Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Slack Q&A

Your name:
Nigel Hardy.

Where are you from?
Monterey, California.

Name of band:

Who else is in your band?
Tyler Dawn (vocals), Bobby G (lead guitar), Austin Perkins (bass), Patrick Murphy (drums) and myself (Robot Guitar).

How would you describe yourselves and your music?
We call our music indie funk. We love the bit of grit independent music generally has that top 40 doesn't, and we're influenced by funk and old R&B and rock. 

Who are your main influences musically?
Red Hot Chili Peppers is a big one for all of us. Each member kinda brings something different to the table as well. Beatles, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, James Brown, Sublime, and Guns and Roses all influence different members to different degrees.

What do you hope to achieve in music?
Personally, I want to tour the world and perform original music. I think that is the pinnacle of the art, and I think the ability to tour and have people show up is a better metric than money earned.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
So far, we just had a modest tour of the Los Angeles area and that was amazing. Just being able to perform every night at a different college, or party and hang with the band is a good recipe for good times.

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
We haven't had too many cringe worthy experiences, but we ran out of songs at one show and tried to think of something we all knew, but hadn't rehearsed. The song we tried quickly got derailed and we almost ended on that note. We ended up playing a song I knew on bass (I usually play guitar) and that worked out, thank God.

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
That's tough. I'll go with Love You With The Lights On. It has some funkiness, some vocal harmonies, a guitar solo and a synth lead. It touches all the bases.

Where can we listen to it? 

Where can we find out more about your music? 
Our Website -

Anything else you’d like to say about your music that I forgot to ask?

The reason I'm excited to be in this band, is that we want to push what live music is today. You can see these great shows with DJs, but I think there could be a much strong performance aspect to the shows. We really look to bands like the Rolling Stones or James Brown who could have entertained without the music. We want to bring the sounds and technology the DJs have to a truly live performance. We're working on integrating electronic drums at the moment.

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