Ana Jelic – Croatia

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Where were you born Ana?
In Pozega, Croatia.

Do you come from a musical family?
Yes, my father was a musician. He played keyboards and guitar. He doesn’t play anymore.

What was your very first stage appearance?
In music school, I played guitar, but now with bass… I started to play bass when I was 13 and my sister and I played with our friends in some small club here in Pozega. we played covers.

Which bassist do you most admire?
Jean-Jacques Burnel of The Stranglers, somebody told me that we have even simular style of playing, he’s very simple but different from others.

Tell us about your instruments/amp/gear?
My bass is the most beautiful bass guitar in the world:) It’s Fender Jazz Bass, 3 years old. My amp: Ampeg classic SVT (amp) and 2×6″ + 2×12″ + 1×18″ box, also Ampeg.

. . . and your current band?
My current band is still my first band with my sister Tina on guitar and our friend Matej on drums, The Rock Flock. we play some melodic punk. I am come from small city, full of discrimination, that’s why I started to play with my sister. When we started to searching for a drummer no one wanted to play with us, until we found Matej.

What’s your favourite music/bands?
I listen to all new interesting music and a lots of different genres like hc, punk, rock, grunge, ska, dub, alternative, jazz, avant-garde… I like new sounds and I’m opened for everything. I like simple bands like The Subways, Juliette and the Licks, The Hives… one of my favourite bands are Placebo, Muse and Massive Attack. From older bands I like Hole.

What are your hobbies outside music?
Interior design, travel, shopping and visiting theatres, exhibitions and good concerts.

Are you recording?
We are still working on our first album. It will be done soon. I’m very optimistic because we are one of the most popular demo bands in Croatia, people do come a lot on our concerts and big bands are supporting us very much, some of them are even jealous!

Your own personal webspace?

“Just do what are you talented for, not what everybody are expecting from you. Be different from others, that’s what you really are!” ~ Ana

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