We had the good fortune of connecting with Gabriel Connor and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Gabriel, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I think music is a noble cause to live for and a form of expression like no other. Rock has been a huge part of my life since I was a kid and I wanted to create it the way I saw and heard it in my head. I was always passionate about it.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’m proud of the music we make and I’m proud that we’re always pushing ourselves to different ideas not only for the music but for all the visual artistic elements that come with it. We want Red Devil Vortex to be a full experience for the people that follow us.
Following the carreer of your dreams is never easy, but I always felt compelled to do that instead of giving up or not giving attention to what my call really was. Through ups and downs my drive to make music was always there. Life is going to be hard either way, might as well spend it doing something you love.
Red Devil Vortex music is a statement about being brave and bold about what you want in life, being yourself and and having a good time while exorcising all your inner demons through music. We love what we do and we hope we can inspire other people to pursue their dreams in life and be badass about it,
Other than Red Devil Vortex, I started my own Youtube channel performing music in different formats (acoustic, bass guitar, etc) and I recently did a version of the song “I Still Love You” (KISS) with Paulie Z (Zo2, The Sweet) and Bruce Kulick (KISS) dedicated to the memory of Bob Kulick, David Z, and Mario Milleo, a loving tribute to our family losses. The video first debuted as part of the David Z Foundation All Star Fundraiser raising money for music education. That was a very special project for me.
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’d take them to The Rainbow and (In normal times) the Whisky and Lucky Strike Live for a good time, Brasil Kiss for the best Brazilian coffee and breakfast in LA to cure the hangover. So many options for food: Desano, Marouch, Bossa Nova…
And you gotta visit Amoeba Records, the Hollywood Sign, Griffith Observatory, a couple of weird Hollywood museums. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’m able to do what I do with Red Devil Vortex because of the support and work of amazing people around me. Shout out to my bandmates Iago Marcondes and our new secret guitarist, photographer/videographer Nate Ledger, Nick Jax Slater from Thirsty Whale Productions and last but not least my wife Laura and her badass work with K9 Companions.
All pics by Nate Ledger