A song that made you want to make music?
I’m gonna have to say Master of Puppets by Metallica. It was the first song I really wanted to play on a guitar.
Best rider you’ve had?
I’ve never had a rider so I can’t tell ya. I’m gonna say the leftover bottles of water in the Green room lol.
Craziest moment you’ve experienced as a musician?
I won a battle of the bands to open for dashboard in 2016 and now I’m on tour with Chris in Europe.
Deepest lyric one of your songs features?
“I wish that I could bring you back somehow. Your mom would die to just see you now.” When I wrote it the line caused an emotional breakdown in the studio.
Easiest song you wrote?
Avoid the Blame just poured out of me in a matter of minutes and I never changed a thing.
Favourite song in your set?
Fear is the most enjoyable song for me to play I would say.
Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?
It’s always been a dream to have a ton of fans come to the studio and do a big choir section.
Hardest thing about being a musician?
When you’re on tour I miss home after a bit and when I’m home I miss tour.
Interesting fact about yourself?
I can complete a Rubik’s cube in under a minute.
Jokes you love to tell?
After my first song I tend to say “I’m sorry for yelling at you”
Key to writing a song?
Longest distance you’ve traveled to play a show?
5434 miles from Los Angeles to here (London)
Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?
Randy Rhodes from Ozzy. Never seen him as he’s been dead quite some time, but the first song that made me feel an insane amount of emotion is ‘Diary of a Madman‘
New act you’d recommend?
Lizzy Farrall. Get ready to dance.
Opening for this act would be ideal?
Dashboard. I’m doing it haha. But would love to play with Hollow Coves as well.
Place you’d most like to tour?
Europe / UK has been a dream for a long time and here I am. This tour seems to cross off a lot of my list I’m realizing.
Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?
Don’t stop. Anything you are passionate in can be achievable as a career. It’ll be hard work and can be extremely discouraging. The only way for sure that it will never happen is if you quit.
Reason for the title of your forthcoming/recent release?
‘The Way We Are‘ just sums up me entire record. It’s about myself and my fiance, relationships with people, good and bad. It’s about humanity.
See me live at?
I’m not quite sure what this means but if you mean the best place to see me live, then somewhere in LA or Orange County. Or if you just mean where can you see me live? Then tour dates are on my website haha
The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?
I tend to disagree. Music is always growing and changing into something just as beautiful as it was before. Although it is harder to get people out of their houses these days.
I just have the usual shirts and hoodies and records and such but I’ve seen a band give out condoms. A bit strange haha
Variations you’d like to do for any of your songs?
Well I had a song called “The Son” and I always wanted to do a more ballad version of it. And with the help of Chris Carrabba we changed the name and subject of the song and made it a ballad called ‘Fall Apart‘ and it is on the record and features Lizzy Farrall.
What do your fans mean to you?
Without them there is no me. They are everything. I do my absolute best to respond to everyone and talk to as many people as possible. People have told me some heart breaking things that have seriously changed my perspective on life and made me a better person.
X-rays or any treatments needed for performance related injuries?
I actually don’t get injured very often. Never broken a bone other than my index finger or my nose. But I did break my nose about 10 minutes before a set once. Also had a concussion. Still played. Duhh
You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?
I’ll get in trouble if I say hahaha. Very rarely is it me though.
Zoo animal that best describes your personality?
Hippo. I just relax and take it easy. But when I have to move, boy do I move.