Have you heard about this radical battle of the bands that Music & Arts happens to be putting on? In case you haven’t, you can check out some information on it here. It plans to be fabulous. It plans to be fun. It plans to be … a battle. In anticipation of the extravaganza, we reached out to all seven finalists and asked them all the same five questions. What shall we do with the five answers we received to the five questions? Well, we shall share them with you. That’s what we shall do. We began with Israel Creek, Nasim Siddeeq, Will Wood And The Tapeworms, Chill Russell, CYRENIC, Mistar Anderson, and now, last but not least is Patrick Heath of Magnetic North, who will be representin’ Middletown, Delaware. They’ll be competing tonight (tonight!). The fun begins at 5 p.m. The venue is Champions. Go rock. Go roll.
First, tell us a little about the band. How did it come to be, how long have you been together and how would you describe your music?
Funny enough, I joined the band later. I was working at the Music & Arts in Middletown, Delaware, when they came in to get some equipment. We ended up talking for a little and a few days later, they shot me a message asking me if I wanted to join. We have gone through a little bit of a lineup change, but we are still going strong! We have been together now for about two years now. We describe ourselves as kind of a heavy indie rock.
Have you ever competed in a battle of the bands before? If so, how did you do? If not, do you have a strategy going into this competition?
We actually competed in this last year, too. We have not won one yet. But the strategy for us is to just go up and have fun. It is high energy music so we just leave it all up on stage.
What do you think is the most perfect song ever written and why?
That is a really tough question. But I would have to say that “Spanish Key” by Miles Davis is a song that changed the way I perceive musical structure.
What’s the best part about working for Music & Arts?
I love seeing students flourish into excellent musicians. That’s whats so amazing about our company – it’s empowering the next generation of musicians!
And finally, how would you spend the $1,000 gift card, should you take home first place?
We need to purchase some new PA equipment!