Behind The Mic – Rayowa


In this episode of Behind The Mic, we checked in with Dan and Reece from UK-based band Rayowa.

We have already interviewed brothers Mick and Pete Anderson who play percussion and bass in the live band respectively but in this episode we chatted to Dan and Reece who front the band for our longest BTM episode yet!

Dan, Reece and their younger brother Luke all started out in a previous band called Courts which built up its own dedicated following before that project ended. The three of them reflected on the sound they wanted to create going forward and put together a new project now known as Rayowa.

In this episode we talk about their early music journey, transitioning from Courts to Rayowa, their proudest achievements in the band so far, battling music industry politics and work-life balance.

For Dan and Reece’s mental health, we discuss their experience of depression, substance abuse, grief and their journey into sobriety and healthy living today.

As always, #itsokaytovent

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Intro: Rayowa – Chance
Outro: Rayowa – Better Man

TRIGGER WARNING; This podcast contains a deep discussion about grief and loss, which some listeners may find distressing or upsetting, so please listen with caution.



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