As a bank holiday treat, I decided to publish an extra blog post for your pleasure. Today I want introduce you to a Caribbean rock band, Hail the Hatter:
Band Name: Hail the Hatter
Members: Jonathan Boos (Vocals), Dax Cartar (Guitar), Nicholai Assam (Drums), Aaron Lowchewtung (Bass)
Genre: Hard Rock
Originated From: Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies
Discography: Discovering Light E.P.
1. How would you describe your music?
If Black Sabbath, Pantera, Guns n Roses, and Judas Priest had an orgy, the child born from this coupling would be Hail the Hatter
2. How did the band form?
Our singer Jonathan had just moved back home and was missing playing music. So he called a friend who he knew was tapped in to the local music scene. He put Jonathan in touch with Dax. The two got together and realized they both had the same outlook on current Rock music. They both found the music had lost it’s edge, and sense of fun and irreverence that had made it popular. They decided to form a band that exemplify these characteristics. Quickly Nicholai was added on drums and the original bassist Devin Harry Paul were added to the line up and the band was formed. Unfortunately, Devin had to leave due to personal reason, so Aaron hopped on Bass. The band then headed into the studio with Nicholas Marsan singing harmonies and producing.
3. Who influenced you within the music industry?
The legends who influenced are Black Sabbath, Guns n Roses, Pantera, Megadeth, Judas Priest. Some guys on the road now that are huge inspirations are Gret Van Fleet, Avatar, and Rival Sons.
4. Have you performed live much and what was your favourite gig to play at?
We have quite a few awesome gigs. But recently we played a big gig with 12 other bands. The energy was great, and the crowd was hot. Lots of fun. That night we were also competing for a spot at Wacken Open Air 2018. Sadly we came second.
5. What is the best thing about being in a band/musician?
The creative release, and the joy of getting to the end of creating a song you can be proud of. And the ultimate drug is of course a live audience.
6. What plans have you got coming up this year?
We want to get back into the studio and do a full album, after that we want to start planning a tour.
To find out more about Hail the Hatter, check out their website www.hailthehatter.com, where you can download their E.P. “Discovering Light” completely free.
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