Thursday, 12 May 2016

A Day At The Zoo Q&A

Your name: 
My name is Will Fujita. I am the violin/bass/sax/keys guy for the group. Jack Gallo is our lead singer and plays guitar. George Copley is our lead guitar player and plays bass as well. Kieran Burns is our drummer.

Where are you from? 
All four of us go to Providence College. Jack, George, and I are seniors and Kieran is a sophomore. I'm from Long Island, Jack is from Chicago, George is from Connecticut (although he was actually born in England too), and Kieran is from Buffalo.

Name of band: 
A Day at the Zoo.

How would you describe yourselves and your music?
I would describe our personalities as your stereotypical college students with a passion for sports, video games, and music of course. Our music is reflective of the fact that we all listen to different genre's and come from completely different backgrounds. 

Who are your main influences musically? 
Personally, my main influences are Dave Brubeck, Antonio Vivaldi, Lindsey Stirling, and anything Levon Helm/The Band related. We all listen to a good amount of alternative/classic rock, jazz, and folk music.

What do you hope to achieve in music? 
We all love being able to create and tell stories through our music. We hope to achieve success and a fan base through our creativity and passion. 

What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
Our first organized event, we played in the basement of an off-campus house for Providence College students. The entire house was packed to capacity, so much so that it took 25 minutes to get from the bottom step of the basement to the top (an extreme fire hazard in hindsight). 

And what’s the moment you want to forget? 

I think that there isn't any moment that we would want to forget as a group. Everything to date has been a learning experience and we've treated each experience as such. 

If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
If you listen to our EP, each song has it's own style. No two songs sound remotely similar, which was our intention when creating the project. We want our listeners to hear our influences and our capability to play in many different styles. The first song, "Give Me a Chance", is an upbeat rock number that reflects the influence of guys like Franz Ferdinand. The second song, "Wish I Would", is a 90's alternative rock number that reflects the influence of groups like Blink 182 and Weezer. The third song, "Hand in Hand", is a ballad that mixes a ballad style with the guitar effects reflecting groups like Incubus. The fourth song, "Walk Into Your Heart", demonstrates our jazz influences because we put a real emphasis on articulation. And the fifth song, "Fish on a Hook", reflects our blues/folk/southern rock influences (The Band).

Where can we find out more about your music?
Official Site: http://adayatthezoo.squarespace.com/
Facebook: A Day at the Zoo
Instagram: @adayatthezoo_
Twitter: @adayatthezoo
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/a-day-at-the-zoo-685979149/sets/our-first-day-at-the-zoo

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