There were many great bands that came out of the 3rd wave ska movement in the mid-1990's. Bands like No Doubt are still around...many of the bands broke up and some of those bands had very talented songwriters who moved on to other genres. Brian Mashburn the principle song writer and guitarist for Save Ferris has had a few projects, some with similarities to ska , some completely different. Brian's new band is something different and GREAT. You can hear one of the bands new songs on the January 21st edition of the Sunday Night Music Meeting.
Radio 94/5 Artist 10 Questions
1) What is the name of the band?
Wild Wild Monsters
2) What are all the members names?
Scott Farquar (vocals), Brian Mashburn (guitar), Tbone Willy (bass), Dan Evans (drums)
3) What previous bands were any members in?
This is Scott’s first group. Brian and Tbone were in the original Save Ferris, and have played as well in the band Starpool. Dan also drums in the band Half Past Two.
4) What bands or artists influenced you?
Ramones, Cake, The Smiths, Elvis Costello, Muse.
5) What was you first ever gig?
We played a pub show to close out the legendary annual 12 bars of Christmas in Fullerton, CA for our first show together.
6) What was your best ever gig
One of the funnest shows we’ve played was opening up for The Alarm at Romanos in Riverside. The Alarm were super supportive of us and the crowd reaction was great.
But our recently sold out EP release show at the Parish in the House of Blues Anaheim is probably the best gig we’ve had to date.
7) What is best song you have ever written?
That’s always a tough question to answer. As songwriters, you like most of your “good songs” for different reasons. But if we had to pick one it is probably the opening track on the EP which is a song called Mess Around. We usually close our live sets with this one because people always seem to react in a really, really good way to it.
8) What do you hope to accomplish in the next year?
Our goals are to build up our fan base while touring all over west coast this year. We also plan on recording a full length album which we hope to release in either late spring or early summer.
9) What artist would you most like to collaborate with?
Either the bands Royal Blood, Cake or Dave Ghrol. (Because who doesn’t love Dave Ghrol am I right?)
10) How would you describe your music.
Wild Wild Monsters’ sound combines today’s indie-alt rock with touches of 60s garage/surf and 70s melodic punk (a la Ramones).