Eddy: I met John over 15 years ago in Santa Monica, CA right after he moved from the East Coast (NY).About 3 years later, We released our first record, “Everybody’s Fault But Ours” in 2008 to some pretty good reviews and response. John: I answered and ad online and met up with Eddy to hear some of his songs.I really thought his voice was very unique and cool. Soon after we were rehearsing and playing all the local spots.I was teaching lessons and engineering at a small studio which was great as we did our first record there. Eddy: In recent years we picked up the pace and released the well received “California Sonic” in 2017, and kept up the pace and increased awareness with “Willy Nilly” which came out earlier this year. Influences? Eddy: Our influences are based around basic pop rock n roll bands like The Stones, The Replacements, Tom Petty, Ryan Adams, etc. Kind of a cross between rock n roll meets power pop with some California twang and a sometimes alt-country feel. John: We are both huge music fans, so you may hear an influence of anything from the 50’s until 2000 or so.. Song writing dynamic? Eddy: I usually have some lyrics and basic chord structures which we may run through at a rehearsal at first.. John: Eddy writes the lyrics and the progressions. Along with producing and recording the records, I play a lot of instruments and have a strong music and harmony background, so I get to compose and arrange most of the musical parts apart from the basic chord structure. I also try to add some bells and whistles to the sound, along with a Beach Boys type harmony, etc.. It solidifies our California sound, even though neither of us were raised here. I love to know a little about your town, fav hangout? Is there a good music scene?
John: Well I technically live a little north of LA at the moment in Santa Barbara which is an idyllic coastal city, so I love to be at the beach or a local brewery, of which there is no shortage. Southern California has a great scene and venues for established acts but it’s a bit crowded and challenging to support local music.I know for ourselves we play 90% of our shows out of town which keeps us very busy. I love the story telling aspect of your songs - is the song writing shaped around that? Eddy: I started writing songs in a LA band called The Mutts in the late 80’s/early 90’s. It has progressed through the years and lyrically it is based off of either real life experiences or experiences encountered from other people. I try to keep things on the lighter side with a sometimes comedic touch lyrically, but there is also a serious side at times. John: There is definitely a degree of real life events, people and places involved, but we can’t tell you.We probably forgot all the facts by now too!