be appearing at some amazing festivals this summer.
CB: Hell yeah.
NW: We’re going to be continuing to write. And you know, our future is still uncertain.
N: As always, just riding the wave.
NW: We’re going to have to have our lawyer present to talk about it.
CB: It’s uncertain specifically, but it’s certain in that we’ll be moving forward and up...dimensionally.
NW: Lots more music coming. Lots more shows and lots more crazy weird artwork.
CB: And we have all the gear in the van so we’re writing. Whoever’s not driving is writing and the driver has to judge the songs.
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