A few words with McLovins

I've recently photographed JAM Rock band McLovins on their show in NYC at Mercury Lounge, and took the opportunity to chat with them about a few other things:

(live at Mercury Lounge, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

(live at Mercury Lounge, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

One, two, three, four!

Which movie would you love to have written a song for?
Jake HuffmanOh' Brother Where art Tho, I feel like getting entirely lost and ending up back where you started a changed man is something that resonates in our music and our lives. 

If you could go back in time, who is the artist/band that you wouldn’t miss a concert?
JHJohn Coltrain

Favorite thing to do in NYC on a day off? 
JH: Kicking back a few at a cool bar, and watching the sun set in Washington Square Park.

How would you describe your music in just one word?
JH: Party

(encore) Where can we listen to your music online?https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mclovins/id1045544413

A few words with Katie Buchanan

I've recently photographed singer song-writer Katie Buchanan on her show in NYC at Mercury Lounge, and took the opportunity to chat with her about a few other things:

(live at Mercury Lounge, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

(live at Mercury Lounge, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

One, two, three, four!

Which movie would you love to have written a song for?
Katie Buchanan: Notting Hill. That was the first non-musical movie where the music stuck with me more than the film.

If you could go back in time, who is the artist/band that you would’t miss a concert?
KB: Otis Redding.

Favorite thing to do in NYC on a day off? 
KB: Searching for the perfect almond cortado. Harder than it sounds. The Australians are getting close though (Bluestone Lane, Blackfox, Voyager, all in the running).

How would you describe your music in just one word?
KB: Layered.

(encore) Where can we listen to your music online? 
- Website: www.katiebuchanan.com
- Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2s2kwFU
- iTunes: http://apple.co/2ra5Pwz 
- Physical: http://katiebuchanan.com/standwithme

A few words with Jesus On The Mainline

I've recently photographed NYC-based band Jesus On The Mainline on their album release show in NYC at Mercury Lounge, and took the opportunity to chat with them about a few other things:

(live at Mercury Lounge, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

(live at Mercury Lounge, NYC // © Leonardo Mascaro)

One, two, three, four!

Which movie would you love to have written a song for?
Andrew Neesley: The first thing that comes to mind is composing a Bond movie theme song. The producers of those movies have generally hired a very wide range of artists, which I think is cool. Although many of the theme songs have never seen the light of day, they've hired acts ranging from Radiohead to Adele. Given the nature of those theme songs, composing an original song would also give me a chance to stretch my orchestration chops. I think it would be a blast.

If you could go back in time, who is the artist/band that you would’t miss a concert?
AN: Miles Davis, Clifford Brown, or Louis Armstrong. I'm a jazz trumpet player--at any given time of the day, it's likely I have one of their solos running through my head.

Favorite thing to do in NYC on a day off? 
AN: Day off? What is that? 😎 Haha. A fun day would be brunch at Quality Eats and an afternoon Yankee game.

How would you describe your music in just one word?
Heat.

(encore) Where can people listen to your music online? 
The Morning Bell
 just came out May 19. Woohoo!
- Bandcamp: http://jotm.rocks/2r0X3Bl
- Spotify: http://jotm.rocks/2q0N7Yq
- Apple Music: http://apple.co/2prPGFx
- iTunes: http://itun.es/us/9egOib
- Shortlink: http://fanlink.to/morningbell