Tuesday, May 16, 2017

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Interview with Lane Change

BANGS!: Talk a little bit about your music. Why is it your felt most comfortable in the type/style of music you create and produce?

Lane Change: We always call our music Rock and Soul. It's a little cheesy, but it's accurate. We're a rock band, loud guitar and pounding drums, but our two vocalists and our songwriting bring something different to the mix. We have such diverse musical backgrounds. Cameron (Drums) is Rock the the core, Myles (Vocals) grew up on classic R&B, Lizzie (Bass and Vocals) was an opera singer, and Jake's (Guitar) first record collection was all jazz. It's not that we feel this is the right fit for us, this is just what comes out when we let everyone do what they are best at!

BANGS!: An artist wants their music to make their fans 'feel.'  When the lyrics, melody and parts are being worked through what tells you as an artist- this is it?

Lane Change: Writing for us is a process. We have an initial idea that makes us feel something, or at least two of us. We get that idea out and then we distill it. We keep cutting off what doesn't need to be there and adding in what was missing until every detail in the song is serving the message and emotion we're working to convey. Then we let it sit. We give it a week before we work it through in rehearsal, so we come back to it fresh. If it hits us we know we're on the right track. 

BANGS!: Many bands and musicians want to make a difference. Whether that is something small or huge or found in between. For you as a band of mates- what are some things you would like to make a difference in for your community and fans?

Lane Change: Cameron was diagnosed with Autism (Asperger's Syndrome) when he was six. He always had trouble connecting with other kids his age socially, and he was always looking for his 'thing'. His dad was a drummer, and when Cam was 10 they made a couple videos of him drumming along with KISS for fun!  It turned out he had a real talent for music. 

He started playing in bands with kids his own age, and for the first time really built a social circle. His drum skills kept improving and soon he had eclipsed his peers musically.  He just kept searching until he really found the right band and the right musicians to connect with.  He has a desire and a focus that is very unique, and he was actually the founding member of Lane Change.

It's important to Cam, and all of us in Lane Change, that anyone who is facing challenges of any kind, not let that hold you back.  Everyone in the band has their own "story" that makes this a common philosophy.

BANGS!: Top five songs currently spinning on your playlist (CD, Stream, Vinyl however you listen).

Lane Change: I don't know if we can pick 5 songs. We are into so many styles of music.  Let's see, on our last road trip the soundtrack was made up of: The Beatles Live at Hollywood Bowl, Heart-Dream Boat Annie, Seal's Greatest Hits, Bad Company Live 76-77, and Elvis' Number 1s.  See what I mean? ha!

BANGS!: What does the most supreme tour line-up for your band would look like?
Lane Change: I'd say the Rival Sons and Vintage Trouble. That would be an INSANELY high energy rock show!  

BANGS!: Who in the band or group is the loudest most outgoing extrovert?

Lane Change: On stage, Myles. In real life, Jake.

BANGS!: Who in the band or group is the quietest least social introvert?

Lane Change: On Stage, Jake. In real life, Myles.

BANGS!: What instrument did each of you learn to play first and do you still own that instrument today?

Lane Change: Lizzie (Vocals, Bass) has been singing her whole life, but only started bass to join Lane Change! Her first bass is still the one she uses for shows. We made her start with a nice one. Jake started on upright bass in middle school, but hasn't owned one in a few years. 

BANGS!: Finish the sentence: “Music for me (us) is the ______________________________________”

Lane Change: …way we connect with the world. Weather it's how we understand other people or our own emotions. Music is it.

BANGS!: Favorite Fast Food Pit Stop any time before or after a performance is?

Lane Change: El Pollo Loco. We live off those family meals! 


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