Q: What instruments do you play and how do you feel about being a performer?
A: I play guitar and bass, but for Juggernaut I play guitar. I feel like it is pretty satisfying being a performer and being able to express myself in that manner, after all, music is the biggest form of influence.
Q: What were your original intentions when you became a musician? Have your goals changed since you first began?
A: Well, I’m not really sure what my intentions were, I really just started to learn on my own because I was bored and had a lot of extra time on my hands, I had always had an interest in music, especially the heavy kind, and I just kind of met the right people over time.
Q: Do you have any other talents? And how do they correlate with your musical work
(did they influence how you play, could they aid you in the future if you decide to make a career in music)?
A: Well, I draw and edit photos or whatever for fun on the side if I don’t have anything else to do. Neither of these directly influence how I play or anything like that. Matt, our bassist, has more control of the art aspect of the band because he does more graphics and designs as a job.
Q: So, since you’ve joined Juggernaut, have you seen any personal growth for yourself as a musician? Also how has the band grown since your time with them?
A: I would say I have grown personally from playing guitar with Joe. We both have the same style of playing, but at the same time it’s very different, him being the more technical writer, and it took some getting used to playing with him tightly. I think as a band we grow a little bit each time we practice or play a show, we set short term goals for ourselves on what we want our next song to sound like or what show and where we want to play. We hold ourselves to high standards and once we meet a goal the standard just gets a little higher so we’re constantly striving to be better.
Q: Do you already have an album or any recorded music already put out for your fans?
A: We are currently working on that along with a merch order.
Q: What do you think that your band brings to the table that makes you unique, makes
you stand out from every other signed group already out there?
A: I believe that we have a sound for this area that no one else really has. For instance,
Legend sounds like Legend, Emmure sounds like Emmure, The Ghost Inside sounds like The Ghost Inside. All these bands sound different from each other drastically, and we kind of take the best of these bands’ sounds and mesh them together to make our own unique sound, in my opinion at least. A few people would say it sucks, but that’s okay, we don’t do it for them; we make this music because it’s what WE want to do and not what everyone wants to hear.
People can follow Juggernaut on their page at www.facebook.com/juggernautrva. Their contact info is also available on Facebook for fans and professionals interested in reaching out. The group has been around for a few years now and they have already performed across the state of Virginia, in the District of Columbia, and they’ve even done house parties! You can also check them out on YouTube, MySpace, and Twitter. Just look for juggernautrva or follow the in