Review Fix Exclusive: Keep This Up’s Chris Hicks Talks Origin in Music And More

Review Fix chats with Keep This Up’s Chris Hicks, who discusses the band’s origin, goals for 2021 and much more.

Review Fix: How did the project start? 

Chris Hicks: For years I have been trying to start a band and never found the right people, in 2019 I was introduced to Dan (Our Drummer) and then in 2020, Mike (Our Lead Guitarist) joined. From there we just had the right attitudes and drive to make this band work and we became Keep This Up.  

Review Fix: What’s your creative process like? 

Hicks: When writing we inspire each other with different ideas, comments and thoughts. We tend to send each other a lot of voice notes and lyrics and then roll with it and see what we can create and if it’s something we want to use. 

Review Fix: What’s your standout song? How was it written? 

Hicks: To us, our stand out song is Punchlines. It is our debut single and was written in 2019 by myself (Chris) lyrically. The music soon came together and we were so proud of the first song we had written that we decided it would be the first song we release as a band. 

Review Fix: What are your goals for 2021? 

Hicks: Our goals are to get our EP finished, released and then get gigging. Show the world who we are and what we do. We want to be able to play alongside some amazing bands and have fun doing what we enjoy.

Review Fix: How do you want your music to affect people? 

Hicks: We want people to enjoy, sing along and dance to our music. We have lyrics that can speak to people alongside music you can dance to. We want people to enjoy hearing our music just as much as we do when writing it. 

Review Fix: What’s next? 

Hicks: Next for Keep This Up, we will be hitting the studio and getting out debut EP recorded, released and then hitting the road as much as we can to show people our music. 

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