We had the good fortune of connecting with Sister Neapolitan and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sister Neapolitan, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
We collectively started playing music together two years ago and just kind of fell into the band, Sister Neapolitan. It clicked from the beginning and we ask ourselves “why aren’t we making music together as a band?”. We individually each come from musical backgrounds and were fast friends upon meeting each other at school (University of Colorado at Denver). We pursue music because that’s where our hearts lie and we can’t see ourselves doing anything else.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
As three young female identified songwriters who have been in Denver for a little over four years we have seen a lot of growth within ourselves and the music community. Personally, we are excited to see not only where our creative path as a band leads, but the path of the Denver music community with which we owe so much. What sets us apart is our use of three part harmony singing as well as our dynamic stage performances. We stand apart from the norm as we blend several influences together, ranging from periods like Laurel Canyon in the sixties to alternative female singer-songwriters of the nineties. As one of the only all female folk bands in Denver we strive to bring awareness to our personal roots and the roots of folk music alike. Our proudest moments as a band include, playing the 2019 SXSW, the 2020 NAMM showcase and being a featured artist on Indie 102.3 in May of this year. We are most excited about the release of our debut album this fall. We can’t wait for you all to hear what we have been working on this last year! Getting to where we are today has been a roller coaster, in a good way. We’ve been fortunate enough to make strong connections and friendships in the Denver music scene as well as the west coast. Sticking together as a band and as lifelong friends has also helped the many ups and downs of being a professional musician. Being with your best friends helps the many times of being hungry and cranky on the road. A major lesson we have learned along our journey has been to always be persistent and never let someone tell you you can’t do something just because you are a woman. Also, always carry an extra XLR cable and never change your strings the day before a show, lol. We want the world to know the back story of our name. Sister Neapolitan is a cheeky band name that one of our mom’s came up with, because we each have a hair color that corresponds with the flavors of neapolitan ice cream. We are also known as the ice cream ladies.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Some of our favorite places to go are mainly around food. These include: Illegal Pete’s, City’o’City, Little Man Ice Cream, Snarfs and Cosmos Pizza. When we aren’t eating we like to enjoy thrifting and antiquing on south broadway, attending live shows at Swallow Hill and hiking around red rocks.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
To begin, our moms. Brandee, Barbara and Heidi have been our biggest supporters since day one. Additionally we would like to shoutout our songwriting professor, mentor and friend from UCD, Owen Kortz. Without him organizing a west coast Springboard tour we wouldn’t have become closer friends which ultimately started the band. WE LOVE YOU OWEN!!!:)
Band Photo by Tori Enyart