Bully’s frontwoman, Alicia Bognanno, is not only the band’s vocalist, songwriter and guitarist but she is also the producer and engineer.
Alicia studied a Bachelor of Science program at Middle Tennessee State University and took courses in recording techniques, music theory and history, and copyright law. “I think learning just some basic theory helped a lot, but I think it was because I picked up an electric guitar instead of an acoustic,” she explains. “It was a lot more fun.”
Olivia originally formed Bully as a solo project with back-up from Stewart Copeland on drums, Clayton Parker on guitar, and Reece Lazarus on bass.
Bully has developed a reputation for ferocious live shows and ‘The Nashville Scene’ named Bully the top local band in its 2014 Best of Nashville issue. “At this point in my life I always want everything I make to sound like we’re playing live,” she explains. “That’s why I didn’t put any keyboards or any extra stuff on there. Some people don’t like that, but I had to go with my gut.”
Watch Bully’s video for ‘Trying‘:
Listen to more of Bully’s songs from debut album, ‘Feels Like’ on Spotify:
Bully comes to Whelans on Monday 9 November. Get tickets here!