We had the good fortune of connecting with Narcie and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Narcie, is your business focused on helping the community? If so, how?
“No/Hugs is a band that first and foremost serves the music world as a community, More so than that? A Family.

We have been cultivating a toxic free fan base that thrives on not just the music experience but also on encouraging each other to be kind, to be authentic, to be exceptional, to live hard and party harder.

When the crowd comes together at our shows, we all dance under one heartbeat. We unmistakably put on an exceptional performance, No/Hugs goes up on stage with the same mind set every time : To perform with our souls and leave our heart on the stage. We bring it because we live it. As the singer ? I sing my songs down to the core of my existence and I connect with my audience, my family on levels that only true intimacy can achieve.

I’m blessed to see the No/Hugs/Family grow as it does. I’m grateful for the people in, that are constantly cheering me on.

No/Hugs is a global family, the most beautiful family. The most real and vibrant music family that currently exists.

I believe in that. And I can’t wait to see what’s more to come.

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 don’t believe in the concept of competition therefore I don’t want to acknowledge the following as something that sets me apart from others. I am going to flip the question and talk to you about what makes me myself and what makes No/Hugs that band that it is today.

First and foremost, I have devoted my entire life to be true to my music.
To me there’s no such thing as a bad song or a good song, there’s only a message that I’ve been trying to communicate very clearly since 2015.

That we are all equal. We are all human beings, trying to live life to the best of our ability. There’s a reason that No/Hugs stands out, yes we are fantastic musicians in our own regard, but aside from the talent, the performances, the songs, there’s a true message of inclusiveness that binds everyone together so beautifully.

Looking at my journey, in 2021, enduring the pandemic, and thinking upon what was hard – I think the only thing that was truly was to overcome the labels that society was trying to put on me and stay true to myself. Once I achieved that, then there was no such thing as hard. Music became love, happiness, part of life.

Therefore, you’ll never catch me thinking upon the hardships. I’d rather focus on what matters the most.
The people that follow me. This family supports the band. And then, of course, the immense satisfaction and pleasure that I get, every time one of my songs is utilized and shared with the world.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
One of the most unusual things about Los Angeles is that everyone drives and nobody takes the time to walk around and enjoy the scenery. I find myself most happy when I’m exploring on foot.

I’d definitely want to also just drop a geotag on the GPS by the ocean and just go discover the scene. LA is a gorgeous city and there’s really not just one thing to do, but many opportunities and possibilities to fall in love with what truly makes it great. Aside from the music hubs, there’s. a great gourmet life. You can truly enjoy great restaurants that cater to all tastes, palettes, appetites, allergies etc.

But I think just letting and talking to the amass of talented people that exist in the city is truly a wonderful venture and you never know who the person smoking a cigarette next to you is. LA is an adventure if you don’t pursue the city as such, you are missing out. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
This one goes out to every single person in the No/Hugs/Family, that has supported my journey and is actively following me on this adventure.

Website: www.nohugsband.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/nohugsband

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Youtube: www.youtube.com/c/nohugsband

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