Can you tell us a little something about each of you?
Juna—I have a few hobbies outside music which are fishing, baking/cooking and of course shopping.
Joey—I like to beatbox, go to the beach and take advantage of the Florida weather and scenery and play basketball my dad just put up an awesome basketball hoop outside I play every chance I get
What inspired you guys to pursue music?
Juna— The Song L.O.V.E. from “The Little Rascals” which Frank Sinatra’s once covered. You can look it up on you tube—I saw that when I was four years old
Joey—I was in the choir at my first school and I auditioned for an arts school and got accepted it just happened—after that I went to my sisters voice lesson and then I knew that I had a passion for music
What is it like being in a duo with your brother/sister?
Juna—It is great to experience this journey with my family—and Joey helps me with my harmonies and my guitar chords. He also lightens the mood and always brings the laughter to the table.
Joey—It’s great to be able to harmonize so well with Juna and we can write together anytime and it also gives me a females point of view.
How would you describe your musical style as a duo?
Juna—Singer/Songwriters in the Country/Country Pop music space
Joey—That’s exactly what we are—Country with a Pop twist is the way I’d describe it
What artists do you look up to right now?
Juna—Florida Georgia Line and Kelsea Ballerini and our friend Maggie Baugh her showmanship and fiddle playing are amazing
Joey— Adam Levine, Stevie Wonder and Luke Combs are some of my favorites —always a hard question there are so many in all genres
You guys just recently released your new single “Stay Young”—Can you tell us how this song came about and the meaning of the song?
Juna—We co-wrote this song in Nashville and it is about being stress free and positive and never being negative! In the lyric video it’s about friends carefree at the beach—that’s what Florida is all about
Joey—The song is about the feeling that you have when your in high school—older people are always saying “these are your best years use them wisely” and “I miss those days” etc.. So to me it’s about being a teenager with fewer responsibilities and still being able to hang out with your friends and have fun—no bills lol —not yet.
What’s been your thoughts on the reaction of the song?
Juna—It has been great and we love all the support from friends and fans and we appreciate the love we get—we can take that into our next recording session— it’s positive feedback
Joey—Overwhelming positive support from the industry and the rapid increase in our social media numbers and without promotion we are on Spotify’s Release Radar Chart that’s just crazy—wondering what’s going to happen next
Are there any other projects in the works yo can tell us about?
Juna—Yes, we just finished a video, you can view and subscribe to on you tube for dreamworkstv and it’s a cover of Keith Urban’s “Somebody Like You” for a Netflix Series of the animated film “Spirit” . It was cool because they added animation and that was different. That same week we also filmed an anti-bullying campaign song we co—wrote in Nashville so that will be coming out in the near future.
Joey—All of this plus meeting all the radio djs to promote “Stay Young” and a tour we are doing in July with an artist named Zia—there is more—it’s a lot— fans will have to keep an eye on our page—it’s a lot to mention here right now.
Why do you think social media is so important for singers today?
Juna—Of course, the main reason is to connect with our fan base. And to also get real fans and to be able to see their pages as well. You can find us on Instagram and YouTube @junaandjoeymusic or JunanJoey on other platforms as well
Joey—Because it’s easier to get discovered by the industry and of course fans. It’s important to get instant feedback and the satisfaction you get from knowing your appreciated instantaneously
What was the craziest fan encounter you have had?
Juna—There was this guy who does not have a profile pic—problem number one then, he literally could not understand why I didn’t make a major production out of the removal of my braces— even calling it a “life changing event” which to me was a just another visit to the dentist. I think your readers can relate it’s a little too personal, not to mention especially when I took selfies and mentioned it for a week before and even after getting them off—I think the fans got the point
Joey—A grown women took her Fourth of July cowboy hat right off her head and put it on my head and then another fan randomly came by and tried to buy that hat off me and I was actually tempted to sell it lol
What social media platform do you use the most to stay connected to your fans?
Juna—Instagram and You Tube most of the time and some Facebook
Joey—Same as Juna—I’d like to use my gaming device as a way to stay connected as well—working on that we are learning a lot about the actual music business and sites we wouldn’t normally be interested in as in Shazam and now we like Pandora there are so many and new ones we are discovering—excited to learn more about the mobile world too of course, then there is Reverbnation and Soundcloud, Amazon, Apple I could be here all day there are tons of new interesting platforms also—I can’t even imagine what the new technology will be like—like how will A.I. interact with music
What’s an average day like for you guys?
Juna—Long and busy—we of course have school followed by hours of music lessons after school —we already had them at school everyday and then practice after that. So I guess we can say music sunrise to sunset
Joey— Then we break to eat —then it’s producing content and homework—on the weekends particularly, lessons and shows
Where do you see yourself in 5 years in your career and personal life?
Juna—Career wise, on tour with 5 sold out shows or more a week and fulfilling my dream of stage diving and personally —I’ll be in school and then college and have a personal designer for my wardrobe
Joey—My career aspirations will be headlining sold out shows and seeing the world and mastering the saxophone and personally, I hope to be graduating college with a degree in business and music
How has this whole music career experience been?
Juna—It has been great and surprising in some experiences and better than I expected with the opportunity to express myself to fans and collaborate with other singer/songwriters
Joey—It is a lot of work, time and effort with a satisfying reward—and a lot of traveling it may take a while but we plan on visiting every state and as many countries as we can
Do you have any advice for aspiring music artist?
Juna—Follow your heart and never give up during the good and bad patches and do what makes you happy and don’t listen to the haters
Joey—Sleep when you can and practice, practice and practice then practice some more. Eating well I’m trying to master that and I feel better—lots of salads