By Jacob Engels
A few months ago, my buddy Patrick Kabot joined a band called Sela Dors, and this Saturday they are playing at the Florida Music Festival, how badass is that? They will be going on stage at 830PM at On The Rocks in Downtown Orlando, and you should go see them. Why? I got a sneak peak of what they have recorded so far….and let me…..JUST GO!
Patrick, along with fellow bandmates John, Ryan, Chris participated in a little Q&A with us about the band, how they got booked to play the Florida Music Festival, and what’s on the horizon.
How would you describe your music in terms of style and genre? (John Fernandez, Bass Guitar & Vocals)
Style? Hmm, all four of us band members each have such a different style of music that we play, Patrick has a sick Jazz style with awesome music theory knowledge, Ryan plays heavy metal (He plays a 7 string full band!!!), Chris is one of the best drummers I’ve heard so far! And for me? I bring a pop punk/alternative vocal presence, while the bass is drivey and compliments the guitars and drums 😀
I wouldn’t know what to label our genre as, only because we have such diversity! Think along the lines of a jazzy Minus the Bear, with high-energy catchy vocals. You’ll have to see us live to get a full understanding, words just doesn’t do our music justice! :p
Since the bands founding, how have things changed? (Ryan Kane, Guitar)
The two songs they showed me sounded completely different before I jumped in. For one, i play a 7-string guitar. And, since I’m so heavily influenced by metal and (oddly enough, dream pop) you can hear a lot of those influences in the music we play now. It’s a great time. Not to mention John (our bassist) is a huge Djent fan. I like how things are changing!
What do you want people to get from your music? (Chris Caruso, Drums)
i want the musicians in the audience to marvel at the theory and time changes as well as the artistic expression and stylistic interpretation that is used. I also want to have everyone out of there seats having a good time and joining us in that almost spiritual connection that can only be attained at a show or blasting out cds in there car
What does the music mean to you? (Patrick Kabot, Guitar)
Everything. We really try to incorporate a vast amount of stylings and cultures into our works. Our roots are equally as much influenced by Jazz cats like Miles Davis and Progressive acts like Minus The Bear. We’re also all fueled by a want for a great music scene here in Orlando and good vibrations between all of our fellow local acts.
How did you get booked at the Florida Music Festival? (Patrick Kabot, Guitar)
My buddy Nick Roe from an amazing local band called The Grizzly Atoms is the stage manager for the On The Rocks venue. He asked if we wanted to play, and it was a total no brainer.
What is on the horizon? (Patrick Kabot, Guitar)
We just finished up a demo at Valencia College using their amazing studios. It’s being mixed this week and we may even go on to record an EP sooner than expected. The music is pouring out of us.
Sela Doors is still getting together a website, photos, soundcloud, etc. When they have it up, we will let you know. Also, for more info on the Florida Music Festival, CLICK HERE!
Jacob Engels, is the Founder of East Orlando Post. Along with the Post, he owns several other businesses and is currently enrolled at Valencia College. Jacob has lived in Avalon Park since it’s founding and enjoys playing with his black Labradoodle Jasper, listening to indie rock, and seeking out new business ventures. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org