I had the chance to interview my friend Christopher Minor of Time Will Tell. Chris is the lead singer of the band. If you want to hear what this Jake Gyllenhaal/James Dean look alike had to say, check it out here ;)
Q:Could you tell us about your musical background and how you all became a band?
A: Mike Larned and I are the two original members of TWT...we met online...on this website that was pretty much e Harmony for bands lol...after we met we found Cristian online to play bass...and then completed the band with Mike Tizzano on drums who Mike knew as a childhood friend...Recently we added Chris Rivers (a mutual friend of all of ours) to the band to play piano and be the 2nd singer. We are recording a 5 song album in April with Rob Freeman(hidden in plain view, hit the lights) - this album will be the first to feature daul vocals on every track thanks to the addition of Rivers.
Q: When did you realize that the music industry was the place for you?
A: There came a point where I would wake up and literally be listening to or writing music from the time I got up until bed time...I couldnt even sit through class or work without headphones in my ears...I guess thats when I realized that I needed music in my life and should probably try to make a career out of it in some way shape or form.
Q:Is there a certain music genre you try to fit into or do you try not to define yourself as not to limit other’s perceptions of what your music should sound like?
A: When we started I guess we considered ourselves a pop-punk band because that was the type of music we loved and wanted to write...however our new stuff is coming out a little different than anything we've ever done, but its kind of hard to describe so I guess everyone will just have to wait to hear it for themselves before putting it in a genre.
Q: If you were to describe 'Time Will Tell' to someone who has never heard of you, what would you say?
A: We are just 6 kids who wanna write music that makes people happy...if we can do that we're happy.
Q: What kind of person do you consider to be a good role model?
A: Anyone who always tries to do the right thing...and gives everyone a chance
Q: Favorite season?
Q: Favorite color?
A: To wear- black ....to look at - blue
Q: Who is your celebrity crush?
A: I got a new one every week lmao...currently im crushing on katy perry because she has blue hair and I dig that...im also in love with Evangaline Lilly
Q: Who is one person you would like to meet?
A: One of my celebrity crushes so I could ask them on a date get turned down and feel like a loser for the rest of my life.
Q: Are you single? looking?
A: Yes I am single haha...and sure I guess Im looking...but you know what they say you're never gonna find it if youre looking for it...I think they say that at least...maybe The Used said that...yeah thats definately The Used...I love that song
Q: Who is one person you would like to collaborate with if given the opportunity?
A: Max Beemis... from Say Anything...he tells it how it is and I think he'd be awesome to work with. Q: What is your pet peeve?
Q: Have you had any embarrassing moments on stage?
A: Our first show we played a song we never rehearsed together as a band...and half the band played the song in a different key...we played the whole song this way...lol so awkward when we were done and everyone just looked at us like wtf was that noise...and then me being so nervous that we just fucked up that bad started comparing the first time you play a new song to losing your virginity...good times
Q: What kind of music do you listen to?
A: I listen to pretty much everything except newer rap music...I just cant get into it :|....But I can get into pretty much anythinig...Ill even jam out to Taylor Swift...I really have no shame
Q: What inspires you?
A: Music and Movies...I would get into detail with this but it would literally take me hours to explain how these two artforms affect my life on a daily basis.
Q: Being a young, up and coming band which artists have you guys looked up to for inspiration?
A: I think I can speak for the band when I say we have all been heavily influenced by bands like Brand New, Midtown, NFG, The Getup Kids, TBS, Blink, The Jonas Brothers....there are literally so many bands I can name that have influenced us all in some way it would take days
Q: How do your surroundings inspire your music?
A: Thus far I've written all the lyrics for TWT...I believe Chris Rivers and I will be collaborating on this next album...so far I've really tried to base everything off experience.
Q: Which tours do you hope to work with in the future?
A: We played the NJ date on warped tour last year...we are hoping to get on the whole tour next year...the vans warped tour has always been a huge part of our lives...something we always looked forward to going to...and now its something we are looking forward to being part of as a band.
Q: What is a typical day for you on tour?
A: Wake up...make fun of bob...get dressed...make fun of bob...eat...make fun of bob...play our show...make fun of bob...and then sleep and do it all over again. I just want everyone to know I bob lol
Q: What is your favorite song to play?
A: Right now ..Im really in love with our new songs that we are writing...and cant wait for everyone to hear them
Q: If you could create your dream tour lineup, who would be on it?
A: Brand New, The Starting Line, Blink 182, Taking Back Sunday, The Wonder Years and then out of nowhere 30 seconds to mars....I would actually like to see Jared Leto Parachute onto the stage for a surprise performance. Q: What do you hope fans take away from 'Time Will Tell's music?
A: I guess I just hope that someone can relate to it and that it generally has a positive effect on persons day. What has been your favorite show to play thus far? Bamboozle 2011
Q: Where do you hope to see 'Time Will Tell' in the next year?
A: I hope to see us doing things no one believed we could do...we are a band with something to prove...we want to show people that we have what it takes...hopefully next year more people will believe it
Time Will Tell's cover song of Katy Perry's 'The One That Got Away' is currently #6 on Purevolume under the pop punk genre. Check it out on Purevolume!
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