Wednesday, August 15, 2012

My Interview with the band Bro-Core

Hello, MissTaintedLove back with another artist interview - hope you enjoy!

This time, I'll be interviewing Joey from the band Bro-core. Bro-core is a pop-punk band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

You can check them out here, and the interview below. 


Who are the band members, and what do they each play?
Well - Joey is the singer, Jason plays guitar; so does Steve. Casey is the bassist, and Kevin on drums.

How did the band come together?
Well, that's kind of complicated. Casey was in a band with Kevin in the past, Kevin was in a band with Jason, Jason use to be in a band with Joey and Joe worked with Steve awhile back.

 The name "Bro-Core" - how did that come about?
Actually, we didn't come up with it completely. It's a term that's been thrown around in the Hardcore scene for several years. It's hyped pretty negatively, just search it on urbandictionary and you'll see.
When it was first brought up we thought it was hilarious, since we were already over using the term "bro" and unfortunately do relate with parts of the description.
But really we just want to take in the name and make it our own thing, we're just a group of bros playing music together bro'ing it up.   

What is the inspiration for your music?
Our everyday lives are our main inspirations for this music. We really are just playing music, whatever comes out you know. We try not to pull to much influence from our inspirations... I guess it may happen naturally sometimes.

If you could describe the band and your music in five words, what would they be?
Super-Happy-Fun-Band-Time? That's a difficult question!

What do you feel sets you guys apart from the crowd?
We can all definitely agree that the way we handle our genre definitely sets us apart. There's totally stuff out there that sounds like us but whats different with us is we aren't aiming and directing ourselves toward any specific genre. We're just playing how we feel and releasing music we like and that's all that matters to us!

How were you first introduced to music in your life?
It's always been there for all of us. Steve was rocking back and forth in his car seat to bad to the bone on the way home from the hospital the day he was born. It had to be some sort of rhythmic thing in the womb. We all just came to it.

At what point in your life was the defining moment that made you realize what you wanted to do, as a musician?
For Joey it was definitely a no brainer, growing up in a house and family full of musicians. He learned how to play guitar by watching his dad strum away on a left handed guitar and learned just about everything else from anyone who would teach, from his retired professional musician grandma all the way up to his step father who is a career drummer.
For Kevin it was just pure boredom, it started in High School. He picked up the Drums and just progressed from there.
Jason came into this following a unhealthy obsession with Blink 182. He wanted to follow their lead and be just like them.
Steve only learned how to play guitar so he could play Kansas for his old man and impress him, and for Casey it's the same story except it was Crazy Train.
Really the only answer to this is every moment of our lives has built up to this, we couldn't imagine not being a musician of some sort.

What do you feel is the best piece of music you've created? Why do you choose this one?
 Everyone can agree with Legacies. We all love listening to it and playing it. Joey was writing it for a friend of his who committed suicide a few years ago and while in the process another close friend of his passed away. He really spilled his heart into it.
You can really rock out to Legacies, and we think it's extremely easy to relate with, since most people have lost someone close to them.

Have you guys ever worked with any other notable musicians, or on any other projects/collaborations?
I think it's safe to say, we're all playing with each other as the most notable musicians we've ever worked with. We're all extremely happy with each other and couldn't imagine working with anyone else.

Tell us about your current album? What sets this project apart from the others you've done before?
This album really is the first for the most of us. Kevin and Jason have done a few Hardcore and Metal albums but for the rest of us, this is the first we've recorded.

 What plans do you have in the near future for music release/recording? What sets this upcoming project apart from your previous ones?
Record some more songs sometime in the next few months and release a full length album. Then it's back to square one start writing again.

 Any upcoming tour plans?
 Play shows, as many as possible. You can check it out on our Facebook! Like us, so you know whats going on and when!

What are your thoughts of the current state of the music industry? How do you feel you and the band fit into it?
What music Industry? We feel there really isn't much of a industry anymore. It's almost like a community now, everyone knows each other and works together. It's a magical thing.

Where do you see the band five years from now?
Hopefully still doing what we're doing, just with more people listening.

Any words of advice for young/aspiring musicians? 
Never give up, work together, and stay strong.

Anything else?
Add us on Facebook! And tell your friends!

Once again - that was an interview with Joey of Bro-core. You can check them out here!

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