We are sharing with you our recent interview with ‘Falterboy’.
Twist Online : First of all tell us about the start of your music career?
Falterboy : I first got started on Trombone in school from 5th grade to 9th grade I lugged that thing with me everyday. I quit band in ninth grade because I didn’t like marching band. Later I picked up a bass, then had a friend teach me some drums, then settled on the guitar because I wanted to be able to play and sing by myself and I couldn’t seem to get the hang of singing while playing the drums.
Twist Online : After reforming Falterboy now who are the members of the band and what are their roles?
Falterboy : After I relocated back to Grand Rapids I set out to make the album that I had constantly been dangling in front of me for the last 10 years. I teamed up with Kevin Nunn (North Lincon) on Bass who ended up staying on to play with me live. As for a drummer in the studio I used Nate Cohn (Mustard Plug) But he wasn’t available for our first actual gig so I put the word out that I needed a drummer and was lucky enough to stumble onto Eric Locke. Eric is classically trained in the Viola and picked up drums just for fun.
Twist Online : Begun working on your Album 10 years ago and now finally released last year. You must be excited about that?
Falterboy :I’m beyond excited. For a decade now I’ve been chomping at the bit to work on new things but I didn’t want to get ahead of myself. I wanted to finish the album first otherwise I would constantly be wanting to change things and move things around. Now its out and I can keep working on new stuff and that is the best feeling ever.
Twist Online : What kind of response your Album is receiving?
Falterboy : Well it hasn’t gone triple platinum (yet) but everyone that gets exposed to it seems to really agree that it is a fun record.
Twist Online : Recently you are performing in so many places. It seems you are loving Performing live?
Falterboy : I’ve always actually had really bad stage freight so I struggle with live performances. I know it’s the best way to get your sound out there but to me life performances have always been about the audience. A good audience means it’s going to be a good show.
Twist Online : Any particular reason for going for Rock n’ Roll as your music genre?
Falterboy : For me there was no other option. Rock n’ Roll lends itself to so many other genre’s so well, you can add a little folk a little pop a blues. It all works.
Twist Online : What are the future goals of the Band?
Falterboy : Honestly we just want to keep playing shows and start working on our next album.
Twist Online : Are you working on any new projects?
Falterboy : New songs yes, I’m finally writing again after the ten year pause so that I could get the first album complete. But projects no, Falterboy is my only band.
Twist Online : Are you on social media? How you can be followed?
Falterboy : Yes we are on Facebook and www.facebook.com/falterboy and you can follow us on Twitter @falterboy and Falterboy.com is coming back (it was up when I was still in Tampa but we have to update it)