Thursday, April 16, 2009

Interview With Local Rock Band Adrenaline

They might be thought of as the Foo Fighter meets Incubus with some Chili Peppers on the side, but there is no question that Adrenaline, a local rock band, is finding their own sound and everyone seems to be noticing.
Adrenaline formed in 2007 and it’s made up of four high school musicians. There is Dylan Pesino on lead vocals and guitar, Mike Johnson on lead guitar, Cam Dickson on bass and backing vocals and Jack Johnson on drums and backing vocals. The band members come from Bristol, Burlington and Harwinton and found their way to each other through jazz band.
“After playing together in the school jazz band, Jack, Mike and I wanted to form a rock band together. Unfortunately, none of us were singers, and it was very difficult to find a good singer. But after about a year of searching for one, a friend of ours introduced us to Dylan, and he fit into the band perfectly,” Dickson said.
Once the band was formed it was time for them to set their goals, to accomplish everything they set out to do.
“We want to create something of our own, and truly put ourselves into our music. And we want to inspire others to do the same with their own music or other art form,” Jack Johnson said.
When listening to their stuff you can’t help but notice that the band seems to be heavily influenced by 90’s bands. Some bands that do come to my mind would be Soul Asylum and Muse, which makes it interesting to listen to.
“Well … generally we are influenced by Incubus, Foo Fighters, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Say Anything and Muse,” Dickson said.
The great thing about this is that this band is keeping that classic sound alive and hopefully that sets the way for other bands to continue to create music with 90’s influence, and make new melody’s that can rival the classics and that is what it seems Adrenaline is striving to do.
Tomorrow Adrenaline will be moving from in front of audiences to in front of cameras as they perform songs from their new album “Broken Clocks” on Scott Haney’s “Better Connecticut” on WFSB Channel 3 at 10 a.m.
This will be the bands second time performing on the show and they are excited and stressed at the same time.
“It’s a little stressful, and I think we were all pretty nervous the first time. But it’s also very exhilarating, and we can’t wait to do it again,” Mike Johnson said.
If you can’t catch the band tomorrow morning and are interested in seeing them in action, they will be performing at The Meeting house in Barkhamsted on May 29 and South Street Stage in Waterbury on May 31.
The band is open to play at parties and venues and they can be reached on their myspace page, They continue to look for things to fill up their calendar as they want to continue to do this for years to come.
“I’m enjoying every minute I spend with this band, and I hope we can keep it up,” Jack Johnson said. “Yeah, I would want to do this for a long time,” Pesino added.

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