Individual Questions & Answers
Bass, Backing Vocals
Q: When did you first start playing music?
A: Probably in the fifth grade. I started palying trumpet until the ninth grade when I switched to bass guitar.
Q: How did you meet the other members of the band?
A: I met Tim in marching band when I was in the ninth grade and at that time he was already jamming with Sean, so that's how I met him. The three of us bonded together after high school.
Q: What were some of your early musical influences?
A: My Dad listened to bluegrass and was a bit of a musician himself so I was around alot of different music besides rock. And my parents listened to the Beatles and the Stones and Bob Marley...stuff like that.
Q: What was the first album that you bought?
A: It was probably either Devo or "Back in Black" by ACDC which led to my heavy metal stage.
Q: What other bands have you been in?
A: My first band was called Lost Kitten and that was when I was in high school. Some of the members went on to form Silver Jet, No Use For A Name and 22 Jacks.
Q: And what was Lost Kitten all about?
A: It was all about Rock and Roll, you know, old Kiss and Cheap Trick...
Q: Were there any other bands?
A: Yeah, a band called The Crime when I was in 12th grade. After that I started playing with Sean and Tim in a band called Old Man which evolved into Summercamp.
Q: Can you tell me a little bit about the writing process?
A: It's pretty much Tim and Sean who write the songs and bring them into practice.They bounce ideas off each other but they usually write seperately.
Q: Can you tell me about the scene in Santa Barbara?
A: Well I was born there and grew up there. Santa Barbara has a diverse music scene. It's an A-Z in diversity which I enjoy. It makes Santa Barbara unique.
Q: What new bands do you listen to now/ What's in you tape deck?
A: That's also pretty diverse for me. Recent stuff, I guess Fig Dish, Silver Jet, Failure, Jamiroquai, Smashing Pumpkins...I like all kinds of stuff.
Q: What can you tell me about the making of this album?
A: We had recorded demos before so I think it was just about finding someone who understood major label recording sonically and could record our sound the way we hear it.We just did it how we play and it came out that way.
Q: What kind of bass do you play?
A: I play a Gibson Thunderbird.
Q: So what's it like being on your first real tour?
A: It's definitely great. I love touring, seeing new cities, getting the sound out there. I love it.
Q: When is your birthday?
A: December 19th.
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