Dynoride – Interview

Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (

PD: How would you describe yourself or your band as an artist?

D: DYNORIDE is a high energy rock band. Our sound is heavily influenced by late 80s/early 90s rock and we like to have a LOT of fun.


PD: Can you tell us briefly about your background – i.e. where you’re from, how you came to make music, etc.

D: DYNORIDE began as an acoustic project in 2008 with two high school friends, John Taylor and Burnell Eckardt. Since then we’ve had 12 drummers. Our current drummer, Alex Triece, has lasted the longest but is on thin ice. Between the three current members we have fathered a total of 10 children and we have now officially solidified ourselves in the realm of “dad rock”.

The band is based in the Quad Cities, Illinois/Iowa area. Being located right off of Interstate 80 in the middle of the country, we see a lot of touring groups stopping off to play.


PD: Who and what inspires you to make music, both in terms of musical and other influences? What do you like to write about in your songs?

D: Most of our songs are about movies, pets, and memories of unfortunate events that we now laugh about.


PD: What are your aspirations as an artist?

D: Although we’ve been a band for over a decade at this point, we feel like we have a lot left to give and aspire to continue to entertain audiences at an ever-increasing level as time goes on. We would like to work on several larger production shows in the coming years.


PD: What is the proudest moment in your music career so far?

D: The release of our debut album, “What You Wanted”, in 2012 and the shows, interviews, radio plays, and end-of-year music lists that came with it were amazing.


PD: Promoting one’s music is such a challenge these days, especially with so many new artists emerging from bedrooms in the day of the home studio. How is that going?

D: We focus most of our time and energy on the songs and live shows. Trying to play the promotion game can be maddening and take away from what you are able to give to listeners and folks in the audience.


PD: And how do you book and promote your live shows and tours? Any performances coming up?

D: We currently do our own booking and promotion. In 2023 we are planning to play fewer shows than this year, but plan to make each one more special. The only date we have committed to on the calendar is an annual mental health benefit we always play, called Life Is Beautiful. It will take place in June.


PD: What do you think about downloading music online? What about streaming sites like Spotify?

D: Being able to listen to and download music online is an amazing thing. It has allowed us to reach new audiences for sure. We hope that those who listen, if they find enjoyment, will purchase merchandise or attend a show.


PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?

D: Must Be Santa by Hal Moore and Bill Fredericks. It, like many others, is a great Christmas tune.


PD: Is there anything you don’t like about the music industry, which you would change if you could?

D: Subsidies for the performing arts would go a long way towards making a career in music a viable option. Like most musicians, we just want to make and perform music. Figuring out how to promote the music and shows and booking shows is a challenge in the best scenario.


PD: So, what are you working on at the moment?

D: We’re working on some new material and planning some bigger shows for next year.


PD: Where can we learn more about you and buy your music/merch online?

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