1)How did you all meet and decide to start a band?
We all met in college in Denver, Colorado. Christian and I had played in a cover-band show together and the following summer I texted him and proposed the idea of starting a band together. He’s such a great drummer and we both connected on music tastes so we decided to give this a try. Later on Bailey, Nathan and Jack all joined. These guys are all some of the most talented musicians at their instruments that I know, we’re all great friends anyway, and even though we all have very different backgrounds in music, we still connect on tastes and what we think sounds good; it all just made sense. (Joe)2)How was your name decided on?
Joey had written in a journal during a tough time in his high school career, and when we came together to decide a name for the group, he went through those old journals and found a particularly gripping entry, which said, “my heart is like a Solid Ocean”. We both thought that name worked on a number of different levels, especially with the idea that when you look down at the Rocky Mountains from the sky, the mountain ridges look like a Solid Ocean. (Christian)3)Could you describe your music in three words?
In three words, I'd say our music is fun, catchy, and dancy. We like to write stuff that makes feel people feel good and gets them up and moving at our shows, but at the same time we want to connect with our fans and be an escape for them, both lyrically and musically. (Bailey)4)Would you ever want to work with other local bands or artists on music, if so who?
We are very close with quite a few local bands. We really love Wildermiss and would love to work or tour with them. Also, we are so stoked that our friends in The Midnight Club will be our special guests on our EP release show on April 27th at Larimer Lounge in Denver. That's going to be a lot of fun! Outside of the local scene, we really look up to innovative bands like The 1975. If we ever get the chance to work with them it would be an absolute dream come true. (Nathan)5)Do you plan to release any new music again this year?
Aside from our EP release in April, we plan to keep a steady stream of content flowing to our fans. Since we have now signed a publishing deal, we will have much easier access to a recording space. (Jack)6)What/who is your biggest inspiration?
As far as musical inspiration goes, some of my biggest inspirations are The 1975, Walk the Moon, and Two Door Cinema Club. Of course there are many more inspirations for all of us than these, but these three bands were very influential in shaping the original idea for the sound of this band. But although we are very inspired by these bands and other various artists, we’re really striving to create a new sound of our own that people can connect with. (Joe)7)What is your favorite song you have produced so far?
y favorite song to perform is definitely Burning Inside, which is the single we are releasing on Valentine’s Day. We did a lot of smaller instrumental samples and ambient stuff throughout the song, so it was a blast to experiment with all of those. (Christian)8)What is it like juggling your personal life and the band at the same time?
Sometimes it is difficult with some of us still in school but for the most part our personal life is sort of intertwined with the band. Our friends and family are very involved and supportive of what we are doing. On top of that we are all really great friends so we are always hanging out outside of band activities. (Bailey)9)What do you see yourselves doing in 5 years from today?
In 5 years we see ourselves breaking into the role of a global band as we are touring, writing, and recording full time. We have our hearts and minds set on this and we continually strive to be the hardest working band out there. No excuses. Eventually, we know we will see that pay off in big ways and we'll be able to achieve our goal of being career musicians. (Nathan)10)Thank you! Anything you have to add?
We at The Solid Ocean think that supporting local bands is one of the most worthwhile things you can do, even beyond Denver. Each city has such a unique culture surrounding it, and music is a byproduct of it. So, if you ever want to experience the unique culture of the city you're in, support the live music scenea4
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