Interview: Vibe & Direct

Vibe & Direct is an emerging 4-piece jam band hailing from Cleveland, Ohio. This spiritual roots quartet emits an embracing Vibe by fusing refreshing vocals with electronica, psychedelia, rock, reggae, jam, and improv. Charged by the spark of their natural chemistry, Vibe’s live performances are recognized for their electric-energy and spontaneous jams. They recently released a five song EP Psychadelevator in July of 2013, which is a musical amalgamation spawned from a spectrum of influences.

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“The music scene in Cleveland is really growing at the moment. We have met some unbelievable musicians who have become close friends, and the shows keep getting better and better.” – Miles Welo

What’s been one of your favorite places to play live?

Nelson’s Ledges Quarry Park is one of our favorite places to play, and some of our most memorable gigs would be Winter Warm Up at the Agora and New Year’s Eve at the Grog Shop.

What’s your favorite material to play live?

Psychedelic elevator music with a kicked up tempo because of our influences from both the electronic and R&B genres.

If you could play one place – your dream gig — where would it be?

Red Rocks Amphitheater

Whenever the band gets together, what do you listen to that always makes its way back into rotation?

Papadosio, Jamiroquai, Genesis, Bone Thugs n Harmony, Incubus, and electronic lounge music as a genre

Can you tell us more about your songwriting process?

It varies by song. Sometimes song sections were created to go together from the start, and other times we piece it together as we go.

What’s your favorite thing about playing in Cleveland?

The music scene in Cleveland is really growing at the moment. We have met some unbelievable musicians who have become close friends, and the shows keep getting better and better.

Visit Vibe & Direct on their official website, keep up with them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter.