Interview With Surviving September

What was the beginning pint for your music career? How did it all start?

Way back in the day, in a far away place, each of us were born with an instrument in hand. Really though, we met about 2 years ago while we were all playing in a different project together. That project was the absolute worst. Ego was in abundance and we decided we’d be better with just the four of us, so we split and created Surviving September. The rest is history

Was there any bumps on the road? What kind of challenges did you have to deal with?

Well, outside of Covid, we lost our drummer to a car accident. He was injured in a way that he cant drum the way he used to so were in an active drummer hunt for a while. We went through a few temporary drummers anticipating Bryans return, but as circumstances go, we needed to find a permanent drummer. We think we did that.

What was the most fulfilling and satisfying moment so far?

Taking the Stage before Hawthorne Heights when they played in Jacksonville. By far one of the best musical experiences to date. 

How would you describe the music that you typically create?

We’re a good mix between Hard Rock and Grunge, a small hint of blues and punk.

What is your creative process like?

Steve writes most of the songs while the rest of us sleep. The rest of the time, we’ll bring a riff to practice, expand on it a little. Get the good bones to a song established and then we grind on it until the song is born. 

If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

I would love to see the industry move away from coddling these bands that have been around forever, even after their retirement, and focus on the newer bands coming out. There are so many good bands playing right now and no one really knows who they are. It’s a shame really. Oh, and $.005 per radio play. I’d change that too.  

If you were asked to give a piece of advice to upcoming bands, what would that be?

Create and don’t stop. Even if you don’t achieve the Fame and riches you thought you’d get. The real fun comes with meeting people at shows, writing/creating with the members of your band family. I once joined a pit while playing a song. I’ll never forget that. 

What has been the best performance of your career so far?

Our first real show was opening for Stone Temple Pilots, Godsmack, and The Offspring. 20k people. Our best performance, as in the best performance of a show, was probably at the Brass Mug in Tampa FL. Great Venue, great people. 

If you didn’t become a musician, what would you be doing now?

Some boring job that we work now to pay the bills.

What is new with the band at the moment? What are you currently working on and would like to share with the world?

Well, our website is up and running, WWW.survivingspetemberband.com. Our music, merchandise, upcoming shows ect, can be found there. Also, we are writing our next album and just having fun. This thing could end any day, and we really want to maximize on the fun now.

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