Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)
PD. What type of artist are you?~
H. We are a heavy rock band located in Central Indiana.
PD. Tell us the brief history of yourself.~
H. Joe and David met at a Karaoke show and David said he wanted to start a band and asked Joe if he wanted to sing, they started working together and found Scott Sellmeyer, we have gone through several drummers, one who became one of the 8 bass players that we’ve had Ryan is still with us as our bass player and background vocals.
PD. Who are your musical and non-musical influences?~ Some of our musical influences are Godsmack, Seven Dust, Tool, Hurt, Rage Against the Machine, Pearl Jam, Breaking Benjamin, and Rancid.
H. As far as non-musical influences Joe and David both worked several years with children with disabilities so autism is a very big influence in our lives for many reasons, as well as our own children and making them proud. Finally I think rum is one of our influences as well, without rum we would be very cold practicing in the garage in the winter.
Finally I think rum is one of our influences as well, without rum we would be very cold practicing in the garage in the winter.
PD. What are your dreams and goals?~
H. Our number one dream/goal right now is to play Klipsch in Noblesville, IN. Long term goals would be to sell records and make a comfortable living off of our music, we want to be rockstars lol.
PD. Who writes your songs, what are they about?~
H. We all are a part of writing our songs, we all influence the lyrics as well as the music, most of our songs are about whatever we want them to be about focused strongly on life experiences.
PD. How do you promote your band and shows?~
H. word of mouth, flyers, facebook, and social media.
PD. What do you think about downloading music online?~
H. If you pay for its cool, if you don’t it’s not cool. We are here to make a living and when you download music illegally you are taking money from someone.
when you download music illegally you are taking money from someone.
PD. What’s your outlook on the record industry today?~
H. It’s f*****, very restricted, it’s so restricted if you don’t live in any of huge musically noticed states you are f*****, labels are f*****, independent artists are doing better than the labels unless you’re somebody like Beyonce.
PD. What’s your claim to fame?~
H. our crazy insane solos and our ability to compose original material together.
PD. What are some of your pet peeves?~
H. pay to play and cancelling shows, we don’t miss shows.
PD. What are the biggest obstacles for artists?~
H. Knowing the right people in the industry and being known.
PD. Tell us about your next shows and why we should be there.~
H. Next show Taps Live May 13th, first show at the new venue that alone is a reason enough to come out. It has just been announced that we are playing Slamology June 11th at 12:00PM. Slamology is Indiana’s only Automobile and Music Festival. Festival dates are June 10-11 at Lucas Oil Raceway.
It has just been announced that we are playing Slamology June 11th at 12:00PM.
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