We caught up with big time babes Txlips Band to talk making waves for women in the music industry 🌊
Tell me about The Txlips, what are you about & where does the name come from?
TxLips Band, LLC. is a dynamic collective of women whose mission is to challenge the boundaries set for women in the music industry, as well as to inspire girls & women worldwide to be an unstoppable force.
We set up this Atlanta based rock business where we have contributed to pushing the status quo of what the world says women can do. We continue to pursue our callings & are determined to motivate people everywhere by being ourselves.
The name “Tulips” (how it is pronounced) represents the flower itself. Tulips are diverse in color which is what black women are. We are different skin tones, shapes & sizes but like the tulip, no matter what color it is, it’s still a tulip & is beautiful.
The “X” represents no boundaries. Women have no boundaries! We want women everywhere to know that & to walk in that.
Women have no boundaries! We want women everywhere to know that & to walk in that.
What fundamentally defines you as people/what do you like doing outside of music?
The cool thing about the band is that TxLips is a collective, meaning there are 11 sub-contracted musicians on roster around the world (all women of color).
We each have different styles & walks of life. Some of us work full time in music, some of us (like myself) work in law & nonprofit & music. We each have our own lane & avenue & work to be strong in our lanes.
Our individual & group goal is to inspire kids to pick up their passion, no matter what it is, & pursue it.
What does feminism mean to you?
Feminism means that women do not have one look or one voice. Feminism fights for the equality of women in a male dominated world. We push to inspire women through our music.
Feminism means that women do not have one look or one voice.
What is the music scene like where you live? Is it supportive? Is it easy to get into? What needs to change?
The music scene in Atlanta is vast! I (Gabby) grew up in Atlanta & came up in a majority hip-hop rap scene. Coming up as a rock band was difficult at first, & still is because Atlanta is a city that does not have a lot of women musicians at the forefront & on the front lines.
I do not think any music scene let alone the business is easy to get into. I think something that needs to change no matter what the industry is, is more representation for women.
You’ve recently been over to London, how did you like it? How did it differ from things back home?
London was amazing! The scene & society & culture there is so different than Atlanta of all places.
It was an amazing experience & we truly hope to come back soon!
Back home, we do not have nearly as many well established rock venues so I would like to see more of that in Atlanta.
It’s great that you’ve gone global! What advice would you give to other musicians who hope to take their message across the pond?
Work hard, study the business & pave your own way.
What’s coming up next for you guys?
We are working on the album (can’t disclose the title yet) but it will be released 7.31.20!!
What other projects are you involved in?
As of right now the band is focused on the album. We do subcontract to play behind other artists both in the U.S. & internationally so if you are interested in booking the TxLips to play for you, shoot us an email or visit our site! firstname.lastname@example.org @thetxlipsband on social media www.txlips.com
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