Interviews: Lost Circus

On this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Rock/Metal/Hard Rock band, Lost Circus from the USA. Check out the interview and follow the band on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

1. Where did you get the idea for the band name, you planned it or came out just like that?

Groupthink meeting. The crazy 80s and lost art of hard rock music. The name actually was a culmination of the type of show we like to present to the fans – a little chaos, a little choreography, a little danger, but totally an entertainment experience. It came together ultimately as being the best description in name form of what we wanted to present as a band. Life is a Circus!!

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

CHAD: The Hard Rock and Metal genres have always been in my blood. While I enjoy the music of all styles, my heart, and soul have always been Rock and Metal. 

STEVE: I grew up in the ’80s and this was my style. 

TOM: It's loaded with energy and intensity. 

KENNY: Hard Rock and Metal are my favorite genres. 

BRYAN: I find it speaks to me more than any other genre and therefore allows me the greatest conduit for creation and expression.

3. Did you know each other before the band was formed?

We all knew or knew off, each other through playing in bands together in the scenes around Middle TN or by word of mouth and reputation in the scenes.

4. Each band member's favorite band?

CHAD: Without a doubt, Faith No More! 

STEVE: Megadeth 

TOM: Iron Maiden 

KENNY: KISS (specifically early KISS) 

BRYAN: KISS and Alice Cooper equally.

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs? 

CHAD: I like the collaborative process of jamming with others. As a bassist, my writing usually lends itself to just that…the bass lines. I do a bit of songwriting on my own, but I have never really felt like those tunes amounted to much, so I keep them to myself. 

STEVE: Everyday life and the need to sing my own words. 

TOM: Observing life’s experiences. 

KENNY: My inspiration comes from a combination of all of my favorite bands as well as life experiences. 

BRYAN: The satisfaction that comes from making something out of thin air that didn’t exist, and creatively guiding it as it takes on a life of its own until it’s fully formed as a song.

6. Where was your last gig?

We opened up for the legendary ACCEPT at their US Tour kickoff show in Nashville, TN at The Brooklyn Bowl, Nashville. It was a great night! As individual musicians, we have also played for a few charity events and tribute nights.

7. Where would you like to act?

Any and everywhere! All of us thrive on performing and love the stage, so we’re game for whatever and whenever! Bryan wants to play in New Zealand more than anything.

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

CHAD: I am always up for jamming with people and certainly down for throwing bass tracks on others’ tunes as well. 

STEVE: Any of the older bands or long as it’s rock and heavy! 

TOM: Any heavy rock or metal act of similar nature.

KENNY: Any and all bands that play our genre and share common sounds and interests. 

BRYAN: Alice Cooper

9. Whom not?

CHAD: I’d be up for at least trying to work with anyone who had an interest in working with us. 

STEVE: Can’t think of anyone. 

TOM: Any death metal or goth. 

KENNY: Rap, Country, Americana. 

BRYAN: Anybody that takes too long to get on or off stage.

10. Have any of you ever suffered from stage fright? Any tips for beginners on how to beat that? 

CHAD: I still get butterflies every time I take the stage. The day I stop getting nervous is the day I should quit because it clearly does not mean that much to me any longer. 

STEVE: Never have, but learning to realize most people are in awe of what you do because most of them can’t. Take the leap! Trust yourself. 

TOM: Still do, but it's more nervous energy than actual fright. The best way to beat it is to look it in the eyes and punch it in the face!

KENNY: Every show brings nervous energy, the key is to put that energy into the stage show.

BRYAN: Never had stage fright but would tell anybody that might have it to remember that you’re in command of the stage when you’re on, so go out and own it.

11. What bands have inspired you the most? 

CHAD: Faith No More, Metallica, Anthrax, Primus, RUSH, Toad The Wet Sprocket 

STEVE: Megadeth, Judas Priest, Ozzy, Queensryche, and Diamond Rio (not a joke...They are killer.)

TOM: Iron Maiden, Whitesnake, Motley Crue, Queensryche 

KENNY: Lynyrd Skynyrd, KISS, Ozzy, Iron Maiden, & Judas Priest 

BRYAN: Queensryche, Alice Cooper, Van Halen, Ozzy, Iron Maiden, Stryper, Kings X, Dream Theater

12. What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for? 

CHAD: I suppose it’s not that odd, but I had someone ask me for the strings I used at the show. They wanted a pick, but I don’t typically use them, so they asked for my strings. I obliged. :-) 

STEVE: Nothing yet! I am open to offers. LOL 

TOM: The shirt off my back. 

KENNY: To sign their head. 

BRYAN: One of my guitars.

13. What do you think of your fans?

CHAD: I am and have always been extremely thankful for and honored by anyone who digs what I am a part of. While I would definitely play music even if it was just in my garage, the fans make it that much more memorable and I sincerely appreciate it. 

STEVE: They are very supportive and fun! 

TOM: They are everything to us – the reason we do what we do!

KENNY: I appreciate any and all people that come to our shows and support our music. The fans are all that matter. 

BRYAN: Thankful for them and hope they enjoy listening to what we create with the same enjoyment as we felt creating it.

14. What do you think of our site?

It’s very cool what you all are doing for the scene, at large! We are sure that we speak for all bands when we say “THANK YOU!” for sharing and supporting all that we do in the music world. Awesome! Can’t wait to dig deeper!

15. Something to add?

Music is the language that can convey thoughts, feelings, emotions and information better than any other. Ready to take this show on the road!! Rock on!!

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