Home and Away star reveals secrets about the band Lyrik
Fans of Home and Away have been thrilled by the addition of new band Lyrik, which gives Summer Bay a new flavour and keeps the show interesting.
In an interview with Yahoo Lifestyle, Adam Rowland, who plays Remi Carter on the programme, discussed how the band came to be, the inspiration for Lyrik’s music, and why he is so “grateful” to have the part.
Along with newbies Angelina Thomson (Kirby Aramoana), Eden Fowler (Stephanie Panozzo), and fan favourite Matt Evans, the star is a member of the band (Theo Poulos).
Adam was initially “nervous” about starting the band, but it ended up being a lot of fun. Producers combed through numerous audition tapes before flying up a few candidates for each role to gauge their compatibility.
He recalls, “They put us in a room with a lot of other applicants and we just rotated through to get the band together, to find that vibe.
I was a little anxious when I first entered the Sydney studio, but as soon as we were there, I immediately felt at home.
Actors frequently go on auditions for a variety of parts, but Adam had his heart set on Remi.
“I definitely had a connection with that character during the audition process. I was thrilled to get a callback,” he recalls.
The disclosed secrets of Lyrik
Since the band’s debut this year, fans have been enamoured with them, and many have been enquiring as to whether the brilliant group performs live.
We do a combination of both [pre-recorded and live], in fact,” Adam clarifies. Every song we perform, our team—who oversees all the music—helps us learn. We may also use playback depending on the shot and the subject matter we are attempting to capture.
On other occasions, particularly when playing the guitar, I’ll just play the track, which is amazing.
The actor claims that performing live music may be very helpful to his acting since it enables him to become “in the moment” and into character when filming.
The musicians who make up Lyrik are extremely gifted, and Adam freely acknowledges that playing the guitar makes him feel “at home.”
Lyrik’s musical performance in front of the Parata home was the first scene the band ever shot for Home and Away. Everyone was ‘nervous and tense’ and ‘very enthusiastic,’ according to Adam, but as soon as the band started playing, all of their problems vanished.
“They threw my guitar at me and told me to stand there and just go for it. I was comfortable with my guitar,” he chuckles.
“I’m extremely appreciative”
It’s been “phenomenal” how people have reacted to Adam and his bandmates, and Adam finds it hard to believe he gets to work in both acting and music.
“So many people have approached me and praised the inclusion of music in the programme. It gives the show a lot of vitality, he says.
“I find that the scenes we shoot when music is present just have a terrific vibe.”
Adam can’t believe his luck; the soap opera is known for producing Hollywood stars like Chris Hemsworth, Isla Fisher, and Samara Weaving.
“It has unquestionably served as a platform for those actors who began as amateurs. I’m so grateful to have been given this amazing chance. I really want to concentrate on giving it my all right now and improving as an actor,” he beams.
And he offers some valuable advice for budding actors hoping to land a role on the soap opera in the future: “I think just working hard, remaining true to who you are as an actor, and where you want to go with your career [is vital].”
“Give it your all when that audition shows up in your emails and you’re working your way up to that moment when it presents itself.”