Statik Express is Making Noise
(Photo by Brandon I. Brooks for Sentinel)
“Always Follow your Dreams, and Never let anyone tell that you cant because it doesn’t make sense,” -Statik Express
From selling their CD’s in front of Walgreens and Target, to performing in front of thousands at the 4th Annual ‘A Taste of Soul’, comes an unsigned group ready to take over the Music Industry.
The four cousins born and being raised in Los Angeles: Mali, Dami, Mariah, and Dayanah, collectively came together as a group two and a half years ago to form Statik Express.
Determined to be successful, Statik Express took action rehearsing daily during their free time and selling their CD’s every chance they get. Hard work has proven to pay off because the young talents continue to land many gigs around town.
Performing everywhere that they can, Statik Express has been seen at middle schools to big events like ‘A Taste of Soul’ and at the Staples Center as well as for the staff members at the Sentinel Newspaper.
The non-bashful group is always willing and ready to perform no matter what. They are dedicated and always put their heart and soul into performing and singing.
“We don’t have time to play, we will play when make it big and become successful,” said the group.
The determined and very intellectual group has a unique sound and high energy that will have you dancing and singing along to their hit songs from their first single: “Follow your Dreams”, “2 busy 4 a Boyfriend” and “Best Friends.”
Statik Express’ music is charming, full of life and positive all in one. The Dynamic pre-teen group is determined to be successful so look out for them in the near future.
If you want to find out more about Statik Express you can find them @ www.myspace.com/statik5live.com In addition, if you are an investor or sponsor that would like to help promote or have show opportunities please contact Sari or Bobby at 323-228-2252 or 323-283-1027.
Staik Express Q&A
Sentinel: How did you all get started?
Statik Express: We always have Christmas Parties and at the Christmas parties we always have dancing and singing contest, and we just started a group because we were doing it for so long and realized that we were good at it and that we can go far with it.
Sentinel: Where did the name Statik Express come from?
Statik Express: Statik Express came about because when you put something together it makes Statik and we like to express ourselves through our music, that’s how Statik Express came together. We also wanted to make a name that would stand out.
Sentinel: First single, what is the name of it?
Statik Express: “Honor Roll.”
Sentinel: Aside from buying the CD directly from Statik Express, where else could someone get your music?
Statik Express: They can listen to our music on our MySpace page at www.myspace.com/statik5live.com, also our music will be on I- tunes soon.
Sentinel: Do you help write your songs?
Statik Express: Yes we do, we all help.
Sentinel: What inspires you to write them?
Statik Express: Sometimes what we write about actually happens and we just decide to put it into our music.
Sentinel: Are you working on a new album?
Statik Express: We are working on a Halloween and Christmas album, as well as adding to our first single.
Sentinel: What have you done lately to help promote your selves as a group?
Statik Express: We sell our CD’s and we are working on a school tour. We are also in the process of writing our own book. We even go to different cities and perform. We performed at Hauser Middle school and we were signing CD’s and shirts for like two hours, it was fun.
Sentinel: As an Unsigned artist, who would you like to be signed with?
Statik Express: Disney! We really want Disney, we have been watching Disney our entire lives. We’re hoping for our own TV show as well.
Sentinel: Who are some of your influences?
Statik Express: Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Michael Jackson, Jonas Brothers, Panic at the Disco, Jackson Five, Hannah Montana and Ciara who inspires us to dance.
Sentinel: Who would you say that your style is similar to?
Statik Express: No one! We have our own style; we want to be role models.
Sentinel: What impact do you intend for your music to have on your fans?
Statik Express: We want to inspire them to stay in school, and let them know that they can do whatever they want they just have to put their mind to it.
Sentinel: What advice do you have for up and coming artist?
Statik Express: Always follow your dreams, every no is an opportunity, always work hard and give your all, never give up and stay positive.
Sentinel: Is there anything that I left out that you would like the world to know?
Statik Express: We love and thank everyone that has supported us, and we just want to say that we work very hard and we can’t wait until we get our shot.