Here's another installment of "10 Questions"- giving a chance to learn about the unsigned and local bands we play on Radio 94/5"
1) What is the name of the band?
2) What are all the members names?
Founding members: Barry Lefroy, BJ Lefroy, Paul Susanka and Kevan Wallace - - - Appearances by - - Josh Freese, drums (The Vandals, Devo, Guns N Roses), Matt Laug, drums (Alanis Morissette, Alice Cooper), Tim Pierce, guitars (Michael Jackson, Ozzy Osbourne, Bon Jovi), Greg Leisz, pedal steel/mandolin (Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer), Jeff Babko, piano (Jimmy Kimmel Live), Lance Morrison, bass (Alanis Morissette, Rod Stewart), Todd Forman, sax (Sublime), Ron Block, banjo (Alison Krauss & Union Station), grammy award winning violinist Charlie Bisharat who you can hear in the movies, Grammy award winning engineer and producer Tom Weir, Rob Reed from Seed, James Anthony from Edward Bear, our drummer Porter from The School of Rock in Temecula, CA, we even had a member of the Hughes Corporation sing in our choir for the Knockin on Heaven’s Door Music Video!
3) What previous bands were any members in?
Paul, BJ and Kevan started off playing hardcore and heavy metal in a band they started in high school called BearState. They also had a hip hop project called “SquidBoyz” shortly after - Barry has played bass with numerous Canadian bands.
4) What bands or artists influenced you?
Our biggest influence is the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. We also are inspired by the famous wall of sound featured in many of the productions from the 60’s and 70’s.
5) What was you first ever gig?
6) What was your best ever gig?
We’ve played everything from house shows on through to the Whiskey A Go-Go and many other popular venues, even playing on a ship in Long Beach, CA called the Queen Mary.
7) What is best song you have ever written?
We don’t feel we have achieved our best yet. We’re always striving to make better content and every time we think we’ve made the best, a new song is written that takes its place and it’s a cycle that always continues.
8) What do you hope to accomplish in the next year?
We hope to get more people to enjoy our sound and reach out to as many people as we can.
9) What artist would you most like to collaborate with?
We feel we are already working with the best artists in the world at this point and are excited to incorporate even more as we begin productions in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
10) How would you describe your music?
We describe our sound as primarily a full rock sound with a twang, but we also incorporate many other influences being that we all listen to a very wide variety of genres. We bring back that 60’s and 70’s wall of sound and the themes of our songs carry a positive message