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Liz Burke

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How would you describe your music?

Rock/Pop Punk

What is your role in your band? In the studio? In business or marketing decisions?

I am the Bass player, back up vocalist, main contact and I book all the tours.

Describe your gear.

Squier Bullet Bass and a Peavey TNT 130

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Do you think being a woman and a musician is different from being a man and a musician? If so, how? Was there a moment that made a difference clear to you?

"Yes. I think it can be both more difficult and easier in different ways. Rock music tends to have a ""boys club"" feel. It can be difficult to gain respect and be taken seriously. We also tend to be promoted as a ""girl band"" or a ""chick band"" as if our gender is a gimmick.

On the other hand, I think it can set you apart from the countless numbers of male bands. "

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Do you see differences between generations of women musicians?

I think the women in music now (not all) tend to use sex appeal, especially in Top 40 music.

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Did anyone ever give you any valuable advice about making your way in the music industry? What advice would you give to a woman musician just starting out?

I would say when starting out the most important thing you can do is play as many shows as you can for a diverse variety of people and not be intimidated by men....they can actually be your biggest fans.

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Why did you choose to play the instrument you play?

At the time a friend needed a bass player so I gave it a shot.

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