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True facts you may (or may not) know about each of us!


March 1, 2019

Each of the band members were asked the following questions:

  • What drew you to the music industry?
  • Who are you inspired by?
  • Is there a hidden meaning in any of your music?
  • What are your favorite parts about this line of work? Your least favorite? Why?

 

 

Photo Credit: Michelle Hodgson

Steven Pulley

  • What drew you to the music industry?
    My stepfather was a professional sessions drummer for many years. He had recorded and toured with famous people such as Jerry Lee Lewis, etc. He had performed on the Ed Sullivan show and was on Dick Clark (back in the day) when he drummed for Jerry Lee Lewis. I was 4 years old the first time I ever took notice of a drum set. My stepfather and mother had just married at that time. I remember watching him perform. I had to stand behind the big curtain, due to my age, but I was always allowed in. I quickly became interested in what he was doing and drumming soon became a passion for me. I enrolled in school music classes starting in 6th grade on...that along with my stepfather’s (Gene Fitzgerald) guidance drew me in. I quickly began showing signs of becoming a serious drummer.
  • Who are you inspired by?
    I grew up in the 80’s. I was into bands such as Mötley Crüe, Guns N’ Roses, etc. I also listened to Led Zeppelin. I guess it’s safe to say those 3 drummers helped me learn to groove.
  • Is there a hidden meaning in any of your music?
    Not really anything to hide. Just the fact that I was born deaf in my left ear and had to learn music in other ways other than stereo mode. It’s important for anyone to know a professional career can definitely be attainable despite many factors and one shouldn’t limit themselves due to that.
  • What are your favorite parts about this line of work? Your least favorite? Why?
    My favorite part of it is Everyday is a vacation!!! Even when you’re home, off the road, you’re still on vacation. You get be so free to travel, meet people, be creative, show the world what you’ve worked so hard to do. I no longer have to hit an alarm clock each day. Plus, what other occupations allow you to drink on the job? It’s truly the best job on the planet. The only negative in it is there WILL be times you have to leave behind people that you love and people that love you!! It can be difficult on families and such, especially those with children. We go lengths of time on the road. We rely daily on our cell phones to keep us sane as it’s the only source of instant contact with our families.

Scott Bartlett

  • What drew you to the music industry?
    Music drew me to the industry as a young artist. The older I get the more the business end intrigues me. As a merch company owner, tour manager, non-profit founder, etc... I’m constantly learning, which I love. I’ve seen that as soon as you think you know it all you end up being one of those “jaded musicians”. I never want to be that.
  • Who are you inspired by?
    I’m inspired by people who challenge conformity. In an ever changing industry, fresh thoughts seem to pave the way. I really love forward thinkers.
  • Is there a hidden meaning in any of your music?
    The beauty of music is that anyone can interpret as they see it. There’s no right or wrong. My songs are usually personal and there’s often hidden meaning, but people can read into my lyrics or take them literally. I don’t mind.
  • What are your favorite parts about this line of work? Your least favorite? Why?
    Performing is still my favorite. I’m an artist first. Money can ruin friendships, I hate that side. People have mouths to feed though and this is a business. It always will be about the money on the business side and the music on the artist side.