We had the good fortune of connecting with Alicia Vigil and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alicia, every day, we about how much execution matters, but we think ideas matter as well. How did you come up with the idea for your business?
I started Vigil Of War after my last band, She Demons, split up. This was the first band I had ever sang in, as I had only ever been the bassist, but I knew what I wanted this project to be, so it only made sense to sing as I was the leader.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I feel that my band, Vigil Of War, really does have its’ own sound, look and vibe that sets us apart from the other bands / artists out there today. Instead of following the trends or trying to sound like anyone particular, we’ve just wrote and created from the heart that has translated into something that stands on its own, and I’m very proud of that. The journey up to this point has been an adventure for sure! Definitely not easy, but I’ve worked hard and have had to fail to learn, have had to prove myself and pay my dues to get to where I even am now. I’m definitely still growing and learning every day!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’m a sucker for themed or weird, unique hole in the wall type places! I would probably take my friend on the bar round to some of my favorite speakeasies here in LA, such as Break Room 86, which is an 80s themed speakeasy and to Good Time’s at Davey Wayne’s, which is owned by the same people but it’s the 70s version and lastly, take them to Clifton’s Cafeteria in Downtown LA which is a really cool, weird 3 story place with kooky decorations and a hidden tiki bar! I would then want to take said friend on a themed hotel adventure up to San Luis Obispo, where Madonna Inn is located. Madonna Inn is a historic hotel in which every room is different with its’ own theme and cute decorations to match. We would have to wear the pink robes, eat in town and stop at Ostrichland along the way to feed ostriches for $5.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I have to give so much credit to my parents for their endless amount of belief & support in me. They also had so much of a role in instilling the work ethic I apply to my band today. I am forever grateful for everything they have and continue to do for me!
Lori Hutchison (Lady Lea Photography)