We love learning more about bands who are playing at the 2012 Brojo Music Festival. Of course, we want to share that information with you, the people who are coming to our two day festival, October 5 and 6.
Capgun Alliance, making their second appearance at Brojo, bring a collection of crowd pleasing original tunes to this year’s festival. One thing for certain. Capgun Alliance know how to rock a crowd. Here’s more information about this crew.
How Capgun Alliance got started
According to Justin Adams, Capgun Alliance formed when Sterling Bean (vocals) met Justin Adams (guitar) met too much Miller High-Life, and a dozen songs practically wrote themselves. In the spring of 2009 with only an acoustic guitar and a handful of tunes known purely by memory, the duo debuted their project to potential drummer Nick Filarelli. It was a little rough around the edges, but it was refreshingly different, well performed, and had serious potential.
The then nameless trio spent the next year and a half sweating their butts off in the basement (or freezing in the winter), fine tuning their craft and trying to re-learn their instruments. It was a marathon 18 months that was often times frustrating, always fun, and occasionally brilliant (or maybe just lucky). Out of this period came over a dozen new songs, increasingly better songwriting, and a tighter more well refined sound.
With a permanent bass player finally on board (Doug Miller) and armed with an arsenal of solid music, Capgun Alliance left the basement and ventured out across the country, playing any stage that will have them and for anyone that would listen.
Brojo sent a handful of questions to Justin Adams. Here are his responses:
What genre of music do you consider Capgun Alliance’s work to be? Who are the band’s major influences?
Indie/Alternative/Rock. The Beatles, Nirvana, Weezer, Jim Croce, The Ramones, Dino Martin, and great musicians throughout the ages
What was the first song you ever performed?
It was an original tune called Our Bust, written by Sterling and Justin that we no longer play live. It helped us get used to each others styles and break the ice so to speak. It was a good jumping off point for the band. The song was a fast paced, rhythm driven, indie jam.
Could you briefly describe your live music process? What are your favorite songs to play live?
Hmm..there really is no process. We can go weeks without writing a single piece of music, or we can crank our 3 new songs in a single practice (or at least the first pieces of them). It often happens very organically. And that’s how we manage to stay diverse I think. We are all influenced by such a variety of artists that when we start to improvise at practice or experiment with new tunes, nothing is off the table. It could have a ska feel, or a hard rock riff, or a punk beat…whatever catches our ear. Maybe even an acoustic folk/country vibe. Doesn’t matter.
Where can fans hear more of your music?