Walk off Hits is made up of some very interesting people. They taught us a lot about them as musicians and people! They also taught us some baseball terms and stated that two of the members are actually therapists. So when you listen to them, you could say you do listen to a therapist! Two, as a matter of fact! Read on to learn more.
1.How did you decide on your band name? It sounds more like a radio station, or TV channel that actually plays music videos?
The band was named by myself and Will back in 2010 with the help of my dad and brother. Baseball was my first love, and I wanted to try and connect it with my music in someway. Naming the band “Walk Off Hits” was a tribute to my baseball career, and it also held meaning to the type of music Will and I enjoy writing. A Walk Off Hit is the most exciting play in baseball, and we like to carry that “exciting” aura into the studio, on the stage, or wherever we are.
2.How do you personally feel like your music should be described?
We always have a hard time with this question. We call ourselves a pop/rock band because we feel like it leaves the door open to be whatever type of band we want to be. The guys and I have so many different influences, that our songs end up hopping around genres. We tell people that we are a “pop/rock/soul/funk/punk/blues” band haha. We really don't want to be tied down to a specific style.
3.It sounds like you listen to a lot of different styles of music, but what would you say is your favorite?
Everyone in the band has their own “favorite” genre. Will loves classic rock(The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd), Spencer digs alternative music, Ross is a closet pop/punk fan, and Rion is all about the funk/soul.
4.On that same note, name something you listen to that nobody would expect? -My favorite pop/punk bands are Motion City Soundtrack, and New Found Glory, but with that said, my favorite band of all time is Tower Of Power. I don't think a lot of people our age really know who TOP is haha.
5.Can you explain what inspired the Miss Jones video?
The video was easily adaptable from the song and the character we created during the writing process. We wanted to bring Miss Jones to life, and we had a great time doing it. Our biggest inspiration was to just go all out in making Miss Jones as crazy as she was portrayed in the songs lyrics.
6.Your debut EP is called The Love of The Game -what game is it you speak up and what do you love about it?
The Game can be different things for different people. There is nothing more pure than doing something for the pure love of it. It's the reason I played baseball, and it's the reason all of us formed Walk Off Hits. We love and respect the music game more than anything, and that's why we decided on the name for the EP.
7.What does your dream tour lineup look like?
Geeze that's a tough question haha. Here is my best shot: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against The Machine, Blink 182, Tower Of Power, Stevie Wonder, and James Brown. Need to have a good mix of rock, funk, and soul.
8.Other than music, what do you do?
We each have our own hobbies/jobs outside of music. Will and I Ross are therapists for children with autism, Spencer has his masters in Mathematics, and Rion went to the Art Institute for audio production.
9.What are your favorite songs? (Name one you wrote, and one you did not that you enjoy)
Ross: Favorite Cover: “Only So Much Oil In The Ground” by Tower Of Power | Favorite Original: “Hey! Lady”
Rion: Favorite Cover: “Cold Sweat” by James Brown | Favorite Original: “Give It To Ya”
Spencer: Favorite Cover: “Sugar We're Goin' Down” by Fall Out Boy | Favorite Original: “All They Gave Me Was You”
Will: Favorite Cover: “I Wish”-Stevie Wonder | Favorite Original: “Lonely Heart”
10.Anything you would like to add? Promos, advice, random comments, whatever you want.
Just want to say thank you to all of the people that made this album and video a reality for us. We were so fortunate to work with Jonas Apuya of ColoredRoom, and Ron Cabildo of Definitive Talents Inc. Without these guys the video wouldn't have happened. Also, huge thanks to you guys for giving us the opportunity to do this interview with you!
Thank YOU for doing the interview with us, we appreciated it a lot! As for everyone else out there, feel encouraged to check them out on all their social medias linked below. You can get their EP, The Love Of The Game now on iTunes.
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