Jon Campos & The Incurables - 10 Questions Music Interview
Jon Campos formed the band in 2015 with a vision of creating epic songs and unforgettable live performances. Jon is the lead vocalist and plays guitar; Ben Drygalski is the lead guitarist; Danny Wasson plays drums and Tyler Johnson plays bass. The band has opened for Puddle of Mud, Adelita's Way, Saving Abel, Ritchie Kotzen, Pat Travers, and more. Jon Campos & The Incurables is touring the coasts and taking the stage by storm.
Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it.
We were not born into privilege. We were born into a family outlaw ventriloquists. Sir Campos Incurable, our Pappy, dethroned The Marx Brothers in the infamous battle of "The Spoke Word". The family Incurables' were then banished from their home town of Victorville, to Southern California. It is there where Sir Incurable's decedents, under the alias Jon Campos & The Incurables reside today. As time has moved forward Jon Campos & The Incurables knew it was now up to them to decide the family's fate, and it is: TO ROCK!!!
Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career? The twins from Australia.......
What has been the high point of your music path?
The twins from Australia.......
So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like?
Jon: I play until something grabs my interest. I build on it from there, take it to the band and work out the rest of the parts. Ben (lead guitar) has been bringing in some awesome material lately and we are digging into those tunes as well. .As for the lyrics - ie: "The Spoken Word", my wife and I write the majority.
What do you see as the biggest challenge facing Indie Artists today? Or, if you could ask the music industry to change one thing, what would it be?
One of the biggest challenge for an indie artist today is finding the contacts to make the connections to get you out there, heard and seen: without a record company's budget and network that is a major challenge. It's a shame that looks, image and auto tune trump talent the majority of the time nowadays, also noted.
If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
Past: Queen - with Freddie - self expiatory. Present: Rival Sons - for so many reasons - the songwriting as a whole, the lyrics,vocals,guitar, rhythm section all of it is 100% rock solid..
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?
A typical rehearsals will start off by running through our stage show and set. Then decide what we need to tweak for the particular show and/or venue. Other times we solely work on new material; which can be a bit tricky depending on time frame between gigs and other band commitments.
Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it!
I have one song that I have been working and reworking for a good 5 years now. I have changed lyrics, the title, rearranged parts, decided maybe there are two songs in there... I will be sure to send it your way, when I get that one together. It's a process for sure.
What's coming up in the future?
We are currently in post production on our follow-up EP to Tragic Tales & Lullabies. If we stay on schedule we will be releasing it late Spring or Summer 2020. We are also working on a few video's to go along with with the new music. Late this summer we are hitting the East Coast and are looking forward to rocking all of the stages in all of the places!
Tell us where fans can access your music?
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