Name: Irena Rogović
Date of birth: 11.02.1989
Place of birth: Rijeka
Current Residence: Crikvenica / Rijeka
Sign: The Ace of Diamonds
Star Sign: Aquarius
Instrument / brand: Drums / Sonor (Force 3007), Zildjian
Favourite Rock Song of all time: Aerosmith - I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing
Favourite Rock Album of all time: Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet
Favourite Angels song: Fairytale (Bajka)
Favourite movie genre: Comedy, Dance Movies
Favourite movies: The Terminal, Pursuit of Happiness, Police academy, Step up, Hangover...
Favourite television show: One Tree Hill, Malcolm In The Middle
Favourite drink: Tangerina, Pago Lemon-Lime
Favourite food: All kinds of pasta
Favourite snack: Chocolate, Toblerone, Toffifee, everything sweet :)
Most memorable moment: There are lots of moments that I will always remember so I can say the first one that crossed my mind is the one when I saw the Eiffel Tower in Paris because I have dreamed about it since I was little...
Most embarrassing moment: It is so embarrassing that I think it is not for the public :)
What do you do apart from music?: Go to college (Civil engineering) and study
Favourite hobbies: I like to do everything that involves creativity, making old things look new, redecorating, painting...
Lucky number: 4
Favourite colour: Blue
Favourite animal: Dog
Favourite sport: Rugby hahaha just kidding... not really a sports person… In the band, Tea is :)
What do you like most about your homeland Croatia?: The beaches and the beautiful Adriatic Sea...
Places you would like to visit: Spain (Barcelona), New York, Greek Islands, Rome, Australia, Amsterdam... A lot of them :)
What is your biggest dream?: To have a lot of success with the band, go on a world tour, and one day have a good job and a happy family. Not a lot to ask for :)
What person would you like to meet?: If he were alive, then Antoni Gaud
Biggest musical inspiration: Simon Phillips
When on a world tour, If you were only aloud to take 5 items (apart from your instruments) then what would they be?: My mobile phone, laptop, some money (so I can buy all the small stuff that i need like cosmetics and clothes), my favourite sneakers and a blanket because I am always cold :)
Lets make a song out of it...
My biography isn't going to be very long cause I am young and have a lot of things ahead of me (I hope so) but I am going to describe my connection to the music in the most simplest way. I hope someone will describe all the details so I don't want you to read the same story all over again... Here is my role in the band Angels from my perspective.
My name is Irena. I am 20 years old and play the drums in a girl band called Angels. My story begins in a school choir, which I was a member of and so were the other girls. One day they came to me and asked me if I wanted to play drums in the band... It was a shock to me cause I have never considered playing drums and didnt think I was the right person for the "job". I have played an instrument before called "bisernica" and so I thought: I have rhythm, can sing, think I have talent for music so... Why not? Asked my parents if they agree an so it began...
I started taking private classes with the same teacher who ran the music school the other girls went to. His name is Darko Majstorović and he is the person who is responsible for our beginning, he even helped us pick the name for the band. Lets just say that we had some crazy names in mind and thank God we didn't pick them :)
And then came our first concert.. It was in our home town Crikvenica and that is the date that we will always remember and celebrate every year as our anniversary 15.08.2002.
After two years, a man called Mario Šimunović came into our lives and then it started being something serious. We were no longer cute young girls who play music just for our friends and family, we started performing in front of a bigger audience, recorded our fist single and started having real fans of our music. This was the moment when we realised that it is what we want to do in life, not maybe as the main thing but as a "professional hobby". We all have things we are interested in aparts from music but it is the music that keeps us together
This would be the moment Steve took charge and everything went in a new direction... The rest of the story is still unwritten... So check back for me after 20 years and I'll tell you everything about it.
Hope you enyojed the "song".
Kisses from Irena