Tell us about your band. How did you get started? How long have you been playing?
We have been playing together as a band for a total of 1 gig! A mutual friend of ours, Chris, plays music with all of us and he put us all together. SVRocks will be our second gig, and we are very excited to play again.
Who are your major influences?
Some of our major influences are The Police, Duran Duran, Elvis Costello, RHCP , John Mayer, SRV, CCR, Incubus, Dashboard Confessional, Dennis Chambers, Jimmy Chamberlin, Thomas Pridgen, John Bonham and so much more!
What’s your ultimate direction for your band? Are you seeking fame and fortune in the music business?
Our ultimate goal for our band is that we have fun performing, and you have fun listening. Only I (Peter) am doing music for a living. I am seeking fame and fortune in the music business based on my original music. I have my first album coming out very soon.
What are your day jobs?
Jack is a search engineer at BranchOut. I (Peter) am a full time musician and am releasing my first album “I Write We Sing.” Kristian is an investor with Initial Capital focusing on early stage startups. Sean Chaffin is a intellectual property principal at Facebook working on operationalizing reports of rights infringement of third parties in jurisdictions throughout the world.
How does your music influence your work or vice versa?
Music helps us focus while we work. It provides a soothing background to block out other noises, an outlet to relax to, and another way to connect with others.
Why is music education important?
Music education is important to me because it shows how valuable working together can be. I remember being amazed at how beautiful our junior high orchestra sounded with everyone playing together. The opportunity to make music in school changed my life, and I want to make sure everyone gets the same chance as well.
What was your own experience learning music as a kid? Who flipped that switch in your brain?
As a child, my mother forced me to take piano lessons and trumpet in junior high. Even when I was no longer forced to play music, I realized that I actually loved performing, and I broadened my scope of instruments to drums and guitar.