Recently James Lowe from Kickacts Magazine sat down with one of the very exciting artists on the scene. The following is a written interview we conducted with the artist while they were working on their next CD and Tour. First off
I want to thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to talk to us here today, as i know our readers have been requesting us get you in here some how some way. You folks have been described by your fans as internet
sensations in this interview we will attempt to figure out how this artist became such a great performer and what they have going forward.
1. Welcome to Kick Acts. Tell us a little about yourself and your band and were you can be found at on the web.
–The current members of the band all met at Monroe First UMC in Monroe, GA. It was started by Austin Dykes (guitar) and Justin Cohen (drums) who recorded a few songs together to see how it would go. After the first few songs were done, the name CrossFire was taken. Then, Dalton Young (bass), another member of the church, was discovered. He has been with the band since and has recorded on the last three demos. Our demos can be streamed and downloaded from our facebook page (www.facebook.com/CrossFiretheband).
2. Who are your musical heroes, influences & why?
Personally, Mark Tremonti is the biggest influence on me as a guitar player. I can honestly say that I love everything that he has ever done.
3. Do you have any advice for someone just getting started in playing music? Any pitfalls they should avoid?
-Play what you want to play! Don’t stop practicing songs and learning new tricks. Learn every song that appeals to you.
4. Do you have a greatest gig story you’d like to share?
Not yet! Will soon.
5. On the same token as the above question. How about a “worse gig” ever story.
Not yet! Hopefully won’t soon.
6. Do you have any other hobbies other than playing music? Collect stamps? Collect hats from off the side of the road? Draw pictures of boobs?
Pranking the drummer
7. What do you think about the present music scene or lack of? Care to address that?
The local metalcore scene includes many rising bands such as Gored by A Deer and Adversity. They (as well as other band) are gaining popularity and attention quickly.
8. Tell us something about each of your band members that we wouldn’t expect to hear… Like their hobbies or something like that…
Dalton’s (bass) cousin is the singer for Woe, Is Me, a popular metalcore band on tour in the U.S.
9. Hypothetical situation. You’re stranded on Gilligan’s island and you get to hook up with only one of the girls… Is it Ginger, Mary Ann or Mrs. Howell and why?
…I must say that I have never watched that show in my life.
10. # 10 is called “Shout It Out Loud”. It’s were you get to talk about whatever you want to talk about. So go ahead and “SHOUT IT OUT LOUD”!
Check out the facebook page (www.facebook.com/CrossFiretheband) and tell us what you think!! We appreciate all the support that we have received from everyone!!