How would you classify your music?
Matt – Hard rock with undertones of punk and pop. Most of the songs are based around guitar riffs with flowing vocals and harmonies over the top. It’s heavy and unique in its own way.
Tony – Intertwined rhythms grounded by heavy percussion – timeless.
Jimmy – New rock/modern.
Who are some of your top 5 musical influences?
Matt – Early rock bands from the 60’s and 70’s – Jeff Beck, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin; harmonies on vocals from bands like Wishbone Ash.
Tony – David Gilmour, Roger Waters, Anne Wilson, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson .
Jimmy – Neil Peart, Led Zeppelin, Dream Theater, Avenged Sevenfold, Tool.
What do you want fans to take away from your music?
Matt – Entertainment, foremost, but if some lasting impression that things that are bad will eventually get better would be nice. A lot of our songs are drawn from the people around us and their trials and tribulations.
Tony – A satisfied musical hunger that will be memorable for life.
Jimmy – Fun, groove, good times.
How is the music scene in your city, country?
Matt – There are many new bands and sounds popping up because people have been sequestered due to Covid. I think when the outbreak slows down you will see an explosion in the music scene.
Tony – Very robust from the 206, to the hard rock; a genre for everyone’s taste.
Jimmy – Not good at the time – Covid –
What is the best concert you have ever been to that has truly inspired your live performances?
Matt – I saw the original Yes with Wakeman, Howe and Squier on the round stage. It blew me away. I have never heard such musical perfection along with an incredible stage show. It was transcendent.
Tony – Pink Floyd, Quadraphonic – in the King Dome – the only band that sounded GREAT there.
Jimmy – Rush, Dream Theater, Van Halen.
What do you enjoy most about performing to a live audience?
Matt – Getting the crowd to react. We played a relatively small show and the audience would yell back, “Bankok City!” It was awesome.
Tony – Capturing the crowd where everyone is fixated and energized by our music.
Jimmy – Crowd getting into it!
Is there a song on your latest CD release that stands out as your personal favorite, and why?
Matt – Mr. Darkness stands out because of Covid. The whole world seems to be in a depression. Every time we think we’re out, we get pulled back in. The song portrays Mr. Darkness as depression and how it eats away at your life and happiness.
Tony – Mr. Darkness – love the bass, guitars, vocals and drums.
Jimmy – No More Waitin’ – vocals, drums – excellent.
How have you evolved as a band over the last year during these challenging times?
Matt – We had already laid most of the tracks for the album when Covid hit, but instead of mixing and releasing them, we stepped back and evaluated everything and decided to start from scratch since we had time to create something very special.
Tony – Covid set us back as it did with much of the population and we really appreciate our time together.
Jimmy – Getting tight through practice.
If you could meet, play a gig, co-write a song, have dinner, have a drink with any bannd or artist (dead or alive) who would it be?
Matt – I once missed an opportunity to go backstage and meet Ronnie James Dio. I have regretted that ever since, especially since I will never have that chance again.
Tony – Dimash.
Jimmy – David Coverdale.
What are your future plans?
Matt – We plan on finishing the album and releasing it by next spring. In the meantime, we will be releasing singles and video off of it until then. After that, we shall leave it up to the rock gods that watch over us.
Tony – Continue writing, recording, playing live – release music that we are proud of.
Jimmy – Keep playin’ live music!
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