Interviews From The Edge: Ghosts of Eden Rock Gotham - Page 5
How many and which instruments do each of you play? You're way too solid in your musicianship for any of you to be harnessed to just one I'll bet.
Tom: Ben is the whiz kid. I just play guitar and do bad James Hetfield impressions on the mic. I played piano a little when I was a kid, but quit after a few years. I wish I had stuck it out though.
Rich: When I was younger I played a little piano, but gave it up because guitar was way cooler and I got to jump around.
Miles: Well I used to play quite a bit of guitar besides playing bass but honestly, bass guitar is the only instrument that really feels a part of me. I feel connected to the bass. As ideas pop into my head while we're jamming, the bass lines usually just flow very easily. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and start jamming on some random idea that popped into my head. Playing bass is really rewarding to me. It helps to melt the everyday stress away.
Benny: Oh boy! There is a whole lot. I have been playing something my whole life. I started with piano: self taught since I was 4. My first musical experience was when I lived in Pennsylvania. I was in sixth grade and it was the first time I had the opportunity to play an instrument at school. I wanted to play the drums really bad but there was no room. That's when my life was changed forever.
I met my first music teacher, Miss Kimberly Meckes. She sat with me and explained how important every instrument in the band was and that she envisioned me playing the trombone. I thought "Aww Man!," but how right she was. It opened my eyes to wanting to learn this instrument and others as well. She spent a lot of time encouraging me to keep getting better.
The rest is a long story but without her in my life, I would not be where I am; being in an amazing band with some great friends. Okay, my A&E bio is done so back to the question: Trombone, Trumpet, Piano, Synths, Percussion, Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Drums and Midi. I'm a jack of all trades, master of none. I live for diversity.
And video? Can you think of a few music videos you saw growing up that really rocked your world?Continued on the next page