Saturday, 24 August 2013

ColonBlow Q&A

Your name:
Ronney Clement.

Where are you from?
Monmouth, Maine, USA.

Name of band:
ColonBlow.

Who else is in your band?
Jimmy Grandahl and Joe Wilson.

How would you describe yourselves?
We are three guys that grew-up separately, yet somehow are strangely connected with similar backgrounds and family lives. We enjoy performing, but it is more about having fun and interacting with the audience than achieving musical perfection. We are a little irreverent and unpredictable.

Who are your main influences musically?
Barenaked Ladies, Cheap Trick, Blink-182, Green Day.

What do you hope to achieve in music?
We hope to achieve the elusive “one hit wonder” that puts us on radio stations across the world for decades to come. We realize that most bands are looking to make a career of their music through endless touring and album sales. We have looked at the numbers and if you aren't Beyonce, Jay-Z, or Taylor Swift, than you really aren't going to make enough money to support a family, which each of us has. As such, none of us are going to be quitting our day jobs anytime soon, but we are okay with that. We have a unique, raw sound that is unlike any other band.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
I would say our biggest highlight so far would be the release of our album Devil In Disguise. It was a compilation of songs that we had written and performed for many years, but finally memorializing them on a CD was a great experience. Spanning several genres, it has managed to wrap rock, blues, singer-songwriter type acoustic, and comedy into one album. Beware-Adult content and themes!

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
We played at a private party with tear-away costumes that didn't work out as planned. We were wearing blue Speedos and red knit caps underneath shorts and t-shirts. We were supposed to rip them off when the song hit a hard stop. Well, things didn't work out as planned and we stood there looking quite foolish for what seemed like an eternity. Eventually, we got it together and finished the song. It was a memorable night.

If you had to choose just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
I think that Empty Wagon sort of sums up what we are about. It is a tongue-in-cheek song about a hard night of drinking, and dealing with the consequences, in a fun and lively way.

Where can we listen to it?

Where can we find out more about your music?

Anything else you’d like to say that I forgot to ask?
To find out how the band got its name, you have to come to a show!

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