Listen to the new song from The Beggars Who Give – Wild Child
Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
Delightfully, all of us Beggas’ are from San Francisco. We met a mere year and a half ago now and initially had on the humblest of instruments, namely, a cajon, and an acoustic guitar. At this stage the band was just Tim Wilkins (guitar, vocals) and Yoel Bibas(cajon). Over time our meager beginnings gained momentum as we added Mark Davis to the roster. Soon after, our bass player was born. We call him Jesse.
What do you have coming up? What are some of the new projects we can expect to see?
Yes indeed there is. We have lots of goals and lots of fun trying to achieve them. Right now we are in the process of making our first music video for our recently released EP. We also have a tour in the works, a full featured album, and a meatloaf recipe that is yet untried.
Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
Wild Child, the slowest song on the EP. We haven’t really promoted it as much as the other songs, but we have had a lot of people tell us they really enjoy it. It almost didn’t get recorded. When it did, it was a kind of one and done situation just to see if maybe we would want to use it later. But when we heard it back, it turned out gorgeous. The imperfections that exist in the recording seem to complement the song all the more. So we figured why not put it out there and see what people think.
How does your music separate yourself from other artists and bands out there?
We don’t think we are separate. We think we all do pretty much the same thing which may sound weird at first until you realize that music is a process of borrowing and mixing ideas from those who came before. Our sound is always gonna be unique because it’s our sound and only we can make it. However, we are not separate, in fact, generally, our best comes when we are moved or inspired by something amazing we hear.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
Haha, well there are lots of challenges if you really wanna over think it. There’s booking, promoting, writing new songs, getting people to come while trying to build a following, and wondering if you’re ever gonna make any real money, while at time questioning whether or not you even rock, and simultaneously convincing yourself and everyone else that you do, all so that one day you wont have to get real job, and you can play your silly songs for people that love and appreciate them.
There are definitely challenges. But none of that really matters. Things are never the way you think they will be when you get there and seldom are you as happy as you thought you would be when you get exactly what you want. We just try to enjoy each other and be grateful for the people that enjoy us. The rest is kind of out of our control.
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
We lost a bassist that was really a great musician and friend. So that was difficult. But we found a new guy that fits even better with our sound. So it all worked out.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Don’t doubt yourself.
What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
By far playing shows and busking on the streets of San Franicsco.