Welcome to the REVOLUTION MACHINE!
I liked you to meet the boys in the band ~ handsome Steve Mullican is lead singer and plays a mean guitar. On bass, sexy Mike Buckmaster also does backup vocals, with cutie Dave Eskridge making his magic on drums. Thank you for coming. Last week I did a spotlight on your band and I had such a wonderful response I had to have you back for an interview.
You guys have hit the ground running, your first CD SOLD OUT in it’s very FIRST RUN, and the ‘BIG BOYS’ are watching you for possible contract. That’s very impressive. It says the public has been missing the old rock and roll sound…. I know I have, consider me a new fan of the Revolution Machine!
1. Steve I hear the passion in your voice when you talk about your band. So, tell us about your band, when did you form?
The band started off over four years ago. We originally came out as Goliath but didn’t really know how to market the name. We kinda went with it since the bass player and I are both quite a bit over six foot and we had a little guy on the drums named David. LOL. But Mike had an idea for Revolution Machine and the whole gas mask concept. So we went with it.
2. What made you bring back the old sound of Rock & Roll with a new twist?
It’s just who I am. It’s being raised on that old school sound and I guess it’s because I am old school but also like some of the new music as well.
3. I heard people calling this new album Stoner Rock… is this true and if so why?
I would say you could call it whatever you want as long as you’re enjoying it. People call it stoner rock maybe because they like to party to it. But I’ve found there’s all kinds of things you can do to this music *wink wink*
4. Who’s the talent here when it comes to writing the lyrics? Or is that job shared?
The job is primarily shared between myself and Mike. But Dave, our drummer has also had some great ideas. Anyone who’s ever went through something difficult, that can share in words, can write songs. Writing lyrics is all about sharing your pain and happiness with words.
5. Give us five words to describe your style of music?Understandable, passionate, heavy, meaningful, timeless
6. What live performance experience have you had?
I’ve been playing in bands since the mid 80’s. There’s been countless live performances. There’s no feeling in the world like being on stage seeing the crowd sing your song back to you, or crowd interacting with you when they’re really into your performance. It just feeds energy right into the band.
7. Is there a tour schedule you can share with my viewers to follow you?
There will be shortly. We’re still playing locally, waiting for the right tour to come along, but we may have a big announcement soon.
8. Who was your musical influences that sprung your new sound?
One of the biggest musical influences from jumpstreet was Randy Rhoads, the reason I play guitar today. Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin have always heavily influenced the band. That old school hard rock, but not really heavy metal sound. That’s what really influenced most of the songs.
9. I’ve heard rumors about a major label deal, can you share any info’ about that yet, or will we have to wait and hear about it from Eddie Trunk on That Metal Show?
From your lips to God’s ears that you’d hear about us from Eddie Trunk from That Metal Show. How awesome would that be. We don’t want to jinx ourselves. Our music is under review but there have been no contracts signed to date.
10. Have you posted any audio files on the Internet?We’re all over the place. We’re on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Rhapsody etc. To make things easy, people can just go to our website and find buttons that link to their favorite eTailer. http://www.revolutionmachinerock.com
11. What type of recording process did you use? Who produced your recording?Bradon Ebert a top graduate from recording school, who has also been a lifelong friend. So I guess you could say this was low budget with big production sound.
12: Tell my viewers where to find and hear your CD and where to visit your website, and how to reach you on twitter.
You can hit our website http://www.revolutionmachinerock.com
There is a webplayer there where you can hear the songs and links to iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, etc.
On Twitter you can find us at https://twitter.com/RevMach