Stone Sea is a groovy alternative rock band formed in Brazil in 2014 by vocalist and guitarist Elvis Suhadolnik Bonesso, who shortly after moved to Ireland. After relocating to Ireland the band became a 3-peice and recorded their EP’s ‘Vaporizer’ and ‘Mankind Maze’. The band then underwent a line-up change with the addition of drummer Connor Middleton. Their music consists of seamlessly blending carefully constructed melodies with powerful overdriven riffs and invites elements of Bossa nova, Reggae, and Jazz. The bands name is comprised of two words that oppose each other completely. ‘Stone’ symbolizes inner strength and steadfast elements in our lives, and ‘Sea’ represents life’s ever-changing and dynamic nature.
MR: Introduce yourself in 6 words or less.
SS: Strength and submission. Stability and fluctuation.
MR: During the Covid-19 Quarantine, a lot of people spent time doing things they normally wouldn’t have done…did you pick up any new hobbies or learn any new skills?
SS: Yes, in fact I dove deep into something I always wanted to learn, Musical Production. I bought seven courses related to it (laughs). But it was either becoming crazy or developing the intellect, I ended up reading some books, studying new things, meditating a lot, doing yoga, learning some spanish and french. Best time for a nice introspection.
MR: What do you miss the most about touring?
SS: Being around people, seeing everyone gathering and smiling while we play. I miss human connection, touch.
MR: Do you have any Post-Quarantine plans? Professional or personal
SS: In the post-quarantine times we hope to release an album that is meant to be recorded by the end of this year. Once gigs are on again, we plan to release it and go touring; something we already wanted to do it even before it all happened.
MR: What’s one personal item you absolutely can not tour without?
SS: My personal notebook to write new ideas and organize myself, my mind.
MR: What are the Top 3 artists you are inspired by?
SS: Black Sabbath for its atmosphere, Type O Negative for its volatility and Nirvana for its raw sincerity.
MR: Any words of wisdom for someone who may draw their inspiration from you?
SS: The only constant is the inconstancy. Once you accept it, you’ll always find strength to move on.
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