Friday, 26 February 2016

The Bare Bonez Q&A

Your name: 
Andy Burden.

Where are you from? 
A relatively small city where country music is king, and we desperately are trying to bring rock back into the heart of our hometown we call Owensboro, Kentucky, USA.

Name of band: 
Reigning terror since late 2014, we are known as The Bare Bonez!

Who else is in your band? 
Nick Ilsley - bass/vocals, Cody Yeiser - drums/vocals and Johnathan Howard-Lead - guitar/vocals. I'm on lead vocals/rhythm guitar.

How would you describe yourselves and your music?
I think we all agree as a band, we have high energy shows that keeps the crowds attention. We state that we play "bone-chattering rock n roll with a heavy metal temper", which describes us pretty well. We go from fast-paced alternative rock to sludgy grunge and metal with out hesitation. 

Who are your main influences musically? 
We all come from different backgrounds and started in music in different ways. What we draw our inspirations from is pretty common among the group: Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, The Ramones, Motorhead, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Alice in Chains, Foo Fighters, just to name a few.

What do you hope to achieve in music?
I believe collectively we would like to record and produce more of our own original music, which should be set to happen in 2016. We want to put our attention on opening for some national acts and hopefully get a spot on some of the bigger festivals in the next couple of years.

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why? 
I believe the highlight so far has been the release of our self-titled EP in January. Also reaching a big mile stone for all of us was having our originals played on a tri-state radio program in early 2016. That was also coupled with radio interviews for two different stations. That was exciting for all of us and something we hadn't had the pleasure of doing yet.

And what’s the moment you want to forget?
Really one of the moments I think we'd all like to forget, but looking back on it, it has become quite the story. We were doing a benefit show in September of 2015 and we were rocking hard, the fans were into it and we were putting on a notable show. Our drummer tends to beat the living shit out of his drum set and on the occasion he sends sticks flailing, its not too common, but it happens. So this stick flies up towards our bass player Nick, who has had a lot of friends show up for this show and they are standing up cheering, and sure enough, want the stick tossed to them. Nick assumes his friends can catch a drumstick travelling at 30mph from 20 feet away, but unfortunately they could not. It tips his friends hand and smacks an innocent bystander square in her face. It was horrendous, there was a lot of apologizing and her and her boyfriend swearing. Not funny then, but pretty funny now. So needless to say, we all vowed that we would not be throwing anything except t-shirts out to the crowd from here on out. And just a side note, she wasn't hurt at all (just pissed).

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
It has to be Off My Wave, its the leading track on our EP. It has sort of our evolution as a band, where we really started thinking things through together. Musically and vocally, we all agree it is our strongest track to date. But new ones are coming along all the time that are pining for that spot.

Where can we listen to it? 
The best way to listen to our music is on
and also on YouTube.

Where can we find out more about your music? 
You can find out more about us and support us by Liking us on or following us at

Anything else you’d like to say about your music that I forgot to ask? 
I think we covered just about everything! We just want to sincerely thank you for having us on your site and we wish you the best of luck.

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