Fans of Home and Away have been thrilled by the addition of new band Lyrik, which gives Summer Bay a new flavor and keeps the show interesting.
In an interview with Yahoo Lifestyle, Adam Rowland, who plays Remi Carter on the program, 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 favorite 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 placed us in a room with a lot of other applicants and we basically rotated through to get the band together, to find that feel.
I was a little anxious when I first entered the Sydney studio, but as soon as we were there, I immediately felt at home.
Lyrik’s secrets revealed
Since the band’s debut this year, fans have been enamored 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.
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.”