This year marks the 18th anniversary of “Camerton,” a famous Mongolian boy band. The band consists of four members; Mend-Amar, Gan-Erdene, Erdenebat, and D.Bold; who first started when they were in high school in 1995. The band has become one of the most successful pop groups in Mongolia with many hit songs, best-selling albums, and sold-out concerts. The band members also have successful solo careers.
The leader of the band, State Laureate artist D.Bold, also known as the founder of the Mongol Pop genre, was interviewed by journalists.
-How is the band going to celebrate your 18th anniversary?
-Time has gone by very quickly. It has already been 18 years since we became a band. We are currently working on our new album. We are also thinking of having a concert. But the date of either June 24 (the official date when the band was formed) hasn’t been decided yet due to fact that, this summer, many artists and bands are holding their concerts. Anyway, we promise our loyal fans that we will also have one.
-What are the future plans of the band?
-We aren’t done yet and we will continue as a band. We still have a lot to do. We will be presenting our fans with our new songs as well as with our solo efforts.
-What can you recall from 18 years ago?
-It was very amazing back then. Four boys who love music and who wanted to feel more music decided to form a band. There were times when we thought of giving up and there were many things we didn’t know, we couldn’t do. But if we had been distracted by all those hard times and run away from them, today’s Camerton band wouldn’t have been here now.
-What has been holding you together all this time?
-It is friendship. We are really good friends. We have been with each other during the good and hard times of our lives. We didn’t leave one another and our friendship is very strong. The essence of any band to exist is actually friendship. At first, you have to be good friends in order to form a good band. We have followed this principle until now.
-You must have had times when you disagreed with each other. Who mostly used to give way?...