Fri, Jul. 26th, 2013
bree 's Birthday Bash
with The Paranormals and The Cultivation
Palace Of Rock Interview with bree
The new single All American Girl is a really good rock song, it feels a bit timeless. I read that you had a tough childhood with physical and mental abuse, with that in mind, how come you sound so positive and inspiring in your music?
When I met David on my 21st birthday in Palm Springs, California he asked me the same thing. I would credit my late Mother. I’ve always believed she’s watching over me and no matter how bad it got there was going to be happiness in the end.
Playing on a flying V guitar, puts you in the same fine family as Michael Schenker, Randy Rhoads and Jimi Hendrix. Do you think it´s the ultimate rocknroll guitar?
It is for me. I’ve always been attracted to its look and feel. In the studio, I play my Gibson Flying V and a pre-CBS Fender Telecaster.
When I listened to your debut album, I thought it sounded so alive. Did you aim for the band to sound as live as possible while recording the album?
Absolutely. The three of us kick ass live and I’m proud of it. Justin was impressed by our power the first time he heard us and he made it a priority to capture that in the studio. Except for some extra vocal harmonies and the occasional guitar overdub, what you hear on the CD is exactly how we sound live.
What´s a guy to do to make an impression on you for a perfect date?
Tell me his three favorite songs from the CD. I’ll know exactly where he’s coming from : )
I watched the very cool instructional video for your song You can´t take the heart out of me on youtube and that riff would make Status Quo proud of you for sure, it´s my personal favorite along with the catchy Dance all nite. Which song are you most proud of?
Status Quo? Wow, you nailed the rhythm! We were done recording the ten songs for the CD and then we rehearsed a song I’d just written, You Can’t Take The Heart Out Of Me. David stopped us and said, “I’m calling Justin. This song needs to be on the CD.” Justin booked us immediately into Ronnie’s Place (Ronnie Milsap’s studio - Roy Orbison’s before him) and we recorded the song live on the second take. That was such a perfect day and working with Justin is a dream come true. Dance All Nite (with my finger in the air) is the first song we ever recorded (House Of Blues Studio D Nashville in January 2012) and we open our shows with it. In other words, you picked the first and last songs we recorded for the CD. Very cool. I love all my songs and could never pick a favorite, but I Hope You’re Smiling is a tribute to my Mother and that song will always have a special place in my heart.
Whisky is another great song on your debut album, so are you a whisky drinker or do you prefer wine?
Whisky was written about an ex-boyfriend who seemed only interested in me when he got drunk. Great for the ego, right? I grew up in the Willamette Valley area of Oregon and learned to love my pinot noir at an early age.
If someone recorded a cover of one of your songs, what artist would you love to hear perform one of your songs?
I would be excited by any artist who did a cover of one of my songs and put a whole new spin on it, especially if they were from a different genre.
And finally, can we expect a 2nd album next year?
We just started promoting our debut CD and it doesn’t hit the street until June 18th, so we’ll be riding this one for a while (I cannot wait to hit the road). I love Quentin Tarantino and we have a new song called Some Days that I wrote with his movies in mind. I’m a huge fan of his work. David and Mayrk love the song and we’re adding it to our set. Can’t wait to go back into the studio to record it with Justin and the next thing you know we’ll have our 2nd album.
Birmingham bred and Nashville re-united, The Paranormals muscle their way through riff-driven rock and roll.
Fusing the sweat and grit of classic rock with the catchy hooks and infectious melodies of
The Cultivation is a Nashville based pop-rock sensation comprised of Emerson Wells, Kevin Martin, Tony Thompson and Jay Averitt. Their feel-good, melodically intricate tunes, driven by the flawless vocals of Wells have drawn attention from Nashville’s very own Lightning 100, putting them in the heat of the fire with some of Nashville’s most established bands in the Indie Radio’s Music City Mayhem Contest. Their radio debut has drawn attention, practically over night, from local and national press and industry, pushing them into the ranks with the best.