Our harmony not only resides in our music but in our personalities. Jesse and Sam play on Fender amps and Jesse can really make his Stratocaster sing. Steve plays the drums like a brick-handed gorilla and we would not have it any other way.

 

Live Interview
Jacqueline Jax logo photoInterview by Jacqueline Jax
host of A.V.A Live Radio
Band Name: Ginger & The Gents
Song name: In The Music
Genre: Rock

Singing a song about how music brings people together, our music is Gritty, soulful rock with a message of unity.

We just want to play music and share it with everyone. That sounds a little trite… let me try again. Everyone should be happy and comfortable and we hope that everyone that hears our music can hang out with us.  We can all just get along and defeat some of the ugliness in the world. Dang it, that was trite too. I think you know what I mean. Things are really taking off for us. Like a Tesla on a SpaceX rocket. I mean, if this coming Summer is any indication of our direction well then we are headed for something amazing.

Our calendar is filling up with live shows and we intend to release more singles and a full album by around Fall 2018 so, here we go. Keeping our foot on the proverbial ‘gas’!

Creating music…
All of us have been in other bands but with this one it feels different. Jesse Kyle Long (our guitar player) will show up at rehearsal with an idea. Steve Butler (drums) will start playing a rhythm and Sam, on bass will come in and magic starts to happen. I’ll (Chandra) will take out some poetic verse I have been thinking about and suddenly we have a song, albeit unfinished and in need of polishing, it is a song. We rehearse in a basement studio at Steves and we always have a great time. Our harmony not only resides in our music but in our personalities. Jesse and Sam play on Fender amps and Jesse can really make his Stratocaster sing. Steve plays the drums like a brick-handed gorilla and we would not have it any other way.
How do you stay focused and balance creating with life:
Sometimes we don’t. We all have life jump up and bite us in the butt from time to time. Am I right? I think the best way we have found to stay focused is like I said before, you gotta keep your foot on the gas. When we have more than a week without a show we all start to feel a little itchy to get back to it. Also, we love each other and when one person feels a little off we have a tendency to reel each other back to the center. You’ll get that feeling in our music too.
Best Advise..
We are good friends with a band called Royal Bliss, played many shows with them and their front man, Neil Middleton told Jesse once, “This band thing is like rolling a huge snowball up a hill, it gets bigger and heavier the higher you get on that hill. If you let up that snowball may roll back and crush you. But, if you persevere and manage to get that snowball to crest the hill then you can enjoy watching it roll down the other side and things get easier.” I am paraphrasing of course but I like that example. Sam said he was talking to David Briggs, American Hitmen, one night after a show and Sam asked Dave, “How do I got your tone on my bass?” Dave simply said, “You do you!”

I take from that that you can just do what you do. If you do that then you don’t have to worry about it. It goes the same in life. You can’t be someone else. You just have to grip and rip it. “You do you!” Nothing else matters.

 

I live in:
We all live in the Salt Lake area. The music scene in Salt Lake is crazy good. There is some great bands coming out of here. Every time I think I have heard every good band in SLC I go to a show where I get my mind blown and I have never heard of them. It’s not just country music here in the west. We have a really solid metal scene and rock is alive and well. There are some very good punk bands and country too. There is a lot of talent that is based here from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir to Founders of Ruin.
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