BRIAN PATRICK -- GUITAR
MARK MITCHELL --DRUMS
JUSTIN HOLMES --BASS GUITAR
JONNA HOWARD -- GUITAR
Mailing Address : RR _ Box___ Sydney ME, 04330
e-mail Address : wildoatsmexxxxxxxxxxx
BIG TIME : Do you guys have a tape out ?
: We've got a live tape that we did at a radio station. The
station was WMPG, down in Portland. It's a University of Southern
Maine station, and the show was called LOCAMOTIVES . We have a
tape that we sell at shows. Once we get the C.D. done, then we
will start marketing it. This is just a tape for people to have.
BIG TIME : How hard is it to get gigs out of state, since people don't really know you?
: Yeah, Definitely. I mean, like our big scene right now is
to build a good following in Maine. Hopefully this Fall, we'll
start playing in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts. This
summer we'll probably stick in Maine and build up a good tour
following. We kind of hope to hop on the college circuit.
That's where you really grab a lot of people. The bars are cool,
but you really don't grab as many folks at bars, because they're there
to drink. We play with a more artistic than a technical
style. That's good because more clubs are accepting original
music. I mean back in the '80's, it was mostly cover bands in
bars. It was hard for a lot of original bands to break
through. The clubs are a lot more receptive to original acts, for
BRIAN : It's not too bad
for this area. The Wharf in Hallowell is great. We do some
cover tunes, but we are 80% - 90% original. Down in Portland,
you're kind of expected to play some cover tunes.
TIME : One more question. Is there any advice you
would like to give beginner musicians starting out in bands ?
: Stick with it. It's not an easy thing, you know ? I
mean don't expect to get a band and be a rock star two months down the
road. It's a long process, with a lot of work and practice.
We're practicing many hours a week, it takes a lot of time. Then
there's a lot of road time traveling to gigs. It's not all
getting up on stage and performing tunes. See Wild Oats when ever
you can, we need your support.