Three twisted sisters from Monterrey, Mexico, have set their sights on Boston and are trying to crowdsource enough cash to cover tuition and travel to one of Berklee College of Music’s prestigious summer programs.
Fifteen-year-old Daniela, 13-year-old Paulina, and 10-year-old Alejandra collectively make up the heavy-metal band “The Warning.” The sisters shred classic covers including Ozzy’s “Crazy Train,” AC/DC’s “Back in Black,” and Guns N’ Rose’s “Sweet Child O’ Mine.” The band has already achieved some notoriety on YouTube, where a video of them performing Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” has garnered nearly 1 million views in the past nine months.
So why Berklee? “Personally, I would like to be in an environment where I share the same love for music as other people,” Daniela explains in an interview for the GoFundMe campaign. “It would be awesome to be in an environment where they understand how hard we work and how we love what we do.”
Each sister has found inspiration in different rock legends. Drummer Paulina is a fan of Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and Rush’s Neil Peart, while Daniela, guitar and lead vocals, looks up to Queen guitarist and noted astrophysicist Brian May. As for 10-year-old bassist Alejandra: “I love Paul McCartney. I’ll actually, like, play with him or be as good as him someday.”
In true heavy-metal fashion, the girls aren’t willing to compromise when it comes to their priorities. “Always, it’s practicing before homework,” Daniela says in the video.
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