AUGUST, 29TH 2014 @ The West End Trading Co.
We have collected some of Orlando’s best Progressive rockers and put them together on one EPIC night of pulse pumping music! We have for your enjoyment: Jupiter Groove, Three of A Mind, Quantum X, The New Earth Project and fuzz light year
Check out Q&A’s with some of our featured acts:
Can you tell us about your band name? We are all huge fans of Planet X and wanted a celestial-sounding name. How long have you been performing as a band? About 7 years, three with our current line-up. What has really influenced your music the most? We really enjoy playing together. We just feed off each other and challenge each other to play better. Do any of you have a crazy /dramatic show experience? Nothing really. Besides social media, and flyers do you practice any unique methods of promoting upcoming shows? Email Blasts, Website, sandwich boards, aerial banners. How would you say OrlandoBand’s has helped you? Ben Gardner is the most professional promoter in the area. He helps us immensely every time we work together. I look forward to many more events with OrlandBands.com!
“The band name Quantum X was created out of an interest in quantum physics, where the observer actually has influence over matter around them. The “X” is really an exponent in that the amount of “quantum faith” one has determines the outcome. In short, the X is the amount of belief you put into your own power.
How long have you been performing as a band?Quantum X was formed in 2005 with three members, and has been performing since around 2006. We had to take a hiatus last year when our bassist moved away. What has really influenced your music the most?God has influenced our writing, along with the trials and struggles of life. Things like art, poetry, spirituality, and nature, as well as the mind’s process also are big influences. Your sound in two words? haunting and cerebral. Do you have any crazy show experience? No crazy show dramatics; we just have fun and feel our music when we play, which I think brings listeners into the experience with us. Who writes your Lyrics, is it a group effort? Jen, the lead vocalist/keyboardist/founder of QX writes the lyrics, and co-arranges music with her bandmates. Besides social media, and flyers do you practice any unique methods of promoting upcoming shows?We do a lot of word of mouth promoting, but we rely on social media to get the word out big and fast. How would you say OrlandoBand’s has helped you? Orlandobands.com consistently alerts us of upcoming gig opps and information on their website.
Three of A Mind
Can you tell us about your band name? We are a three piece, and it became obvious the first two minutes we met that we had quite a bit in common, from science-fiction, philosophy, literature, and, of course, musical taste… How long have you been performing as a band? We have been together since 2009. What has really influenced your music the most? We all have a love for “Progressive Rock” music. This includes everything from The Beatles, Black Sabbath, Yes, Rush, The Who, ELP, Hendrix, Zeppelin, and much more… This is music that pushes the boundaries of what Rock music can be. For example, we are a Rock band, but we have no six-string guitar… Just drums, bass, and keyboards… We also have an interest in social issues and philosophy, which manifest itself in our song writing… Do any of you have a crazy /dramatic show experience? Just dealing with live music, the venues, other bands, promoters, the audience… It’s ALL crazy… Who writes the Lyrics, is it a group effort? Bob Fischer (keys/vocalist) and Paul Dean (bass/vocals) split the lead vocals and lyrics responsibilities. Just another reason we have such a wide range of sounds and styles… Besides social media, and flyers do you practice any unique methods of promoting upcoming shows? We do what we can with word of mouth and other on-line resources besides social media. How would you say OrlandoBand’s has helped you? This is our first gig with OrlandoBands. The main thing I’ll be looking for is whether there are people at this show that were not venue regulars or brought by the bands. This will be the measure of success of your service… We will see… :-)